Tarynn’s World

Not everybody who works at EPT is a personal trainer. The successful business needs people behind the scenes to keep everything ticking along and ensure everyone is happy. Tarynn, EPT’s Studio Manager, is one such person:

“I have the best job in the world.  On a daily basis, I get to watch people doing extraordinary things with their bodies; people who hobble painfully through our doors one day, only to walk through them, pain free, the next.  The strength of our small community also never ceases to amaze me.

Upon my arrival each day, I am greeted by smiling, happy staff, and even happier clientele.  Well maybe the last part is a little lie.  There are often grimacing faces, painful stares and tons of blood, sweat and tears, but no matter how hard the session, endorphins eventually kick in and people break into smile. Or perhaps it's just pure elation that the session has ended!

Although my day starts with people, it very quickly becomes all about business.  My role includes, but is not limited to, overseeing admin, running of accounts, marketing, customer relations, all finances, human resources, IT and operations.  Basically jack of all trades, master of none!

So why do I do what I do?  I have always enjoyed being fit and, coming from South Africa, there was something wrong with you if you didn't play sport.  So a few years ago, I decided to combine my two passions; sports and business, and turn it into work.  After too many years in the banking industry, this break away was a total revelation!

What’s next for me?  The world is my oyster!  I am a bit of a geek and love learning new skills and I'm always on the hunt for something interesting.  At the moment, I am in the process of completing my Precision Nutrition level 1 course, and, as of next year, I will be studying Kinesiology part time.  

I love to travel, and with hubby being a pilot, opportunity always presents itself.  We love adventure holidays and have a few goodies planned for next year.  Some of these are; cage diving with Great White Sharks in Cape Town (eek- little nervous about this one), trekking in Rwanda with the great Silver Back Guerrillas, tribal adventures in the Masai Mara(hopefully coinciding with the migration of the Wilderbeeste) and maybe a little olive picking in Tuscany.

I'm a firm believer that we have one life and we need to fill it with as many adventures as we can!  Work hard, play hard and love to the fullest.”