Emily Baraff, CPT, CES, PES - Online Training
Emily Baraff, CPT, CES, PES - Online Training

Emily Baraff, CPT, CES, PES - Online Training

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Introduction: Hello and welcome! Congratulations on taking the first step in improving your health & fitness, and thank you for taking your time to check out my Thumbtack profile. I am currently offering online training programs comprised of live, 1-on-1 video sessions. My clients have found online training to be equally as effective as in person training, if not more so - please check out my reviews to read more! Curious how online personal training works? Let’s chat! I am now also working in person with some clients in the Portland, Oregon and Lake Oswego areas. Your program begins with a phone call to assess your fitness goals and your health history in depth. Your first session will involve an assessment of your body mechanics, which lays the foundation of the program I will create for you. Your program will be comprised of personalized workouts tailored to your body mechanics and specific goals, a customized mobility routine, cardio programming, around the clock access to me via messaging, as well as nutritional guidance (if desired) to support your goals from EVERY angle. A little bit about me: I’ve been a certified personal trainer for 10 years. I hold a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), as well as the following specialty certifications: Corrective Exercise Specialist, Sports Performance Specialist, Certified Russian Kettle Bell Instructor, Triggerpoint Therapy (for muscle functionality and recovery), and Animal Flow (a functional, dynamic bodyweight exercise modality). I am also a certified Precision Nutrition L1 nutrition coach. My experience as a Tier 3 Equinox trainer for 3 years allowed me to hone my skills, working with high profile clientele in a corporate setting & teaching educational workshops to fellow trainers. I believe that personal training should not be an hour’s worth of generic exercises meant to leave you exhausted and “sore for days” - this will be effective for a few months, but not for the rest of your life. Your body is different from every other body - by assessing your unique body mechanics, designing a mobility routine to get you uninhibited in your movements, and pushing you logically and methodically, you will see lasting, sustainable changes in your physique and mindset. I classify my training style as Functional Training, which means you won’t be doing bicep curls, burpees, and a ton of cardio. Functional training means you’ll be doing exercises that challenge your entire muscular system as it was intended to be used: as a unit that functions in all planes of motion, utilizing a multitude of energy systems. I’ve found this style of training to be most efficient and sustainable to stay injury- and pain-free in the long term, whether you’re looking to lose fat, gain muscle, or just establish a safe and effective exercise regimen to keep your body and mind healthy and feeling well. Let me help you create the best version of yourself with a well rounded, progressive movement program tailored specifically to your body and lifestyle. I can’t wait to work with you!
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Hired 10 times

Serves Lake Oswego, OR

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7 years in business

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2021

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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G. S.
Aug 8, 2022
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I've been working with Emily for nearly two years. I recommend her completely and without reservation. She must be among the most knowledgeable, encouraging, and professional trainers anywhere. You won't be disappointed if you choose to work with her. When I went in search of a personal trainer, I had no conception of what distinguished a truly excellent trainer from a mediocre one. I tried working with several. What I learned was that some trainers simply have a deep education in the discipline, while others don't. It makes a huge difference. I had no idea what I didn't know. It's not just about being held accountable and encouraged week to week, though that's critical. It's also about the individual's deep knowledge of the body and how it works. Emily does have that education, and she knows how to apply it with encouragement and grace. She builds the body's flexibility and strength comprehensively, from first principles, strategically, over many months. The results I've seen are a testament to it. She knows the subtle ins and outs of every exercise and movement, and she has an eagle eye for problematic form. She follows the unique demands of the client's body. I feel 1000% better than when I started with her, and my flexibility and strength are transformed. It's a pleasure to see her for each and every session, and she is always the consummate professional. Ten stars if I could. Thanks, Emily.
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Joel S.
Jun 7, 2020
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Emily has been a fantastic personal trainer. She has curated a bespoke plan for me that works with my schedule, body type, temperament and energy level. I’m always able to focus on different things in each session so that I never feel monotony and I always leave feeling incredibly rejuvenated and energized. I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a customized and effective experience.
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Randolph t.
Feb 5, 2021
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Okay... being limited to choosing only 3 qualities for Emily? How about only 3 flavors for ice cream? Don't think that I need to elaborate on that point. Emily has, to put it simply, been the fulcrum in helping me to leverage a return to physical health in my recovery from cancer. She has been sensitive to my personal needs and physical limits catering each step for the maximum outcome towards improvement. She doesn't push, she inspires and she follows up outside of sessions with really great information and support. I can not recommend her highly enough. I chose professionalism over value and punctuality since from my perspective you can not exhibit real professionalism with out applying value and punctuality as well. Thank You Emily.
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Alison T.
Jan 12, 2021
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From my first introduction to Emily it was obvious that she delivers superior physical training. She is excellent in using her own truly significant depth of training and experience to create a program for me individually -- one that is fluid enough to adapt to my needs during any particular session. Emily works on body functionality -- how I use my body every day to stay healthy and strong. Nutrition, water consumption, sleep needs are explored for me individually to help attain a sense of well-being and balance. I have trained for years with a trainer using only machines. It has been a true surprise and joy to find that the restrictions of Covid have actually introduced me to Emily's uplifting on-line training. My workout is well planned, always varied, uses weights and bands and other inexpensive easily obtained accessories. Emily is prompt and very well organized and encouraging of my progress. I will stay with Emily on-line even when gyms are again available. Our sessions are held peacefully in my own home, relaxed, private, and I end my session feeling toned and happy. Most of all, I don't feel judged in any way. Emily obviously loves her work and I benefit by Emily's professionalism, positive energy, and her caring to be sure her client is receiving the very best training that Emily can give.
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Deana M.
Jul 8, 2020
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It is evident Emily has highly technical and i love her approach and constant adjustments to exercises. Easy to train with and was a really enjoyable session
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