I decided after several years of working in public education that my true passion is helping people get healthy. I was dedicated to group fitness classes for more than a decade but never saw the results I hoped for. I discovered personal training later in life and enjoyed tremendous results. It inspired me to become a NASM-certified trainer. I work with several fit clients, males and females of all ages, who are looking to get stronger or simply change their routine. My specialties include classical Pilates (I have 600+ hours of training using all apparatus) and TRX (I have 40+ hours of TRX training), so I create programs for my clients that combine weight bearing exercises with strength and resistance. I am dedicated to continuous education in my field and I workout weekly with another personal trainer.
My favorite exercise
My favorite quote
“Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart is in it, and live the phrase, sky’s the limit.”
My training philosophy
Precision is everything. If you’re moving your body incorrectly and not recruiting the right muscles, you’re missing the point. A qualified and educated personal trainer will make your movement efficient and effective.
My training experience
I have over a decade of experience in the fitness industry but I’ve devoted the past year to expanding my personal training business. I recently completed a 600 hour classical Pilates apparatus program. I have more than 30 hours of TRX training and I am experienced training couples and small groups.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Functional Training
- Myofascial Release
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CPR/AED, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, NASM Women's Fitness Specialist, TRX Functional Trainer, Mat, Reformer Pilates Instructor, TRX Qualified Group Suspension Training, TRX For Yoga
Medical Conditions Experience
Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Shoulder Issues
Training Areas Served
In-home, Outdoor or Virtual Training
Tara was an amazing trainer! She not only showed me a lot of new workout routines, but also educated me on what each exercise worked on and how to properly do each one. Super nice and very passionate !
Tara has been training me for over four months now and I feel like I am in the best shape I’ve ever been in. Previously, I’d workout by doing some cardio, hop on a leg/arm machine or two, not really know what else to do, and then just leave the gym. Tara has created a workout plan that is easy for me to follow when I’m not with her. Learning how to maximize my time at the gym has really helped me be consistent. If not for her, I would not feel as strong as I do now. She’s passionate, a great motivator, and fun to work with. I’m so thankful for everything she’s taught me. Without a doubt, Tara has helped me achieve goals I never thought I’d be able to.
I decided that I wanted to try personal training after losing weight and hitting a plateau over the summer. Tara had been an instructor for a few of the group fitness classes I was taking and I was very impressed with everything I heard during class. I did four months or private training with Tara and loved every minute. I learned proper form and technique, strategies, and got tons of encouragement and support. I loved that we worked on exercises that could be done at the gym or at home. I have no fear walking into the free weight section of my gym. I am thrilled with the progress I made with Tara.
My wife and I sought out Tara to help us get in shape for our wedding. As a result of the work we did, we looked fit and healthy in our wedding photos. But more importantly, we felt energized and motivated to keep going with training even after the big day was over. Tara's workouts are challenging and varied; you don't get bored and she keeps you moving around the gym throughout. She's extremely knowledgeable and passionate. We love how we feel and look, and we love working with Tara!
I never thought I wanted to train with a female before, and boy was I wrong. Tara is the best trainer I have ever had. She pushes and challenges me every session. I have never had upper body definition/ toning as I have now before working with her. What makes Tara stand out as a trainer is that she cares and wants to see you exceed. Her training does not stop when the session ends. Tara will send me websites, articles and Instagram accounts to follow with educational information on weight loss, body transformation info, or anything we may have discussed that session.
Live good. Feel better. I've been training with Tara since October 2018. With her training I can see and feel a tremendous difference in my energy level, and mobility. Tara's passion, dedication, drive, and knowledge have far exceeded my expectations. The workouts we do are very energizing and appropriately challenging. It's everything that I was missing in my regular routine.
After working out with Tara for about three months I see amazing results: smaller waist line, significantly improved strength, and most importantly lower blood pressure. I couldn’t accomplish this without her knowledge and motivation. I feel strong and healthy. I’m very grateful. Thank you Tara!
Had a really great first session with Tara and looking forward to more. As I’m basically starting from scratch with my fitness routine, she was patient and took her time helping me with my form for every move.
Great start! I haven’t worked out in so long I’m embarrassed to say. I actually probably don’t even remember if we’re being honest. Tara came to my apartment complex and immediately took control of the gym. The worked with me to see what moves I needed to improve on and what I could already do and created a workout tailored to my body. I don’t enjoy working out. I will make up any excuse to ditch the gym. But I will say - I am excited to meet with Tara again next week!