HI! My name is Tanya Robertson.
Personal Trainer / Yoga & Pilates Instructor / Sound Practitioner / Holistic Nutritionist
I started my journey in the industry at the young age of 14, where I worked at the front desk of a YMCA. It was there that I started taking aerobic classes and working out in the gym. It was there that I found confidence, an outlet and a path that felt right.
In my teens, I became certified as Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer (YMCA, Can Fit Pro and through the Sport Performance Instrutitute). I organized and taught fitness classes at my high school in senior year.
After high school, I went to the University of Ottawa and majored in Social Sciences with a concentration in Leisure/Recreation. I took most of my electives in Human Kinetics and worked there as a fitness Instructor and personal trainer. During those years of study, I also worked at GoodLife Fitness Clubs (and bartened at the local bars to pay off school ;)
After graduating in 1997, I started working as a Corporate Health and Fitness Coordinator for Export Develpment Canada (EDC). I also started my business around this time and opened my studio. 10 Years after working at EDC, I left and got a contract with Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital as the Health and Fitness Coordinator for their employees.
While working at Export Development Canada, and running my business, I went back to school earned a diploma in at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrtion (CSNN) and in 2008 became a Registered Nutritional Consultant.
Upon graduation, I collaborated with two other classmates from the CSNN and we opened a multi-modality health business: "Collective Wellness." It provided infra red sauna sessions, massage therapy, fitness and nutrional consulting, life coaching and sold various health and fitness products. I learned so much from this endevore. After getting it off the ground, we sold it and it continued to grow.
Somewhere around that time, I learned a bit about being in front of the camera and coming up with a ton of creating movement ideas.
I was brought in as a Fitness Expert on "Todays the Day" at CTV Morning Live (with Lianne Lang) for roughly 10 years.
These days, I am still going strong with over 30 years of experience under my belt. I mainly work out of my studio training with private clients and small groups. I have developed a great work/life balance.
I enjoy all things active in nature; canoeing, kayaking, walking my dog, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing. When I'm not exercising, I am foraging mushrooms and wild medicinal herbs in my free time (which has become my new passion over the past few years).
Reiki Level 1 & 2
CPR / AED / First Aid Certified, Canadian Red Cross
Certified Ontario Health and Physical Education School Teacher (2017)
Bachelor of Education, Health and Physical Education, University of Ottawa (2015)
Psychic Development Level 1 & 2, Specialty of Mediumship. (2012)
Certificate for Yoga Instructor (Hatha & Yin), Yoga Alliance (2011)
Natural Nutrition Diploma, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Ottawa (2007)
Certificate for Nutritional & Wellness Specialist, Can-Fit-Pro (2001)
Certificate for Fitness Leader Course in Group Fitness, YMCA (1998)
Bachelor in Social Science, Concentration in Leisure Studies, University of Ottawa (1997)
Strength Trainer Certification with Sports Performance Institute (1997)
Personal Trainer Certification with Can Fit Pro (1996)
Assistant Instructor Certification with YMCA (1995)
Personal Trainer YMCA Certification, (1995)
In the News
My work has been featured on CBC Radio, Tone Magasine, iRun Magazine, and I was a regular contributor on CTV’s Today’s the Day with Lianne Laing for 10 years. Check out my recent media contributions below.