Tessa Paulsen

Tessa Paulsen

is creating a fantasy-inspired health blog

9

patrons
Welcome, adventurer.

I'm Tessa, a NASM certified personal trainer, world traveler, mermaid, dancer, and artist. I also have Multiple Sclerosis.

My whole life has been searching for the place where I fit in and fighting my poor health. I earned money any way I could while still chasing my dream of being a performer. I performed burlesque, as a mermaid for festivals and parties, go go danced, modeled, while working a "day job".  I was overworked, uninspired, exhausted, depressed, and had just about given up on leading a normal life and had applied for disability... then I discovered weight lifting at 26.

The change to my health was incredible. For the first time in my life I had a healthy appetite, I began to feel stronger, I was sleeping better, my mood improved, my energy levels soared. I'm still in pain much of the time, but I finally feel like I have control over myself.

I was so in awe of this change in myself that I decide to get my training certification so I could teach other people who suffer from chronic illness about the benefits of exercise. But this fell on deaf ears- when you're in pain, exhausted, and struggle to get out of bed every day, why would you want to start "exercising"? That word hits a very negative chord with many people.

But I want to show you why it shouldn't. I've found a way to incorporate the many things I love- fantasy, ren faires, weight lifting, and dance- into one thing. I'm going to teach you workouts that are fun, challenging, and safe for those with past injury and illness. When I'm traveling, I'll show you workouts you can do anywhere, and share resources to help you on your journey. When I'm home, I'll teach you warrior-style workouts that incorporate swordplay sparring, strongman exercises, and other unothodox ways to get you in shape. Did you know swimming in a mermaid tail is a great workout?

I started this Patreon because I cannot stand asking for donations or handouts. I also have difficulty keeping up with orders and things like online shops- but Patreon is structured and scheduled, and I can dropship your perks and automate your classes. For a creative with a chronic illness, this is ideal, both in delivering a good product and staying organized.

-TIERS-

Both basic tiers get you full access to this blog, which will be stretching and workout videos, full blog posts, photo sets, previews for your featured reward art of the month, recipes, and other related content. I'll be sharing everything I'm learning with you as I'm learning it, pledge what you're comfortable with. 

For those who want a full program, I've developed a traditional 12 week workout course that you can do at home that is perfect for people with chronic illness or joint pain. This course is provided through Trainerize, an app you will download on your phone. You have two-way messaging with me, and I can tailor your workouts to you. I will be developing more programs as I go, and you will have access to these as well. 

The higher tiers get access to blog content and the program as well as perks exclusive to Patreon-
-One comes with prints of either my own artwork, or photography featuring myself and my friends in cosplay and fantasy gear, such as my Conan the Barbarian cosplay. 
-The other will get you a wearable item every month with a design I made on it- hoodies, Tshirts, hats, bags, etc.
-Want both?? That tier is available as well. That tier will get bonus goodies at random- stickers, download links to vectors and photo sets, occasional personalized gifts, one of a kind handmade items. 

Your pledges allow me to continue to create, travel, learn, take classes, share my knowledge. I care very much about sharing what I learn and helping people grow as well. My public Facebook blog will always be free. By pledging here you allow me to remain active, earn my living as a trainer and artist, and create with less limitation.
Tiers
Hobbit
$1 or more per month

You're going on an adventure! Thank you for your support! 

-access to all content

Scribe
$30 or more per month

A true collector of words and images, a gainer of knowledge and relics! 

-Access to all content

-Access to polls for new content

-A monthly print featuring my art or photography 

Raven
$60 or more per month

Take all that is beautiful and adorn thyself!

-Access to all content

-Access to polls for new content

-A monthly wearable- hat, hoodie, Tshirt, etc. designed by me with my artwork 

Monarch
$100 or more per month

You receive tribute of the finest in the land- art and adornments! 

-Access to all content

-Access to polls for new content

-A monthly print featuring my artwork or fantasy photography 

-A monthly wearable- hat, hoodie, Tshirt, etc. designed by me with my artwork 

Elf
$100 or more per month

WHAT WILL YOUR ELF EYES SEE??? All this stuff- 

-Access to all the content

-Polls for selecting my new content

-Access to my online personal training program, which includes two-way messaging with me. 

Wizard
$150 or more per month

You are ancient and wise and have access to many powers! YOUUUU SHAAAALLLL PAAAAAAASSSS

-Access to all the content

-Polls for selecting my new content

-Access to my online personal training program, which includes two-way messaging with me

-A monthly print mailed to your house featuring fantasy artwork/photography 

Dragon
$200 or more per month

BURNINATE THE COUNTRYSIDE, BURNINATE THE PEASANTS! YOU ARE FIRE, YOU ARE DEATH! 

-Access to all the content

-Polls for selecting my new content

-Access to my online personal training program, which includes two-way messaging with me

-A wearable item like a hoodie, tshirt, hat, etc. featuring my artwork mailed to your house  once a month 

C R O M
$250 or more per month

  THIS IS THE ULTIMATE TIER! GET IT ALL, COMMAND AND CONQUER! DRIVE YOUR ENEMIES BEFORE YOU AND HEAR THE LAMENTATION OF THE WOMEN! 

-Access to all the content

-Polls for selecting my new content

-Access to my online personal training program, which includes two-way messaging with me

 -A monthly print mailed to your house featuring fantasy artwork/photography  

-A wearable item like a hoodie, tshirt, hat, etc. featuring my artwork mailed to your house  once a month

-Bonus goodies at random- stickers, download links to vectors and photo sets, occasional personalized gifts, one of a kind handmade items.  

