Jill has been personal training since 2011, when she decided to move from Washington DC to sunny Savannah for a much needed change. She is originally from New Jersey and moved to Washington DC for college in 2005 to earn a B.A. in Psychology. There she worked briefly for a mental health nonprofit organization but found that she was unhappy; something was missing. Jill had always been very active- she grew up dancing, played volleyball, and really enjoyed working out- it seemed that an office job was not a good fit. She decided to pursue things that made her happy, which was dancing, working out and creative writing. And she decided a change of scenery was a good idea, too.
So, with these things in mind, Jill began to do some research and decided to become a Personal Trainer. She also learned that Savannah had a nonprofit, volunteer based program called Deep that allowed one to teach creative writing to students after school. Jill attained her personal training certification, applied for jobs at gyms in Savannah, applied to volunteer with Deep and found potential apartments to rent. She visited Savannah on 2 consecutive weekends and got everything she wanted and moved.
Her original plan was just to spend a year or so down South, doing something she enjoyed. Ten years later, Jill is married to a “good ole’ Southern boy” and is still a happy Personal Trainer, Group Class Instructor and Dance instructor. She no longer volunteers with Deep as she is very busy training clients and teaching classes! Her personal clients range in age from 15 years old to 88 years old! Jill favors functional training, which implements exercises that are not just building muscles, but for other important life skills as well, such as balance. She has a dance background and teaches dance fitness and adult tap classes, and participates in Coastal Georgia Dancing Stars, a charity event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association that supports Alzheimer’s research for prevention, annually. Jill likes to help people feel good about themselves inside and out, and believes that is also an important part of being a Personal Trainer and Dance Instructor.