Stay healthy and fit! Book a session, join a class or let us design a program for you and your family.
All ages and abilities
BIG HEART FITNESS is your local personal training studio and group exercise class provider,
located in beautiful Creemore.
Fitness and wellness services are also offered online - and we do house calls! We fit fitness into your schedule - the possibilities are endless.
Take your time, look around...Drop us a line if we can answer any questions.
Wednesdays at 6:00pm - 60 mins
May 24 - June 28
$96 for 6 classes
Have fun working up a sweat in nature this summer! This 60-minute class is an interval-training style class, incorporating weights and other resistance equipment, cardio drills and a deep stretch. All you need to bring is your running shoes, yoga mat, a towel and water. We provide the equipment and the motivation!
Washroom is available on site. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather will be refunded.
Thursdays at 7:00pm - 75 mins
June 22 - August 31 (no class on August 3)
$180 for 10 classes
Welcome to Big Heart Fitness Yoga. Leave the stress of your day at the door. Come in to stretch, breathe and unwind. This class will help you release tension, stiffness and stress, and will support your fitness and athletic performance. Geared towards intermediate-level yogis, though everyone will be accommodated.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN YOGA MAT, TOWEL AND WATER. Classes will be capped at a maximum of 16 participants for Outdoor Bootcamp and 8 participants for Indoor Yoga. Age 13+. Please register ahead of the start date. A confirmation and more details will be sent to registered participants.
Book your own private Restorative Yoga with Thai Massage session! Sessions are 90 minutes in length, and prices vary depending on number of participants (1-4 people per session).
Please call, text, email or click "contact us" to book a private session for you, and/or your family and friends. We work with clients of all ages, life stages and abilities.
Let's work together to help you meet your goals! Whether a workout for you and your family, a new program to follow, relaxation strategies, or nutritional support, I am here for you.
60-Minute Session Prices:
Online/virtual - $60
In-person at Big Heart Fitness studio - $75
In-person house call (in your home/office) - $85
I'm Taryn, and since 2005, I have been very fortunate to have trained hundreds of amazing individuals, helping them to feel better and live healthier lifestyles. I will work to help you meet your goals, in a way that works for you.
I work with clients one-on-one and in groups in my studio, just outside Creemore, at gyms, in parks and schools. I can also bring the gym or yoga studio to you in your home, club or office, making your fitness experience accessible, and providing you with the tools and motivation through which better health, wellness and happiness can be attained.
I work with people of all ages - from young children up to those in their 90’s; with healthy individuals, individuals with chronic health challenges, or those facing temporary setbacks. No matter your ability, age, or stage in life, I would be honoured to support you on your journey.
I create and implement thoughtful, well-balanced and effective fitness, yoga, nutrition and wellness programs. I strongly believe that though we may not always be able to do everything, we can always do something.
I have years of experience coaching a range of clients from those training for their first triathlons, serious sports enthusiasts, those looking to increase muscle mass, decrease body fat, clients working through post-injury rehab programs, and those trying to reduce daily stress or improve their posture. I have been very fortunate to be able to share fitness and yoga both with adults and also in schools, and to be a guest speaker at wellness events, speaking to students and parents on a variety of physical and mental wellness topics.
I have worked alongside physicians creating safe exercise programs for those managing chronic health conditions including arthritis, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, partial paralysis and hypertension. I coach and support those working on dietary changes and nutritional cleanses. I have supported women and their families through pregnancy, labour, delivery and postpartum, both as a personal trainer and as a doula.
I LOVE what I get to do each day, and feel grateful to be in a position to encourage and assist people in making healthy lifestyle changes! I take great pleasure in sharing my knowledge, experience and positivity with others, and in learning from each and every individual I work with.
