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Who is Jennie?

I’m a Wife / Cyclist / Hiker / Traveler / Disney Park Enthusiast / Hot Rod Owner / Entrepreneur / Golden Doodle Mom / Podcaster / Flamingo Fanatic / Athlete who’s Visually Impaired

As an Athlete, Confidence Builder & Mindset Mentor, together we rewire negative mindset, rebuild confidence, and empower your inner badass. I love to deep dive into my methods and help strengthen your mental fitness. 

Let me tell you a little about my “why.” I was born with a visual impairment, only in one eye. Yes, it appears the higher powers have a sense of humor. I never told anyone about my visual impairment until I was 40. Why? I didn’t want to be treated differently or seen as a “weirdo.” I just wanted to fit in with everyone else. Well, the universe had different plans for me – I’m 6’3″ with crazy curly hair. So my why turned into not hiding from my sassy, classy badass self.

THE COACH JENNIE was created in early 2020 just before the global pandemic. Mentoring is where I’m able to blend my 17 years of counseling expertise along with my extensive history in fitness. Life is all about what you make it and when you know – you know!

Starting TCJ has been the craziest experience of my life.  I have met the most amazing individuals from all over the world (thanks zoom) and enjoy the flexibility to travel with my husband. 

 I’m so excited that you are here to join me on this adventure. I have a big personality that matches my height, and I learned that laughter is the secret to happiness and success. With that said, I’m here with my furry sidekick, Tessa (my 13-year-old Golden Doodle that is super nosey and loves to be on camera), to help you find your Confidence Badass.

Let’s Get Started! 

Current Certifications

Adaptive & Inclusive Fitness Trainer 

Parkinson’s Disease Fitness Training 

ICF Certified Health Coach 

ICF Certified Life Coach 
ICF Personal Development Coach 

NLP Master Practitioner
Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant 
Cyclist Injury Prevention Specialist

Certified Personal Trainer 
Certified USA Boxing Fitness Trainer
*All require biennial credentialing updates*

Where my fitness passion started

My passion for fitness started when I father showed me how to play catch in the front yard. I was a natural! I started playing sports when I was 7 – even with a visual impairment, I was badass!

I had the amazing opportunity to play volleyball for the Great Larry Bock at Juniata College. Going to the National Championship 4x is something I will never forget. Playing sports in college teaches you time management, relationship building and structure. You learn fast the do’s and don’t of being a student athlete. 

Post college years, I gave up playing volleyball. Also having about 10 surgeries on knees, ankles, and shoulders turns out to be very painful. Still having the athletic bug – I turned to something friendlier to my body – CYCLING! 

For me, my fitness loves are cycling, rowing, yoga, meditation, and hiking. When I’m able to take a spin on my bike, go hiking or enjoy the outdoors – it’s always a great day! These activities fill my life with such joy and happiness!

The best part is that I enjoy these activities with my amazing husband. As you will see in many of the pictures, we love to take on some crazy hiking adventures. Glacier National Park is where we feel most at home and where there are no words to describe how beautiful the landscape. It’s a must-see bucket list item!

My advice is to find something you love and share it with the world no matter what your abilities. There are others looking up to you as a role model, be the guiding light that shines and empowers others!

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