Tara L. Smith Fitness and Nutrition Counseling
Tara L. Smith Fitness and Nutrition Counseling

Tara L. Smith Fitness and Nutrition Counseling

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Introduction: I am passionate about fitness, nutrition, and working with people of all ages, body types, and learning styles. My background is in public education and I have worked with all ages from PK-12 to adults for over 10 years. I love teaching people new skills to help them better themselves and watch them grow to become passionate about bettering others as well. Nutrition is a key focus of my fitness and health coaching that I do with clients whether it’s in-person or online. I teach your how to track your macros but also develop a healthier relationship with food overall. My fitness journey began with nothing but cardio but I learned over time I wasn't getting the results I wanted. So I started lifting, focused on my nutrition, and I can't get enough of it! I enjoy sharing that passion with my clients and coaching them through their fitness journey through in-person training sessions or online. I strive to get to know each and every client that I have along with what their personal goals are as well for their fitness and nutrition journey. Improving your health is a lifelong process but I can gaurantee you once you start, you won't want to stop! I look forward to working with you and getting to know you and what your fitness goals and nutrition goals are. Nutrition is 90% of this lifestyle and I’d love to help you get started in the right direction! Let's get to work!

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Victoria N.

Personal Training

Tara is an exceptional personal trainer. She is very knowledgeable on many different types of exercises that help you work towards the results you desire. It never feels repetitious and never gets boring. She also cares to know about prior injuries or limitations you may have so you get the best workout designed for your abilities without putting you at risk. Tara takes the time to show you how to correctly do the exercises to ensure you are working out the correct muscles as well as having the correct form while executing the moves. She is very encouraging as well as acknowledging when you are pushing yourself and not just being lazy. However, she is also very understanding and adaptable if you are honest about not being able to do something you aren’t ready for quiet yet. She never belittles or pushes you to do a workout you aren’t comfortable with. Tara is also very flexible when it comes to scheduling workouts as well as sudden changes that may come up that affect the schedule. Her rates are very reasonable and you get the most bang for your buck. Instead of just solely focusing on workouts she also encourages you to stretch to avoid injury and stiffness. Tara takes the time to let you get water and stretch before resuming your session. She also makes it her priority to ensure you are eating well to accommodate the changes your body will start to experience as you workout. Lastly Tara is very personable and doesn’t just act as a personal trainer. She takes the time to get to know each of her clients. I would highly recommend her as a personal trainer if you are looking for a lifestyle change.
Nov 3, 2020
Heather G.

Personal Training

Tara is an exceptional trainer. Every meet up I always thank her for the awesome work out. She really listens to your health concerns and caters to your personal needs. I am beginning my fitness journey and she is sensitive to that showing me scaled down versions and how to build the muscle for success in my goals. Her knowledge of fitness and nutrition is that of a woman who knows her stuff through thorough research. I look forward every week for our gym sessions and crushing these goals! So thankful to have found someone who is passionate and genuinely cares for her clients. ♥♥♥
Aug 18, 2020
Brian N.

Personal Training

Tara is awesome. Started training with her before fully healing from a painful back injury. With her guidance was able to make a full recovery, strengthening areas that will prevent future injuries. She is very knowledgeable in biomechanics and nutrition. Always on time and always happy to be there. I was looking for strenuous workouts with an eye on safety and that's what I receive. Tara pushes the limits while making sure my form is correct. Consistently see results from her workouts beyond what I could accomplish on my own. Great location, judgement free, not crowded, great equipment.
Jan 24, 2021
Sachneet Kaur M.

Personal Training

Tara is an absolutely amazing trainer. She has been so helpful in my weight loss/strength gaining journey. She took my injuries into account and designed a workout plan based on my current fitness level and my goals. She is constantly pushing me to do better and lift heavier. Each workout is different and slightly harder than the last one. She also loves food and makes sure her clients eat well. She provided me with a macro based flexible diet (I can even eat a donut guilt free). Her journey is so inspiring. She teaches her clients why they are doing any particular exercise, how to do it correctly and what body part does it impact. We talk and have fun throughout my sessions. I love her attention to detail and it makes me excited for every session. The world of weight lifting is so intimidating for so many women and she definitely helped me overcome that. She is a friend, mentor and a trainer all in one package.
Jan 8, 2021
Srija T.

Personal Training

Tara is exceptional and takes times to understand your body and resistance level and tailors the training to meet your needs. She also helps with nutrition which helps with the whole process. She is AWESOME!!
Sep 12, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing is pretty standard compared to most other fitness coaches. I charge $45 an hour but give discounts based upon how many sessions you sign up for. 3+ sessions per week, 10% off 4+ sessions per week, 15% off 5+ sessions per week, 20% off

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First off, I like to get to know what your fitness, nutritional, and personal life goals. I also think it's important for clients to track their weight, body fat percentage, BMI, and measurements before beginning. I also encourage clients to NOT be obsessed about what the scale says or where their body fat percentage is. When it comes to fitness, this is not a motivating factor. A motivating factor is how a client feels after they workout or have a great lifting session. Another great motivator is taking progress pictures to track your progress. This has always been a motivating factor for me as I feel different from week to week and month and month. I also do not weigh myself frequently because I am more about how I feel mentally about myself and my progress. For the first few weeks, I talk a lot of with clients about NUTRITION and I teach them how to track their macros! I set you up on a specific calorie intake with macro ranges tailored to your goals. Then I teach you how to just eat right and fill your body up with good nutritious food! A big part of my coaching process is also improving my client’s relationship with food. FOOD is MORAL: if you eat something bad, you feel bad about yourself; if you eat something good, you feel good about yourself. Obviously, we are going to ALL make mistakes in our journey but I teach how to hold yourself accountable in those difficult moments to not overeat but to also, let yourself eat what you crave in MODERATION.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have worked in public education since 2009. I graduated from Miami University in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and have a Master’s Degree in Public Education from the Ohio State University. I have worked with all ages from PK-12 to adults. My background is mainly in Art Education but I am very versatile to working with people of all ages, body types, physical/mental disabilities, and/or learning styles. I think the most important thing you need to do as a trainer is to get to know your client personally and get to know what their personal fitness and life goals are before you even begin training. Once I get to know my clients on that level, I work with them through one-on-one training or online to motivate them daily. Since I have a teaching background, I think it's extremely important to create a sort of fitness portfolio for your clients so that they remember where they started and how far they have come. This type of encouragement and motivation keeps my clients going to strive to keep on making necessary changes in their fitness and personal life to better themselves physically and mentally. I am also a Certified CPT and Nutrition Coach through NASM. I look forward to further educating myself with more certifications in the future to help progress my clients more!

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