Practical Lessons I’ve Learned to Help You

Learning to Slow Down, Tune In and Listen to My Body

I help women make peace with their bodies.

If you struggle with food, body image and self-confidence, it’s time to unlearn everything culture as taught you and instead explore who you are as an eater to reach 100% of your full calorie burning potential to lose the “weight” – for good.

I’ve spent most of my career studying and working in wellness as a personal trainer, holistic nutritionist and massage therapist. Frustrated with the frustration from women who “did all the right things” but still weren’t reaching their goals, I looked for another way.

I personally was learning that being a “perfect” eater was just plain exhausting not only for myself but for those around me. After nutrition school, I had become obsessed with eating foods that one considers healthy. There’s a term for this called “orthorexia.” Food was about nutrients not nourishment. I spent an incredible amount of energy focusing on eating and exercise perfectly. I was supposed to set a good example, right?

Then, I discovered Mind Body Nutrition and Dynamic Eating Psychology Lifestyle Coaching and now I understand that there is far more to our metabolism (calorie burning potential) than what we eat and how we move. No wonder there is so much struggle around food and weight. We were missing a critical piece.

Metabolism operates equally and simultaneously on body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Metabolism is the sum total of all the chemical reactions in the body, PLUS the sum total of all our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and experiences.

And now as a 48-year old woman, I have learned the power of letting go of dieting, deprivation, calorie counting and restrictive meal plans and more and more punishing exercise. I’ve become a relaxed, aware, rhythmic and pleasurable eater. I tune-in, listen and actually do less to feel the way I want to feel.

If you’re 110% committed to showing up and doing the work to explore “the person who is doing the eating”, you can lose the “weight” – for good.

You want a vibrant life. You want a life where you are thriving instead of merely surviving. You want a healthy body that will take you into the future so you can do the things that you love, with the people that you love. As a woman, you may tend to try and “do it all” with the idea that you need to be Superwoman. This can leave you feeling depleted instead of energized. What you really want is to be a super woman.

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What Clients Say

Tanya is a great personal motivator, through example and energy. She knows just the right way to keep your level of effort maximized balanced with your perception of fun and exertion. Tanya helped me discover a whole new “personal best,” which translated into my best ski season ever, a summiting of the Grand Teton, and who knows what’s next?!! She created a sense of trust that allowed me to expand my boundaries and push myself to my limits. Even days that I felt were difficult to get out out bed were instantly turned around by her positive outlook and genuine coaching!

Kelly Cornell Mecartney
Entrepreneur & Adventurer

Testimonial Kelly Cornell Mecartney

As a ‘mature’, active and engaged woman, I have found Tanya’s balanced approach to women’s body nourishment to be invaluable. Her mindful attention to health, strength and joyful physical movement has been a real benefit to me. Tanya’s pleasure in seeing me achieve my potential has been satisfying to both of us.

Missy Falcey
Executive and Non-Profit Organization Consulting

Testimonial Missy Falcey

Tanya – I have to tell you, your way of looking at the menu planning and eating is brilliant. Thank you, you have no idea what a difference the change of thinking has made in my entire life. Very nice—Thanks

Chrissa Michelle
Phoenix, Arizona

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The Path I have Traveled

Nutrition Therapy Practitioner

I love to focus on the practical aspects of eating well without being a “nutrition neurotic”. Being a perfect eater is just plain no fun. I strive to teach a healthy relationship with food where there is no perfection nor good or bad foods. Instead, I focus on real, nourishing foods on my plate.

Certified Precision Nutrition Coach

While it’s important to teach you what to eat, it’s more critical that I help you, as an individual, identify your limiting factors and change your behaviors. Coaching is key thus I am solution-focused. My goal as your coach is to find the awesomeness in you.

Licensed Massage Therapist

I’ve worked with hundreds of clients over the past 12 years experiencing all kinds of physical and mental discomforts. I’ve seen the impact that over and under exercise, poor food and drink choices as well as a lack of rejuvenation can have on my client’s bodies. I help my clients “need” me less by teaching them how to take care of their own bodies better. Now they come to me in order to maintain “feeling” good.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

I’ve done all kinds of exercise from cross country running, to lacrosse, competitive horseback riding to all the outdoor mountain sports. I’ve been a cardio queen, pushed myself outdoors (with countless injuries along the way) as well as indoors with a combination of resistance, flexibility, agility and balance training. I’ve over-done it and I’ve under-done it. I’ve learned what it takes to get fit – efficiently and effectively and safely.

Functional Movement Screen Certified

Put simply, the FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal movement function. By screening these patterns, I can identify functional limitations and asymmetries in your movement patterns. Your exercise plan should focus on improving your weakest movement patterns. Build a better body. Don’t strengthen dysfunction.

Certified Yoga Fit Instructor

While I don’t practice the Yoga Fit style of yoga, I pursued this certification for fun and to improve my teaching skills. I’m an all round general Yoga Enthusiast with a particular love for Yin and Anusara Yoga and a huge appreciation for Ayurveda (the traditional Hindu system of medicine, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing.)