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My dear client moved south and I wanted to make sure he had good coaching in his new life. I found Tamara via Thumbtack and she was responsive, interested and engaged. I felt that she did not have an ego that would get in the way of hearing feedback. That's very important with a referral. My client (who has some medical issues and needs high quality personal training, including aquatic therapy) felt an immediate connection and it seems that all is well and he will get what he needs. This was a great way to help him and I was happy to find Tamara.Oct 8, 2016VerifiedYoung! Strong! Happy!'s reply
Dear Jayah! An assessment coming from a professional of your caliber means a lot to me. I am very happy that all three of us made this connection and I'm looking forward to helping Harvey continue on the path that you have started him on. An open line of communication is crucial to our success as a team!
For a year now I have had the pleasure of working out with the my personal trainer Tamara Eristavi. I am a senior and have always loved being active but was beginning to lack the motivation to go workout. I feel so fortunate to have found Tamara and with her expert skills I have accomplished not only a better body image but a new outlook on nutrition. Her workouts are fun and our time just flies by. We start with a beautiful meditation which always grounds me after a stressful day at work and then an invigorating hour of dance, yoga, body weights, bands and never ending encouragement. Always on time, always smiling, always full of all of the good things life has to offer! 5 stars all the way! xo TamaraMay 11, 2016VerifiedYoung! Strong! Happy!'s reply
Many thanks for your kind words, Jan! You are a real joy and fun to work with!
Tammy is a dynamic, encouraging & supportive Personal trainer. She really went the extra mile to help me Strengthen my lower back despite my injuries very very grateful for her!Jun 12, 2016
Tamara is an excellent personal trainer. She is knowledgeable in physiology, nutrition, and understands the mind-body connection better than anyone I know. I feel great knowing she is watching me exercise correctly in the right posture and form which reduces my risk of injury. She knows how to adjust the body to maximize the benefits of exercise, from warm ups to the final stretch of your workout. I have worked with many personal trainers and none have been as patient, knowledgeable, and kind as Tamara. She is great to work with because she knows and loves her work. I learned interval training from Tamara and interval training works; I learned how to achieve a great cardio workout for my fitness level in less than ten minutes. Tamara looks at your level of fitness and determines what you need. Even if you are first starting an exercise regimen or are at an advanced level, she will guide you through it all and you will feel great about your body and feel great about yourself. I am stronger, faster, healthier, and happier. I highly recommend her to everyone who wants to train with one of the best personal trainers. Thank you, Tamara.Sep 2, 2014
I had the absolute pleasure of having Tamara as my trainer. She is knowledgeable, patient, and caring. She listened carefully to my needs and worked towards achieving my goals. She takes the time to make sure i'm feeling ok through the excercises and keeps encouraging me to continue. Unfortunately, i didn't have a lot of sessions with her since i had to leave OC for a few months, but i saw good results. It was not only beneficial, but also really fun! Tamara is a truly wonderful and sweet person, i highly recomment her! Thank you Tamara💗Apr 26, 2016VerifiedYoung! Strong! Happy!'s reply
I really appreciate your feedback, Sarah. It was a real pleasure working with you and your friend. Best regards!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?HOLIDAY RATES: 25% OFF OF SESSIONS/PACKAGES PURCHASED BEFORE 1/1/2020 ☺ The rates for my sessions start at $40 for 30 min. New client introductory packate: $200/4 sessions. Regular rate: $80/hr for a long-term commitment and $100/hr for a stand—alone session. Rates for ongoing training in small groups: $100 for a group of two; $120 for a group of three.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?In our first conversation, I like to ask you some general questions about you, including your vital stats (age, approx. measurements), any physical or lifestyle limitations, as well as goals and some preferences. After that, I prepare for our first complimentary meeting using the information that I already have about you. I design a workout session that would best fit your needs and abilities. I also think of specific health topics for us to discuss, based on your interest or needs. I design our complimentary session as a “sampler” for you to experience my style of work and to get acquainted with a small fraction of the vast arsenal of exercises that I offer to my clients. The total number of individual exercises that I employ in my work is in the high hundreds (see the list of categories here). During the first session, I ask questions and make observations on your personal and physical needs and preferences, as well as areas that need to be improved. I also learn more about your goals, motivations and lifestyle specifics. Additionally, I perform a brief physical testing to determine measurable stats (heart rate, strength, endurance.) If necessary, I also describe various ways to find and sustain the motivation necessary for your personal wellness success. At the end of our introductory session, I answer any of your questions, and we discuss the training options and packages offered. At that time you will be in a position to make an informed decision on whether you would like to work with me on your wellness goals, after which we sign the client-trainer agreement. After our complimentary session, I work on creating your client profile that helps me design a general plan spanning the period of our training cycle. This plan briefly summarizes your current physical state and includes suggestions on types of exercises to be employed and nutritional advice with brief explanations of their benefits. The plan also states your objectives as well as tangible and attainable goals with specific deadlines.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Wellness has been my passion for three decades. A voracious reader, I continuously expand my knowledge base through extensive research on a variety of subjects, including mental/emotional wellness, psychology, longevity, nutrition, medicine, physical therapy and of course fitness. I strive to bring to my clients the best of knowledge accumulated and hand-picked over many years of rigorous studies: LIFE/WELLNESS COACHING: Certified Life Coach, Member of the International Organization of Professional Life Coaches. I focus my studies in behavioral psychology, have completed study courses with some of the best life coaches and an internship under a life coach. YOGA: 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Institute of Holistic Wellness in Tbilisi, Georgia. FITNESS/HEALTHY LIVING: Athletics and Fitness Association of America - Personal Trainer Certification. Extensive training and experience in fitness, dance and holistic living sets me apart from a typical trainer. Aside from being a Certified Personal trainer, I have years of experience as a Physical Therapy Aid. I am currently working toward my Weight Loss Expert certification. I have a long-standing experience in areas like group fitness, dance, Yoga and meditation. I educate myself daily and have a solid understanding of body mechanics and metabolism. My other areas of interest are endocrinology, fasciology and physical therapy. I challenge myself to bring cutting-edge scientific knowledge to my clients, which leads to: variety (see below) . . . I'm thrilled with this opportunity to share my passion for holistic wellness, fitness and belly dance with my clients, students and audiences alike.