Tammi spends her days as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools working with students in kindergarten through third grade, where her students will find her singing and dancing her way through the building daily! Always an avid fan of dance and musical theater, she started lessons in Ballroom and Latin dancing in 2001 in order to indulge her love of performing for others. Along with years of social dancing in Pittsburgh, she has competed as an amateur ballroom dancer in the International Standard and Latin divisions, and currently dances with a professional partner, specializing in American Rhythm and Smooth styles in the area of show dance.
While on hiatus from competition, she started taking Pole Fitness classes in 2007, and instantly recognized that pole fitness was a way to integrate the beauty and fluidity of many dance styles with the physical strength and endurance required of aerial pole exercise skills. Becoming an instructor in 2008, it is her desire to have every woman recognize through her pole fitness classes that they already possess the beauty, power, and sensuality needed to be one glamorous and confident woman!
As an instructor, she has created challenging and progressive classes such as Pole Sculpting, Pole Power and Sculpt Intervals, Upper Body Ambush, Pole Inversions, Pole Power-Flex, and has taught Beginner-Advanced pole dance series. Tammi continually seeks out professional training to expand her existing skills and knowledge, including training with world-renowned Pantera Blacksmith, and has trained under the guidance of IPDFA Instructor of the Year, Jamilla Deville, in Sydney, Australia.
Tammi holds a primary certification as a Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and also holds a Discoveries Dance Pole Instructor Certification. She is additionally certified in Reebok's Jukari Fit to Flex and Jukari Fit to Fly and Turbo Kick. She is equally thrilled to unite her passion for ballroom dance with her commitment to fitness as a founding member of Pittsburgh’s LaBlast team, trained and certified by world dance champion Louis Van Amstel.
Recently, Tammi has added CoreBarre- The Art of Smart Movement, to her specialty certifications, a beautifully designed ballet barre workout that helps you sculpt, tone and redefine your full body. Tammi is also proud to be a part of the QiGNITION instructor team. She is trained in the formats of QiDANCE, a dance fitness class taking you on a musical journey around the world, and is excited to be one of first instructors in the country to offer QiFORZE, a muscular strength program incorporating the 7 elemental movements, body-weight and resistance training, and high intensity intervals.
Tammi is the owner and creative director for Dynamic FX Fitness, a wellness company that provides the coaching and accountability necessary for people to inspire their own exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle changes, through a creative fusion of her training and motivational techniques for “FX” that will last a lifetime!