About Tara

As the Founder of Australia's leading fitness brand The Jungle Body & Founder of beauty brand Mermade Hair, Tara Simich is one of Australia's leading young Entrepreneurs. Before starting The Jungle Body Tara studied a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics at Curtin University before completing a Scholarship at the State University of New York in 2009. In 2010, at 19 years of age Perth based Tara Simich founded "The Jungle Body,' a provider of 5 unique licensed workouts delivered by Instructors in over 11 countries as far-flung as Saudi Arabia & Austria. The company now boasts it's own DVD in Target & Big W nationwide.
Tara first cut her teeth on the fitness scene in New York & Los Angeles, developing a new gym alongside world heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko & former Golds Gym Venice Beach Manager Matteo Baker. Tara noticed a gap in the group fitness market for a workout that had it all; simple to follow, super effective & quick results ! She developed the first ever workout to fuse cardio, boxing, dance & toning all-in-one. 
The Jungle Body now has 14,000 Facebook Fans & over 600 Licensees teaching the 5 Trademarked Workouts in Health Clubs like Virgin Active, Fernwood & Fitness First. 
The Jungle Body has been featured in numerous publications such as Who!, Cosmopolitan , Grazia, Marie Claire, Yahoo, The Financial Review & Womens Health & Fitness. Tara has won numerous awards including:


  • 2016 STM Top 60 Best & Brightest

  • 2014 WaToday Entrepreneur of the Year

  • 2014 WaToday People's Choice Finalist

  • 2012 Finalist in Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Female Awards

  • 2011 Finalist in Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Female Awards

  • 2011 WA Exercise Professional of the Year

  • 2011 Exercise Professional of the Year National Finalist

  • 2009 Winner of Business Icon an “Apprentice” style competition which tested her Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurial and Finance skills.

Tara now operates The Jungle Body & Mermade Hair, while also consulting to businesses & fitness companies. Tara is also available for public speaking, special appearances, collaborations, brand ambassadorships & workshops. 

For more details email info@thejunglebody.com or visit the company websites www.thejunglebody.com and www.aregoza.com. Read more about Tara on The Daily Mail here.