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Tembo aspires to bolster our clients strength & power with supreme support and knowledge from a certified personal trainer & certified nutrition coach. We put our clients goals and needs first by keeping them engaged, educated, and entertained in every interaction.
Tembo is “elephant” in Swahili. Elephants, in the African culture, are a symbolism of strength and power. They are highly praised for their stamina, loyalty, mental faculties, and much more.
AJ is the name, personal training is the passion. My little family consists of my wife, 1yr old son, 2 dogs & a cat! I played sports all my life; basketball, volleyball, track & field, and football. I like a nice day with the doors and top off the Jeep, coffee, and a good bourbon, neat! I have been providing personal training services for over 13yrs. I also have my MBA in Finance (personal trainer and financial analyst/accountant - unheard of, I know)! I am currently NASM-CPT certified and actively pursuing my NASM-CNC certification. My clientele has included an array of wonderful individuals, from student athletes to individuals just wanting to be held accountable. Helping people become stronger physically and mentally through their health & fitness is what it’s all about for me!
You may find humor on our website, but at Tembo we take your fitness goals seriously. We know and understand that health & fitness can be challenging, and our goal is to help you overcome hurdles and reach your goals. First and foremost, we get to know you as a person in order to understand who you are and what you really need and want. Gaining this insight and building rapport with you allows us to create your individualized fitness plan.
Numerous years of experience, education, and success gives us the proficiency to create a plan that will help you reach your goals. Our plans include exercise and healthy, conscious eating to ensure you obtain the best results. We are your support system; we got your back! We will keep you on track, keep you motivated to reach your goals, reassess goals frequently, and attack any barriers that you face, TOGETHER!
It’s no secret that changing your way of life to adapt to better health & fitness habits is difficult. It is even possible to fail at times but if something isn’t working for you, we adjust. We want health & fitness to become a part of who you are in order to sustain healthy habits.
(Note: you can still partake in a root beer float, promise!) Life is all about balance!
I began training with AJ in preparation for my wedding at the end of this year. Not only did she make sure that the workouts aligned with my fitness goals, but she made them fun too! AJ is the most reliable, dedicated and professional trainer I have ever worked with. She truly cares about your progress, and will do anything she can to help you along the way. 10/10 would recommend her!
Each day you train with AJ is unique. I had a goal of losing 30 pounds and she helped me achieve that. She pushed me each time I trained and held me accountable. She had a variety of exercises in her back pocket to switch things up. No training session was ever the same which kept things interesting. AJ wasn’t just concerned about our training sessions together - she checked in on my personal workouts, eating habits and sleep.
AJ made coming to the gym fun. She cares about her clients on a level I haven’t seen from a personal trainer before. She has an innate ability to connect with people. She kept me laughing while pushing me to achieve my goals. I couldn’t ask for a better trainer!
As a personal trainer, you couldn't ask for any better. She's attentive to your goals and strives to make your workout challenging, but fun too. I came to her with back issues and she was able to accommodate me with different poses to strengthen my core. You never get bored because each workout she plans is different. Keeps you so much more motivated! She's simply the best!
Training is a love hate thing for me, but AJ makes training the highlight of the week with varied exercises that work on all the needed areas. I could have not achieved success without her.
AJ is the BEST trainer! I worked with AJ for two years and it was an amazing experience. AJ is patient and kind but pushes you to your potential. I would recommend AJ to anyone who is looking to get in shape!
AJ is amazing to work with! I have been working with AJ for over 7 years and she continues to challenge me with every new workout! She’s very accommodating to a busy working schedule that requires out of town travel with allows for virtual or pre-made workouts to do while on the road. During our 1/1 training sessions she is completely focused on me while helping me improve my form along with enhancing the actual workout. Not only does she encourage during the workouts she keeps up with what exercises/eating habits I am doing while not with her. Sends motivational tips throughout the week. I would recommend AJ to anyone that wants a personalized and reliable trainer!
AJ was fantastic to work with. She understood my body, my goals and helped me to increase my stamina at my body’s pace. Don’t get me wrong, she motivated me when I didn’t necessarily want to.
When it was all said and done she made me stronger physically and mentally.