Meet The Coaches
The Coaches of Fitness320 are unlike any other!! We will not only show you HOW to do the exercises correctly, but teach you WHY you are doing them and WHERE you should be feeling them to ensure the most effective workout! Form is KEY and we will always be there to help guide you so that you are confident in the movements as you build your strength and increase your endurance! You will feel like you are getting a personal training session with the FUN of group fitness at every workout! Come experience the Fitness320 difference!!!
Barb is the owner and founder of Fitness320. Her vision for Fitness320 was for it to be a place where ALL women (and men) could come and not only get an incredible workout, but find joy and community and leave each class feeling empowered!
Seeing Fitness320 grow across all of Tampa Bay and now virtually is a dream come true for Coach Barb. “There is nothing better than seeing the progress of our members and hearing their success stories! From strength gains to healthier blood work to increased bone density to endurance improving and members having personal records for race times….the stories keep coming in and we are so proud to be a part of it all.”
Barb is married to her best friend, Rick and she has 5 children. When she isn’t coaching or getting her personal workout done, she loves playing beach volleyball, running and doing any activity with her family.
Favorite Exercise: Just one?? She loves pushups & Pullups equally…oh…and burpees!
Favorite Inspirational quote or Bible Verse: That’s an easy one….Ephesians 3:20 is her life verse and reason behind the name Fitness320….”He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, immeasurably MORE than anything you could ever ask or imagine according to the POWER that is WITHIN you.”
Coach Jen G
Jen George was one of the very first coaches hired at Fitness320. She coaches in person bootcamps, virtual bootcamps and is also a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist and a “Strong as a Mother” bootcamp coach too!
“As a former social worker, my goal is to empower others!! This has transcended into my own health and wellness journey which then allows me to empathize and relate to all who come across my path.”
Jen has been a group fitness instructor, personal trainer and wellness coach for over 25 years. She has a love of fitness and watching clients and friends unleash their abilities… whether it be in their fitness journey, nutritional journey or their own life path. She has a gift to help you with incorporating fitness and sound nutritional information to maintain a lifestyle…not a quick fix!!
Jen’s family is her foundation including her husband Stephen who loves running, her daughter Katherine who enjoys taking care of dogs while attending college and her son David who enjoys exercise and boot camps. They are an active family that prays and plays together.
I am looking forward every day to working with her boot camps and creating a community of support, accountability, and accomplishment!
“It’s making the choices daily that take us on our journey we call life…. it’s the small consistent changes that we make that will create a foundation for health and wellness!! Can’t wait to lock arms with you and watch you soar!!!”
Favorite Exercise: Push-ups (hands down!!)
Favorite Bible Verse: 2nd Timothy 1:7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Coach Michele S
Michele joined Fitness320 in October 2019, because of her love of fitness. She was drawn to Fitness320 because of the focus on form and individual attention given to members. Since joining Fitness320 she has loved watching her members encourage each other and grow their friendships.
“My best Fitness320 memory so far is having one of my members who lost over 30lbs run a 5k and push herself so hard she threw up! As soon as the race finished, she ran up to tell me, which made both of our days.”
Michele is married and has three boys. She loves to spend time with her family outside on the water. Michele also loves to read and run.
Favorite exercise: I love to do anything arms
Favorite inspirational quote or Bible verse: When the going gets tough, the tough get going
Coach Tracy K
Tracy K joined the Fitness320 team in May 2020 and launched her first camp on July 21, 2020.
“Bootcamp is a place filled with motivation, inspiration, love, knowledge and all the support needed to reach goals you only dreamed of. Bootcamp is a group of strong women empowering each other to reach goals and change that negative talk into motivation to drive you to succeed!”
Tracy has been married to her husband for 13 years and they have two sons, Logan and Mason. They all love the beach, mountains, hiking, family bike rides, movies and hanging with family and friends.
On August 27, 2018, Tracy was diagnosed with Celiac disease.
“I believe that being diagnosed with Celiac disease started a journey that I didn’t see coming. I was determined to better my health. Fitness then became a priority in my life. Becoming my own health advocate and keeping exercise in my daily routine, all directed me on this path to become a Bootcamp coach. I am so passionate about health and fitness and am incredibly grateful to share my passion and to coach others on their very own fitness journey!”
Favorite exercise: BURPEES! I love that it is a good cardio burst, as well as a whole-body workout.
Favorite inspirational quote or Bible verse: “You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.”
Coach Sydney joined the Fitness320 team in 2020. Before joining Fitness320, she was a Hip Hop coach, dance instructor, and a professional cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“Coming from my dance background, my body has been put through a lot athletically, so it was very important to me to find an exercise program that would allow me to live my best active lifestyle with longevity in mind. With Fitness320, you don’t just go through the motions of a workout. You are taught how to perform the exercises correctly, how to strengthen that foundation, and how to work towards your goals all while preventing injury.”
