Tammy L. Polenz, Founder and President of Keyfit LLC, has been in the Fitness industry for over 18 years. She holds an ACE Personal Training Certification and began her fitness career directly out of high school. Tammy has taken a wide variety of continuing educational classes over the duration career which includes American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals Post-Rehab Conditioning Specialist Certification, NESTA Sports Hypnotist Certification, Pregnancy and Exercise Specialist, Bally’s CRAC Method Certification, Youth Fitness Program Courses, Weight Loss Consultant Courses, Nutrition Specialist Courses, Personal Wellness Coaching Programs, and Golf Conditioning Specialist Certification.
Tammy has worked in recreational facilities, private health clubs, and gyms for over 20 years and has a wide variety of extensive experiences involving facilities and operations management. While working for Bally Total Fitness she was quickly promoted within her first year of employment as operations manager for one of the largest clubs in Ohio, which encompassed operations management of 41,520 square foot facility, including 12 racquetball courts, aerobics studio, machine and free weight rooms, running track, pool, sauna, whirlpool, and the supervision of 20+ employees. Other duties included employee recruitment, retention, and training, maintaining OSHA standards, development and implementation of internal marketing strategies, and achieving monthly sales goals for newly developed supplement lines and personal training services.
While employed as Regional Director of Lotusea Wellness Group, Tammy managed multifaceted corporate wellness programs for companies like Spitzer Automotive, North Ohio Heart Center, MT Technologies, Green Circle Growers, Cargill, and KraftMaid. Management of these programs included development and coordination of corporate client seminars, recruitment, retention, and training of a full staff of employees and subcontractors, including phlebotomists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, wellness coaches, and personal trainers, coordinating and scheduling a variety of multi-client/multi-location events and activities including, internal health promotions, blood draws, follow-up assessments, and ongoing educational programs, project management, overseeing a wide variety of administrative functions and information-management processes, as well as marketing and graphic design work.
Tammy opened the doors to Keyfit in November of 1999 as a one-on-one personal training studio that specialized in an array of fitness modalities. Keyfit after teaming up with other local wellness companies, expanded its services to offer corporations employee based programs such as on-site lab testing, fitness assessing, nutritional consulting, motivational speaking, weight management workshops, as well as other services in order to reduce health care costs to employers, while enhancing the overall health and well-being of its employee populations.
Over the last several years Keyfit has narrowed its focus specializing in knowledge based inspirational wellness education that is conducted through group lectures, workshops, and supportive materials. Keyfit also teaches individuals ways in which to prevent and even eliminate musculoskeletal pain within the body via a unique body balancing technique call the RatioRx System. The RatioRx System re-establishes muscle balance, therefore preventing problems and the destructive influences those imbalances normally cause to the body, in a natural way.
Tammy has recently authored two books, which are in the initial stages of being published to be on the shelves in 2009-2010. These books include the “KidFit Challenge” and “RatioRx”. “KidFit Challenge” ,is The Ultimate 5-Step Guide to Working Out With Your Kids (by a Mother AND Personal Trainer) bridges the gap between our increasingly sedentary and obese children and our own personal weight problems by providing a revolutionary system for parents and children to work out together. “RatioRx”, is a unique book and patented system of resistance training specifically developed for the prevention and elimination of musculoskeletal pain related to muscular imbalance. This system of training uses specific strength training ratios to correct imbalances in the musculoskeletal system, which when left unchecked is the primary cause of pain and destruction within the body. A balanced musculoskeletal system equates to enhanced overall health, exponential vitality, increased stamina and endurance, along with the elimination of pain and damage to soft tissues and joints.
Awards & Achievements
Fitness Competition Placing: April 2001 NPC Dave Leberman’s Ohio Natural Figure | Sept. 2001 NPC PA Figure Nationals | July 2001 WTF Vegas World Championships | July 2002 WTF Vegas World Championships.
Media & Print Work: Oxygen Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business Journal, The News Herald, The Lake County Gazette, Smart Business Network Online, Ohio Golf, Morning Exchange, WEWS Channel 5, Live on Five, Channel 19 & 43 WUAB, Bridge, CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc, MCAA Members in the News, Little Mountain Country Club Newsletter, Local Mentor Radio Station.
Quote of the Day
“In all of life there is no such things as staying the same, either you are working to make yourself better or allowing yourself to get worse.” ~Unknown