A member for over four years prior to becoming an Assistant Coach, Jenn has taken over 850 classes at the gym since 2014. This has allowed her to progress and absorb all that we know and coach, and in turn, create a level of relatability with all who start out here. She has been through it. Jenn is an attendee of both our Summer and Fall Coach Academies, and is excited to apply all that she knows into helping you become better.
How old are you and where are you from? I am 31 years old and from Methuen, Massachusetts.
How long have you lived in San Diego and what brought you here?
I moved to San Diego in 2010 to attend grad school at UCSD. I thought I would only be here for a year and a half but after my first “winter” here I knew I was never leaving.
What are you most excited about coaching at Performance360?
I am most excited to help members in the same way that the gym has helped me over the last 4.5 years.To say that P360 has changed my life would be a huge understatement with the physical and mental changes I have experienced. From the small day-to-day goals to the bigger long term goals I have always found support and knowledge from the P360 coaches to help me to be successful. I hope that I can be a small piece in changing someone else’s life in the same way that the gym has changed mine. I am also very excited to work alongside such an awesome group of coaches.
What do you hope to accomplish with your coaching? My main goal with coaching is to help people get better. For me, this doesn’t end with the physical means of helping people to improve. It’s the whole package of understanding why someone is at the gym and genuinely wanting to help them succeed to meet their short-term and long-term goals both physically and mentally, inside and outside of the gym. I hope to create trust and personal relationships with members to make sure they know that I am just as invested in their goals as they are.
What are your personal philosophies with fitness and nutrition?
The journey to finding my own balance with fitness and nutrition has included a lot of trial in error over the years to find what works for me. For nutrition, I have gone through phases of tracking calories, intermittent fasting, cutting on an RP strength template, tracking macros, giving whole 30 a try and eating whatever the hell I want. For fitness, I have gone through phases of planned rest days, double workout days, training for powerlifitng meets and training just when things feel good. I have even tried training for a powerlifting meet while eating whatever the hell I want or while trying to cut a few lbs (I highly discourage both of these ideas). In the end, it all depends on the current goal I have. Sometimes, my goal is to compete in a powerlifting meet which means my nutrition and workouts are very regimented. Other times, my goal is to enjoy life and travel as much as I can, which means my nutrition and workouts take a back seat.
One huge thing that I have learned over the years is that fitness and nutrition should never be viewed as punishment. If I eat shitty for a day instead of working out the next day to make up for it, I purposely avoid working out the next day because I know I will feel like shit during the workout and it will be a negative experience. If I am tracking macros but I want to eat something that doesn’t fit, I eat it and move on without letting myself feel guilty over it because it I know that will be a negative experience.
What local food are you crushing and what are you ordering?
During the month of November, the gobbler sandwich at Bareback. Otherwise, some rotating combination of the Patio brussel sprouts, California burritos or a burger and shake from habit.