posted on September 27, 2023
Hi! My name is Erin Barnett, and I am a personal trainer and I coach Powerful classes at Union Fitness! I am originally from Dunellen, New Jersey and went to college at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. I played softball and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from there just this last May! I am currently working towards my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh.
I have always loved athletics and fitness. Growing up, I was surrounded by athletes in my family, and played both basketball and softball myself. Throughout my time in athletics, I took particular interest in the prevention and rehabilition of injury and found myself genuinely fascinated with how the body worked and how I can keep mine and others’ healthy! Since coming out of competitive sports, I have fallen in love with lifting and other aspects of physical fitness to keep myself active and healthy. I believe that being physically active in any way can have both mental and physical benefits and advocate for everyone to bring that mindset into their fitness journey! Outside of the gym, I love to go out with friends, whether to explore nature, find new places to eat, play games, or just hang out! I already love it in Pgh and am so excited to get to know Pittsburgh more!