Meet Your Instructor: Tammara Bode

tammara_bodeTammara has recently moved back to her native Seattle after completing her Master’s degree in Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. As a former competitive gymnast, Tammara comes to us with a solid background in both dance and gymnastics.  She has coached gymnastics for the past twelve years and has instructed fitness and cycle classes in Northern California for the last two years. Tammara loves sharing her passion for fitness with her students and is looking forward to opening her own local Sport Psychology practice here in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not training, Tammara enjoys spending time with her friends and family members.  

When you aren’t at Community Fitness, what do you do? 
When I am not at CFit I am studying, on an outdoor adventure, or hanging out with my friends and family.

How did you discover Cycling, and what do you love most about it? 
I discovered cycling because my dad is a competitive rider. He does senior competitions and he got me to try it out. After a while I was totally addicted. I love getting a great cardio workout in with low impact.

What is something not many people know about you?
I have 6 sisters and no brothers. #girlpower

What’s your favorite way to spend a day or night off? 
When I have a day off I love to take lots of naps or go to events like art openings with my friends.

If you could instantly master any skill/superpower/talent/knowledge, what would it be? 
Speak a useful foreign language like Spanish.

What are you most passionate about? 
I am most passionate about education. I am working toward applying to doctoral degrees this year after I finish up my master’s degree.

What do you want people to know about you? 

I work at Seattle Gymnastics Academy doing sport psychology with youth athletes.

Any good movies, books, bands, or discoveries lately that you’d recommend?
I read a ton! Mindset by Carol Dweck and The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal.

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