Personal Training Services, Fitness Class, Yoga and Meditation

A 12 Week Program

These body positive sessions are designed to make sure your goals are met in the most holistic method possible. Tara believes that anyone who wants real change in their life can attain it and she is a guide in the process. The real work comes to you when you are ready. Strength training protects bone health and muscle mass and improves cardiovascular health. You won't bulk up unless you want to - see this article for more info from Canyon Ranch (a private medical spa fitness centre in the USA)

A free assessment of 30 minutes is offered before any payment to make sure both Tara and the client are in alignment.

Online Personal Training Services

Tara also offers a 4 Week Introduction Program online during quarantine starting May 11th, 2020.

Pay-by-donation - total fee $5-$10 for these 4 Weeks.  All donations go to Epilepsy Maritimes in memory of Jessica MacNutt, GroPro President and friend.

Payment accepted by etransfer.

Video link will be sent out from Vimeo.


Meal plans – included with in-person personal training clients for free. Not a personal training client? Fee is $30 per hour. Free initial consult 20 mins.  Follows the 2BMindset Nutrition coaching method - Beachbody Nutrition Program (not a diet).

Walking Club

Find Your Feet

September 14th - October 23rd, 2020

Maximum 10 people.  Register by emailing

Mondays and Fridays starting at 6:30pm

Nordixx Poles provided (optional)

Resistance Bands provided (Kaitlyn A Beaver, and Tara MacDonald, Personal Trainers)

Working with Covid-19 restrictions

Meeting at the Fairbanks Centre, Shubie Park, Dartmouth NS Canada

Requesting donations to Feed NS in return for our services

Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact exercise that provides the highest benefits for health,  wellness and fitness for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Anyone can become a Nordic Pole Walker and instantly experience the benefits of poling.  Pole Walking  has been proven and validated through many scientific and clinical research studies to be a catalyst in promotion of improving your health,  physical activity and rehabilitation.

Nordic Pole Walking started in Finland in the early 1990s as a way for cross-country skiers to train during the summer months.  It was introduced as a low-impact form of exercise that involves walking with a pair of customized poles. The activity exploded across Europe in the 1990s and has grown to the point where today more than 20% of Finns and aprroximately 10-15 million Germans regularly pole walk.

Anyone who suffers from diabetes, who's overweight or has high blood pressure and has been encouraged by their physician to exercise, this is the activity for you.   Or if you are already an active walker and want to see even greater improvements in your health,  this activity is also great for you.  The basis is simple.  Normal walking utilizes muscles in the lower half of the body while pole walking adds the use of your upper body muscles,  your arms, back, shoulders and neck.  Pole Walking turns your walk into a whole-body activity.

Numerous clinical studies show the vast benefits of pole walking, especially among seniors.  Poling contributes to faster weight loss, better cardiovascular health and better posture.  Poling even helps people recovering from knee or hip surgery to get moving again through the support from the poles.

The health benefits of pole walking are so convincing that hospitals and medical associations are actively encouraging its integration into health and wellness practice.
Some of the benefits of Nordic Pole Walking are:

*  you incorporate 90% use of body muscles (only 40% while walking without poles)
*  you increase your cardiovascular workout
*  increases of up to 46% higher calorie expenditure
*  there is reduced stress on your hips and knees through the support of the poles
*  you improve your posture and balance
*  perceived as less workout than the actual true physical exertion
*  upper body activity using the poles improves upper body mobility
*  upper body activity using the poles reduces upper back, neck and shoulder pains
*  it is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels