Woman Crush Wednesday-Meet Barb


Meet Barb Hoogenboom. Aside from this killer last name, Barb is a professional who understands the true power of movement.... oh, and she's just an awesome human.

She's a respected professor of Physical Therapy, a certified Athletic Trainer, and a published author. You can find a number of research articles written by her! She's a leader in the field of movement and passionate about it, but incredibly humble, gracious, and kind.

We love that she approaches learning with a beginner's mindset and that she has fun.  It's obvious that Barb is committed to her own movement practice and motivated to add goodness to the world. She's totally a Woman Crush!!

Connect with Barb:    Facebook  -  Instagram  -  Twitter

And now let's learn some more about her!

What do you do?

Physical therapist, athletic trainer, professor/educator, journal editor

What else do you do?

Bits and pieces of writing, online marketing and research.

How do you define the word 'strength'?

Wisdom in action, the ability to help others

How did you discover your passion/work/niche?

Got super lucky to find physical therapy.  I related to an accident my brother had and I watched his physical therapists make an amazing difference in his life.

How do you incorporate movement into your daily lifestyle?

Walking, hiking, strength training, yoga

Find something that “isn’t just ‘work’ but that gives you joy”.

Where would be a good starting point for someone who is looking to add more movements into their life like what you do?

 Start by exploring, find something you love to do! Find something that "isn't just 'work' but that gives you joy".


How do you define 'fitness'?

Working toward optimal health by choosing activity that allows for all being. Being active every day in some way!

Where do you see the future of the fitness?

Movement based, balanced activities with components of aerobic, strength, and flexibility tailored to each individual

Does movement increase your self-confidence? If yes, how?

Improved posture, maintenance of balance abilities, positive self image, improved body image even as I age.

What motivates the crap out of you? 

MUSIC, working out with my daughter, overall desire to be healthy

What advice do you wish you could have given your former self?

Don't work so much!

Anything else you'd like to share with us or a bunch of women out there?

Live life joyfully. Love others. You only have one chance