EVERYONE DESERVES THE CHANCE
TO BE HAPPY, HEALTHY & WHOLE
I'M TASHA EDWARDS, M.S.,NCPT,NBC-HWC
AFTER ALMOST TWO DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
& THIRTY PLUS FITNESS & WELLNESS CERTIFICATIONS,
I AM STILL HERE FOR THE SAME REASON:
TO MAKE WELLNESS MORE ACCESSIBLE & INCLUSIVE FOR EVERYONE.
As I stand here at the intersection being Black, “thick” almost 50, not to mention growing up in an economically disadvantaged section of Chicago’s South Side, I know what challenges exist for those who are not a part of what has been portrayed as the “fitness elite;” young, white, thin and financially secure. These challenges are many and I am only one person.
But, I’m here to do my part.
Inaccessibility can change how you think, how you live and how you grow. You can’t go out walking if your neighborhood is unsafe and you don’t have transportation to get to a safer space. You can’t take Pilates or yoga if you’ve never even heard of it. You can lift weights if there are no fitness centers in your neighborhood. You can’t eat more fruits and vegetables if all you’ve ever seen in your neighborhood are bananas, apples and oranges. You can’t break generational health challenges if you believe it’s just your fate to be sick like everyone else you know.
I’m here to do my part.
In addition to my certifications in personal training, yoga and Pilates, I am a board certified health and wellness coach with a Master’s degree in organizational psychology.
You can read more about me here.
It’s been my experience that people really want three things while navigating the wellness space.
They want to feel seen.
They want to feel supported.
They want to feel successful.
IT'S TIME TO CONNECT (OR RECONNECT) TO OUR POWER AND PURPOSE; WHETHER WE ARE THE ONE ON THE WELLNESS PATH OR THE PRACTITIONERS WHO PROVIDE WELLNESS.
I'M HERE TO DO MY PART.
"Tasha is a the MOST amazing leader, host and speaker I have ever listened to, She speaks from the heart and her core which you feel during her whole presentation. she leads with confidence, talks with passion and listens to you with every word. With her words, you will be inspired for years to come."
"Tasha is a true motivator! She cares about her clients, motivates them to do just one more than you think you can so that you get the most out of every class. I would recommend her to anyone no matter if they are just getting started or have been working out forever! She is one of the main reasons I believed in myself and keep showing up for me."
- Kasey Brown
- Danielle Shelton
"Tasha celebrates Black culture and community while affirming wellness spaces for everyone.
Tasha is a word-smith, outstanding presenter and a movement maven! As a mover-motivator, Tasha has used her skills to bring fitness to so many who may not have stepped in to a gym or fitness if they did not see her leading LIGHT. Her gift helps clients have fun and improve their overall wellness. Tasha brings something REAL and releatable as a certified fitness professional which is so important to health-related spaces that Black women were not featured in years past. Tasha has been WAY ahead of the curve and those years of experience have served to enrich her AND those of us fortunate enough to witness her magic."
"Tasha approaches every class, move, speaking engagement, event and moment in her life with mindfulness, respect, integrity and an enormous amount of heart. She continues to excel in the industry on many levels because of this and because of her incredible ability to motivate, entertain and inspire each and every pupil. I am constantly in awe of her power and grace and honored to consider her not only a colleague but a friend."
"Tasha is more than a trainer. She has changed my life, the way I think about food, exercise, and wellness. She pushes me just far enough out of my comfort zones to get results without me having to hate her! I love her work and her mission to make us better from the inside out."
- Jordan Ballard
Director of Education
Piloxing Academy, LLC
- Lisa B
"Tasha is the best! She's genuinely passionate about what she does and I can tell she teaches from a place of authenticity. Her workouts kick my tail but I also finish them feeling encouraged and supported. If you have the opportunity to work with her, you're in for a real treat! "
"Tasha is more than a trainer- she is a life coach, trainer, cheerleader and friend. She never pushes you into workouts just because she is an expert in them. She individually assesses you - your body, your likes and your goals- to design a program to help you be your best ."
- Jessica Johnson
- Neysa Taylor
"Tasha has a unparalleled gift for drawing people out, making them feel comfortable speaking their truth and connecting with an audience in a way that makes them feel seen and known. As a moderator, she's thoughtful, incisive, probing and also knows just how to balance a conversation with a lighthearted question, an unexpected twist or a parallel anecdote. Her presence is energizing, galvanizing and above all, connected and warm"
"Tasha is a phenomenal instructor, trainer and motivator. I have only known her for a couple of years but she is one of the best in her business. Tasha will always surprise you in her classes and isn't afraid to step outside of the box and boundaries. Tasha is a positive influence on social media. She is not afraid to speak about difficult topics and subjects that need to be brought up in today's world and she is a breath of fresh air in an industry that can be very close minded."
-Alyse Mason, Flex & Flow
- Ariel Jenkins
"Amazingly talented woman!! I had the awesome privilege of teaching alongside and learning about the fitness community from Tasha for years. You name it. She can teach it! From Barre to HIIT to Piloxing to Yoga. Her intensity encourages and empowers and her inclusive contagious spirit and uniquely sincere connection to each and every client is immeasurable. "
- Michelle Steed
"I have had the privilege of having Tasha as a member of our professional team for over 15 years. She has been the constant example of a true fitness leader. Students flock to her classes due to the unique style in which she is able to engage with every personality as well as fitness level. It is not often you find a fitness professional that continually challenges herself. Watching her continually expand her wings simply amazes me. She meets every challenge head on because she believe wholeheartedly in what she does. Shes sets herself apart from the rest "
Chief MWR Recreation Division
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