Tamara prior a YogaSix Xponential+ Workout

Get to Know Your XPRO: Tamara Teragawa of YogaSix on XPLUS and lululemon Studio

In this series “Get to Know Your XPRO,” XPRO’s for Xponential+ share more about themselves and their fitness knowledge. Working out is always more fun when you know your instructor on a deeper level, so check out what Tamara Teragawa of YogaSix had to say below.

Where are you from and where do you currently live?

I am from San Dimas, CA and now I live in San Diego!

Tell us why you started teaching fitness and what certifications you have.

I've been active since a young age and have always loved it. I first started teaching dance over 10 years ago when I used to dance in college and professionally (like most dancers), which is where I first stepped foot into teaching movement of any sort. Shortly after I started doing yoga, I completed my 200 Hour YTT certification with zero intention of ever teaching. But yoga had such a significant impact on my life that I could not wait to share it with as many people as possible and decided to start teaching. Now I am a 500 Hour RYT, including certifications in Power, Vinyasa, Restorative, Trauma-informed, Children’s, Aerial, Senior and Chair Yoga. I also have my NASM personal training certification.

What is your favorite workout to do on your own time and why?

Oh, I cannot pick just ONE favorite form of working out. I obviously love yoga, but I pick my workouts based off of my mood. Sometimes I will weight train; some days I work out in groups and do Crossfit; sometimes when I feel the need to be more creative, I will pole dance or do other forms of dancing or aerial. Other days I just need a solid run to feel free and light. More recently, I've picked up boxing and that has been fun to feel powerful in my body in an entirely different way!

What is your favorite piece of workout equipment?

Yoga mat!

What are 5 essential items you keep in your gym bag?

Headphones are number one! I also keep a water bottle, straps and belt for lifting, deodorant, and gum. Chewing somehow gets me more focused.

What are your favorite pieces of workout clothing?

Cute and fun sport bras, Align yoga pants from lululemon (they feel like butter!), and my Nike Metcons for weight training. Otherwise I'll do it barefoot; I love working out without shoes on.

What is your favorite healthy snack?

Does guacamole count?

What is your go-to breakfast to start the day off on the right foot?

Eggs with spinach and mushrooms! (And guacamole of course.)

What is your favorite place to go on a run or walk?

Locally, my favorite place is the Beach Trail at Torrey Pines, but if I could choose one of my favorite places ever for a walk, that would be up in NorCal at Fern Canyon or anywhere in the Redwoods.

Who is your favorite artist to work out to?

Oh this is a challenging one! It depends on the workout but lately some of my favorite artist to move
to are: Beyonce, CryJaxx, WYR Gemi, ZHU, and Amber Mark.

What are your top 3 tips to stay motivated with fitness?
  1. It does not have to be perfect, just your best with what you’ve got in this moment.
  2. Pressure makes diamonds. If you want to sparkle and shine, you have to be willing to do the work.
  3. Nobody will ever work as hard for the things you want as you will. Show up for yourself!

Now that you know Tamara a bit better, take a look at her YogaSix classes on the Xponential+ app or lululemon Studio. You can learn more about the entire XPRO team here!