Certified RealRyder Instructor

What she's listening to...


Physical Fitness has always held a special place in my life; Running, Dance, Volleyball, Spinning, you name it, I was ready to Rock. Fitness is where I have always been able to escape, get in tune, ground down and feel solid. When I commit to exercise on a consistent basis I literally walk into the world physically lighter and mentally sound

 A couple of years ago, I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon.  After surgery and physical therapy my healing process was longer than I expected.   I had no idea the healing process would continue once I was able to walk without crutches, wear two shoes, drive and begin exercising again. This was my first BIG Injury. Full transparency, I lost confidence in myself, no longer the fearless physical being that would run, jump, spin and “shut it down” without limitations. It was an uncomfortable time in my life! My physical therapist suggested yoga and spinning as a continued source of mindful stretching and exercise therapy.  This is how I found and fell in Love with Urban Elements and Cycology.  Here is where I found a peace that lit my inner fire, introduced to the essence of equanimity and the courage to create a “New Normal!”  The UEC community is an Atmosphere where EVERYONE is WELCOMED and ENCOURAGED to be their very Best Self. So when asked to become a part of the Real Ryder team, I responded with a resounding YES!

Friends, while we Ryde together, I aim to create a playlist that provides a soundtrack of FUN escapades where you feel motivated to challenge, flex and impress yourself. I will encourage YOU to TURN UP THE VOLUME and EXPLORE! #TheseAreMyConfessions

What Lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Tamara V. Torbert is a Sr. Leadership Development Partner, with a philosophy of leadership   built on a strong belief in educating and engaging a new generation of leaders. Tamara has a BS in Business Marketing from Howard University, M.S.  in Leadership from Duquesne University, and is a GALLUP Strengths Performance Coach. She is committed to the strategies that help create a culture where individuals encourage the strength in leadership of one another and strive to create.   Just as we need more people to provide leadership in the complex organizations that dominate our world today, we also need more people to develop and mobilize the resources and the cultures that will create the world of Tomorrow.