Tamara Gehring, owner of Mind Body Connection Chestermere, brings personal training, massage, fitness and overall health into people’s lives.
“I like to help people. I find people so often forget about themselves,” Gehring said.
For the last 12 years, Gehring has been creating personal relationships with her clients in her home-based gym and wellness studio.
“My clients see the results they get with me, so they stay with me,” she said.
Gehring offers high-intensity interval training (HIIT), including barre, yoga, pilates, small group training, along with one-on-one fitness and massage therapy.
She will often customize personal training routines to accommodate client’s needs.
“If I have a mom who comes in and says she’s had a hard day, and she wants to kick stuff, that’s what we’ll do,” she said.
Although Gehring has been steadily growing her business for over a decade, she has run into challenges. Marketing her services to the community and finding new clients has been onerous.
“It takes a business to close for people to realize there are other options out there,” Gehring said.
Building relationships is rewarding for Gehring. Strangers become clients and eventually become family.
When not working on growing her business, Gehring donates to the Chestermere Regional Food Bank, helps young mothers in the community by collecting baby items, and gets involved in local events.
Any free time Gehring has is spent with her family, enjoying the outdoors, at her mother’s farm, camping, travelling, or working out in her gym.
“I’m always with my family. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but with them,” she said.