I'm Tania Smith and I help women who are frustrated with themselves and confused by all the health and weight loss information to go from lacking confidence, overwhelm and being consumed by diets and scales to understanding their bodies, improving strength, energy levels, will-power and self-love.
By identifying the six areas of well being we connect the dots between your lifestyle habits and results.
"Nothing lights me up more than seeing my clients taking control of their well being, bodies and their new found confidence in life"
So how did I get here....
I was the least un-sporty kid I knew! I came last in the cross country and as a teenager was trying to loose weight by going the gym - I haven't been blessed with the skinny genes! I finished high school and moved into a career in the New Zealand Customs Service where I worked for about 8 years. When I was 22 my dad died of heart attack at the age of 61. He was working out at a gym trying to loose weight. This spurred my interest in learning more about health and fitness, I loved learning about it and qualified as a Personal Trainer.
I worked in New Zealands' biggest gym - Les Mill Auckland City. Then I needed to travel, so what better way than to head to Europe and work on a cruise ship as a Personal Trainer! I traveled Europe and did what I loved.
Since then I have continued to work in gyms a Personal Trainer, I've settled down, had 2 children and now am coaching women to create strong foundations of health and well being. Through my experience of working with hundreds of clients over the last 10 years, I have learnt it's not just about the exercise. I love helping women assess their lifestyles and educate them to work on thing that will influence their results.
Qualifications and Experience
Diploma in Professional Coaching - Currently studying
Female Health and Performance Coach Certification – 2017
Online training program delivered by Nardia Norman (Australian Personal Trainer of the Year 2014) to safely and effectively personal train females 40+
MenoFitness – 2016
Upskill course focusing on effectively training the 40+ menopausal clients effectively and safely.
Exercise Association of New Zealand
Stress Management Program September 2014 – 2016
Certified and endorsed to provide work place stress management programs through exercise prescription.
REPs Registered Personal Trainer – 2011 to 2016
Ensuring standards of the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)
FitEx – 2012
New Zealand’s largest fitness and exercise conference, attending a full weekend of seminars and programs to upskill in business and latest fitness based science.
International Kettle Bell and Fitness Federation 2012
Steve Cotter Kettle Bell Workshop – Level One.
Steiner Training Academy – United Kingdom 2008
3 week boot camp which included training in Teaching Yoga, Pilates and Indoor Cycling classes.
Les Mills World of Fitness 2008
Les Mills Body Trainer Course
Les Mills Body Revolution Course
Les Mills Body Core Course
Auckland University of Technology:
2008 Certificate in Exercise to Music
2005 – 2007 Certificate in Personal Training and Certificate in Fitness Instructing.