Hey y'all! My name is Tonia Smith and I am a Cincinnati-based Certified Health Education Specialist (NCHEC), Certified Group Fitness Instructor (American Council on Exercise), Certified Personal Trainer (National Exercise Trainers Association), and Tobacco Treatment Specialist. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at the University of Cincinnati in 2002 and have been working in the field of public health since 2004. I would love to share with you more about what really makes me tick, but first ...
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT PERFECT. I DO NOT HAVE A PERFECT BODY. I AM ON A JOURNEY; YOU ARE MOST LIKELY ON A JOURNEY OF YOUR OWN. I HAVE LEARNED THAT THE ONLY PERSON WITH WHOM I AM IN COMPETITION IS ... MYSELF!
Now that that's out of the way ...
I have had a passion for health and fitness for over 20 years now. One thing that I know to be true: My health and fitness journey is actually a journey of self acceptance. The first rule of fitness is to love and accept yourself for who you are at this very moment. It's hard sometimes.
I absolutely LOVE being a Group Fitness Instructor! The elements of camaraderie, support (I ain't talkin' about your sports bra), music, and laughter take fitness to another level. My classes are fun, inclusive, and all fitness levels are welcome. You needn't be a professional dancer or fitness model to participate. The only requirements are that you let loose and leave your worries at the door!
The opposite side of the coin ...
I have been an at-home fitness fanatic since doing Taebo VHS tapes in the 90's. A gym membership is not a requirement to being in your best shape possible. Be creative! There are so many options: videos, walking/jogging, biking, hiking, or personal training. Find what works for you and ... DO THAT!
There is an African proverb, "If you want to go quickly; go alone. If you want to go far; go together." I want to go far!
HIPHOP * ZUMBA * AQUA ZUMBA * BOOTCAMP * INDOOR CYCLING * MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
* ADULT & PEDIATRIC FIRST AID, CPR, & AED CERTIFIED * INSURED *
Tonia Smith Fitness