Healthy and Fit Women, Tamara Pridgett
Former Division 1, All-American Sprinter who is currently living in New York City. She is a trainer who is specializing in pre/postnatal training and as she says “writer by night/whenever a great idea pops into my head.” She is a strong and inspirational woman who stand for everything Healthy and Nourished. We are so glad to have her here to share her views on health and fitness.
Tell little a bit about yourself?
I’m Tamara Pridgett and I’m originally from Tucson, Arizona. I moved to NY because I wanted something completely different than what I was accustomed to. I wasn’t 100% sure about what I wanted to do, so I decided that while I was figuring it out I would start training while I figured everything out. Currently, I’m a personal trainer, focusing on pre/postnatal clients.
What is your story to health and fitness?
I’ve always been involved in fitness. I started playing sports when I was 7, and it became very clear that I was a natural. I loved that I could be competitive and I enjoyed the intensity that sports came with. I played all throughout middle school and high school and got a scholarship to run in college.
What are your biggest learning lessons when it comes to health and fitness?
I would say on either end, whether you’re the trainer or the client you have to be committed to it. If not it makes everything so much harder. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, success is hard to find.
How’s your training routine looks like?
My training routine is pretty simple. I’m a creature of habit. I like to lift weights, specifically olympic lifting. I try to run sprints whether it’s at the track or on the treadmill. I’ve been trying to implement more yoga because it’s great for your body, but also your mind.
What are your goals when it comes to workouts and your relationship with your body?
My goals have changed over the years. I’m no longer training to be the best sprinter so I’m not as hard on myself. My goals are just to maintain my strength and fitness levels. I don’t overtrain or push myself too hard, because I’ve done that my entire life. I just want to do things that make me happy and feel good.
Tell us more about FitMamaCity…
FitMamaCity is my baby! It’s training for women who are beginning to think about having children, pregnant, or postnatal. I wanted to create a community where women, at any stage of their life and motherhood can feel empowered!