Sydney is wife and mother of two, Scarlett and Atlas. They have three cats- Storm, Rogue and Gambit. The whole family loves the outdoors, and they hope to one day move to the mountains where they can hike waterfall trails.
Favorite exercise: Man Makers and Sprints
Favorite motivational quote or Bible verse: “Decide the type of person you want to be. Prove it to yourself with small wins.” And “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” — James Clear
Liz joined the Fitness320 team in April 2018. Liz started as a member in Barb’s bootcamp and loved the style of workouts. She previously taught Stroller Strides, so when Barb asked if she was interested in coaching again, she jumped at the opportunity. Not only did she love the workout style, but she believed in Barb’s vision for the business.
“I love that we are empowering people with strength and confidence! I love when members contact me to tell me they feel stronger, that is the best compliment and gives me all the feels!”
Liz has been married for over 15 years to her husband Brian and is a mom to three children.
Liz was raised in Tampa and cheers for her home teams- the Bucs and the lightning, and when it comes to college teams, she has always loved the Gators!
Favorite exercise: Burpees! I always make cheesy jazz hands and say it all excited when they are in a workout! I get a lot of eye rolls, but it is ok, I am weird and embrace it!
Favorite inspirational quote or Bible verse: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Coach Jennifer D
Jennifer joined the Fitness320 team because she loves to work out and she loves to teach. Coaching with Fitness320 brings both of those passions together!
A fitness coach is just one of Jennifer’s many roles, she is also a wife, mom and science teacher. She has been married for 15 years and has two boys. Hanging out with her family is her favorite thing. They enjoy riding bikes, reading together, Friday night movies, going for Jeep rides and cheering on the Ray’s.
In Jennifer’s spare time she likes to read articles that have to do with living her best life, especially healthy eating.
“I’m borderline obsessed with feeding my family good for you food that tastes delicious!”
Favorite exercise: Squats are my jam
Favorite inspirational quote or Bible verse: “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
Coach Jen F
Coach Jen F joined the Fitness320 team in February 2020.
“I love the environment and Fitness320 family! I’ve met so many amazing people and it’s really cool how strangers become great friends through fitness. Also, our programming is by far the best around. The coaches ensure you are doing everything from start to finish with correct form – that’s huge! I saw massive improvement with myself when I started training with Fitness320.”
Coach Jen was born and raised in Tampa. She has been an athlete all her life. Her favorite sports were track and field – She was a sprinter and pole vaulter in high school and waterskied competitively. In the past couple years, she’s found a love for running and has completed two marathons.
She has been married to her husband, Joey, for over 13 years and has two amazing boys Joey and John. When Coach Jen isn’t working or coaching, you can find her spending time with her family or training for her next race.
Favorite exercise: Deadlifts
Favorite inspirational quote or Bible verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillppians 4:13
Coach Lauren Joined Fitness 320 in the Spring of 2020, training under Coach Barb. In the height of the pandemic, those Zoom classes were something that were a bright spot in an uncertain time, reinforcing her love for fitness, and the importance of proper form to achieve amazing results! “I love the group fitness world. It just creates this support system that helps to keep you accountable in your goals and gives you a sense of family that is there to help encourageyou and celebrate your achievements.” After several rounds of boot camp, Lauren also enrolled in the “Strong as a Mother,” program to correct postpartum issues from the birth of her children. “This program was life-changing in the way that it connected my mind to my body. Being conscious about my posture, abdominal engagement and core strength have changed the way my entire body functions during my workouts.” After that, she enrolled in the “Intentional 21,” nutrition program, and saw amazing
results in weight loss, reduction in inflammation and an overall sense of well-being.
This trifecta of fitness and lifestyle changes catapulted Lauren into wanted to share her love of fitness and health with those around her and so began her coaching journey.
Lauren has been happily married to her husband, Bob, for 16 years, and the two share 3 children together. Carter (12) Braeden (10) and Avery (7). Their family LOVES to travel to New England in the summertime, North Georgia in the Fall, and everywhere in between. They also
LOVE Tampa Bay sports! You can find them cheering on the Rays, Bucs and Lightning, and attending as many games as possible through the season.
Lauren was a competitive softball player growing up, splitting her time between Travel Fast-pitch, and Slow-pitch Rec leagues. She also was and Ice-skater and a proud Gaither High School Starette! She is a 4 th generation Italian-Tampa native and proud of her local roots.
Favorite exercise: Anything arms/back!
Favorite Bible verse/quote:
“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.
When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness”.