ABOUT JILL

health coach / speaker

 

ABOUT JILL

health coach / speaker

 

MY STORY


how I went from everyday mom to master trainer.

I’ve always had a love for the game of basketball. It’s aggressive and action-packed and never gets boring.

When I was in college, I started for my team. My specialty was rebounding and stealing, and I helped lead my team to a championship. My natural athleticism and love of physical activity was an integral part of my life until I had kids.

As they grew older and had busier schedules, I put my own self-care on the back burner. That neglect of my own health resulted in an undiagnosed and untreated depression that lasted more than 18 months.

It was at this point that I created a video audition for a new reality television show produced by Sylvester Stallone. The show was called Strong. The focus of the show was on being healthy, fit and strong, not on being skinny.

I was notified in August that I had been chosen! I was thrilled! This was the push I needed!

I left only a few weeks later for an intense nine-week training course with world-class trainer Bennie Wylie, Jr., a nationally recognized strength and conditioning coach.

During this period of intense two-a-day exercise sessions, a shift in my mindset occurred. I tend to be an independent person who doesn’t like asking for help, but if I was to get through this as a whole person, that is exactly what I needed to do.

Sometimes we need help, somebody to steer us in the right direction, to help get us back on course. During Strong, this is what my trainer did for me, and this is now what I hope to do for other people.

Strong also helped me identify who I was naturally designed to be—physically, mentally, and spiritually—and to own it and live it out. Mind, body, and soul are so deeply intertwined that when we are content and excited about all of who we are, it translates into us living out the best version of ourselves. Before Strong, I often let outside voices form me and dictate my view of myself.

Once I got home, I saw the effects of leading by example. I didn’t push anything on anyone, but each of my family members have adopted and implemented my experience in their own ways. My husband lost 60 pounds and is currently working on strength training. My three older children have recently developed a love for running and cometing and my youngest son turns everything into a “gym!”

I now come alongside others who struggle in their own journeys to be strong and provide accountability in health and fitness along with some of the basic health, nutrition and fitness principles I have discovered in my own journey.

MY STORY


how I went from everyday mom to master trainer.

 

I’ve always had a love for the game of basketball. It’s aggressive and action-packed and never gets boring.

When I was in college, I started for my team. My specialty was rebounding and stealing, and I helped lead my team to a championship. My natural athleticism and love of physical activity was an integral part of my life until I had kids.

As they grew older and had busier schedules, I put my own self-care on the back burner. That neglect of my own health resulted in an undiagnosed and untreated depression that lasted more than 18 months.

It was at this point that I created a video audition for a new reality television show produced by Sylvester Stallone. The show was called Strong. The focus of the show was on being healthy, fit and strong, not on being skinny.

I was notified in August that I had been chosen! I was thrilled! This was the push I needed!

I left only a few weeks later for an intense nine-week training course with world-class trainer Bennie Wylie, Jr., a nationally recognized strength and conditioning coach.

During this period of intense two-a-day exercise sessions, a shift in my mindset occurred. I tend to be an independent person who doesn’t like asking for help, but if I was to get through this as a whole person, that is exactly what I needed to do.

Sometimes we need help, somebody to steer us in the right direction, to help get us back on course. During Strong, this is what my trainer did for me, and this is now what I hope to do for other people.

Strong also helped me identify who I was naturally designed to be—physically, mentally, and spiritually—and to own it and live it out. Mind, body, and soul are so deeply intertwined that when we are content and excited about all of who we are, it translates into us living out the best version of ourselves. Before Strong, I often let outside voices form me and dictate my view of myself.

Once I got home, I saw the effects of leading by example. I didn’t push anything on anyone, but each of my family members have adopted and implemented my experience in their own ways. My husband lost 60 pounds and is currently working on strength training. My three older children have recently developed a love for running and competing and my youngest son turns everything into a “gym!”

I now come alongside others who struggle in their own journeys to be strong and provide accountability in health and fitness along with some of the basic health, nutrition and fitness principles I have discovered in my own journey.

MY TRANSFORMATION


 

Jill Before and After
Jill Before and After