Barbara Ramos was a professional dancer before becoming certified by both ACE and ISSA as a personal trainer over 25 years ago. She has acquired extensive experience in the field including group instruction, management, one to one training and "train the trainer" programs and successfully established her own personal training business 20 years ago in NYC. Barbara is currently certified by NASM as a Golf Fitness Specialist and ITPA as a tennis fitness specialist.  

In 2005, Barbara became a licensed massage therapist (License No. MA 78357) after graduating with an Associates Degree in Occupational Sciences from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York CIty. As a personal trainer and
massage therapist, she has had exposure to a variety of situations and populations. Special populations have included post-operative,

rehab, seniors, children and pre and post natal.

Hector Ramoshas been a personal trainer for over 22 years. Fitness however, has been an important part of his life for much longer than that. After playing a variety of sports, he was introduced to weight training by his martial arts instructor and has been working out ever since. In 1993, he decided to make his passion his profession and became certified as a personal trainer through ISSA and ACE.  He has helped countless clients of all ages and backgrounds achieve and maintain their personal goals.

Several years ago, he was introduced to the game of golf and quickly became fascinated with the biomechanics of the golf swing. Deciding to focus his attention on helping golfers (himself included) improve their game, he acquired a golf specific certification from  TPI. He is also FMS certified.

Barbara and Hector have joined their practices to form Somar Strength in Sarasota, Florida and are the Official Trainers for the West Florida Golf Tour. They have a private studio in Palm Aire, and together they will use their knowledge, experience and expertise to improve your body's efficiency by combining resistance training, stretching and tissue manipulation techniques. They currently work with players of all levels from weekend warriors and amateurs to juniors and PGA Professionals.

Call today for your TPI Screening and Performance Evaluation. Let them help you take your game to the next level.