I have always had a keen interest in eating healthy & keeping active, but since I began coaching in 2001 and then began as a full time fitness instructor at a health club in Michigan in 2007, I have learned so much more about how to effectively guide people to attaining a truly healthy lifestyle.
Now living right by Stone Mountain Park in Georgia, I enjoy encorporating a variety of Fitness activities that keep my clients enthused & challenged. Infusing outdoor activities such as hiking, running, biking, climbing as well as working in clubs using resistance machines, free weights, balls, bands, bags. You name it, I use it. Not to mention Yoga, pilates, TRX suspention training, cross fit, etc. I'm a firm believer in cross training & muscle confusion. Mostly I believe that if my clients really enjoy their workout, then they will commit to making it a continued part of their lifestyle. You could say I'm committed to making you LOVE it!
Tarisa Fraunhoffer -NESTA Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Training & Core Conditioning Specialist
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"Before I started with a personal trainer, I was leg pressing 180#s, But with the help of my personal trainer, Tarisa Fraunhoffer, I can now leg press over 450#s." - Adrian DeSilva
Joe DeSilva, was very pleased when his son Adrian beat his personal best on 9 races and won 2 on his final swim meet his senior year!
"I felt confident walking down that isle because of your help. Thank you for pushing me to do better and be healthier. I have learned so much. Love, Leslie Fuller" (she lost 37# & counting)
"I have joined Weight Watchers eight times since the age of 21. Each time I joined I was heavier than the time before and each time it became harder to lose the weight. At the age of 60 I gave up on Weight Watchers and went to an expensive class at Emory University to learn "how to listen to your body and overcome bingeing, overeating and obsession with food". This didn't work either so I joined Mountain Park Fitness and worked out on my own for seven months. I was stronger and felt better but wasn’t losing weight. Then I met Tarisa Fraunhoffer, a personal trainer from Michigan. She walked over to me at the gym and explained a few exercise mistakes I was making, gave me a free evaluation and showed me how to lose weight the easy, simple way. I wasn't eating enough food. I was eating sugar and not enough protein. After seven months of working out with Tarisa I've lost 40 pounds, 9% body fat, 24 inches and I’m much stronger. I'm very glad to be a 63 year old grandma who is not on a diet but healthy and strong. My daughter is now a client. She says that Tarisa is a miracle worker." Christine Kempton (has now lost over 50#, 12% body fat & 74")
"Thanks for everything...you have helped me get in shape and regain confidence. Working out has definitely changed my life. I firmly believe that God places people in your life to help you complete the journey. He put you in my life to help me find me again." -Deandre
"I celebrate my 68th birthday this year and I truly feel better, healthier and stronger than I did at 38. I now exercise 5-6 days a week, have weekly training sessions with Tarisa and also attend her Yoga class once a week. This investment in my health has paid major dividends including: improved balance, and flexibility, reduced stress, and increased strength from head to toe.
I recently went on a hike with my son and grandchildren and easily kept up as we climbed over rocks, etc. Plus, I had energy to spare when we finished! A major bonus is the fact that I now can go up & down stairs quickly without experiencing any knee pain.
Tarisa is caring & sensitive to the needs, potential, as well as limitation of each person she works with. She is very knowledgeable about healthy living, fitness, exercise and more and continously grows her knowledge base through research and study. She is flexible with my schedule needs and provides an individualized program. She knows how & when to encourage & push (though never too much), and provides consistent and positive feedback (leading me beyond anything I ever imagined I could do). This has positively impacted my total sense of well being!
I extend a huge thank you to Tarisa for changing my life!"
-Sue Miller, Senior Education Specialist at Emory Health Care