With so much to offer Center members, Personal Trainer Tamara brings excitement and skill to every fitness session. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in physical anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is certified in personal training, corrective exercise, and fitness nutrition through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She earned numerous Group Fitness certifications, including BODYPUMP (Les Mills), Turbo Kick, cycling (Mad Dogg Athletics), and T’ai Chi. Tamara is water safety instructor certified, as well as American Red Cross lifeguard, CPR, and first aid certified.
At NASM, Tamara specialized in training for weight loss, core strength, and speed and agility. She also focused on special populations. Her experience includes working with all ages, and pre- and post-natal clients. Tamara’s skills allow her to train on land and in water, for multi-dimensional fitness programs to meet unique needs. With a fitness career that expands more than two decades, she easily adapts to accommodate each individual.
Discover how Tamara can inspire your workout through variety and fitness fun.
Tamara’s Success Stories
I work with Tamara to maximize muscle strength, flexibility, and balance while minimizing further bone loss. Though active with swimming, running, and biking, my repertoire had not included core exercises, stretching, and weightlifting. Therefore, my attempts at squats and lunges elicited serious pain, and I never touched a kettlebell or tried a side plank. I have been working with Tamara for 15 months in kettlebell Small Group Training and bimonthly personal training. I love her careful explanations, demonstrations, and adjustments to my limitations. She is full of patience and positive feedback. It is empowering to now swing a 12kg kettlebell, perform rows balanced on one foot, and smile as I do a low squat.