OUR TEAM

Tash Columbus | Owner

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Tash is the woman behind the #teamtash Training movement. She’s a mother of two who has battled through her own insecurities and health issues.

 

β€œI was tired, over-weight and embarrassed to even go out - I had no confidence or self-belief and I knew I needed to change this. I joined Les Mills in Dunedin and started on my journey to finding myself again, I had no idea it would lead me to where I am today.”

 

After regaining some of her confidence and self-belief she began studying as a personal trainer via distance learning and in 2014 started working at Les Mills.

 

β€œWithin a month I was full with clients and I quickly learned what I was best at and who I like to train, this of course was other women. I felt like being able to relate to their own personal struggles made me a better, more supportive trainer.”

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In 2015 Tash ran her first free, woman-only bootcamp as a way to give back to the community. This was where the next chapter started. The bootcamp was a huge success and by 2016 she was running 4 bootcamps but was limited by space and facilities. That’s when she found the perfect premises to open her own, dedicated #teamtash Training studio.

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β€œMy vision was a studio where women would be proud to come and be part of something much greater than β€˜just another bootcamp’. #teamtash is a place where women come together, support and encourage each other, we see each others highs and lows this is a place where women find their confidence again, it’s a family.”

 

Tash has a loyal following of clients because she puts her heart and soul into what she does. She genuinely loves what she does and the people she works with.

 

β€œI could not do this without my clients support and truly from the bottom of my heart I thank you for coming on this journey with me. I still have big plans and I can’t wait to see them unfold.”

Erica | HEAD COACH

My coaching journey began back with my involvement in sport as a student coach coaching younger sports teams in both basketball and volleyball.

As much as I enjoyed being a player in both these sports, I always felt there was something really special about being a coach.

 

My interest in helping people grow and better themselves as individuals continued to develop when I began down the track of my own fitness journey. 

 

The more I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, the more I not only gained in physical fitness, but in my self-confidence. I also discovered how valuable exercise was for physical and mental wellbeing.  

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In 2018 I began training as a Group Fitness and Metafit Instructor. After qualifying I found my love for what I was doing had grown so much that I decided to continue further with this, and in 2019 I trained and qualified as a Personal Trainer. 

 

I have worked with clients of a diverse range of goals and needs, working with them to create the best path for them, push their limits and get them where they want to be (and beyond!). 

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Working with my clients and being a part of their journey is something I’m really privileged to be able to do.

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I feel so honoured to be part of the coaching family as Head Coach at #teamtash and love being a part of an amazing community where women are empowered, support each other and have a place to feel confident while working toward their goals.