Meet The Coaches

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Certified Fitness Trainer 

Hi, I’m Coach Tawnya and I’m so excited to help you on your fitness journey! This is the year and today is the day! But first let me tell you my fitness journey. It began in 2014, about a year after I had my second child, and I decided it was time for a change. I was uncomfortable in my own skin and constantly self-criticizing myself, which didn’t help my low self-esteem. As a mother of 2 girls I knew that had to change. I joined a small local gym and invested in personal training. Over the course of a year I fell in love with fitness. I first began to feel the change I was looking for. Even though my muscles were constantly sore, I had more energy, and I felt my self esteem improve. My husband noticed these changes as well. Then I began to see the differences in the way my clothes fit and in my muscle tone. I was feeling like a million bucks, but then in 2015 I had a set back with an ACL tear, but after surgery, and physical therapy, I wasn’t about to quit. I had grown to love the workouts as well as the “gym family” I had made. On the recommendation of my orthopedic surgeon I began indoor cycling. Within a few months my instructor began encouraging me to certify and audition to be an instructor, which became a reality in 2017. From there I began expanding my group fitness certifications, with Les Mills Bodypump, Les Mills Sprint, and Spinning, on top of my Schwinn Cycling Cert. In 2019 I dove in for a deeper knowledge of fitness and earned a personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I will continue to learn and challenge myself because my journey is not over. So, on this first day of your journey, I promise it will not always be easy, but it will be worth it. I will do my best to make fitness fun for you, and I will keep encouraging you along the way. Let’s do this!

Certified Personal Trainer

Hey, I’m Coach Carolyn and every day I live my passion! I grew up in South Africa and always have been very active. I played field hockey from the age 10 until I was 28. While earning my B.A. in Physical Education I became a certified Step and Aerobics instructor. When I immigrated to the United States, I played in softball leagues, as well as golf and tennis.  I love moving and challenging my body by working out and participating in cycling classes.  Recently I’ve taken up running, which despite my background in field hockey, I find very challenging - but I love a good challenge!  Another way I challenge myself is in

my career. I have always been passionate about fitness and wanted to bring my passion for it to today’s youth. I’ve been teaching fitness to children for 26 years, as I have another business called Playsports which is in 45 preschools and elementary schools in Southern California. I believe in the power of movement and that’s why I’ve dedicated myself to establishing good movement habits in kids, and now with adults too. I would love to help you, your family, and your friends move!

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