Smart Fit Success Stories

“I met Jaclyn through my friend Kristi when I attended her outdoor boot camp sessions. Jaclyn was totally professional & organized. The exercises she had us doing in the outdoor boot camp were something that I would have never done on my own. She taught us how to do these properly so that we wouldn’t hurt ourselves & gave us modifications when needed. I’ve also done some online sessions prior to the Obstacle Course Training ones. I loved that I could fit the workouts into my schedule & am able to do them at home – she provided multiple modifications so that I didn’t need to go to a gym. The workouts she gave us are very flexible & can be used over & over again or changed up to suit our needs.

This year my brother approached me about doing the Relay for Life – at first I was a bit concerned as I had been feeling quite tired & just not able to keep up with a routine. When I heard about Jaclyn’s Obstacle Course Online Training sessions I was very interested – I knew that if I am going to do the Relay for Life than I need to do more than just walk/run on the treadmill. Jaclyn’s passion for obstacle course racing has really intrigued me & made me want to work harder & I felt that doing this would help. So I signed up & have been doing the program for the past few weeks. I’ve always struggled with my core & upper body strength & this program has really helped in those areas – I am feeling a lot less tired lately & I have seen improvement – I am able to actually do pushups from my toes!!  As well as burpees (I’ve been using the modified versions) but I am seeing improvement in that area as well. When Jaclyn first introduced me to the burpee I thought what have I gotten myself into? – this is going to put me in the hospital but I’ve been able to push through it & I can now do 10 full burpees (without modifying). Jaclyn’s workouts have definitely helped me in this area more than just walking/running on the treadmill ever could. I’ve come to count my successes more in my ability to get through the workouts & watch my improvements each week. The workouts that Jaclyn provides with the modifications work towards building up strength & endurance. The exercises are challenging, fun & progressive. Jaclyn has been an amazing motivator – she is constantly providing examples of her own challenges & successes which make the whole experience more real.

I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future!!”

~ Tracey R 

“I am 32 years old and have been working out in a gym for years and have also been running for awhile so I was skeptical of signing up honestly. I have never ran an obstacle course race before and decided it couldn’t hurt to try this program out as I was in the dark for how to train besides some online research. No regrets! Jaclyn is amazing! She encourages you every step of the way. She understands that we are all human and sometimes life gets in the way. You can reach out to her privately and she is more than happy to help you out if you have any questions or concerns. She is very personable and approachable and you can tell she has a big heart and cares about everyone’s successes individually. She checks in with everyone on the group page as well as privately to see how you are doing and where you are at. Jaclyn will also modify the workouts to suit your fitness level and has many informative videos weekly explaining how the workouts are done. The best part of the program is you have access to this information forever unlike many other online training courses where if it says 8 weeks they mean 8 weeks. This course is much more flexible. The private Facebook group is a place you can share your vulnerability and relate with others in the program without judgement. You may even find some new workout buddies in the process! I give Overcoming Obstacles 2 thumbs up and recommend it to anyone looking to run an obstacle course such as Spartan Sprint, Rugged Maniac, Foam Fest, X Warrior etc. Jaclyn will not disappoint”.

~ Ashlee 

“Being Healthy, getting into shape and looking after myself has taken on a new level of importance since the birth of my children.  I was motivated not only for me, but for the people I was raising to live healthy lifestyles.  Jaclyn has helped me in so many ways along my journey to attain greater physical health.  To begin with, she has been amazingly supportive, not only keeping me motivated and on track to achieve my goals, but also providing emotional support when I have a tough week or lose my motivation.  She understands that life tries to get in the way of getting a workout done, and that missing a workout is not the end of the world…that tomorrow is another day, and I can start fresh.  This philosophy is both motivating and empowering.  Jaclyn has also provided me with workouts tailored to my personal goals, ensuring that I achieve success every step of the way.  In January 2015 I started working with Jaclyn and within approximately 4 months I had lost over 6 inches.  I felt amazing and proud of my results.  Jaclyn was right there applauding my success.  She is not only my personal trainer, she is my friend and I’m proud to work with her.  Jaclyn gives new meaning to the word “champion”, as I feel she has been behind me from the moment we started on this journey together.  I have always felt that my fitness journey has been a partnership, not me going it alone.  I know she is always in my corner, and my success is her success.  Thank you Jaclyn for your unending support, guidance and energy!  You are an inspiration!” – Christine R.

 

“I have had the pleasure to have Jaclyn as my personal trainer for a few months now.  As a working mother, I found that my time was limited and the thought of doing a workout was always too daunting. I just didn’t have it in me at the end of the day.  Jaclyn was able to customize my workouts to fit the schedule I had available.   She makes sure I’m working all my target areas, and chooses exercises that she knows will challenge me, but I’ll also like enough to do on my own! She is very creative in building workouts that are fun, flexible and built using the equipment that I have in my home.  She also takes the time to educate me in respect of why we do certain exercises versus others, and the related benefits.  Jaclyn is always encouraging, positive and an absolute joy to work with.  I highly recommend her services! “~ Kristi

“I met with Jaclyn at the end of December 2012 to set up my goals and training for the new year. I got married August 10th 2013 and wanted to ensure that my body was in excellent shape for the wedding. I’m pleased to say that I was able to lose 10 pounds between January and August. Jaclyn is the main reason for this. Although she only came over once a week to train with me for an hour, she really helped influence my eating and workout patterns throughout the whole week. Each week she gave me a different challenge related to healthy eating. She also gave me workouts I could perform at home 2-3 days a week. Everything was totally customized to my schedule and equipment. It was really good to have someone to be accountable to every week. I could tell Jaclyn really wanted me to reach my goals, and she kept me motivated.  Jaclyn also introduced me to clean eating and even gave me her clean eating cookbook so that I could fully understand the diet. Clean eating was the key to losing the excess weight. I now follow the clean eating principals in order to maintain the weight loss. Although she is a personal trainer, Jaclyn puts a lot of emphasis on healthy eating in conjunction with working out, which is what really produces results.In the summer I joined Jaclyn’s outdoor bootcamps which have been great! The prices are excellent and Jaclyn still keeps us motivated with weekly emails and more workouts we can do at home.Thanks Jaclyn, for everything! Because of you I reached my goals and was totally confident on my wedding day!”

Marion