MMB – Making it Count!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had an awesome weekend and found ways to move!  I have missed you guys the last few days and I’m happy to be back!  Are you guys ready to work?  Oh wait…you have been working!  I gave many of you a challenge to keep moving and do the work out that I posted and guess what?  Many of you did it!  Wahoo!  So proud of you guys!  Here are a few photos that were sent to me post work out!

Jen’s Boot Camp Challenge Warriors!

Awesome work Dai, Melissa, and Lisa!

I love the tongue hanging out Lynnda!! LOL!

Way to rock it Theresa!

Ken and Joanne – the dynamic duo!

Erin and Christian – working out hard in Hawaii!  Proud!!

Announcements and Reminders:

  1. Cardio Core is Tuesday at Jen’s Studio.  Depending on demand, classes will run with a minimum of three people.  Class times are 5:45pm to 6:30pm, 6:40pm to 7:25pm, and 7:35pm to 8:20pm. Please text or e-mail me to sign up!


  1. Friday Play Day at the Park!  This week, Park fitness will be moved to Friday because I’m juggling summer kids’ schedules! LOL!  Come out and join me at 9:00am and let’s enjoy fitness outside at the park!  Class is 45 minutes and is for all levels.  Meet me at my home and we’ll warm-up and then take off to the sports park.  Drop in cost is $15 or use a prepaid card.  Please let me know if you’d like to join us!  Bring a friend too and make it twice the fun!  Please let me know if you’ll be able to make it out!


  1. Jen’s 10th Year of Business BBQ is this Saturday, July 20th!  4pm to 9pm.  Bring a dish to share and let’s hang out together and enjoy good fine, drinks, music, and fellowship!  Please let me know if you’ll be joining us for this special event.  Adults only please.  Bring your spouse too!


  1. Cardio Fusion is normal Thursday schedule:  5:45pm to 6:30pm & 6:40pm to 7:25pm (need 3 people to run a class)  Boot Camp is Saturday 7am to 7:45am & 8am to 8:45am at VBC!


Here are some pictures from summer fitness together!


Cardio Core crew out working it hard on a Tuesday night!  Awesome job to:  Pete, Vanessa, Melissa, Dave, Debbie, Joanne, Theresa, and Erin!!


3rd Cardio Core Crew on a Tuesday night!  Awesome job to:  Ann, Lauren, Christi, Candace, and Jeannette!

Cardio Core circuit in Jen’s studio

Dave Thompson rockin it with balance training on the Bosu!

More circuit training in Jen’s Studio for Cardio Core!

Gotta get those post work out calf/hamstring stretches in!

What’s a driveway?  An opportunity for amazing fitness together!!


Thought for the week:  Making It Count

Hey everyone!  People often ask me, “Jen, don’t you need to work out 5-6 days in order to see results?”  My answer is, “No”!  What I love about circuits and the style of fitness that I preach and teach, is that it’s all about working smart in your fitness.  If done correctly, you can absolutely achieve an excellent level of fitness by only working out three days a week.  O.k. so what this doesn’t look like is getting on the treadmill and doing a steady state jog for 30 minutes three times a week.  That’s not what I’m talking about. 

In order to make three days a week count and maintain an optimal level of fitness, you have to engage as many muscle groups as possible with compound resistance sequences, burst training, level changes, weave in three planes of motion, and don’t forget about balance, core, and flexibility!  Wheww.  Is it possible?  Yes, but you need to think through it and this is why it’s important to work with a trainer.  Trainers get this stuff and it comes naturally to us to put together an effective program design to work the entire body in a short amount of time. 

By the end of a thirty or forty minute session, you should be sweaty and thankful that the session is over.  If you worked out hard enough, then there should have been times throughout the work out that you were praying for it to be over!  If the work out felt like it was no big deal, then the results will be no big deal.  Make sense? 

I am excited to rise up out of bed every day and have the privilege or working with a variety of different clientele to help them achieve their optimal level of fitness.  I can’t explain it, but I am so thankful that I have this innate sense and understanding of the human body and how to help each person rise up and find their inner strength and potential.  Is it hard?  Yes.  Do some people want to quit and actually quit?  Yes, that happens.  But, I am always looking for people to connect with who truly want to change their bodies and find their inner strength that will lead them to optimal outer strength.  It’s a special and individual journey and I love embarking on this road with whomever the Lord has called me to help guide and instruct.

Summer is hard because schedules can be all over the place.  There are more temptations lurking around and there is a general sense of “chill time” in the air.  While this may be all true, we still need to dig deep within ourselves and rise up to the challenge of commitment and consistency!  Admittedly, this is very difficult to do alone.  This my friends, is why we need community and the encouragement of pouring positive words into one another.  Why?  Because this stuff is fricking hard!  I get it. 

However, I have always believe that together we can do great things.  It is this belief that drives me and helps me to always try and bring my very best to you guys.  I’m not perfect, but know that it is my heart’s desire to pour positive motivation and encouragement into each of you so that you can tap into your full potential and live a vibrant, capable, and abundance life!  If you are reading this, I hope you can make it out on Saturday  for my bbq because I’d love to hang out with you and tell you this in person.  You guys mean the world to me and I am so thankful and grateful that I have the opportunity to inspire you to rise up and discover your path to health, fitness, and overall wellness. 

See you soon!