Welcome, adventurer.

I'm Tessa, a NASM certified personal trainer, world traveler, mermaid, dancer, and artist. I also have Multiple Sclerosis.

My whole life has been searching for the place where I fit in and fighting my poor health. I earned money any way I could while still chasing my dream of being a performer. I performed burlesque, as a mermaid for festivals and parties, go go danced, modeled, while working a "day job".  I was overworked, uninspired, exhausted, depressed, and had just about given up on leading a normal life and had applied for disability... then I discovered weight lifting at 26.

The change to my health was incredible. For the first time in my life I had a healthy appetite, I began to feel stronger, I was sleeping better, my mood improved, my energy levels soared. I'm still in pain much of the time, but I finally feel like I have control over myself.

I was so in awe of this change in myself that I decide to get my training certification so I could teach other people who suffer from chronic illness about the benefits of exercise. But this fell on deaf ears- when you're in pain, exhausted, and struggle to get out of bed every day, why would you want to start "exercising"? That word hits a very negative chord with many people.

But I want to show you why it shouldn't. I've found a way to incorporate the many things I love- fantasy, ren faires, weight lifting, and dance- into one thing. I'm going to teach you workouts that are fun, challenging, and safe for those with past injury and illness. When I'm traveling, I'll show you workouts you can do anywhere, and share resources to help you on your journey. When I'm home, I'll teach you warrior-style workouts that incorporate swordplay sparring, strongman exercises, and other unothodox ways to get you in shape. Did you know swimming in a mermaid tail is a great workout?

I started this Patreon because I cannot stand asking for donations or handouts. I also have difficulty keeping up with orders and things like online shops- but Patreon is structured and scheduled, and I can dropship your perks and automate your classes. For a creative with a chronic illness, this is ideal, both in delivering a good product and staying organized.

-TIERS-

Both basic tiers get you full access to this blog, which will be stretching and workout videos, full blog posts, photo sets, previews for your featured reward art of the month, recipes, and other related content. I'll be sharing everything I'm learning with you as I'm learning it, pledge what you're comfortable with. 

For those who want a full program, I've developed a traditional 12 week workout course that you can do at home that is perfect for people with chronic illness or joint pain. This course is provided through Trainerize, an app you will download on your phone. You have two-way messaging with me, and I can tailor your workouts to you. I will be developing more programs as I go, and you will have access to these as well. 

The higher tiers get access to blog content and the program as well as perks exclusive to Patreon-
-One comes with prints of either my own artwork, or photography featuring myself and my friends in cosplay and fantasy gear, such as my Conan the Barbarian cosplay. 
-The other will get you a wearable item every month with a design I made on it- hoodies, Tshirts, hats, bags, etc.
-Want both?? That tier is available as well. That tier will get bonus goodies at random- stickers, download links to vectors and photo sets, occasional personalized gifts, one of a kind handmade items. 

Your pledges allow me to continue to create, travel, learn, take classes, share my knowledge. I care very much about sharing what I learn and helping people grow as well. My public Facebook blog will always be free. By pledging here you allow me to remain active, earn my living as a trainer and artist, and create with less limitation.

Recent posts by Tessa Paulsen

Tiers
Hobbit
$1 or more per month

You're going on an adventure! Thank you for your support! 

-access to all content

Scribe
$30 or more per month

A true collector of words and images, a gainer of knowledge and relics! 

-Access to all content

-Access to polls for new content

-A monthly print featuring my art or photography 

Raven
$60 or more per month

Take all that is beautiful and adorn thyself!

-Access to all content

-Access to polls for new content

-A monthly wearable- hat, hoodie, Tshirt, etc. designed by me with my artwork 

Monarch
$100 or more per month

You receive tribute of the finest in the land- art and adornments! 

-Access to all content

-Access to polls for new content

-A monthly print featuring my artwork or fantasy photography 

-A monthly wearable- hat, hoodie, Tshirt, etc. designed by me with my artwork 

Elf
$100 or more per month

WHAT WILL YOUR ELF EYES SEE??? All this stuff- 

-Access to all the content

-Polls for selecting my new content

-Access to my online personal training program, which includes two-way messaging with me. 

Wizard
$150 or more per month

You are ancient and wise and have access to many powers! YOUUUU SHAAAALLLL PAAAAAAASSSS

-Access to all the content

-Polls for selecting my new content

-Access to my online personal training program, which includes two-way messaging with me

-A monthly print mailed to your house featuring fantasy artwork/photography 

Dragon
$200 or more per month

BURNINATE THE COUNTRYSIDE, BURNINATE THE PEASANTS! YOU ARE FIRE, YOU ARE DEATH! 

-Access to all the content

-Polls for selecting my new content

-Access to my online personal training program, which includes two-way messaging with me

-A wearable item like a hoodie, tshirt, hat, etc. featuring my artwork mailed to your house  once a month 

C R O M
$250 or more per month

  THIS IS THE ULTIMATE TIER! GET IT ALL, COMMAND AND CONQUER! DRIVE YOUR ENEMIES BEFORE YOU AND HEAR THE LAMENTATION OF THE WOMEN! 

-Access to all the content

-Polls for selecting my new content

-Access to my online personal training program, which includes two-way messaging with me

 -A monthly print mailed to your house featuring fantasy artwork/photography  

-A wearable item like a hoodie, tshirt, hat, etc. featuring my artwork mailed to your house  once a month

-Bonus goodies at random- stickers, download links to vectors and photo sets, occasional personalized gifts, one of a kind handmade items.