Who is Jen?

Courage To Sweat Owner & Creator

Hello! I have been a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise for 10 years. I eat normal food, enjoy craft beer, wine, and carbs, but I also love a good physical challenge and showing that us “normal” folks can kick butt too! I don’t post sweaty sports bra pics, nor show off my glutes up close and personal.

Through determination and grit, I have pushed myself to tackle awesome fitness goals. I ran my first full marathon 7 months after my second c-section. In the middle of running the Great Wall Half-Marathon, I decided to switch to the full course, and I couldn’t stop smiling! Most of life’s successes and challenges are determined by mentality. Believing that you can do something is half the battle.

One of my goals as a trainer and group fitness instructor is to show people how to have realistic expectations about fitness, how to integrate it into their daily life, and motivate others to believe they too can reach, or even exceed, their own goals.

Exercise helps keep me physically and mentally strong! I strongly believe a good, hard workout is not another item on the to-do list. It’s a stress-reliever, a reminder of how tough I can be, and time to remember I too am important.

If you decide to train with me, I will push you to challenge yourself. I will make you mute that negative voice inside your head saying you couldn’t possible do it. I will have you try exercises you have never done before, while you say, “Is she serious? ” and I will cheer you on when you are excited you have met your goals. I will be there to tell you it’s okay to fail, it’s okay to doubt, and I will help you learn to get back up again and try until you succeed. It can be tough, but I promise it is also so much fun!

I have degrees and certifications in Spanish, Advertising, Exercise Science and Personal Training. I became certified in personal training through the American Council on Exercise back in 2010 after finishing a professional certification program at UC San Diego. I am continuously working to expand my knowledge, and received specialty certifications in Fitness Nutrition, Therapeutic Exercise, and Youth Fitness.

Thank you for joining me on this fitness journey, I look forward to hearing from you!

Jen@couragetosweat.com 443-614-9774 @couragetosweat