Barb grew up on a ranch in Western Nebraska. She attended Chadron State College there, where she met her husband. They lived in Buffalo, Wyoming for 15 years where he coached high school and age group competitive swimming. After moving to Morehead City, NC, Barb also coached year around USA Swimming Age Group swimmers for 15 years. At the suggestion of her daughter and son-in-law, Barb began Crossfit in 2013 to establish a healthier level of fitness and nutrition. She obtained her Level I Certificate in the spring of 2014. CrossFit's variety in workouts, the group class atmosphere, and the worldwide community focus on developing overall fitness in all ages has drawn Barb to the sport. At age 62+, she wants to share with others, the importance of nutrition, movement, mobility, developing strength, and lifetime fitness.
Barb is married to Charlie Gregalis. They have two children, Kevan and Abby, a son-in-law, Jason, and two grandchildren, Vivian and Benjamin.