This week we are highlighting instructor Tina England! Tune in Saturday, July 21st as she takes over Wilson’s Instagram Story!
Tina England is no stranger to Wilson’s. She started as an Aqua Instructor in 1992 when she moved to Columbia from the Texas panhandle. She has since inspired many members to become certified and instruct alongside of her. Tina has many certifications and specialty trainings including AEA, AFAA, ICSA Pilates, Moms In Motion prenatal/postpartum, Hydrofit, and Arthritis Foundation.
While aquatic fitness might be her first love, she has grown to love the aerial arts. She has trained in aerial silks, pole and some lyra, but if she had to pick a favorite it would have to be the aerial hammock. She loves how the hammock provides the versatility to challenge strength, flexibility and balance while also giving us the opportunity to float, decompress and FLY!! She explained, “there’s an element of trust and the opportunity to overcome our own fears when facing something unfamiliar.” She loves the exhilaration when a client finds that success in a new apparatus or a new move.
Tina has 2 incredible children, Calen and Ian and works as a staff member at the University of Missouri. She shares her interest in fitness with her wonderful husband Mike. She says that’s a good thing, because they also share the love of food! Tina loves to cook and has expanded Mike’s palate to include Thai, Greek, Mexican and Indian foods. Mike works as a professional referee for MMA/boxing and Tina has since taken up timekeeping for some of his events. Their traveling excursions to other cities provide them with lots of opportunities to try new restaurants. 🙂
Unless you follow her on Instagram, you may not know that she makes cakes too (big, small, fancy, fun, fondant, crazy cakes)! It all started when her son asked for a soccer ball cake for his 11th birthday! She said, “Hey, I’ve watched a lot of Cake Boss, I’ll give it a go!” Her background in graphic design and art transferred over nicely and she’s been creating fun, edible works of art ever since.
Tune in this Saturday when she takes over Wilson’s Instagram Story or join her for Aqua Blast or Aerial Yoga!