Margie Bowen

Hi, I’m Margie and I'm a Fitness Trainer and Certified Personal Trainer. I’m also the owner of Fit To The Core, LLC, a health and fitness business with a private training studio located in Burlington, Connecticut. I became a fitness trainer in 1995 when, after working with a trainer myself, I realized I wanted to be able to help people experience the journey to improved health and fitness the same way I did.

caret-down caret-up caret-left caret-right
Gail Bogossian West Hartford, CT

"In eight months I lost 50 pounds, from my high of 175, and several dress sizes, from a size 14 to a size 4. I can do 20 push-ups from my toes, but I couldn’t even do one push-up from my knees when I started. More important, I eat right and get the right kind of exercise regularly. And I have improved my “health scores,” increasing my life expectancy.

How did I do it? By following Margie’s regimen. It wasn’t easy and I didn’t start out that way, but I did it!"

Personal Fitness Background

I was always athletic as a child and teenager and enjoyed biking, hiking, skiing, basketball, girls’ track, and lifting weights. Once I entered the work force, however, things started to change and I didn’t make time for physical activity like I used to. By the time I hit my 30s I was out of shape. I hit a high on the scale, I didn’t like the way I looked, my clothes were getting very uncomfortable and I felt sluggish all the time. Something had to change.

My Life Was Changed Forever

So I joined a gym and started working out. I got to know a fitness trainer at the gym and I hired him to help me get myself back into shape. Ultimately, I got into the best shape of my life. I went from a very uncomfortable size 12 to a loose size 8. It was a very exciting, very positive, confidence-building experience and I felt great about myself and the progress I’d made.

Fitness Trainer and Loving It!

I knew I wanted to help others just as my fitness trainer and coach had helped me. I started to study, research and learn all I could about exercise and nutrition. The more I learned, the more I realized there was so much more to learn. Even now I wish there was more time in every day to read, research and learn more.

I spent some time working in gyms, but I knew I wanted to work for myself. I wanted to provide my clients with a truly private training session in an  environment free of the distractions of the typical gym setting. In 2001 I opened my first training studio out of my home in Barkhamsted. Then in 2004, after moving to Burlington, I opened Fit To The Core at its current location.

Now I continue to share my knowledge and expertise with others. I’m helping my clients to lose fat, improve their body composition and performance and decrease their risk of diseases. They’re feeling better about themselves, have more energy and look great. Some are getting so much more fit and healthy that their doctors are taking them off their medications.

There’s a lot of health and fitness misinformation out there that can steer you in the wrong direction. With the right information, you’ll be empowered to take control of your health and fitness once and for all. I’m passionate about what I do and want to make a difference in your life. You can be my next success story!

fitness trainer

Fitness Certifications

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Certified Personal Trainer

Corrective Exercise Specialist

Performance Enhancement Specialist

Women's Fitness Specialist

TRX Suspension Training

Certified TRX Instructor

Jim Shortley Unionville, CT

"So far I’ve lost 25 pounds and several inches from my waist and abdomen. My latest blood work shows fantastic improvement and my medications have been reduced. I may be off all meds in the next few months. I haven’t felt this good in ages.

One of my goals with Margie was to become more agile so I could play with my grandchildren. I’ve made great strides in that area along with the weight loss and all around good feeling."

A Little More About Margie

* She’s been a Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach for over 15 years

* She is compassionate, caring, and devoted to helping her clients live a healthier, more balanced life

* She's passionate about mountain biking and was a Category 1 (Expert) mountain bike racer for years

* She is a USA Cycling Coach and Mountain Bike Instructor

* She enjoys going on mountain bike vacations with friends

* She’s been told by her clients that she’s the “Key to good health

* She is always learning and is inspired by the progress of her clients