Hi! I’m Jennifer, and I’m a certified personal trainer, a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner, and owner of THINK Holistic Fitness in Holly Springs, NC and I will be turning 44 years YOUNG this year.
I have the training and experience to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
From a young age, I always loved to cook and bake. I also loved to eat. Before long, I realized I couldn't keep eating all the good food I was making without gaining weight.
So I started to train at age 24 – and I fell in love with weight training at a time when it just wasn't very popular for women. Most of the time, I was the only female in the "serious" weight training area of the gym.
Although I was able to get fit, I still had food issues. Compulsive/binge eating followed by long periods of restricting food intake. Usually restriction happened during stressful times in my life. When the stress ebbed, I’d overeat.
I went through this cycle many, many times in my life. I was and still am an emotional eater. But with a lot of work, self-education and kindness toward myself, I’ve managed to straighten things out.
Add in several years of Al-Anon (a 12-step program for spouses and children of alcoholics) and a sound education in functional wellness, and you can see how I personally know and understand the many factors and dynamics that affect weight and overall health.
My enthusiasm for training and wellness led me to what I consider my calling – inspiring and training other people. I started out as part of a team at a large facility, but I soon found myself drawn to women who were struggling but who also refused to give up. I shared in their joy when they reached their goals, I encouraged and supported them when they cried tears of frustration … and that’s when I knew I had to start my own business doing just that.
One converted garage plus lots of barbells and dumbbells and some 60 clients later, I ran out of space in my home-based studio and moved THINK to a spacious new location. Now I’m helping more women than ever, and I can honestly say I love what I do.