Tanessa Poff

My priority is to help you build a strong foundation, then individualize our plan to your needs.

Hyatt Training Portland personal trainer Tanessa Poff
Hyatt Training Portland personal trainer Tanessa Poff

Hyatt Training Portland personal trainer Tanessa Poff

Tanessa Poff

Personal Trainer

Personality: Attentive, friendly, practical, compassionate

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Pain-free Performance Specialist from John Rusin, Kettlebells 1

Education: B.A. in Media and Communications from Swinburne University of Technology, B.A. in applied Health and Fitness from Portland State University

Proudest athletic achievement: Competing in my first powerlifting competition in 2019 (it was something I’d wanted to do for years!)

About me

I began personal training five years ago while living in Australia. Since moving to Oregon, I’ve worked as a personal trainer at Portland State University as well as a movement specialist at a clinic in NE Portland.

I decided to become a personal trainer because I wanted to make positive changes to my body and lifestyle. I remember feeling incredibly nervous entering a gym and overwhelmed with all the information out there. I became a personal trainer because I wanted to eliminate this feeling for others and help them cut through the mountains of information out there. I want to share knowledge and help others build their confidence around the gym so that they can have an empowering health and fitness experience.

I love being able to build meaningful and genuine relationships through wellness. I get to open people up to the world of strength and movement, and I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to guide and support clients towards achieving their goals.

Specialty

Strength training, injury prevention, addressing common pain points (low back, hips, knees, etc.) and body composition.

Philosophy

Training doesn’t need to be overly complicated. My priority is to help you build a strong foundation, then individualize our plan to your needs. We want to train in a way that is smart and sustainable so that you can continue to be active. My role is to teach and equip you with the right tools.

I take a comprehensive and pragmatic approach to coaching. There are so many facets to your life that make up the picture of your well-being, and I am here to help you establish better habits that will set you up for success.

Outside the gym

I was born in Thailand and  spent most of my childhood in Oregon. I moved back to Thailand for my last two years of high school and went to study and work in Australia and New Zealand before moving back to Oregon. Now I live in Beaverton.

My hobbies include gardening, cooking and DIY-building projects. I’m also very interested in hobby farming, which is something I hope to be able to incorporate into my life someday. I also love to go camping or travel when I can.

My fiance and I have two dogs, Hank and Oppie, and we also regularly foster street dogs from Texas for a local rescue, which keeps us pretty busy!