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Your new life begins here...

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You need to care for yourself before you can care for anyone else...

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Doing Exercise at Home


A coach is your personal health guide, accountability partner and cheerleader all wrapped up into one. We will focus on your goals, your health obstacles and how to address your needs... from wherever you are!

Nutritional Guidance

Want to get back on track with your daily nutrition? Let's work on finding the best nutritional options for you. Maybe we need some more convenient solutions? Let's do it.

Customized Workouts

Written workout plans. Virtual training. Workout schedule. Form guidance. Accountability. Motivation. What do you need to get your workouts working for you?

Coaching Aspects Concept
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Who is Amanda? What is "be by barnes"?

Hi! I'm Amanda!

I grew up a relatively healthy kid. I was involved in organized sports and other physical activities. Then I went to college... It didn't take me much longer than my freshman year to recognize that being on my own with a college meal plan that didn't have the healthiest options lead me into a bad place. Things needed to change. Over my summer break, I got back in shape by walking my neighborhood and doing bodyweight workouts at home. When I returned to college after break, I had a renewed sense of self which included teaching free aerobics classes in my dorm lobby. This began my journey to become a trainer and coach.

Over the years, I've acquired professional certifications in the specific areas of orthopedic exercise, pregnancy and postnatal exercise, functional female training, golf-specific exercise, cancer exercise, Parkinson's exercise and fitness for seniors.

As I have aged, my body has changed. Because of this, I have spent a lot of time learning about how the aging process changes the way women (specifically) need to care for our bodies. Nutrition, exercise, rest, recovery... all need a whole new game plan.

What is "be by barnes"?

I chose the name "be by barnes" so that be would apply to whatever goals my clients had in mind: to be stronger... to be more fit.. to be healthier... to be the best you.

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Your complete self-care package is here

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Life Coaching

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Health Coaching

Neurological Conditions

(i.e. Parkinsons, MS)

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Virtual Training

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Client Testimonials


Thank you for the incredible impact you've had on my life over the past almost decade that we've been working together. Your encouragement and support have been invaluable to me.

When I first started training with you, I was intimidated by the gym and had no real understanding of how to use the equipment, much less achieve my fitness goals. But you patiently listened to my concerns, assessed my abilities, and designed a program that was tailored specifically to my needs. You have pushed me beyond my comfort zone, helping me to break through mental and physical barriers and achieve things that I never thought possible.

What sets you apart from other trainers is your ability to inspire and motivate your clients beyond just the physical aspect of training. You create a supportive and empowering environment that enables people to tap into their full potential, not just in the gym, but in all aspects of life.

Your impact on my life extends far beyond the gym. You have become a trusted confidante and friend, always there to offer support, advice, and encouragement when I need it most. Your positive energy and unwavering commitment to my health and well-being have helped me to become the best version of myself. And quite honestly, I don't know what I would have done over the past few years without you - shifting from in person workouts to virtual workouts. You continued to show up no matter what - when I needed you most. ...

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Client Testimonials

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...Your positive energy and dedication to helping others become the best version of themselves make you an exceptional personal trainer, coach and cheerleader all wrapped in one. You push me to be better and hold me accountable when I need it most. You're more than just a personal trainer to me - you're a coach, mentor and friend.

For anyone looking to transform their body, mindset, and overall well-being, Amanda is the answer. You are truly making a difference in the world, one workout at a time.Thank you for making such a profound difference in my life.

You are a rockstar. Thank you for everything you've done for me and for all of your clients.

Kim Becking, age 52

Amanda is so much more than just a personal trainer. She is an accountability partner, life coach, cheerleader, and friend. Amanda takes the time to understand the needs of her clients and tailor her services to those needs. As seasons of my life have changed her services have shifted to best compliment my needs. From focusing on becoming a healthier version of myself, to working through the healing process after breaking my elbow and needing surgery, to managing my menopause symptoms, Amanda has been there every step of the way. Her services are an invaluable asset to my self-care routine and I appreciate her more than words could ever express.

Amanda, age 44

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Client Testimonials

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Amanda has been my personal trainer for several years. In that time, she has helped me gain strength, flexibility and improved balance. Her expertise and skills are way above what you would expect from a personal trainer. She listens and assesses my physical and mental condition and uses her extensive knowledge and resources to help me improve. Plus her passion for helping others along with her delightful personality make her one in a million. I'm so grateful to have her as my partner on this journey.

Mary Lou, age 60

Amanda is a kind, reliable and flexible trainer that we consider part of our family.

I have been working with her for well over a decade and during that time I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Immediately after I was diagnosed, Amanda took a class in training those affected by PD, and she has challenged me and been extremely supportive. She has been instrumental in keeping the disease from progressing. I would enthusiastically recommend her for anyone with a neurological disease as well as those just wishing to maintain against the advancement of the aging process.

Marilyn, age 86

Amanda is a great trainer and coach. She meets you where you are and challenges you to move ahead. She’s very good at explaining and showing you how to do your workout. She always has resources to share for just about anything related to a healthy life. Can’t imagine working with anyone else!

Becky, age 66

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How long does each consultation take?

A complimentary consultation takes about 15 minutes. You will fill out a questionnaire before we meet. Consultations are done via Zoom, FaceTime, phone or in person.

Do you have monthly subscriptions?

Yes. You can sign up for a few different monthly options, as well as customized training and coaching.

What are your payment options?

Venmo and check.

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Book a consultation


  • Zoom
  • FaceTime

In person:

  • within 30 miles of Columbia, Missouri

Call: 573.673.5929


Business Hours

Monday to Friday

5am - 5pm


6am - 2pm


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