In my mid-20s I discovered ashtanga yoga, and as any serious ashtangi would, I focused purely on that. I stopped running, skipped the gym, and was up at 6 every morning for classes. When I moved to Dublin I felt like I needed a change, so I thought I’d give running another try, this time applying what I’d learned from yoga. To my amazement, I loved it from day one.
Run With Tina didn’t start with a business idea, it started with a desire to help other women who wanted to learn to love running as I have. I started my career in marketing, but for a while I couldn’t find the right marketing job for me. In 2009, a friend asked me if I could help her start running, so I created a programme for her that was gentler than some of the beginner programmes I’d seen, and we started meeting up regularly.
We had a great time, and soon more women wanted to join us, so I created an eight-week Running Made Easy course. Before I knew it I had long waiting lists and I’d forgotten all about finding that marketing job.
I’m qualified as a Personal Trainer and I’m continually learning about fitness, nutrition and health. I am currently studying to become a yoga teacher under the guidance of David Curtis. And since I had my daughter Yasmin in November 2010, I’m learning even more about encouraging healthy and active lifestyles for families.
I currently see a limited number of private clients for total transformation in South Dublin