All services are offered in the Big Heart Fitness studio, outdoors (weather permitting), or in your home/office/club:
1-on-1 Personal Training - 60 mins
Partner or Small Group Training - 60-75 mins
Customized Group Classes for Children and Teens (Schools/Clubs/Teams) - 30-60 mins
Customized Group Classes for Adults - 45-90 mins
Wellness Consulting & Special Events - 60 mins/half day/full day
Customized Retreats - half day/full day
Nutritional Support - per hour
Customized Exercise Design - per hour
Pregnancy/Postpartum Support - per hour
Bachelor of Science, Psychology
(University of Toronto)
Certified Personal Trainer Specialist
Certified Nutrition and Wellness Specialist
Certified Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness Specialist
Thai Massage with Restorative Yoga (Navina)
Children’s Fitness Coach
Labour Doula Training
Yoga for the Classroom
(Esther Myers Yoga Studio)
(Zone Health and Fitness)
Post-Injury Rehab and Sports Injury Management
(Bally Total Fitness)
Periodization Training for Sports
Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness
Strength Training for Older Adults
Pilates for Pregnancy
Yoga for Back Pain
Nutrition for Masters Athletes
Neurodynamics and Neuroimmunology of Yoga
Kundalini and Yogic Breathwork for Health
(The Yoga Conference)
Postnatal Fitness Program Design
CPR and Emergency First Aid
Personal Trainer, Wellness Educator, Yoga Instructor, Freelance, 2014-Present
Personal Trainer (Level 5), The Sports Clubs of Canada, and GoodLife Fitness, 2005-2014
Personal Training Manager, GoodLife Fitness, 2013-2014
Equity Research Associate and Analyst covering the Oil & Gas sector, 2000-2005
PERSONAL FITNESS HISTORY
- 25 years of yoga experience (Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, Iyengar, Bikram, specialties such as children and prenatal/postnatal)
- 20 years of dance experience (ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop and folk)
- 15 years basketball and rugby
- 5 years of training in Capoeira
- avid weight trainer (25+ years of experience), runner, triathlete
MORE ABOUT ME
- I am a firefighter, wife and mother to three amazing kids
- You'll find me keeping busy skiing, playing basketball, camping, cycling, running, exploring nature, gardening, cooking, reading, cheering for the Raptors, and playing with my boys and Great Pyrenees
“I have trained with Taryn for over 15 years. She is extremely knowledgeable and has an extensive background in various types of training, including yoga and pilates. She tailors her programs to suit your specific needs and keeps things interesting by changing the workouts periodically. She is genuinely interested in you as a person, and takes your lifestyle into consideration when preparing the training routines. For example, I recently took up curling and she created a program to address all the muscle groups that are affected by curling - it is amazing and makes me feel very confident that I am strengthening the appropriate areas. Any time I have an injury or an issue, she spends time researching the most appropriate ways to ensure no further injury while continuing our workouts. She has been an amazing trainer and and after so many years I consider her a good friend. I would highly recommend Taryn, and can honestly say she is one of the best trainers I have ever had.”
Olympic bar, weight plates, bumper plates
Chin up bar
Tricep dip bars
TRX Suspension trainer
Adjustable bench (incline/flat/decline)
Rubber and steel dumbbells
BOSU balance trainers
Resistance bands and power bands
Yoga mats, blocks and straps
Washroom and shower
Children’s playroom (unsupervised)
Change table and infant feeding area
Free parking (stairs at entrance)
Bluetooth Speaker, Free WiFi
Children are welcome to use the attached, unsupervised, playroom while their parents/guardians are in the Big Heart Fitness Gym
Is childcare provided?
You are welcome to bring your children to 1-on-1 training sessions. We regret we cannot accommodate children during small group classes. We have an attached playroom available. The playroom is unsupervised, but attached to the gym. Or you may choose to work out at home and let me bring the gym to you!
Do I have to sign up for a long-term contract?
No. Fitness plans are completely customized according to your needs, availability and budget. More consistent workouts mean you stay motivated and meet your goals sooner. Group classes require registration for the full series of 6-10 classes.
What sort of payment do you accept?
Cash, cheque, or e-transfer, please. Payment is due when services are rendered, unless otherwise arranged. Receipts are provided.
What equipment/space do I need in my home?
Very little! Usually, if you have enough space to unroll a yoga mat, we can make it work. I have a large selection of small equipment that travels with me to your home/office/club/school.