FIT LIST: Tamara NiShae Prince-Parrish, 38

Adjunct Professor of Dance at The University of Memphis, Certified Pilates Instructor at Club Pilates East & Club Pilates Collierville and Core Collective Board, Group Fitness Instructor at Envision Memphis and the Well Department at Church Health in the Crosstown Concourse, Personal Trainer

Sport: Pro-Figure with One World United Natural Bodybuilding Alliance and National Qualified Figure athlete with NPC-National Physique Committee 

Family: Significant Other-John “JP” Parker 

I have trained in ballet since age 10 and continued during college and adulthood by expanding to modern, contemporary, West African, and social dances.

Example of my workout: I focus on one to two muscle groups each session with three days of cardio in addition to Pilates twice a week, dancing each week, and rolling out and stretching most days.

I love So Delicious Vanilla Almond Ice Cream, sweet potato pancakes, and chocolate milk. I don’t have any of these while seriously prepping for competition. 

My coach/trainer/nutritionist Daavon Grayson is a great person to look up to. He trains just as hard as me and even harder because he competes as well. 

The most underrated exercise is any type of legs for most people. They sometimes feel like weights when doing HIIT workouts and you really have to push to get them going. 

Even though I love working my body out period, I love back day! Yep, it’s that money shot I’ve been told by my coach and my boyfriend. 

I want to continue to grow as a professional athlete. Taking my fitness training to the next level keeps me motivated. I have support from my family and friends. I love being an inspiration to others to jump start their fitness and keep them going. 

Have a realistic goal that you can meet by changing up your eating, and having accountability partners will take you a long way when starting any fitness regimen. 

“I dance not to entertain but to help people better understand each other. Because through dance I have experienced the wordless joy of freedom, I seek it more fully now for my people and for all people everywhere.” —Pearl Primus

Compiled by Hailey Thomas

Photo by Tindall Stephens

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