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Not Just a Workout


Tonya Larson

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 have tried many trainers, bootcamps and workout routines over the years and I can honestly say Tonya and TLC Fitness is by far my favorite. I never would have thought I would become a dedicated 5:30 am bootcamper, but here I am, 2 years in, and I am completely hooked! Not only does Tonya provide an incredible workout that's different every time, the group of participants in her camps are incredibly welcoming, supportive and friendly. Once you meet Tonya, that will be no surprise as she attracts clients that are just as wonderful as she is. I adore my TLC Fitness bootcamp family and highly recommend Tonya!"


2-year bootcamper 🙂

"Over the past several years, I have gone from couch potato to running my first half marathon this year. Tonya can take you from wherever you are to wherever you want to go physically. She's your coach, mentor and friend. TLC Complete is the best decision I make everyday and I have found some really great gals to work out with as well as calling them my friends. We push each other to be better at life!!"


"Bootcamp has been a part of my life for many years. The reason I come back is because it is never boring! Tonya genuinely cares about each of us and works hard to help us meet our fitness goals. More importantly she cares about the whole person. Emotional and physical wellbeing go hand in hand and when you can laugh at yourself and join the class laughing at Ellen (she always deserves it) Tonya’s mission has been accomplished."


"Although I just started Bootcamp, I have found Tonya to be a great coach, providing modifications as needed and encouraging me to work at different weight levels to boost strength. I love that everyday is different and she mixes it up. Tonya and the Bootcamp participants are so nice, welcoming and care which makes getting up early easier to do. Thanks Tonya!"


"Boot Camp with Tonya Larson has consistently kept my weight in the healthy range for years. Tonya is always willing to offer modifications to workouts whenever I need them. She pushes me to be stronger and fitter than I ever would be without her class. Plus, we all manage to have so much fun throughout the workout. She varies the workouts daily. She combines strength with cardio, plus, gives lots of much needed encouragement. "


"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. "


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