Drumming workout hits all the right beats in Sidney’s fitness scene


WATCH: A personal trainer in Sidney is offering a high-energy workout that aims to hit all the right beats. Ceilidh Millar reports. 

When it comes putting her dreams in motion, Tara Brunet doesn’t wait for an opportunity to strike ? she creates her own.

“I started my personal training business out of my bedroom three years ago,” said Brunet, who is based out of Sidney. “I just trained people off of my bookshelf with some dumbells.”

It was Brunet’s desire to help other women be the best version of themselves that sparked her interest in opening a fitness studio.

“It’s really important to me to help women start to love themselves where they are now,” Brunet explained.

Growing up, she fought her own battle with an eating disorder.

“I didn’t feel confident in my body,” Brunet said. “I didn’t know who to turn to or what to do.”

It was at her lowest point that she found the courage and strength to move forward in her career and fitness journey.

“I wanted [my studio] to be this really safe space for women to come and feel confident in their bodies,” Brunet explained.

In March 2017, the young entrepreneur moved her gear into a space at 2042 Mills Road in Sidney, which she transformed into her fitness studio.

Now a certified personal trainer and registered natural nutrition practitioner, Brunet has helped hundreds of people find their own inner strength with personal training, fitness classes and online videos.

“I just love sitting down and coming up with fun workouts,” she said.  “I never repeat a workout.”

Brunet’s latest fitness venture is really heating ? and beating ? things up in the local fitness scene.

“I recently started teaching Pound classes,” Brunet explained. “Pound is like a drumming inspired, cardio, choreographed, dance workout.”

Brunet says she is one of the only instructors in Victoria teaching the exercise style.

The workout, which started in Los Angeles, incorporates drumming sticks, pilates, disco lights and upbeat music.

“It is so much fun,” Brunet said. “You don’t even feel like you’re working out!”

With her one-year anniversary this week, Brunet hopes to help many more women chase after their fitness and personal goals.

“When they leave [the studio,] I want them to feel better than when they came in,” Brunet added. “I want them to feel like they can tackle anything once they walk out the doors!”

More information on Pound classes, along with other training, can be found on Brunet’s website.

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