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Nina Barone Personal Trainer

Educational Background

Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology with a Minor in Nutrition at UMass Lowell, May 2015.
Pursing my Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy at UMass Lowell (currently going into my 3rd and final year of the program), anticipated date of graduation is May 2018. 


Nina Barone has two years of physical therapy classroom experience and completing two clinical rotations working as a student physical therapist at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital’s outpatient clinic in Plaistow, NH treating patients of all ages and athletes with predominantly orthopedic and neurological injuries. HSe also has in homecare experience at the Rockingham VNA & Hospice in Exeter, NH working predominantly with the elderly population treating orthopedic, cardiovascular, integumentary (wound), and neurological issues to ensure home safety. She has over 4 years of experience working as a physical therapy aide in several outpatient clinics within the network at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital. Barone has experience as an intern at the cardiac rehabilitation center at Lahey Hospital using my exercise physiology background. LSVT Big Certified (for people with Parkinson’s Disease). ProCPR CPR & AED Certified. I have been a personal trainer for the last 4 years at UMass Lowell’s Campus Recreation Center.

What got you interested in fitness and exercise? 

I have always had a true passion for dance which is why I began to incorporate exercise into my life. During high school, I was a member of the Lynn English cross country and track and field team where I started to enjoy running. My knowledge gained as an exercise physiology student has encouraged me to continue living a physically active life. 

Why did you want to become a personal trainer at Campus Recreation?

I knew this would be a great opportunity for me to use my knowledge and skills gained from academic experiences to impact students or faculty member’s lives in a positive way. My vision when beginning personal training was to help each and every person I work with reach their fitness goals and make them really appreciate exercise. I love meeting and working with new people so I was very excited to do so! 

What is your philosophy on fitness?

I think that anything is possible, including reaching your fitness goals. With hard work, a positive mindset, and an individualized exercise program, you can reach your fitness goals. Fitness should become a way of life! 

What are some of your hobbies and other interests? 

Dance which I have been doing for several years. Boxing which I recently picked up on and love. Spending time with my family, boyfriend, and friends. Running – I am planning on running a half marathon this fall and recently race a Spartan Super Race and have run one half marathon and a couple Spartan Races in the past.