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Beyond Personal Training

The Energy Lab is a judgement-free zone, where caring abounds! What we do is not a job, it is our calling. We shine in the game of caring, because to us, it is not a game, it is simply the result of our passion to change the world! One person at a time. To let someone know that we believe in them to the point that they believe in themselves. Thanks to my mentor and coach, Todd Durkin, for showing to the world what caring looks like in the world of personal training and to NBC Strong for focusing on how STRONG people are capable of being when being strong is their only choice AND when they have someone who believes in them!

When STRONG is More Than A Word

It’s pretty amazing that when we look back, we can see that everything happens for a reason.  Had any of our choices or decisions along the way been different, our paths would never lead us to where we are now. Think about all the worries and thoughts that kept us up late at night, that, when looking back, seem so much smaller than they felt at the time. Seven months ago, I sat with my Todd Durkin Mastermind Team at a retreat in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Todd had something BIG to share with us. He was scared of the potential of a dream he had for a long time coming true. Scared for a dream to come true. Think about that.  We should all have dreams that big, that the reality of them ever happening scares the pants off of us!  I remember his list of concerns and obstacles and fears. He listed them systematically, and he could see his way through each one. Except for one. The fear of succeeding. It holds us back, even the best …

The Truth About Jill

Who I am and what I can tell you “about me”  is best summed up in Albert Einstein’s statement: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein That curiosity has led me to so many wonderful discoveries about myself, about others, about the human body and movement, and about the things that make people tick!  As in all things in life, our education gives us the framework and opens the doors to experiences. The experiences themselves and our courage to pursue them are what define us.  Below is a list of my “framework”: ACE & AFAA Certified Personal Trainer Level 3 Institute of Motion Mentorship Level 2 TRX Instructor, and 4 TRX course certifications Fascia Dissection Course with Thomas Myers, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Jungshin Master Trainer Pilates, Cycling, Taiji Fit, and MELT Method certified Todd Durkin Mastermind Team, Platinum IDEA Health and Fitness Association FASTER Course Director Speaker and Innovator Creator, Owner and Chief Motivator of The Energy Lab I decided to become a personal trainer in 2007.  Never …

Why a Personal Trainer?

I decided to become a personal trainer 7 years ago.  Never in a million years did I imagine this is what I would be doing when I was in high school, when I graduated college, when I got married or had my first child.  By the time I had my second child, I was aware that personal trainers existed and I even had one.  I began teaching group fitness classes before I had my kids.  I was always at the gym before and after work, and instructors gave me the nudge that teaching might be something I would enjoy.  And so my fitness journey from the other side began!