Jenna grew up in Dalton, Massachusetts, which is in the very western part of the State, in the Berkshire Hills. Her parents definitely encouraged activities of all sorts from an early age, and got her involved in tap dancing, team sports and golf. She played 4 sports in high school: soccer, basketball, softball, and tennis. Jenna loves animals, nature, interior design/use of space, traveling, and Nia, (which is a combination of dance, martial arts, mindful movement, and healing arts). Jenna lived in Albany, NY for 15 years, and she wanted to live somewhere sunnier, warmer, and more upbeat. When Jenna moved to North Carolina she lived in Raleigh first, but really loves Chapel Hill and Carrboro. She lives here with her spouse and dog, Baci. She describes her career as somewhat circuitous. She worked in higher education, in schools as a counselor, as a marketing manager for a startup, and now, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor with her own practice in Chapel Hill. She has been in North Carolina since 2010, and loves the people, the nature and weather in general, and the feeling that it is a really thriving part of the Country.
1. When did you start training with CHT (about)?
I started training in November 2016 on my 40th birthday.
2. How has CHT helped you achieve your goals?
My trainer, Robert, has helped me be more mindful about how I use my muscles in daily routine movement. He’s also helped me with my goal of exercising in a more self-compassionate way. I have gained real strength in these areas.
3. What is your favorite exercise?
Anything with a medicine ball and planks!
4. What is your least favorite exercise?
Dead bugs and stability ball transfer crunches
5. How has training improved your life?
I no longer have back pain from an old injury, and I have much better posture.
6. What is your favorite post workout food?
Spinach, feta, and pumpkin seed salad with lentils
7. What or who is your biggest inspiration?
Robert, my trainer, because he is an awesome person and trainer
8. What would you write on the chalk board sign?
“We cannot change anything unless we accept it” C.G Jung
9. What is your favorite workout song?
Lately, Blackout Days by Phantogram but I still love to hear a cool 80s and 90s mix!
10. If you could pick any place to visit this summer where would you go?