TW Smith Training Center

TW Smith Training Center

5.0 (8)
Best of 2022
2 hires on
2 employees
31 years in business

About this pro

We are one of the longest standing, respected centers in NC. Based in Tai Chi and Martial Arts, Personal Training, plus styles of Meditation and Yoga, you will find caring, certified and experienced instruction.

I started working with Cardiac and Pulmonary Patients in 1988, seeing people recognize and face adversity has been very motiviating for me.  It is my pleasure to see you succeed.

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Raleigh, NC 27603
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8 Reviews


  • Elena Der

    Very warm atmosphere; positive reinforcement and encouragement; great environment for athletes of any levels of ability; tayloring of exercises to address specific individual needs; flexibility and willingness to work with individual schedules. When you are there you are treated like family. Thank you, TW Smith Training Center!

  • Frank

    Adaptive instruction. Tim keeps things interesting, incorporating new elements week to week while building on your practice.

  • Robert Bader

    I love the martial arts school so much! Every class is different and challenging mental, physically and make you a better person all around, they really are like a family here, it is not a MC Dojo like a high percentage of martial arts schools are, if you are looking for authentic tai chi and Kung fu please check out this school, Robert Bader

  • Scott Stollwerk

    Honest, deep and detailed critique of everything from goals to movement and demonstrated technique. Instructors and students you can trust. Know your why. Then come learn!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I believe having a chance to meet one another, without any obligations, is a great way to start. We schedule a meeting at your convenience.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Martial Arts Teacher since 1995.

Yoga Shred Inspired and Core strength Yoga Certified

Tai Chi and Qi Gong since 1991.

American College of Sports Medicine Certified 1988

Appalachian State Graduate School Exercise Science 1987

Masters in Natural Health

Weight Loss Management in Clinics

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing is based on travel length of session and number of sessions expected.

How did you get started teaching?

I was a Football Coach and a Volleyball Strength Coach

Bachelors Degree is in Physical Education.

What types of students have you worked with?

Over 20 years:

Beginners in every subject that I have listed.

Those who were looking to be able to defend themselves.

Champion Physique Competitors and Models.

Folks who are battling Chronic Diseases : Cardiac, Pulmonary, Neurological, Addicition Diabetic, etc.

Parkinsons, Alzheimers, MS, ADHD, etc

Competive Class athletes, Olympic triple jumper, football, basketball, baseball players

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Experience and Caring come first.