Hey there, my name is Taiyo (tie-yo)
Born and raised in Japan but relocated to the U.S. 6 years ago to further my education in the health and wellness industry. Personal training began when I had the opportunity to coach overweight service members on military installations across Japan. Doing so really shed light on living a purposeful life and how I could do that by helping others. It's very rewarding to see clients achieve their fitness goals and I'm grateful so many people have allowed me to share that experience with them. Over the last 10 years, I have helped over 150+ people accomplish their body transformation goals. I believe in functional fitness and compound movements. Being able to enhance an individual's ability to ‘function’ in a greater capacity on a daily basis. I fully believe in autonomy and coaching with empathy. In 2018, Ikigai Fitness was launched. Ikigai Fitness is intended to help those who seek to make real life changes with hard work and determination. The Ikigai Fitness online community keeps things fun while holding each other accountable.
No gym required, just some space to move, towel, water and a chair. If you have weights or bands, you are welcome to bring them.
Live 1-On-1 Virtual Training
Private training sessions with a custom fitness plan that will get you to your health goals. Making sure we do exercises with proper form (injury prevention), good breathing techniques and executing other crucial variables needed for a good workout. Providing you with the support and guidance you need to achieve your success. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Nutrition Coaching is also included!
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
EXOS Performance Specialist, EXOS Fitness Specialist
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Law Enforcement, Military, Overweight/ Obese
Medical Conditions Experience
ACL tear, ADHD, Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Eating Disorders, High Blood Pressure, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Stroke recovery
Additional Languages Spoken
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