Welcome to Tara’s Fitness!  This site was created as a place to share my love of fitness with you; to share my travel adventures (as they relate to fitness); to spread awareness about the classes I teach as well as other classes taught by colleagues and friends; and hopefully to help provide some inspiration for you along the way!

My love of fitness started at an early age, as I spent many years learning and practicing various styles of dance including jazz, lyrical, ballet and tap.  Dance became such a great part of my childhood (some of my fondest memories are from dance!) and this love of dance continued throughout the years and expanded to include other forms of dance as fitness.  I also have a passion for travel and adventure!  I find it incredibly exciting and exhilarating taking on the challenge of a moderate trek through a forest, uphill to the top of mountain… experiencing the natural beauty that is all around us!  Whenever possible, I try to take my fitness classes outdoors to breathe in the fresh air while working those legs (squats anyone?!!)  And I have experienced some amazing opportunities, teaching fitness classes on the beach in sunny Mexico, or poolside while staying at an all-inclusive resort!  (Teaching in paradise!)  I am always open to new adventures and discovering new and exciting fitness classes.

Below you can read a little more about some of the specific classes I teach.  Feel free to message me any time with any questions, comments or suggestions!  I love hearing from you and appreciate your feedback!

Group Fitness Classes:

PiYo:  PiYo combines the flexibility and stretch of Yoga, with the core conditioning benefits of Pilates, as well as muscle strengthening exercises, plyometrics and cardio to incorporate a total body workout! You can expect to increase your flexibility and balance, improve your strength and muscle tone and work up a sweat at this fun and upbeat class!  This class can be as challenging as you want it to be by allowing the freedom to modify or to increase the intensity/challenge depending on your level of fitness making this the perfect class for absolutely EVERYONE!

Cize:  “The end of Exercise” Cize is an upbeat, fun dance-style fitness class!  It is professionally choreographed with exciting music and taught in a step-by-step format so that anyone can learn to dance!  Let loose, pretend you are in a music video and have fun with this dance class – you might even forget you are working out!

Here’s a little more into my world:

I am a mother of three amazing, beautiful girls!  I love being able to bring them to my favourite places, hiking trails, and quiet lookout points… being able to enjoy a campfire along the beach together, or lying out to look up at the stars at night… these are the moments that I cherish with my family!  I enjoy a great challenge and participate in runs and obstacle races throughout the year… these keep me busy, and keep life entertaining!!  I have a love for travel and try to get away at least once a year as a family somewhere.  Sometimes camping, or travelling somewhere sunny and warm, or visiting cities with historical architecture and cultural museums.  I  will also travel solo at times, exploring different places, enjoying new experiences and being open to new adventures.  I am passionate about helping others and work in the social services sector. I have been most fortunate to be able to travel while volunteering to help others living in extreme situations.  It is so rewarding and incredibly humbling being in a different country, helping serve others alongside many other wonderful volunteers.  It truly makes you appreciate the opportunities and things you have (that can sometimes be taken for granted!)

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi