Meet Tara! | North Austin Moms

Meet Tara! Or as her clients call her Trainer Tara. Tara is a North Austin Mom of three wonderful kiddos and an amazing Personal Trainer. Tara decided to leave her career as a teacher and found her passion helping others be healthy while spending more time with her children. If you are in need of a motivating and inspiring trainer and coach, Tara is your go to. She is not just a great trainer but also a great friend and always so fun to be around.

 

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?

I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas.  I started playing soccer at the age of 4 years old and played until I was 18 years old.  I played on a traveling club team and for my high school.  After high school, I went to Texas Tech University and got my degree in Early Childhood education. I moved to Austin in 2005.  I worked for Austin ISD for 7 years as an elementary school teacher. I stopped teaching when my second child was born. I discovered my passion for health and fitness during these years. I have now been a health coach through Beachbody and personal trainer with Camp Gladiator for almost 4 years.

How many Children do you have?

I have 3 kids that are each 19 months apart. William is in 2nd grade and almost 8. Wade is in Kindergarten and is 6 years old. Katie will start Kindergarten next year and is 4 years old.

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…

I met my husband at Hula Hut. We love taking our kids there and showing them where we met.

 

Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?

Without a doubt, I have to thank my husband. Not only is he a great dad but he supports me in all of my decisions with motherhood and my career.

I also have to thank every other mom that I have come in contact with either face to face, through social media, or the internet. I am obsessed with personal development. I soak up every parenting book, blog, podcast, or YouTube video that I can.

 

Favorite things to do with your kids?

I love to go camping with my kids. Last year, my husband and I bought a camper for our family. We try to make it a priority to escape on a camping trip once a month.

 

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? 

After being pregnant or nursing for 5 straight years, I started my own health and fitness journey with the 21 Day Fix workouts and meal plan. I fell in love with how I felt by making my health a priority again. I knew I wanted to pay it forward and help other women like my Beachbody Coach helped me. After a few months of coaching, I wanted to also be able to teach fitness. In December of 2015, I decided to also join Camp Gladiator. I have now been coaching and training for almost 4 years.

 

How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?

After a short time as a stay at home mom, I realized that many moms also had a side gig. I loved being at home with my kids but I missed having something of my own. I love that I have found a way to support my family financially but also have a very flexible job with kids. I’m able to take my kids to school and pick them up. I’m able to be involved with their school PTA.

Join The North Austin Moms Network Community

Stay up-to-date with what is happening in-and-around North Austin, TX with local events, community highlights, and exclusive deals.