Jacquelyn began her athletic career at a young age. Her passion for movement and health provided direction in her life, especially in her career and lifestyle goals. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois, she continued to pursue her passions. Her career began as an NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) trainer for collegiate and professional athletes looking for sport performance, and as an NSCA-CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association) coaching athletes in strength and conditioning.
As an athlete herself, an avid runner and marathoner, Jacquelyn found Pilates as a way to stay injury free, find balance, build uniform strength, and overall increased well-being. She became a Fletcher Pilates teacher in 2009 and has assisted in teacher training as an adjunct Fletcher faculty member. According to Jacquelyn, the most rewarding aspect of teaching Pilates is allowing people to move better in the body they have – to eliminate pain, strengthen weaknesses, and improve performance. In addition to teaching Pilates and to supplement her love of running, Jacquelyn became a Shred415 instructor. Outside of teaching in a studio or gym, Jacquelyn designs workout programs for clients to use when traveling or for those that don’t have time or the resources to go to a gym. Deepening her love and education in running, she received her USA Track and Field Level 1 Certification in October of 2015.