Iris M.

I am a recently, recovering, 66-year-old breast cancer patient and from 2018-2019 have undergone a year of surgeries, infections that wouldn’t heal, chemo, radiation, and a lot of fatigue. I have always been active, a swimmer, TRX, weight lifting, hiking etc. and frequently have engaged Personal Trainers upon reaching a plateau or for getting in better shape. After a year of cancer treatments, I was very reticent to begin exercising again even though I knew it would be one of the most important parts of my recovery and getting my stamina back.  

Tia is first and foremost an amazing listener and based on her information gathering when we first met she created a program for me to ease me into weight training again.  Our sessions consisted of meditation, stretching, instruction on how to warm up muscles, ligaments and tendons, body weight strength training, yoga, TRX and traditional weight training.

Each session was different, interesting and taxing with just enough progression to not hurt but to improve and feel my body getting stronger which impacted my mindset and my mood. 

Tia is also so knowledgeable (but not pushy) about nutrition and diet.  We had great conversations about business and Portland since we are transplants. I would recommend Tia as a Personal Trainer for anyone at any level who is interested in a Trainer who is tuned into your goals and who can work with anyone at any stage or age.