Hi Everyone! My name is Jennifer Menzer and I am thrilled to be featured in my esteemed colleague and fellow yogi/cyclist Cara Gilman’s blog! Cara and I have known “of” each other thru teaching and Facebook for a while but it wasn’t until we were in Lynne Beiger’s Mentorship program that I was lucky enough to share space and get to know her!
So… about me. In a few words I am a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach. More specifically (and bear with me on this mouthful, but here’s what I do), I am a Certified Master Fitness Trainer, Certified STOTT® Pilates Instructor, Certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Certified Pre and Post-Natal Fitness Trainer, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Kettlebells Instructor, Certified SPINNING® Instructor, Certified TRX® Suspension Trainer, and Certified GRAVITYSystem® Trainer. I’m also b.good restaurant’s first fitness ambassador!
I got my first start in the fitness business by “accident”. While taking classes as a teen at the local gym in my hometown of Levittown, our usual instructor called out sick. The management asked me if I’d teach the class (I knew every move by heart) and I nervously said “of course!” After that, it was a done deal. The desire to educate, motivate and inspire was in my blood and I was hooked.
Throughout college I continued to teach group exercise classes, and continued to teach during my post graduate work at Northeastern University where I graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Women’s Studies. After three years of a professional career in the psychology field, I fully realized that my true passion was health and wellness. I decided to change to a career where I would have the opportunity to support clients in a more holistic manner, as they made meaningful changes in their lives.
That brings us to today where I spend my time doing all of the great stuff that I listed above. Each of my days is different but we’ll use today’s schedule to give you an idea of what “a day in the life of me” looks like!
7:30am: Wake up for my 8am client. I live around the block and shower the night before so I can get my maximum number of Zzzzz’s in!
8-9am: Private Yoga with J. She’s so much fun as she’s game for whatever I have planned. Today was a core intensive flow so little did she know that standing eagle crunches were on the menu!
9-10am: Private Training with A. A is looking for all over strength and fat loss so we did a combination of cardio and functional strength training to get a total body workout.
10-11am: As the owner of Saldare Body Therapy, I get the oh so glamourous job of taking out the trash, fixing the toilet, sorting thru the mail….you get the idea… general admin stuff, but can’t run a business without it! My pup Millie came to visit so it was a lot more enjoyable.
11-12:30pm: Quality time spent with my husband Jeff and Millie. Since Jeff is in the restaurant business our free time is in the afternoon.
12:30-1:30pm: Meeting with Jon Olinto, owner of b.good to plan our next sponsored Yoga event, as well as a super secret and exciting program launch that will be coming soon!
1:30-3:30pm: Relax/take Millie for a walk/hang with the hubby/enjoy the day! 🙂
3:30-4:30pm Off-site meeting with a real estate firm to pitch a Corporate Wellness program for their employees. I co-own Boston Health Coaches with my two wonderful friends and colleagues Susan and Jenn. We offer private, group and corporate wellness, nutrition coaching and life coaching to help people live the healthiest, happiest, most vibrant lives!
4:30-5:30pm Private Health Coaching with K. K is looking to lose weight, find an exercise plan that works best for her and be healthier overall. Love openminded and ready to change clients! Change is never easy…
5:30-6:30pm Private Training with S. S is looking for cardiovascular endurance and increased performance so we do alot of High Intensity Interval Training. Burpees anyone?! She also loves Pullups! My kind of gal 🙂
6:30-7:30pm Feed Millie and get ready to teach at Velo.
7:30-8:30pm Teach my 6 pak abs class at Velo-City Studios. Great energy and they love to WORK!
8:30-11pm Eat dinner, check my emails, plan for the next day and then, finally, relax on the couch with a good book (nothing serious… I like mind candy.. Rich fantasy type stuff.. Don’t judge)
11pm bed time!
If you want to know more about me or find out more information about any of the services I offer please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my site at saldarespa.com or bostonhealthcoaches.com. Also, if you think your company would benefit from a wellness program I’d love to hear from you!