By Denny Patterson
If you are hoping to commit to your New Year’s resolution of losing weight and eating healthy, Taina “Ty” Dorce is ready to help. With 17 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, her passion for helping others reach and sustain their ultimate fitness goals has been the driving force throughout her career. A personal trainer and group fitness instructor at G21 Fitness in Oakland Park, Ty recently started a new comprehensive fitness, nutrition, and motivational plan called The Program by Ty. Consisting of cleanse, ketosis, and maintenance, Ty will guide you step-by-step through this journey and help you achieve the healthy body you deserve. I had the pleasure of chatting more with Ty about The Program and her passion for health and fitness.
Start off by telling me more about your fitness program, The Program by Ty. What’s it all about?
The Program is a five-week fitness, nutrition, and motivation plan that includes a sustainable diet, detailed workout schedule, before and after photos, daily weigh-ins, and constant trainer communication all designed to help you achieve your personal best.
Why did you want to start this program?
I originally created this program based on my clients. Some of them were relying just on our sessions to meet their fitness goals. I overly stressed that the way they ate, their diet, was the most important factor in achieving their goal. So, now I can provide both services, meeting their physical and nutrition needs.
When it comes to fitness, what would you say is the ultimate goal?
The ultimate goal is to be your best self. I know that sounds so cliché, but it’s true. It’s about you being better today than you were yesterday.
What do you hope people gain from The Program by Ty?
I tell prospective clients and current ones that the education is the most important part you will gain through The Program. Learning how, what, and when to eat certain things is a huge game changer. All of our bodies are so different and through the five weeks, you will learn things about how your body responds to certain food. Nutrition is cool.
What is your favorite exercise and why?
My favorite exercise is anything that gets your heart rate up quickly. From burpees to box jumps!
What is the number one advice you recommend to people?
To stick with it! No matter how hard it may get, and it will, it may feel like you cannot go any longer. No matter what, stick with it and you will make it to the other side.
What is a weight loss fad or trend that people should absolutely stay away from?
Any diet that promotes quick results without any true work being done. Like shakes, pills, and I even heard of sucking on lollipops. Even though some may think The Program’s five weeks isn’t quick, by the end of the five weeks, you leave walking away with a sustainable diet which hopefully becomes your new lifestyle.
Is it possible to lose weight by only eating healthy, but not exercising?
Yes, for sure, but you would not be toned and would not have any muscle definition. So, it boils down to what your goals are.
Are there any foods that are the best to help lose weight?
There really isn’t a best food option to lose weight. The best way to lose weight is to get on a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Definitely, pizza. I have a three-year-old at home, so I have daily battles, but the one thing I cannot say no to is pizza.
What is one of your favorite success stories?
I come from a family of doctors and educators. Never in a million years did I think I could change anyone’s life through health and fitness. All of my clients, from when I started at 17-years-old to today, are all my favorite success stories. Each one I hold close to my heart.
How do you keep people motivated?
I keep my clients motivated by reminding them why they started this journey. Oftentimes, they get caught up in the minor roadblocks and they want to give up on themselves. I also remind them how far they have come. It’s a long road, just enjoy this beautiful journey.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
I keep myself motivated by reminding myself daily that I am representing my clients, my family, and most importantly, my son. I love feeling and looking my best, so that motivates me also.
What are some of the challenges of being a fitness instructor?
The biggest issue right now in our industry is the social media trainers. You have these models who are giving expert advice who didn’t go through any proper training. It makes it very difficult to set yourself apart in the social media realm as far as advertising and promotions go.
Why do you think obesity is so problematic in the United States?
I believe there is more information out now, more than ever, but we seem to still be battling obesity at an alarming rate. Food is an addiction, just like drugs and alcohol. As long as one uses food to suppress a void or an issue, obesity will continue to be an issue.