Jennifer is a mother a wife a competitive Olympic weightlifter a teacher and a coach: somehow finding time to manage all of these things.
Jennifer loves camping with her family in the summer because she can parent her 4 kids with a “Lord of the Flies” mentality and loves to enjoy a good glass of wine with pizza and friends on Fridays. She truly believes in the idea that we should all be life-long learners and always strive to be better and do better through learning and trying new things, finding new perspectives and getting outside our comfort zones.
She is passionate about bringing Olympic weightlifting to the youth in our area by visiting schools to demonstrate and teach the lifts and by building our Junior Weightlifting program through camps, programs, and regular training.
She plans to have a competitive Junior team that she can take to provincials.
Through and through Jennifer is a teacher and an academic. She enjoys bringing the strategies she has learned for teaching and researching into her coaching in the gym.
This helps her to use different methods for communicating with her athletes, allows her to do thorough research into the science behind a variety of exercises and physical limitations that present in the athletes in her programs, and brings an understanding that there are a variety of ways to reach each athlete’s end goal.
“… have the courage to keep on exploring… [it] gives us the best chance to bring about one of the most rewarding feelings there is: a feeling of aliveness and self-actualization…”
The Passion Paradox, Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness