Interview by Abernathy Cochran Real Estate Group intern Courtney Watson
Meet Tashina Fritz! Tashina runs a fitness group for women called Fit For Mom, that gets moms out and active, alone or with their children. She earned her undergrad in Health Science at Lee University and her Masters of Education in Biology at Northern Arizona University. Tashina and her husband, Aaron, have three daughters of their own and they love Hall County!
We want to thank Tashina Fritz for taking the time to sit and tell us about her life and love for Hall County.
Question: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
Answer: “I was at the park one morning all alone when I had found Fit For Mom. This was right after I became a mom, so I was really interested in this group. They brought me in and offered support throughout my life. I soon decided to start my own Fit For Mom in Gainesville, which lead me to where I am now.”
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County, and what do you love there?
A: “My favorite restaurant in Hall County would be Alpha Gyro Grill, they have amazing Greek food and the workers there are great! When I go there I love to get the Greek salad with a chicken kabob.”
Q: How long have you lived or worked in Hall County?
A: “I have lived here a little over three years and I’ve worked about the same time.”
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in Hall County?
A: “The most interesting person I’ve met here would be Phil Bonelli, he’s a great family friend and we like to call him Mr. Gainesville because he’s so friendly and positive.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “I would love to go to Ireland or Europe and take my whole family so that my husband and I could let our daughters meet the rest of the family.”
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: “My favorite movies would be the ‘Pitch Perfect’ movies because they’re so hilarious. My kids and I love to sing along and laugh throughout the movie!”
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “I would tell everyone to stop believing the lies they’re told that they’re not beautiful or enough. I would tell them to look within to find the truth that they are beautiful and worthy and always enough.”
Q: What is your favorite type of music? What are 3 bands you’d like to see, dead or alive?
A: “I love Top 40, pop music the most but I’d love to see Ryan Adams, The Killers, or Norah Jones in concert. I recently saw Taylor Swift in concert and that was super fun!”
Q: Choosing anyone non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch? Where would you take them?
A: “I would love to eat lunch with Ann Voskamp, writer of One Thousand Gifts. She really focuses on seeing the joy in life even in depths of sorrow and I find that so inspiring. I’d love to take her to either Alpha Gyro Grill or Avocados to chat about her book.”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “I big thing on my bucket list is to travel, I’d love to get away with my family to somewhere tropical like Fiji.”
Q: What is your favorite thing about Hall County?
A: “I enjoy spending time with my family on the lake here. I love how I’m able to raise my kids in a small innocent and protective town and really slow down life and focus on family.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?
A: “I’m not 100 percent sure, it’s whatever God has planned for me. I’ll probably still be living in Gainesville, maybe getting out and traveling more though. I would definitely still be reaching out to moms in the group.”
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: “Although I have such a social and interactive job with Fit For Moms, I am actually an introvert and most people don’t know that. I love to have alone time to relax and maybe read a book.”
Q: What are three words or phrases that come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: “Joy, peace, laughter.”
The Faces of Hall County is a project to showcase the amazing people that live or work in our community. If you would like to nominate an interesting person to be featured please email email@example.com.