About Jenny

For as long as I can remember, I have loved movement. I played, danced, jumped, and sprinted my way through my childhood and adolescence, receiving the Female Athletic Award at my 8th grade graduation, and an Athletic Letter at my high school graduation. I was unbelievably lucky in that I was able to turn my love and passion for movement into a career, by pursuing a Double Major in Physical and Health Education and Life Sciences at Queen’s University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Fitness Science from York University. In my most recent academic endeavor, I have just completed my first year of Chiropractic College at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

After completing my undergraduate degrees, my physical activity routines changed. I made a shift from mainly participating in sports, to ‘training’. I discovered CrossFit in 2009, and through CrossFit, discovered power lifting and Olympic lifting, my now two favorite ways to train. Although I may be small in stature, I’m mighty in strength and spirit. I love to lift heavy things, sprint, jump, dance and share my energy with others! Thus, in addition to designing my own training, I love to program for and train others. I live and work in Toronto, Ontario as a Nike Training Club Trainer and Personal Trainer. I also provide Fascial Stretch Therapy services, contribute to Tuja Wellness as a Fitness Advisor and write fitness and training related articles for VIV Magazine. Through both continuing education and my own physical training, I have obtained a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in a variety of training disciplines. I’m certified through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology as a Certified Exercise Physiologist, and have over 10 years of personal training, programming and fitness testing experience. I have also earned certifications as a Level 1 CrossFit coach, a Level 1 Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor, an Agatsu Joint Mobility and Movement Instructor, a Level 1 Biosignature Practitioner, and a Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist (Stretch to Win). I am also certified in First Aid and CPR, as well as through the Heartwise Exercise Program. My main interests include programming and training as a means to elite athletic performance as well as health promotion and disease prevention. I have experience working with a variety of clients, both children and adults ranging from athletes to clients with chronic disease. I have also been involved with the occupational fitness testing of structural fire fighters and power line workers, as well as pre-season testing for NHL athletes. I appreciate training that is functional, goal-directed, evidence-based, safe, efficient and empowering.

I developed this blog with the hope of passing my thoughts, knowledge and passion for fitness and training on to women who are interested in training to achieve their wellness potential.  I have seen too many articles and blogs that pass unreliable, inaccurate, and often demoralizing information on to women involved in fitness.  On my own wellness journey, I work very hard to train my body and mind to be powerful, mindful, and grateful; by sharing my thoughts, knowledge and experience, I hope to empower you to do the same!


Education

    • Sep 2014 - Present
    • Chiropractic student
    • Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
    • Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
    • Masters Degree, Fitness Science
    • York University
    • Sep 2009 - Aug 2010
    • Post-Graduate Diploma, addictions and mental health
    • Durham College
    • Sep 2003 - May 2007
    • B.P.H.E, B.Sc (Life Sciences)
    • Queen’s University

Training Certifications / Workshops

    • Jul 2016
    • Yoga Props Workshop
    • YogaFit Canada
    • Jun 2016
    • Level 2 Exercise Is Medicine Practitioner
    • Mar 2016
    • Fusion Teacher Training
    • MisFits Studio
    • Jan 2016
    • Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training
    • YogaFit Canada
    • Oct 2015
    • Athletic Taping Workshop
    • Sportside Medical Services
    • Sep 2015
    • Emergency First Responder
    • Canadian Red Cross
    • May 2014
    • Indian Club Workshop
    • Agatsu Fitness
    • Nov 2013
    • Biosignature Modulation – Level 1
    • Oct 2013
    • Stretch to Win Fascial Stretch Therapy – Level 1
    • Mar 2013
    • CPR-HCP
    • Mar 2013
    • Agatsu Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor Certification
    • Feb 2013
    • MSK’s Building the Ultimate Back Seminar Attendee (Dr. Stuart McGill)
    • Jan 2013
    • Fascial Movement Taping Certification
    • Rocktape Canada
    • Sep 2012
    • Agatsu Joint Mobility and Movement Instructor
    • Jun 2012
    • Heartwise Exercise Program Training Attendee
    • May 2012
    • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Exercise Physiologist
    • Sep 2011
    • Biosafety Certificate of Training
    • Sep 2011
    • Crossfit Level 1 Certification
    • May 2011
    • Standard First Aid
    • Dec 2010
    • WHMIS Training
    • Nov 2010
    • Core Knowledge and Skills in Withdrawal Management
    • Nov 2010
    • Motivational Interviewing Workshop attendee
    • Aug 2010
    • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer
    • Apr 2010
    • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trainee

Professional Roles

    • Founder and Owner
    • Small But Mighty Fitness
    • Nike N+TC Trainer
    • #TeamNike
    • Course Instructor
    • Applied Health and Fitness Training
    • Bryan College
    • Personal Trainer
    • Exercise Physiologist
    • Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist
    • Stretch to Win
    • Fitness Advisor
    • Tuja Wellness