I am a girl that had an IDEA and decided to go for it! GIFT was born out of my love to inspire and motivate people toward a healthy more active lifestyle especially the next generation of young women.


Hello! My name is Tanya. I am the Founder and Creator of GIFT - Girls In Fitness Training.

GIFT is my passion and my true calling! Being able to teach young women how to be fit, strong and powerful not just physically but emotionally - giving these girls the tools to safely navigate the often stormy years of adolescence is my promise and commitment.

Before beginning my journey into health and wellness, I lived in the corporate world as an Urban Planner advocating for creating healthy livable cities. 

Cities that would be vibrant, accessible, efficient and environmentally sustainable for the betterment of future generations. Little did I know back then that my focus would shift 10 years later from urban planning to health and wellness. 

It’s now obvious to see how the two are related moving from creating healthy cities to inspiring and motivating people to a healthier lifestyle. 

With several years of teaching a variety of fitness classes and personal training hundreds of clients under my belt, I’ve always had the innate ability to spark excitement with all my clients. Whether it’s by creating fun, efficient workouts or building music playlists that drive you to push a little harder each time. I have successfully shaped a community of fitness enthusiasts that keep coming back week after week. 


Fun Facts about me!

I love ...

Strong coffee. Quad Espresso please. Staying current with the latest fashion.

If you don’t see me teaching a class ...

You will most likely find me in the kitchen baking with my oldest daughter Carina, playing Badminton with Adam, and doing crafts with Keira.

Fun Fact…

Something you may not know about me is that one day I would like to drive on the autobahn where there are no speed limits (some say I have a bit of a lead foot!)