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Meet Your Coach: Tatiana Lampa

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Hey there!


It's been awhile since I've blogged and this is very exciting because this will live on my website! This will be the official home of where I will be sharing recipes, educational fitness and health topics and an insight in my life. 

 Okay here we go!


Hi I'm Tatiana Lampa. I'm from Queens, NY and I am a certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist and the founder and creator of the Training with T App and the Move Better program. I've been in the fitness industry for nearly a decade! I know, wow!

Let's do a quick back track on how I became a trainer and a fitness app creator.  

I went to school with the goal of becoming a physical therapist... the first female physical therapist for the Yankees *to be specific* I graduated with Nutrition and Exercise Sciences and took all my pre-med classes. I was college dance team dancer, balancing 3-4 jobs and working on my physical therapy hours. Let's say, I was a very busy girl. I look back at those days and think, "how did I do it all?!"


I didn't become a physical therapist. I became a personal trainer to save money for DPT school. My first gig was working at NYSC as a trainer. I didn't know that becoming a trainer would be my full time career, I strictly looked it as a "side gig." My cliente ranged from early 20's to senior citizen. A lot of my senior citizen clients came to me with their goal of bettering their lifestyle. I had one client in particular that change my outlook on my cute little side gig. She told me after 3 months of training together, "that because of you, I'm able to get up from the garden without any pain." That was it for me. I knew I can impact more people! I applied all my knowledge from my degree and physical therapy rehab exercises to my clients. I really focused on prehab, rehab and overall strength. I gave myself one year to build my name, brand and cliente so I can leave the commercial gym. Don't get me wrong, I learned SO much from that one year experience. And highly recommend anyone who is starting in fitness to explore that route first.


After that one year I went off on my own as an independent trainer in 2016, it may sound scary which at the time was a bit nerve recking but I went with my gut. I worked REAL hard on building my name, I was posting on Instagram and sharing all my clients workouts and progression that just skyrocketed my business. I decided to get into boutique fitness to reach more people and grow my clientele. I taught at SLT in Long Island, NY and look back at the training I had and have to say it was one of the best trainings. It helped me become a better instructor. 

I've always manifested that I would be a fitness model... the following year in 2017 I was recruited and signed to State Management! I couldn't believe it, my dreams were coming true. My first casting ever was with Adidas and I booked my first job!!! It was so epic. Throughout my fitness career I was balancing modeling and running throughout NYC to castings. (oh man those were the days)

I started my new job as a group fitness instructor at Fithouse. A new concept where there were different modalities of classes in one space. This might have been one of my favorite places to work. We had the best members who I still speak to to this day. I taught HIIT and strength classes. I then started teaching on the treadmill for Element by Performix, a new concept that was releasing. Teaching on the treadmill was very new for me and I really enjoyed that challenge and ended up loving it! During this time, we were in talks of opening a personal training gym in Long Island, which I was super pumped for. I was also approached to start my own fitness app in February 2020. You can probably guess how insane my schedule was then!


Here's a sample:

Wake up at 4:30 am 

Get to my first class to teach at 6:30am

Train my client down the block at 7:30am

Train with my trainer at 9am

Teach at 10:30am and 12pm

Do some admin work, eat lunch, nap or run to castings

Train my 3 and 4pm client

Teach at 6 and 7pm

Get home at 9 or 930pm 


And yes, I use to work 7 days a week for many years until I realized.. I was SO tired. So my goal was to have one day off and one other day a bit lighter. 


Then COVID hit March 2020 and the world shut down. I lost every single one of my jobs. I went from a fully booked schedule to actually being able to sleep until 7am.

I was thankfully blessed that I was already coaching clients worldwide online with my Move Better program so that was a quick and easy transition. Most of my in person clients were able to move online and I was working on building my online presence. I built out the Training with T App and it was released September 2020!!


After being full time online, I'm about 60% online and 40% in person. It's been 3 years of the Training with T App with clients all over the world, whom I love! I have my Move Better program and I'm back to teaching in person at Tremble Miami on the megaformer/x-former. 


There has been SO many great opportunities rosed during the pandemic. I was asked to be on Health Magazine March 2021 issue with a 3 page spread! SAY WHAT?!

The Training with T App was voted "BEST FITNESS APP for CHALLENGES" by Women's Health Magazine in 2021.

I was invited to be a speaker and presenter for NSCA in Colorado.

I have a spread on Women's Health Magazine September 2023 issue!!


Hard work never goes unseen. I truly pride myself on the work I've done and helping my clients be their healthier version of themselves as well as MOVE and FEEL better. 


There are moments when I think I will leave the fitness industry but as I write out my journey, I'm still in disbelief all the accomplishments I've achieved. I get to travel for my job, meet new people and share what I'm truly passion about. But I don't want to discredit all the hardships that I had to overcome that I did not include here. My journey is truly something else and I am SO proud of everything I've done so far!


My story continues on!

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