Tess Burns

Portland, OR 97213

I grew up the small town of Liberty, SC where I played sports including softball, competitive cheerleading and track & field for about 12 years. I graduated from Winthrop University in 2006 with a BA Psychology. I became Strength & Conditioning Certified and worked as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and strength & conditioning coach for the YMCA Greater Charlotte until I moved to Asheville in August of 2010. Since then, I've obtained Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning Instructor and AFPA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer certifications. I now provide in-home personal training, bootcamps for 4+, nutritional guidance, sports specific training, children's workshops and more! In addition, I serve as Team Captain for both the Race For The Cure and Relay For Life fundraising efforts. If you are interested in running, whether improving your time/endurance/performance or just getting started, visit www.tessburnsfitness.com to learn more about my running groups!

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor of Arts- Psychology

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Not Verified

CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Tess's Locations


Greater Portland Areas
Providing In-Home Training
Portland, OR 97213

Additional Information


$55.00 / hr, *contact me for current specials and rates

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2012 Foot Rx Running Ambassador

Languages Spoken




4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Mary S. on Nov 30, 2012

    AWESOME! Sometimes you just need someone to push you further than you thought you could go! She has so much energy and spunk...you will never leave workout bored and without a sweat! I've lost 11 TOTAL INCHES IN 4 WEEKS! Worth every bit of the work too...

  • by Carter Smith on Nov 30, 2012

    Tess has done an amazing job helping me put together a workout that I can do from home and is safe for my shoulder issues and torn miniscus. She has that there is always a way to stay active! Also, she's helped me by giving me more sensible meal and snack options that are also filling and delicious!

  • by Meagan Weiss on Dec 11, 2011

    Tess is a great trainer! She is very encouraging and positive, and keeps you laughing. She definitely knows her stuff and I've already seen great results. I would definitely recommend Tess!

    --Meagan Weiss

    Response by Tess Burns on Dec 12, 2011

    You work so hard! You've earned every bit of those results! Good job! :)

  • by Mendy Burns on Dec 10, 2011

    Tess has helped me step up my fitness level to achieve a healthier me while working around my schedule. She has worked to tailor a plan specifically for me and encourages me the entire way! Thanks Tess!

    Response by Tess Burns on Dec 10, 2011

    You rock!!