We had the good fortune of connecting with Tarryn Hoff and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tarryn, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
For the last 3 years, my work life balance has revolved around family, work, and academics. My wife and I have been raising our 5-year-old and 3-year-old sons; I have been continuing to operate my personal training business of working with over 50 clients per week; and I have been pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Sports Psychology. The balance has definitely been a great challenge, but although life can be overwhelming and stressful at times, managing these unique priorities has been a blessing filled with fun and excitement.

What should our readers know about your business?
My business is a personal training brand known as “GoTarryn Personal Training”. For the last 10 years, I have been the “Traveling Trainer” of Atlanta, Georgia. Academia has been very important to me and is what sets me apart from any other personal trainer in that less than 3 months from now, I will earn my Doctorate Degree in Sports Psychology. With this specialty, I will be provide very rare services offering professional guidance for not only fitness, but also mindfulness. My philosophy is that personal training should encompass three areas that synergistically blend together: physical fitness, mindful health, and total wellness. Arriving to this point has been a great challenge but definitely worth it. In the personal training business, education is highly critical, and I have found that the best personal trainers are the ones that invest increased knowledge to themselves so that they can share that knowledge with their clients. I would want the world to know that it is never too late to pursue one’s dreams and achieve success beyond his or her imaginations.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
With social distancing, this is a very interesting question. Here is a planned itinerary that I would schedule for a best friend visiting Atlanta: * Sunday, Fernbank Museum: An excellent place to hang out and friendly to people of all ages * Monday, Zoo Atlanta: Who doesn’t enjoy visiting animals? * Tuesday, Georgia Aquarium: Similar to the zoo but completely different * Wednesday, Buckhead YMCA: They have an awesome outdoor swimming pool and indoor pool and provide the best family fitness programs in town–and I don’t even work for them. * Thursday, Atlanta Beltline: Can literally spend all day there going for a nice walk, run, bike ride * Friday, North Cooper Lake Bicycle Park: This place not only has a great bike park but includes large areas of nature trails. * Saturday, Peachtree City Lake: My favorite place to escape, just south of the city, with over 90 miles of trails that you can explore–you can even rent a golf cart for the day and ride throughout the entire city.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My shoutout should go to the three most important people in my life who put up with my busy schedule and accept the sacrifice that I have invested in our family: My wife, Kelly Our sons, Tristan and Kaden

Website: http://www.GoTarryn.com
Instagram: @GoTarryn
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/GoTarryn
Twitter: @GoTarryn
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GoTarryn
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/gotarryn-atlanta
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/GoTarryn
Other: Video Blogs: http://www.GoTarryn.tv New Website (2021): http://www.DrTPhD.com

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