Meet Denver GAIN Trainer, Jenn Koscelnik:
Why did you become a personal trainer?
I have always been interested in sports and athletics. In high school I wanted to be an athletic trainer but circumstances prevented me from pursuing that dream. 4 years ago I quit my job and went back to school to study Exercise Science. Having always struggled with my weight personally, I wanted to help others reach their goals by sharing my success story. Since I’ve been there, I can easily relate to the struggles my clients face – this goes not only for weight loss, but also in athletics as I race triathlon, cycling, and have played softball for over 30 years.
Favorite way to stay fit:
Anything outdoors. Cycling is my primary form of cardio, and I love lifting heavy weights with my iPod so I’m in my own world at the gym.
I’m constantly on the go in the morning, running to early clients and classes. I need something quick and easy, but also healthy and satisfying. I’m a shake girl, and my go-to is an Isagenix IsaLean Pro shake–it has a great macro makeup with protein, carbs, and healthy fats.
Pizza from a mom and pop place that knows how to make it right!
Favorite way to stay fit on vacation:
Our vacations usually revolve around physical activity – camping so we can hike, bike, or kayak. This Christmas we’re going to Breckenridge to snowboard and snowshoe.
If you had to choose only one piece of exercise equipment to use, what would it be? TRX – It can go anywhere, is lightweight to carry, and provides a total body workout.
Cardio or Weights?
Both – they benefit the body in different ways, and you need both of them.
Which fitness myths bother you the most?
“Fat turns to muscle” – Fat does NOT turn into muscle! They are totally different things.
“Calories in, calories out” – It’s a little more complicated than that. What you eat impacts your success more than counting calories; not all calories are created equal.
Favorite part of your work:
Seeing my clients succeed and reach their goals. They motivate and inspire me more than they know!
Favorite meal to cook:
Homemade chicken fajitas with lots of bell peppers and onions in corn tortillas with a mango peach salsa and avocado.
Best Nutrition Advice:
Eat clean 80% of the time (real food or food with ingredients you can pronounce and recognize), give yourself a chance to indulge once in a while in a special treat, and make it a lifestyle, not a diet.
Want to train with Jenn? Email email@example.com for an introduction!