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11099616_10153712189342928_1455199318_nHi, my name is Tara Thomas. I have been teaching a variety of group fitness classes in the Joliet community for over 20 years. I believe fitness should be fun & accessible to everyone.

Completed the ACE (American Council on Exercise) Attended numerous continuing education conventions over the years. Received American Council on Exercise “Specialty Recognition” certificates for Step/bench exercise & kickboxing. Also a certified Cardio Karate Instructor by The National Association of Professional Martial Artistist & successfully completed the Kickforce Kickboxing Workshop & passed the practical & written examinations. Also, a past member of IDEA *International Association of Fitness Professionals & FACT *Fitness Awareness CEC Training. Recently completed the Zumba Instructor Training.

I am super excited to teach this new class format this fall at Fivestar. I strongly believe that working out is not an option, it’s a way of life! I have a passion for helping people of all different backgrounds to feel good about themselves. I look forward to sweating, dancing and most of all having fun with all of you! 

I have 3 kids Brandon, Ryan & Kaylee. I have lived in Joliet all my life. Currently work for the Joliet Township Assessor. I was the Group Fitness Coordinator at World Gym in Joliet for 15 years, with the responsibilities of scheduling, teaching & staffing a large group fitness program.


Anyone wishing to sign up for one of our fitness classes should contact Five Star Fitness at 815-439-9900. If you want to see our class schedule, please click on the link below:


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