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Tara Thomas

TRAINER BIO

Group Fitness Instructor

Credentials/Certifications

  • Completed ACE (American Council on Exercise) in 1993
  • Certified Cardio Karate Instructor by The National Association of Professional Martial Artist
  • Zumba Licensed Instructor since 2013
  • Past member of IDEA (International Association of Fitness Professionals) & FACT (Fitness Awareness CEC Training)
  • CPR & AED Certified

Accomplishments

  • 25 years of teaching a variety of group fitness classes in Joliet community.
  • Attended numerous continuing education conventions
  • Received ACE “Special Recognition” certificates for Step & Kickboxing
  • Successfully completed Kickforce Kickboxing Workshop
  • Group Fitness Coordinator at World Gym in Joliet for 15 years with responsibilities of scheduling, teaching & staffing a large group fitness program.
  • Regional Director for “Be Fit to Breath” fund raising events for The American Lung Association. I was responsible for teaching a group of fitness enthusiast a choreographed routine & we performed during Chicago Bear & Bulls halftime shows.
  • Served as a judge for several local high school dance team tryouts.

Personal Info

  • Life long resident of Joliet
  • Three children Brandon, Ryan & Kaylee
  • Currently work for The Joliet Township Property Tax Assessor

Fitness Philosophy

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 & fitness levels to feel good about themselves. I look forward to sweating, dancing and most of all having fun with all of those that attend class. Fitness should be fun & assessable to everyone. When someone looks at me & say “because of you I didn’t give up” is the best felling ever!

Motivational Quotes:

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde

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