My name is Tina Sprinkle.
I’ve been in the health and fitness business for nearly forty years. I began teaching aerobics in my living room, church basements, apartment complexes, and women’s spas, before opening my own studio, and after the birth of my son, moving to manage a major health club. I’ve owned multiple businesses, worked as a TV health correspondent, married three times, and given birth to three amazing sons.
As a younger woman, I worked non-stop because I was driven.
Driven to provide for my sons, driven to prove myself at work, driven to please my current partner, driven to look a certain way.
But no matter how hard I worked, it was never enough to calm the quiet certainty that I was lacking- that I was not quite enough. I felt like a fake and I also felt ashamed.
Ironically, through work, I also discovered that I wasn’t alone. I heard the same story in some form or another from countless other women. It didn’t matter if she was young or old, rich or poor, retired or working, single, married, the underlying theme in all our stories was the same: we were not okay.
My healing began with a swift kick. A sudden realization, a sick but undeniable knowing: I was waiting for permission to live my life.
It was hard to admit that I not only needed but demanded constant validation of my worth, choices, and right to exist. I insisted on giving away my power, then blamed others for my fear and lack of direction. I felt abandoned, and I was.
I’d left myself a long time ago.
Fear is a greedy bastard. It promises safety in exchange for control. The longer it lives within you, the more power you give it.
Fear is damn smart. It knows what you long for and takes them for ransom. After a while you get so used to its presence, you don’t realize you’re lost.
Fear doesn’t allow imagination, creativity, freedom. Fear lies to us and tells us we’re not worthy of our dreams.
Body obsession, restriction, and rigidity don’t soothe our insecurities; they propagate them.
By examining and letting go of belief systems I’d adopted as a child, I was able to start the process of healing. And when I say process, that’s exactly what I mean. It’s not something I’ve achieved, but something I must practice.
And even though I’ve changed the way I work, the work is still very important to me.
My healing journey demanded many changes – in myself and in my work. I can no longer tolerate people who make excuses, victimize themselves, or otherwise willingly subjugate thier own power, health, and happiness.
As a coach my greatest service is to provide a strong, consistent, and honest mirror for my clients. We all know what we want- sometimes we just have a hard time getting out of our own way.
Trust is the force that pulls us through fear out into the world, into the light, and home to ourselves. Trust is the energy that transforms our thoughts about what is possible. Trust demands we honor our worth and our right to be alive.
This is the domain of the heart. The most powerful transformer of all.
Transformation is best done in partnership which is not just my opinion, but fact. When we take a stand for ourselves, go public, and ask for accountability, that is a huge step forward in claiming personal power.
I’ve worked in this domain for a long time and have amassed a lot of training and credentials. I’m a Certified Functional Nutrition Coach, STOTT PILATES, Anti-gravity Fitness instructor, Wellness Retreat leader, and businesswoman with over forty years in the health and wellness industry. My strongest qualification is my personal experience, client history, retreat experiences, and passion for empowering others.
If you’re ready to explore your own potential for transformation, and you want a coach is supportive and honest, please contact me.