Erin K. Buck

Fitness Instruction

Erin K. Buck // Fitness & Personal Training Director, PALS for Life Founder, Personal Trainer, Fitness and Cycling Instructor

Certifications & Education
B.S. Finance, Franklin Pierce University
M.Ed. Elementary Education, Plymouth State
Certified Personal Trainer – NASM with
Specializations: Youth, Prenatal, Senior Fitness
Weight Management Specialist, Cardio Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist
Certified TRX Instructor
Certified Keiser Group Cycling Instructor
Founder of PALS for Life, Lead Trainer
ACSM Cancer Specialist
WaterinMotion Instructor
Experience • 14 years

More about Erin:

Fitness Philosophy: My philosophy focuses on continual lifelong learning as I work towards enhancing the well-being of my clients by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, support, guidance and resources to assist and inspire them on their journey to a healthier life.

  • Favorite Exercises: Single Leg RDL, Plank, Pull Ups and Lateral Band Walks
  • Favorite Equipment: Swiss Ball, TRX,  Slam Balls
  • Teaches group exercise and small group training
  • Lead Founder &  Trainer PALS for Life, Bridge and Living Beyond Cancer programs; providing expertise training to breast cancer patients.
  • Favorite motivational quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill


Erin is proud to hold a nationally accredited personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). NASM uses proprietary, evidence-based Optimum Performance Training (OPT) methods and precision assessment tools to deliver measurable results. NASM techniques are equally effective for the professional athlete or casual fitness enthusiast. Erin can help you achieve optimal results by tailoring your training methods to achieve your personal fitness goals. I view my relationship with clients as a partnership in their health. I want clients to feel inspired by their training and motivated to make change in their lives. Growing up I spent my winter weekends skiing down our backyard mountain ( Mt. Ascutney), joining all the sport teams I possibly could in school, jumping at any opportunity that my small hometown had to offer. Always up for trying new activities once, and then again twice because I love it, my determination and curiosity has me never turning down a challenge, or an opportunity for new experiences. Time and time again, I’m reminded of the positive effects exercise has on my own physical and psychological well-being, and my appreciation for what our bodies and minds can achieve is ever increasing.

Favorite Activities

I am a proud mom of two beautiful daughters, Acadia and Azalea .  Together we enjoy running 5k races and doing crafts of any kind. When given the opportunity I very much enjoy traveling and meeting new people. I devote most of my time to family and professional responsibilities. I love what I do and I hope that it shows in my work. I really believe in community service as a way of making positive contributions. I am in my fourth year as a Girl Scout Leader for local children K-5th grade and help with the local Girls on the Run Team!

Hobbies: Enjoys obstacle course racing, endurance cycling events, hiking, running, snow shoeing and cross country skiing!!

“I want to say THANK YOU for being such a wonderful fitness instructor! I am not just saying that – because you truly are. You are so motivating in such positive ways and encourage us to do our “best ones” just when we are exhausted and want to slack a bit. I am so inspired by your Essential Conditioning class – you change it up every time – which is both good for my mind and body too. I recently lost 38 lbs this year and really need to tone up some flabby skin – your classes are really helping! I also enjoy the connections you make with folks in the class and you encourage us as a “TEAM” and we feel connected! The exercises you choose as really helping me become more fit and able to stay active and flexible! I am so glad I re-joined UVAC and plan to be here a really long time. Thanks for encouraging me in such a positive way!Cecilia GiConte