Meet Coach Jenn: A brand new addition to the LYB team!

We would love to know a little bit about your family.
I am originally from St. Catharines, but I have called Ottawa home for the last 16 years. I have been a teacher in some capacity for most of my adult life. I taught ESL in Japan for 5 years and moved to Ottawa to pursue my teaching career. I wear many different hats. I am a professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa where I teach integrated Health & Physical Education courses. I also teach group fitness for Goodlife and I’m a mom to two young children and just celebrated my 10-year wedding anniversary.
Secret Crush: Jason Momoa…and my husband calls him ‘my boyfriend’ 😊

How did you get into fitness?
I’ve always been fairly active since a young age and have always enjoyed working out. When I started studying here at The University of Ottawa, I started to learn more about physical fitness and the importance of exercising. I think that really sparked a passion for me to take my fitness training to the next level and to start sharing my passion with others.

How did you get into fitness?
I have always had a passion for group fitness and exercise. A gym membership was my main Christmas present request for my entire adolescence 😊 I became a fitness instructor in 2011 because I love the energy and motivation that is created in group fitness, and I carry that into my teacher education courses to inspire teachers to model an active and healthy lifestyle for their young students.

What are your fitness goals these days?
I would like to continue my fitness journey and stay strong to keep up with my energetic children. Living an active and healthy lifestyle is something I strive to model for my teacher candidates and children. 

What does fitness mean to you?
EVERYTHING!! I truly believe that is the best medicine and secret to life-long happiness 😊

Tell us about your favorite food?
I love oysters, Asian fusion, and anything with peanut butter as an ingredient 😊

What do you love about yourself?
Although challenging at times, I love juggling it all and leading a fulfilled life. There is never a dull moment😊

What do you love about LYB?
The incredible supportive atmosphere, stellar programming, and inspiring trainers. Kate is a legend in Westboro, and I am thrilled to be working with her and her awesome team.