Meet Tara! Nutritionist. Coach. Trainer. Athlete. Speaker. Writer. Motivator!

As the owner and founder of HEAL™ (HEALTHY EATING ACTIVE LIVING™), Tara Postnikoff has been coaching people through healthy eating and active living since 2006. She’s also a writer for the Running Room magazine and has contributed to Canadian Cycling and Triathlon Canada magazines. In addition, she has spoken on fitness and nutrition for corporate clients and athletic teams.

Tara knows what it takes because she’s been there. Having been active in her youth as a competitive swimmer for NYAC, Tara let physical activity and nutrition slip as a young adult. However, after she made a lifestyle change to eat better and workout regularly resulting in losing 20 pounds and 10% body fat, she was able to reclaim her love for sport.

Tara bases her approach to fitness and nutrition on current science and professional experience and, importantly, she practices what she preaches! Tara will guide you through nutrition, coaching and training, and will motivate you to succeed!

More About Tara:

  • Honours BA McMaster University- Anthropology, minor Biology
  • RNCP/ROHP – Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner / Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner provided by IONC
  • CNP- Certified Nutritional Consultant by Institute of Holistic Nutrition
  • PTS- Can Fit Pro – Personal Trainer Specialist
  • NCCP- Certified Triathlon Comp Intro Coach
  • NCCP- Trained Multi Sport Comp-Intro Part A
  • NCCP- Trained Cycling Coach: Community Initiation, Intro to Comp (Ready to Race)
  • Training Peaks Certified Coach- Level 2
  • PN-Precision Nutrition Certified- Level 2 Coach
  • Poliquin BioSignature - Level 1 Practitioner
  • TRX Functional Training Course- Level 2
  • IONC - International Organization of Nutritional Consultants
  • PINES - Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
  • COA - Coaches Association of Ontario
  • Ask A Nutritionist columnist for Running Room Magazine since 2006
  • Articles for: Breathe Magazine, Triathlon Canada Magazine, Cycling Canada Magazine, CanFitPro newsletters, That’,
  • Subject area expert in the "The Athletic Mom-to-be", by Dr Carol-Ann Weiss & Jennifer Faraone
  • Subject area expert in “Get Real” by Patricia Lovett-Reid
  • Speaker/Presenter at CanFitPro conference – Toronto
  • Speaker at HSBC triathlon Series Awards event
  • Speaker for Running Room Clinics, Team in Training, Power Soccer, Longboat Runners, Outer Harbour Dragon Boat Club, University of Toronto, AIM Health group, CMHC, CPFG, Holy-Name School, Leber-Rubes, Concert Properties and more
  • Nutrition provider & Sponsor for the Toronto Triathlon Club
Tara’s Race Accolades since 2002:
  • Numerous 5k, 10k distance races
  • Completed 35 half marathons, and 8 marathons
  • 11 Half-Distance Triathlon's – Muskoka x 2, Mooseman, Syracuse, Mt Tremblant X 2, Rose City Triathlon, Lake Placid, Maine, Dun Laogharie, Musselman, St George 70.3 WC
  • One Ironman- Ironman Canada 2012
  • Provincial titles: Cobourg Olympic 2009, Toronto Triathlon Festival 2012
  • Age group champion – MultiSport Canada 2011
  • Team Canada ITU teams- Budapest 2010, London 2013, Chicago 2015, Montreal 2022
Personal race records include:
  • 5k –20:56 (Self directed, Toronto 2021)
  • 10k – 43:34 (Sporting Life, 2017)
  • Half-marathon – 1:39:57 (Scotia Toronto Waterfront Half 2018)
  • 30k – 2:55:25 (Around the Bay, 2008)
  • Marathon – 3:38:11 (Hamilton, 2019), 3:38:44 (Boston 2023)
  • Olympic Distance Tri -2:25:36 (CAMTRI Ottawa Nationals, 2017)
  • Half Ironman – 5:21 (Musselman, 2022)
  • Ironman – 12:16:55 (Ironman Canada, 2012)
View race calendar.

Try Tara's latest favourite recipe!

Always on the lookout for delicious and nutritious, Tara’s current favourite will likely become yours too!