From shy gym-goer to pro bodybuilder and business owner, discover the journey of a fitness enthusiast who turned her passion into her dream business.
Meet Tyneka Pack, a dynamic force in the fitness world, at 34. Hailing from Glen Burnie, MD, Tyneka delivers inspiring short form videos. Still, she is not just a fitness content creator but also the Founder & Head Trainer of ImPACKt Fitness, a business dedicated to transforming lives through health and wellness. Her favorite quote, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” from Hebrews 11:1, reflects her unwavering commitment to her journey.
In this exclusive interview, Tyneka shares the story behind her PGS September 2023 photo contest-winning photo, her favorite workouts, go-to pre-workout meal, and much more. Dive into her world as she reveals her top fitness Instagram accounts, surprising facts about herself, and her life goals, all while highlighting the essence of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT in her life.
Tell us how your winning photo came about.
I just rebranded my business, ImPACKt Fitness. It wasn’t until then I realized, after all these years, I had never taken professional pictures for my brand. It was time to get it done. I worked with an amazing photographer, Roy Cox, who created amazing photos for me in my branded apparel. Amazing shoot!
Please briefly share your fitness journey with us.
It started almost ten years ago when I made friends at the gym. I didn’t know that they all competed in bodybuilding competitions. I went to one of their shows, and I saw this girl on stage, her physique was amazing, and I said: “I want to look like that!” Being a shy person, I wasn’t sure how I would compete on stage… in a bikini! But I went on to compete in 10 shows and won my pro card. Competing helped me gain a confidence I never had, which showed in other aspects of my life. It has become a permanent part of my life.
We believe fitness + friendship = FUN! What is your favorite group fitness workout?
Any kind of conditioning workout. Those can be brutal, so its good to know I wouldn’t be in it alone! 🙂
While working out is essential, so is eating the right foods. What is your go-to pre-workout meal?
Nowadays, I work out in the mornings, so a protein shake and oatmeal (or rice cakes) are my go-to! I’ll add some fruit for a little razzle dazzle sometimes, but I keep it simple!
How do you refuel after a workout?
I eat a full meal! Most of them consist of some sort of potato (red or sweet). Or I will grab one of my prepped meals from Jimmy’s!
What is one item that is always in your gym bag?
Chapstick! I always have one in every bag I frequently carry.
What are your top 3 fitness Instagram accounts to follow?
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
Initially, I was going to school for Fashion Design! I started sewing in middle school and even made my own prom dress!
What are the top three goals you hope to accomplish in life?
In life? I can sum it up by saying my goal is to have a successful business(es) by impacting the lives of the ones around me all while keeping a healthy work/life balance. The last one is important as I never want to look back and think I wish I spent more time doing more with XYZ. So my 1, 5 and 10-year goals all align to make these happen!
What do the words PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT mean to you?
It means that we can do both! Women can handle business in the gym and get it done while killing it outside of the gym in their best fit. Yes, we are pretty but we get this work done too!
Since PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT, what is your favorite deodorant?
I would have to say Degree, I sweat a lot!
How can readers stay in touch with you on social media?
connectwithtyneka.com has all of my socials and ways to stay connected with me!
Tyneka Pack’s story is a testament to the transformative power of fitness and the pursuit of one’s passions. Her dedication to inspiring others through her fitness journey and entrepreneurial success is truly remarkable. If you want to stay connected with Tyneka and follow her inspiring journey, visit her website and catch her on Instagram at @tdeniise. Tyneka’s journey embodies the spirit of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT, where beauty meets strength, determination, and the pursuit of dreams.