wfcc trainer

Barbie Liss

Master Level Personal Trainer

Areas of Practice

As a Personal Trainer, Barbie specializes in teaching proper form, core development, and strength and muscle building, helping achieve optimal health. As an Energy Healing Practitioner and a Women’s Empowerment Coach, she offers private Reiki sessions as well as private and group facilitated empowerment coaching.


Barbie has been working as a Personal Trainer at WFCC, inspiring empowerment and strength, physically and emotionally since 2006. More recently, Barbie has added Reiki, and other modalities of Energy Healing to her roster of helping women heal and grow.


With understanding and compassion, Barbie helps women gain overall improved health and wellness, nurtures strength and teaches women to step into their truest, most radiant self. With an educated and intuitive understanding of mind, body and spirit, and the belief that building strength physically builds strength emotionally, Barbie works toward an intention of helping clients reach their goals, and even surpass what they thought they could do! She helps to improve health, build strength and muscle and guide her ladies toward becoming the strong and empowered women we know we are!

Certifications & Achievements

Barbie has a BA in Psychology and is a Certified Personal Trainer. She taken courses and certifications in: muscle anatomy, physiology and core conditioning / lower back strengthening / physiology of resistance training / cross fitness training / TRX certification / kickboxing certification and more and is proud to be part of WFCC’S Balanced Habits program. Barbie is also an Energy Healing Practitioner. She has her Reiki Level 2 and has taken courses is Awakened Women Leadership, Crystal Healing, Intuitive Development, Mindfulness, Lifestyle Wellness and Coaching.

What Our Members Say

I can honestly say hiring Barbie Liss as my personal trainer is one of the best decisions I have ever  made!! I have come so far in the year we have been training together and I consider myself fortunate to also call her a friend. Our sessions go by very quickly because we have so much fun together and she is genuinely happy for me when results start to show! I appreciate her guidance, support, patience, motivation and her belief in me is invaluable. Thank you Barbie!!




Over the past year with Barbie"s unwavering support,motivation and persistence I have managed to loose over eighty pounds. The definition I now have in my arms, legs and the core strength I have developed are due to Barbie's expertise in personal training. 

I feel healthier, stronger and more confident with my appearance and I will continue to keep training with Barbie as she constantly inspires me to take on more challenges. 

Thank you Barbie for your dedication and for helping me reach my goals!!"-Hilary Tkatch




I began training with Barbie Liss while recovering from a serious illness, when I felt I had virtually no strength or stamina. Barbie has a particular gift for working with 'where I am', in terms of strength or pain, making adjustments as neeeded to ensure that exercises are challenging without causing pain. She patiently guides me to try more difficult exercises and challenge the voice in my head that used to say “I can't do that”.  With Barbie's guidance over the past 1 1/2 years, I am now stronger and more confident in my fitness than I've ever been at any other time in my life! I've taken what Barbie has taught me and expanded my fitness routine to include classes and additional visits to the gym on my own. Still, I continue to train with Barbie each week because of her depth of knowledge about fitness and strength training. During every session she is pushing me forward, to new achievements and more difficult exercises, in a thoughtful and personalized way. Aside from her skill and depth of knowledge, Barbie is a pleasure to work with because she is kind, compassionate and so easy to talk to. And her own strength and physical fitness are an inspiration.-Ruth Brickman




Barbie Liss has been my trainer for a number of years. Some have asked why I still train, it's because of Barbie. She motivates, pushes, and adjusts her routine when my injuries act up. She's knowledgeable when it comes to my many issues, she puts posture first.   Most importantly she inspires me to go that extra bit when I'm not training with her, she's in my head. 

I appreciate all she does and would never think about switching trainers‎. 


Rose Swartz-Imai




Ever since my early twenties I have struggled to make working out a part of my daily routine. I knew I wanted to look a certain way but the desire to be consistent was lacking to say the least. I would binge workout before vacations and summers but never quite instilled exercise to be a routine. I decided to renew my membership at WFCC in November 2013 and decided that I would enlist the help of a trainer to help me make working out a life long habit. Barbie has changed my life. She truly taught me to love my body and appreciate the way it can transform. I thought I would only have a trainer for a few months and well... it now 2015 :). Not only has she been absolutely incredible as my trainer but she has also helped me overcome a pretty hard time that disabled me from working out for 6 weeks. I am slowly making my comeback and I cannot wait to be able to train with my Barbie again. Thank you so much for being there for me beyond your job description! Your support and encouragement has meant the world. -Sandra Ranitsky