Taryn Toomey is the Founder & CEO of The Class, a transformative workout of the body and mind. Beyond that, she says, "I'm a mama to two incredible girls. I’m a lover libra believer...I'm also quite silly and have a wild sense of humor. I'm a big believer in laughter, it's the best medicine."
You have built a hugely successful business with a loyal following. What inspired you to get into the wellness industry in the first place?
I've always felt a deep connection to movement. From an early age, I felt the powerful relationship between the physical and the emotional body.
I taught step aerobics when I was eighteen and just loved the group setting, everyone on the same beat, to music and celebrating. Later on, I started teaching yoga, which I loved as well, but there was a fire that was missing from my practice.
Through my own research and discovery, using myself as my own case study, I started combining my self-prescribed medicine of movement and music with the intention to heal. Through that process The Class was born.
What is the best piece of career advice you've received?
Fire fast, hire slow.
You are a successful entrepreneur and dedicated mom. When do you have time to decompress and what are your methods of self care?
I make sure to put my phone away when I get home at the end of the day and take a break from the outside world. I spend time with my children, without any external distractions, and embrace those moments with them. I also enjoy getting dinner with friends I feel safe with or having girlfriends over for a potluck––laugh, talk, enjoy one other's company. I find this to be very therapeutic.
What are your beauty rituals and where did you learn them?
I am lucky to have some incredible friends in the skincare industry who are always teaching and educating me. I love using serums and different kinds of masks in my daily routine, and especially when I travel.
I am also obsessed with facials. That is one of the reasons why I love JECT. They have the most amazing facial treatments, especially the AquaGold. My skin just feels so GOOD afterwards. I have also been doing a series of JECT Infusion Facials with vitamin c, which has been helping with my melasma, always an uphill battle.
When do you feel your most beautiful?
When I am in nature.
Tell us about your first time at JECT.
I got the JECT Infusion Facial with the AquaGold. It was incredible. I've been back many times since.