Tara L. Smith
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Where do I even start? I was looking for a trainer and within an hour Tara had messaged me back. I instantly felt like she was the trainer for me and I have been proven right every step of the way! She is motivated, creative, helpful, caring and most importantly she loves what she does because she loves seeing what her clients are capable of. It’s more then a gym session for me it’s a therapy session. She will push you to reach new PRs and she is always aware of your progress even if you aren’t. I can speak volumes on her training ability, her ability to adapt to her client, and her motivation to keep every workout new and exciting and I’ve only been working with her for about four months. So far I’ve lost 15 lbs and counting and 5% body fat and counting. My entire life has changed for the better because Tara was my best first choice for my health on this journey. I hope you guys think so too!!!Nov 13, 2019Verified
Tara has been fantastic. She is super easy to talk to, get along with, and has been flexible with training times. This is my first experience "hitting the gym" despite being in athletics most of my life. Tara has made it a fulfilling experience by explaining how the muscles groups interact with each other and the role of nutrition in reaching my muscle building goal. Even though she kicks my butt every session and seems to take pleasure in my pain (J/K!), I always look forward to the workout. She is a great motivator. With Tara's help, I am well on my way to looking better, feeling better, and reducing the pain of past injuries. No matter what your fitness goals might be, Tara can be your guide. Hopefully Ill remember to add my before, in process, and after photos so I can share what can be done with her help.Jan 10, 2020Verified
Tara’s a great trainer. She really takes the time to get to know you, and has your entire health profile in mind as she trains you.Jul 1, 2020
This woman is amazing!! She’s fun, hardworking, kicks my butt and holds me responsible! She is so inspiring and fun to be around! I really recommend her, she will give you the honest facts and truths about your health! She is very talented too! She definitely deserves 5 stars . She is flexible with her clients too and will be there when you need her!Jun 12, 2020
Great trainer! Tara pushes you in the gym and constantly motivating you! She is very down to earth and truly wants to help you reach your goals!Apr 13, 2020Verified
- 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 and persona 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 daily 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. When I don't eat right or have too many cheat meals, I don't feel well and I know it will affect my progress. So in turn, I make sure to stay dedicated to what I know will motivate me to keep going to the gym and incorporate that into my overall lifestyle in and outside the gym. Another part of this process is taking on a growth mindset mentality. A big part of fitness that will change you is how you not only think about yourself but other things that you want to improve about yourself that isn't physical. You become a much more goal oriented person and you become inspired to not just become fit but to become a better person for others as well.
- 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 am currently finishing up my Master's Degree in Education at 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.