Tryon Health & Fitness Club -
Instructors & Personal Trainers
Thank you for taking a moment to meet some of our group class instructors and Personal Trainers. Tryon Health & Fitness Club offers over 20 group exercise and aerboics classes every single week, and no matter what class you attend, you can count on having a well trained instructor to guide you. We also have many certified Personal Trainers who are able to help you reach your next level of fitness and offer extremely affordable personal training rates!
Tina Durbin - Owner
Tina Durbin, the owner and President of Tryon Health and Fitness Club, has enjoyed various forms of fitness since she first learned to dance as a child and later joined the Army Reserves. Even when pregnant with her three children, Tina continued to dance and try to maintain fitness. However, after having three children in as many years, she needed to bring her level of fitness back up. She began by taking aerobics classes, then realized she could teach classes to others as well. She quickly made a name for herself and held instructor positions at Nautilus Fitness Center, was the assistant aerobics director at The Spartanburg Athletic Club, and was the aerobics director at the Spartanburg YMCA. However, Tina enjoyed the independence of running her own company and started a company called Fitness-To-Go, which sent instructors who had been trained by Tina to offsite locations to teach fitness classes. Tina began teaching classes at Foothills Health and Fitness Club through her company Fitness-To-Go. However, when the gym became available, she decided that she could make a successful business out of it. Thus, on June 18, 1998, Tina founded Tryon Health and Fitness Club. As a result of Tina’s personal love of dance, Tryon Health and Fitness Club has always maintained a strong and varied aerobics program within the larger structure of the gym. Currently, Tina is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumbatomics, Zumba Toning, WERQ, R.I.P.P.E.D., Turbo Kick, as well as being AFAA certified in group exercise, yoga, and personal training. When she is not working, Tina enjoys hiking, painting, decorating, and spending time with her three children, grandkids, and husband of 31 years, Dan. She currently attends Free Chapel of Spartanburg. Tina truly believes that a balanced life must be Physical, Mental, and Spiritual.
Rhonda Giles is an AFAA certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She has been a part of the fitness industry since she was a child taking her mother’s (Tina) classes and learning the skills she would need to teach classes of her own. At age 13, she began teaching, Urban Rebounding, which is an aerobic workout taught on miniature trampolines. She has continued to learn different class formats over the years, and is constantly trying to keep up with the latest fitness trends to challenge and push herself and her students. She holds licenses in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba for Kids, Zumba Gold, and WERQ. Rhonda currently teaches Kickboxing/Boot Camp, Dance Party, Use it or Lose it, and Yoga, as well as Spinning, Zumba, Body Sculpting and more!
Tracy teaches Body Sculpting and Spinning on Tuesday nights and both classes offer participants a challenging workout. While Spin Classes offer you a great cardio workout, Body Sculpting is designed to tone your muscles through the use of dumbbells, bands, tubes, steps, and mat exercises. Make sure to join Tracy every Tuesday night for two great workouts back-to-back!