Tara Laferrara

Tara Laferrara, CPT

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Certified Personal Trainer


Fitness, Personal Training


Drake University, University of Colorado at Denver


My goal is to encourage individuals to put themselves first—in the gym, business, and in life. I believe movement should be something you enjoy to hold a healthy long-term lifestyle. Fitness should be fun!

— Tara Laferrara, CPT


Tara Laferrara started coaching fitness classes in 2013. A former DI athlete, she discovered the motivation and camaraderie once felt through team-based sports could be recreated through group workouts or with her one-on-one clients. Today, her list of certifications includes personal training, yoga, and mobility—all while encouraging individuals to pursue a well-rounded approach to movement.

Tara believes in a three-pronged approach to wellness, encompassing mindset, movement, and nutrition. You are equally likely to hear her preach positive self-talk and daily gratitude as you are to hear her tell someone to grab a heavier weight from the rack.

She has collaborated with and been featured in SHAPE, Women’s Health, Red Bull, Finish Line, and other notable brands and publications. She has led workouts to crowds of more than 500 and coached at Red Rocks, Campus for a Cause, and a number of nonprofit yoga and fitness classes.

Tara encourages individuals to put themselves first—in the gym, in business, and in life. She leads workout retreats in Costa Rica and Mexico where individuals practice yoga, meditation, and goal setting. She co-hosts the A-Cup Podcast, a weekly podcast where wellness entrepreneurs share the daily struggles they face as business owners.

Tara coaches individuals one-on-one and in a group setting at Compass Fitness in Denver, which she co-owns; and online through her TL Method training program.


Tara received her bachelor’s degree in marketing through the University of Colorado at Denver. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer, yoga teacher, and kettlebell and durability certified through Onnit Academy.

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