Tia (Tahirih) Fields

About

I am passionate about helping a wide range of people achieve optimal health through exercise and nutrition. That's why I've taken the initiative to develop well-rounded training skills that draw from the principles of resistance training, cardiovascular fitness, Pilates and Yoga.

For the last 20 years, I've helped seniors avoid surgeries by incorporating appropriate exercises into their routines. I've enjoyed guiding middle-aged women and men to improve their exercise and eating habits, which helped them reverse the progress of high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. I've also taken great pleasure in working with athletes at all levels, helping them enhance speed, strength, endurance and flexibility through muscle activation.

Why work with me? I'll help you work toward your goals during each of our one-hour sessions together. More than that, I'll teach you skills you can use to keep up the momentum the other 23 hours of the day, empowering you to sustain your progress for the rest of your life.

 

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Yoga Teacher - YTT200
  • Weight Loss Specialist - NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
  • Certified Personal Trainer -NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Be Activated
  • Peak Pilates
  • Core Power Yoga
  • Les Mills (Body Pump Group Certified Trainer)
  • American Heart Association CPR and AED
  • Previously certified by: NASM, AFFA, Silver Sneakers, Apex Fitness/Nutrition
  • BA, Psychology, University of Pune, India


Be Activated
Muscle activation is a manual therapy that follows my evaluation of an individual’s ability to produce efficient muscle contraction. Loss of muscle contraction results in decreased range of motion and, therefore, decreased physical performance. The goal of muscle activation is to get the correct muscle to fire, thereby increasing muscle contraction and performance. 


Pilates
When practiced consistently, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance throughout the entire body. It emphasizes body alignment, breathing, core development, and improvements in coordination and balance.


Yoga
Many people think that Yoga is just stretching. While stretching is certainly involved, Yoga really creates balance in the body by developing stillness of the mind, strength and flexibility. I use Yogic breathing techniques to calm and shift the mind out of stress mode and employ Yogic postures to strengthen the body.


Resistance Training
This technique, good old pumping iron, improves joint function and bone density, as well as strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments.


Depending on your specific goal, I combine the methods above (and more) to keep your workouts both productive and fun.