Meet Your Trainer

I’m Barbara Queen, founder and CEO of Grip Fitness.

I founded Grip Fitness in 2007 as a response to the disturbing trends emerging in the fitness industry. Membership revenue is the focus of most gym chains. Certification standards are inconsistent, and quick fixes and fads are popping up everywhere. I believe you deserve better.

I have more than twenty years experience and have worked with some of the most renowned experts and coaches in the field. I am constantly refining my knowledge base, facility and techniques to incorporate the latest sports science discoveries.

I received my Masters of Music from Boston University. The technical precision I developed as a musician influences my training. Emphasis will always be on perfecting execution to avoid injury and maximize the effectiveness of your workouts.

For me, empowering people to live pain-free, physically fit lives is more than a job. It’s a joy.


  • National Strength & Conditioning Association, CPT
  • American Council on Exercise, CPT
  • IDEA Elite Level Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
  • Kettlebell Instructor
  • Power Plate Academy
  • Active-Isolated Flexibility Technician
  • Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching Technician


  • Strength Training
  • Stability Training
  • Sports Specific Training
  • Body Sculpting
  • Muscle Imbalance
  • Assisted Flexibility
  • Injury Prevention
  • Lifestyle Management