Tiazza is a certified
personal trainer and sports nutritionist with the IFA
(International Fitness Association). She has
been a fitness and a dance instructor since she was 19 years old.
Tiazza has been the lead trainer at the Ashland Fitness
Bootcamp for over 8 years.
Boot camp is a
challenging, fun and effective fitness program designed to deliver
maximum results. We combine activities like push-ups, agility
exercises,resistance training, abdominals, power squats, speed drills,
obstacle courses and endurance challenges to create a fun and rewarding
total body workout.
The Ashland fitness bootcamp will occasionally feature intense
kickoxing sessions since Tiazza has been trained and competed as a
kickboxer many years ago. She no longer compeets but loves to
incorporate the workout and self defense aspects of kickboxing in her
Tiazza is also a certified sports nutrionist with a big passion for
"clean" nutrition for health and weight loss. She loves to create tasty
low calorie recipes with fresh and clean ingredients. She consults her
clients about many nutrition issues from weight loss to eating
disorders. She also teaches a healthy cooking class for weight loss at
the Ashland Food Co-op encouraging everyone to learn to cook as a
simple enjoyable activity to promote a healthy living. After all, you
are what you eat!
was named best fitness instructor and best nutritionist in
2012 Healthy Living Magazine Readers' Choice
have truly found what I
love to do for a living. Having the opportunity to help others improve
their health and lives through fitness and healthy
nutrition is what fires me up
gets me jumping out of bed every morning for those early
boot camps. No one love to workout, well maybe very few... but
I look at exercise as a preventative medicine. We have to move to keep
our bodies healthy just like we have to go to the dentisit. It's not
the most fun activity in the world but with a good attitude, we could
sure make it fun.
with being a
fitness trainer, I look at myself as a coach, instructor,
motivator, self-esteem builder but most importantly a friend
to all my trainees and clients. I try my best to provide
safe and effective fitness and nutritional programs to my
clients, enabling them to reach their goals and make
a more active part of their life. I know that
most students won't be taking boot camp or kickboxing
for the rest of their lives so I always try to
give them ideas on how they could workout on their
make exercise part of their social life rather than just
a class or a chore.
fitness formula is simple and includes the following:
interactive sessions and instruction
- The five
dimensions of fitness: resistance training, cardio training,
flexibility and proper nutrition
- Proper form,
technique and Biomechanics of all exercise movements for safe and
- Simply put,
efficiently working muscle while protecting joints and avoiding
unnecessary injuries along the way
There are many fitness
theories out there,
it's not a matter of what's right or wrong but it's a matter
of what works best for us. Here is what I believe
comes to my fitness philosophy;
- Fitness is a long term
It's a continuous cycle of training and recovery. One month
session won't change your life, it could be a good inspiration
to continue with more sessions or an inspiration to workout on
- Diets don't work.
Long term healthy
- Weight loss
cannot be accomplished by doing one hour a week of pilates. If you have
a lot of weight to loose, you must work hard,
sore, feel the pain, hate
the trainer ... and get results
- Have a goal.
Small or big, it will
push you and guide you, when you do push ups, decide how many
you will do before you start and make yourself go that far and increase the
reps as you go.
Make it running a marathon or doing a triathlon
matter what your goal is, it will guide you, push you and give you a sense
- There is a mental element to a
regimen that is just as fundamental as
sweat time in the gym. I have a few basic principles I follow,
it helps me stay on
track: have patience, be committed and have fun.
Sometimes, you don't see
results, and frustration can get you off your game if you let it.
Patience keeps you focused, and I eventually you will get the
results you want.
try to improve,
whether it's holding a plank for one extra minute or doing one more
push up. So ask yourself: What do I need to do today to be
than I was yesterday? What am I going to work on tomorrow to
better than I was today? The key to improvement is to commit to your
goal and never quit.
working out, don't
forget to have fun. Mix up your routine to keep your muscles guessing
and to keep yourself from getting bored. If you're working
trainer or exercising with a friend, challenge each other to
things interesting. Or take a break from the gym altogether and do
something that you really enjoy. It's nice to get a change of
scenery once in awhile and challenge different muscles. And for
extra motivation, a good soundtrack can help.
bottom line is
fitness is a personal choice. There isn't a one-size-fits-all way of
doing it. Find something that works for you, your body type,
your personality, your likes and dislikes
stick with it. You'll build good fitness habits for life and have
some fun while you're at it.
Everyone says I am too tough, my classes are too hard ...., I don't
take it easy on those who like to start easy. If you want
sit on your couch. I will always give you an easier version of
every exercise if you are weak. I don't get down to your
push you to become better and stronger, isn't that why you get
trainer after all?