Fitness Files: Tara Lee
Tara Lee has been practicing yoga for 17 years and teaching for 11. She is a registered senior teacher at the Yoga Alliance UK and can be seen regularly on the Sky TV channel. Her classes embody dynamic yoga for all fitness levels. While pregnant with her first child she incorporated pregnancy yoga and post natal yoga to her classes and has the best selling pregnancy yoga DVD in the UK. Continue reading to learn more about this yogie and how the practice of yoga helps keep her balanced.
NMF: Has fitness always been a major part of your life or was there a catalyst/point in your life when you made it more of a focus and priority?
TL: Yes I've been into fitness from a young age. I remember doing Jane Fonda workout videos with my mother when I was about 8 years old in her bedroom! I did a lot of sports at school and then kept fit when I was at university as it seemed essential to counteract the hours spent sitting studying. I discovered yoga at university and fell in love with it as it made me feel so good.
NMF: What are a few of your go-to healthy snacks/drinks that help keep you on the straight and narrow?
TL: I start the day with fresh lemon and hot water as it has such cleansing properties and is good for the liver. I snack on fruit, rice cakes and humous or avocado and nuts and seeds and have a daily fresh fruit and vegetable juice with spirulina or a smoothie with almond milk, fruit, kale or spinach, nuts, seeds, chia seeds, spirulina and green powders. I also love to drink coconut water.
At Nadia Murdock Fit our motto is “Train Your Mind, Change Your Body” so we must ask:
NMF: How do you train your mind and stay motivated?
TL: The good feeling I get from exercising is enough to motivate me and when I don't exercise I don't feel so energetic or clear headed. I enjoy exercise so it's not a chore for me. It's part of my every day routine and essential to my well being.
NMF: How do you change your body? What are your fitness favorites?