Jen is a Personal Trainer (NASM CPT) and Nutrition Coach (PN1) living in Cary, North Carolina.
In 2008, she began to focus her coaching skills on her own health and fitness and lost over 80 pounds.
Jen believes in collaborating with clients to make realistic and lasting lifestyle changes.
If there were an award for “Least Coordinated Personal Trainer”, I would probably win. My palms sweat at the thought of being asked to catch or throw a ball, and I’ve been told by several people that I “run funny”.
I’m also a nutrition coach who loves chocolate, beer, and ANY All-You-Can-Eat-Sushi situation (Update: ALMOST any All-You-Can-Eat-Sushi situation).
In a world of extraordinary athletes and quick-fix diets, I am certainly nothing to write home about. I don’t have abs, I complete 5K “runs” by walking half the time, I have crazy gym anxiety, and I refuse to argue about what our ancestors actually ate (Let it go, people! Our ancestors didn’t have a Starbucks with a Drive-Thru.)
And, yet, despite being boring and pragmatic, I lost 80 pounds and I have kept it off for a decade. I even threw two pregnancies in there for the extra challenge. I changed the way I ate, found exercise I enjoy, and learned the necessary skills to maintain that lifestyle. And you can, too- whatever that means for you.