After a childhood of competitive team sports, Jen switched to individual activities in college including triathlons and road races, ranging from 5K’s to marathons. During this time, she realized she could turn her love of fitness and competition into a study of human movement and the mind-body connection. Eventually, Jen was drawn to group exercise, became an instructor, and began helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. Today, as a Pilates professional and a mother of three young, busy children, Jen enjoys sharing her knowledge and best practices in a way that inspires others to care for themselves, expand their appreciation for the mind-body connection, and share these habits with their own families. Jen has a degree in Exercise Science from UMass Amherst and a variety of fitness and Pilates certifications. She has been an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor since 1990, completed The Physical Mind Institute Pilates mat training in 2002 and Stott Pilates® Intensive Reformer training in 2004. Additional Stott Pilates® training includes Injuries and Special Populations, Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Pre-Natal, Flexibility, Shoulder Girdle Stability and Function, and Cueing and Correcting for Intermediate Mat Work.