Long before we first met Taryn Toomey, we had heard all about the power of her self-created, much-loved, life-changing Class. According to her devoted following, which includes Jennifer Aniston and Christy Turlington, Taryn’s unique approach to fitness is more about personal transformation and catharsis than it is about traditional physical fitness. Since masterminding The Class by Taryn Toomey back in 2011, she has gone on to become one of the most well-known and respected figures in the exercise world. In person, Taryn posses a warm vibe that is at once kinetic and calm. The same dichotomy of peacefulness and playfulness permeates through the airy, art-filled loft she shares with her husband and two daughters, Scarlett and Finley. While she may be best known for her heart-opening, body-strengthening class, it is her role as a mother that has given her the most direction and purpose. As the mama of two describes, “The best part about motherhood is having a little ‘lighthouse’ to direct me back home. When I’m confused or overwhelmed by some drama that doesn’t really matter, I think of them. It immediately re-prioritizes life in two seconds flat.”