Born and raised in Southern California, Tonya has been committed to health, wellness and competitive sports since she was 7. Because there is rarely a rainy day in So Cal, she had the opportunity to train competitively for fast pitch softball year-round in high school and college at UC, Santa Barbara. Eight years ago, from years of high impact activity and the overuse of her joints, she was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. In 2011, Tonya discovered The Bar Method burn and began to rehabilitate her spine. She fell in love with the precision and safety of the method, and became an instructor. Most of all, she loves instilling passion in her Bar Method clients by helping them achieve their personal health and wellness goals. Tonya, her husband, Matt, and their 3 boys recently relocated from San Diego to Kansas City and are excited about their adventure in the Midwest.
Favorite exercise: Standing Seat-Gluteus Medius, facing center