Tammy Thomson, CPT, CES



Tammy’s path into health and fitness has been a journey.  She started as an endurance athlete and moved into more strength and recovery work after she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and Hashimoto’s.  Nutrition and movement were pivotal in this journey.  Tammy is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist.  Her goal is to be healthy and strong.  She loves being outside, mountain biking, and spending time with her favorite 3 – her husband and 2 children.



What are 3 ways you stay healthy with a busy schedule?

1 – Food prep – I don’t like to cook every day, so once or twice a week I grocery shop and spend a few hours in the kitchen and fill the refrigerator so that there is always something healthy to eat.

2 – SLEEP!!  It seems like the simplest thing, but it makes the biggest difference in how I feel.

3 – Strength training keeps me feeling healthy and strong.  I try to get in 4-5 workouts a week.

If you could only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Mexican and Chocolate.  I could eat Mexican food every day and I do eat chocolate every day.

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

 A Nick’s Stick Turkey stick and a rice cake with peanut butter and banana.

Can you share something about yourself with us we may not know?

I grew up on a farm in rural Georgia and have lived in Georgia my entire life.

Do you have a favorite inspirational podcast or book?

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey.  It has made me stop and think about things in my life that have been greenlights and then there are some redlights.

What’s your all-time favorite song to work out to?

My favorite song from my running days is I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas.  Eminem and Pitbull are always on my playlist too.

Tell us how you first got interested in health and wellness.

This has been a journey.  My husband got me involved in triathlons and I did triathlons and running races.  I loved cycling, so I became a spin and group fitness instructor.  Wanting to get more involved in health and wellness, I became a personal trainer.  I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and Hashimoto’s 9 years ago and health and wellness became a more important part of my life as I was navigating through all of the challenges that came with living without a thyroid.

What is your spirit animal and why?

My spirit animal would have to be a mama bear.  I take care of my people and am fiercely protective of them.