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Not Just a Workout
I am an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer®, coach, mentor and educator with 10 years of experience in the fitness industry.
My path to a career in the health and fitness industry began after my second child was born. I needed help getting into shape and found a Bootcamp class that helped me achieve my goals. At the same time, I found an incredible support system in my trainer and fellow boot campers. Throughout that process, I developed a tremendous desire for fitness and helping individuals achieve their fitness goals.
For me, teaching is a deep-seated passion. I earned my master’s degree in education from the University of St. Mary’s and taught grade school for 5 years. I feel fortunate to have found a subsequent career that enables me to combine my love for teaching with my passion for fitness. For me, there is no greater achievement than helping adults and children get stronger and feel more confident.
I live in Carmel, Indiana, with my loving husband, Kevin, and two awesome children, Kaylin and Zachary. We also have three adorable pugs that are an endless source of joy.
TLC Fitness’s Mission
My approach as a trainer and Bootcamp coach is very much about pushing my clients to be their best while providing the support they need to succeed in their fitness and other life goals. I love finding new ways to challenge and energize my clients. The most amazing gift as a trainer is watching my clients prove to themselves just how strong they really are!
I love coaching classes, cracking jokes, and acting funny but also keeping a serious side and holding everyone accountable.. I want everyone to get the most out of my classes and know that when they train with me, no two workouts will ever be the same.
My favorite thing to hear is my clients say, “Tonya, I am so sore today!” As Fred DeVito said, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
Check out what our clients say about us
"I've been working out with Tonya as my trainer since January of 2015.
I can't say enough wonderful things about her and her classes. We work hard, but are still able to have fun doing it. Tonya is knowledgeable about what works, and frequently brings new exercises to our class. It is ever-changing, we never get bored, and I am always surprised to feel a good kind of sore after a particularly hard workout.
In addition to the great workouts we get, there is also an amazing feeling of family and friendship. Tonya genuinely cares about all of us, and I consider her and the other boot campers to be my good friends. When someone new comes along, they are welcomed right away to the group, and they are accepted and encouraged.
I can honestly say, before I found this bootcamp, I didn't stick to anything for very long. I've now been doing this for over five years, and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. "