about-taraTara Simich (previously known as Tara Franzinelli) is the founder & Director of The Jungle Body®. She was born and raised in the hills of Perth, Western Australia and has a keen passion for Business and Fitness.

Tara is the 2014 WaToday Entrepreneur of the Year, People's Choice Finalist & 2014 Telstra Business Woman Awards Nominee. She also was the 2011 WA Exercise Professional of the Year & National Finalist, 2012 Finalist in Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Female Awards & Winner of Business Icon an “Apprentice” style competition which tested her Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurial and Finance skills.

Before starting The Jungle Body®, Tara worked for firms such as Curtin University and PricewaterHouseCoopers in Advisory. In 2009, Tara travelled to New York on an Academic Scholarship to study Economics and Management. After some successful networking in Los Angeles, Tara began Tara Franzinelli Consulting and landed her first clients World Champion Boxer, Wladimir Klitschko and Celebrity Gym Owner Matteo Baker. She was instantly immersed into the glamorous and dynamic world of health and fitness.

On her return to Perth in December 2009, Tara identified a gap in the market…a demand for Programming that is more simplistic, higher intensity with greater results but still with a strong emphasis on FUN! Determined to bring excitement, flexibility and versatility to the industry, she began The Jungle Body®.


  Shereice Soderberg