Has been in the fitness industry for almost 30 years. She is certified by both ACE and ISSA as a personal trainer, by NASM as a Golf Fitness Specialist & by ITPA as Tennis Fitness Specialist. She has recently added her certification by RacquetFit to her credentials. Barbara is also a licensed massage therapist (#MA78357) graduating with an Associates Degree in Occupational Sciences from Swedish Institute of Health Sciences in NYC.
She continues to study different modalities in both the fitness and massage fields in an effort to provide her clients with as complete an experience as possible.
Has been a personal trainer for over 25 years. Health & fitness however, have been an important part of his life for much longer than that. After playing a variety of sports as a child, he was introduced to weight training at the age of 14 by his martial arts instructor and has been working out ever since. In 1993, he decided to make his passion his profession and became certified as a personal trainer through ISSA. and later ACE. He is also FMS certified.
After being introduced to the game of golf, he quickly became fascinated with the biomechanics of the golf swing. He decided to focus his attention on helping golfers (himself included) improve their game and acquired a golf specific certification from the Titleist Performance Institute.
In 2014 Barbara and Hector moved to Sarasota, FL and joined forces to create Somar Strength. They opened a private studio to service the needs of the golf community. Since then they have added Tennis Fitness and Mobility/Movement classes to the list of services they offer. They currently work with players of all levels, from weekend warriors to juniors and tour professionals...and are the Official Trainers for the West Florida Golf Tour.
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