About me

My name is Tara and I'm one of the personal trainers at Genesis Fitness Byford.

Health and fitness has always been a huge player in my life. Having trained in martial arts since the age of 6 and competing at state/national and international level I have a have strong will and determination to succeed!
Fitness is home for me, whether it be lacing up my runners and hitting the pavement or putting on my Karate suit (Gi), I have always found my comfort place here.

Getting the most out of your workout/training is EXTREMELY important. I understand time constraints as a mum with 2 very busy little guys, time and energy is paramount!! No time is wasted in our workouts!

My biggest passions are helping our future Defence force prepare for an amazing journey ahead and Women and children's self defence.
Knowing how to defend yourself is a life skill!!

If you looking for that motivational starter or someone to kick you in the right direction, give me a shout and we can chat about what you need and how I can help.



  • Boxing
  • Circuit Training
  • Core Strength
  • Pre/Post Natal
  • Weight Loss and Toning


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Exercising After Birth: When should you start?

Michelle Gilmore

As you may be able to imagine, every women experiences a different personal journey through pregnancy and their birthing experience. Aside from the fact that we are all different any way, there are a number of other factors involved.

My personal experiences during and after pregnancy were totally different to what I had imagined them to be. They had a big impact on my return to fitness, and I will share them with you in a future article, but for now, I will focus on the ultimate question…how soon can I start exercising after giving birth? IMMEDIATELY! Yes you can begin exercising some of your muscles right away BUT not all of them, so it’s important that you continue reading to make sure you pace yourself.


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