About

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I’m a Wife / Cyclist / Hiker / Traveler / Disney Park Enthusiast / Hot Rod Owner / Entrepreneur / Golden Doodle Mom / Digital Nomad / Podcaster / Flamingo Fanatic / Adaptive Athlete

As an Adaptive Athlete & Mindset Mentor, I help individuals 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 until I was 40 about being 1/2 blind! 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 has different plans for me – I’m 6’3″ tall with crazy curly hair. So my why turned into not hiding from my true badass self.

THE COACH JENNIE was created in early 2020 just before the global pandemic. Here I was able to use my 17 years of counseling expertise along with my extensive years in fitness and blend together the most amazing mentoring container.  Life is all about what you make it and when you’re ready – you’ll 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 the world with my husband. 

 I’m so excited that you are here to join me on the 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 12-year-old Golden Doodle that is super nosey and loves to be on camera), to help you find your inner badass.

ARE YOU READY?

Current Certifications

Adaptive & Inclusive Fitness Trainer (ATA)

Certified Health Coach (HCI)

Certified Life Coach (HCI)
Personal Development Coach (HCI)
Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant (AFPA)
Cyclist Injury Prevention Specialist (AFPA)

Certified Personal Trainer (AFPA)
Certified Boxing Fitness Trainer (AFPA)
Parkinson’s Disease Fitness Training (APDA)

 

*All require biennial 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 Larry Bock at Juniata College. Going to the National Championship 4x is something I will never forget. Playing sports in college teach you time management 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 with the athletic bug – I turned to something more low impact on my quickly aging 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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