Erin K. Buck

Aquatic 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: “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states.” Carol Welch

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!

“The great thing about taking a class with Erin is you’re encouraged to set your own personal goals while following the program. Although the training experience of participants range from uber-athletes to first-timers, everyone exercises as a group—but you set your own personal goals.

And those goals can be modest at first — like making the effort to commit to a regular practice schedule. If you stick with it you’ll notice you’re able to lift heavier weights, do more push-ups, hold those planks without collapsing.

For some of us the challenge of a class is physical as well mental. You eventually reach a place where the exercises become easier—then the challenge is exploring how much more can you do. And Erin does a great job of mentoring that exploration. My personal goal? Improvement without injury.” Lee Michaels