Tanya was born and raised in New York but has called Sacramento her home since 1999. She first got into exercising back in the days when floor aerobics, (think Jane Fonda, shiny neon color spandex and leg warmers), was all the rage. After she left New York she moved to a very small rural community that had only one health club and one aerobics instructor. When that instructor left, Tanya volunteered to teach the class. It was also at that time that she completed graduate school and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and soon learned that being a group fitness instructor and a social worker have much in common. As a clinical social worker I am sensitive to where the client is, emotionally, their inner strengths and challenges that they bring to the helping process. As a group fitness instructor. I consider things such as, what inspires and motivates the client, what challenges they had that day or ongoing challenges in their life that could affect the workout on a given day.
Exercise is great for clearing your mind of negativity, improving mood, and becoming inspired to accomplish your goals whether in fitness or in your day to day, just to name a few. My philosophy is: getting fit, being fit, and keeping fit are gifts you give to yourself. My motto is, the only workout I regret is the one I didn’t do.