Welcome to my page! My name is Jenna, and I’m a personal trainer, certified yoga instructor, and health and personal growth enthusiast. My mission in life is to help people come to accept themselves wherever they are in their health journey and realize they can THRIVE at any size.
My passion stems from a lifetime of my own personal struggle with weight, body dismorphia and disordered eating. From an early age, I convinced myself that I weighed too much and was constantly on a diet to reach a body image that my family and society felt was acceptable. In college, I went multiple months of starving myself by eating less than 500 calories a day or doing month long juice cleanses, all in attempt to have a flat stomach. Spoiler alert: It never happened! What DID happen was I developed chronic stomach problems that would last nearly a decade, gained a lot of weight, and had problems with my hormones, thyroid, and other body parts that made doctors think I was 50, not 25.
After long stints of vegan, raw, fruitarian, paleo, and ketogenic diet fats, I finally decided enough is enough. I’m a woman who has run marathons, trains in the gym daily, and eats healthier than anyone I know, but I still felt like I was broken because my belly had too many rolls and my arms couldn’t fit into my designer jackets I wore when I was 20. At the peak of my pain, anxiety, and frustration with life, I decided to give up EVERYTHING and move to Stockholm, Sweden. I realized that what I had done in life up till this point had not served me, so it was time to start over. I even had to reprogram my brain and thoughts in order to survive. I couldn’t live in a hostile environment of constant self hatred and telling my body that it wasn’t enough any longer.
It was about a year long process, but eventually things started to soften. I became free from the tangled constraints of my thought patterns. I realized that I am completely, fully lovable at ANY size. And that is precisely what I am here to help you realize, too. Not every day is perfect, and the path to self acceptance, health, and joy isn’t always an easy one. But if you’re willing to embark on it, I promise you it will be the most rewarding thing you ever do.