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Meet Tarsha



    Hi! I am Tarsha Gibbons, the founder of Gibbons Family Fitness. I am a wife, mom, entrepreneur, health and wellness expert and fitness professional. My understanding of fitness came when my dad gifted me a membership to Bally‘s Gym for my 18th birthday. At that time, I was in college and overweight (I am partial to a honey bun).

I started going to the gym and it was terrible at first but I kept at it. Working out made me feel empowered and I was amazed at the results. It quickly became a part of my weekly routine. 

    After a 12-year career in law enforcement, I was blessed to have my son and that is when everything changed. I decided to quit my job and honestly, I had no clue where I was headed next. But I trusted that God would help me. I had a friend who owned a wellness company that asked me to help her out. I worked with her for about three years teaching children physical fitness, nutrition, and healthy cooking.  

    This experience is how Gibbons Family Fitness was founded. I realized the enormous impact health and wellness had on people and I knew I could help. I hired a team and we went to work. We have created customized health and wellness programs throughout NYC and Westchester County for community outreach organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, government agencies, corporations and individuals. We are a Minority Woman Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) with NYC and NYS which has given us the opportunity to do over $1,000,000 in contracts. 

    Gibbons Family Fitness has been touching so many lives it still amazes me and we are just getting started. We believe a healthy lifestyle is attainable for everyone through movement, education and opportunity.   

    Thank you for choosing Gibbons Family Fitness to help you on the journey. 

"No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening-- It's painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. " 

                                                                                           Hebrews 12:11 NLT


Meet The Team



 I'm the fitness Instructor for the Cardio-Kickboxing. It's an energetic workout that challenges everyone from beginner to the more advanced. 

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I'm Ilana, and I live in the energetic city of New York, NY. I've been a Zumba Instructor and ZIN™ Member since 2018 and I absolutely love teaching Zumba because every class feels like a party! My teaching and training background is in competitive Ballroom Dance and Martial Arts. I'm excited to meet you at one of my classes! 

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Melissa, (aka Missie) is a fun loving, adventure seeking, lover of all animals, as well as nature all rolled into one. Lives by the motto “Be the change, you want to see in the world”



Michelle is a Certified Fitness Instructor trained in multiple formats. Her passion is to help others find foundation and balance, beauty of movement, and freedom of the spirit.





Born and raised in Berlin, Germany
Through years of experience as a dancer, I know the human body well.

I give precise instructions, so my classes are suitable for beginners as well as experienced yogis.

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I am an injured retired Registered Nurse teaching fitness classes to help people with disabilities, injuries or just new to working out ease back into a fitness regiment geared to  maintain or restore their health.



I am an AFAA group fitness instructor, and ZIN licensed instructor since 2010. I absolutely love teaching Fitness and Zumba classes. I've been teaching HIT, Strong, Stretching, SOCA and other formats from 2010 as well.

Shamsun  has been teaching group fitness classes over a decade throughout the tri-state area. She holds certifications in Zumba, BollyX, Kids, GroupX, Silver Sneakers, etc. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and experience levels, and helping them achieve their fitness goals. 

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