Tanya is a High School Mathematics Teacher. She was born at Prince George’s County Hospital and has been teaching for the same county for over 25 years. She has M.A of Education from Johns Hopkins University. Tanya is married and considers her many students to be her children. Tanya is married to a wonderful husband and has 2 sisters and 2 brothers. She has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. As an instructor, Tanya is passionate about educating people about fitness and the importance of staying physically active with balance eating habits.
CPR/AED Certified? Yes
Education/Certification: Certified as an AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics, SPIN®; Les Mills’ BODYPUMP™, CX WORX™, GRIT™, Sprint™ and BODYPUMP™ Aim 1.
How many year’s have you worked at Gold’s Gym? 2
Classes you currently teach: BODYPUMP™, GRIT™ and Cycle
What led you to group fitness? Knowing that her family was predisposed to obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, Tanya recognized the importance of fitness early on. Beginning her fitness journey exercising to Jane Fonda videos Tanya started exercising at the gym and became an avid cyclist as her confidence grew. After enjoying her own workouts, she decided to share her love of fitness with others. Her passion for cycling led to a desire for a certification in Spinning. Tanya, later, became certified in BODYPUMP™, CX WORX™, GRIT™, and Sprint™.
How do you spend your time outside of the gym? When Tanya isn’t teaching math or teaching fitness classes, you can find her in the gym taking classes to improve her own fitness. Tanya also enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog, Prince. She also loves reading Romance novels and Sci-Fi/Fantasy books.
Some advice for our GGX class members: Take classes with different instructors. Enjoy what each instructor has to offer. When you have questions/concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to them. Make friends in your classes. Knowing that your friends are there will help you make it to class on those days when you want to skip class.
Favorite Movie: When Harry Met Sally
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Quote: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”-MLK