Personal Trainer Tier I
Education & Certifications:
B.S from the University of Pittsburgh, N.A.S.M. – C.P.T., Correction Exercises Specialization, Fitness Nutrition Specialty, Weight Loss Specialty, Special Pops (Youth, Pre/Post Natal and Senior), Bodybuilding, SQA, Balance Training, Myofascial Release foam rolling certified, AFAA Group Aerobics, Pilates Reformer Certified, Kettlebell Certified, Aquakinetics Certified, and American Red Cross WSI Lifeguard-CPR and AED certified.
Corrective exercises in and out of the water for all ages and cross-training for multi-sports, like Triathlons. I have worked with a spectrum of clients including athletes, seniors, special populations (including MS and Parkinson’s), and general populations.
I love hiking and kayaking with my pups. I am training for my bucket list goal of being an Ironman.
Why did you go into Personal Training?
Helping others reach their goals and push themselves past limits has always been exciting to me. Knowing that a few months earlier they were recovering from an injury or an improper movement pattern and after exercise can be feeling more functional is so rewarding. I train to help others reach their potential.
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.