I am a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I took a break from training when I transitioned to my new role of General Manager at Metro Fitness Club and Metro CrossFit and Training Center but I am now taking on new clients. I have experience working with all ages and fitness levels and love working with clients to help them meet their goals. I also hold a 200-hour registered yoga teacher certification through Yoga Alliance and I offer private yoga sessions.

I am currently accepting new clients at Metro Fitness Club and I also have limited availability for online training. For more information on personal training, yoga privates or online training, email me at peanutbutterrunner (at) gmail (dot) com.


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1 Lori July 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

I’m considering getting my personal trainer certification and am looking at the different options. How did you decide which certification to get and was there something about the NASM certification that made it stand out to you? Thanks!!


2 Jen July 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Some of the most respected personal training certifications in the industry are ACSM and NASM. I selected NASM because it didn’t require an in-person workshop/test and ACSM does. NASM is completely self-study and then you go to a testing center when you’re ready to take the exam. It’s a computer test with multiple choice questions. I also like NASM because it is focused on functional training and teaches you a lot about anatomy and understanding the way people move and how to correct movement so that they feel better in their everyday life. I am eventually going to pursue more advanced training and get my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) so NASM was a good place to start.

If you decide to go with NASM you should be able to find a discount code online to save 10 or 15% on the package price. I went with the basic package. You don’t need all of the extra study aids they try to sell you.

Let me know if you have any other questions!


3 Lori August 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Thanks so much for your response! It’s very helpful and I really appreciate it!


4 Mary November 8, 2012 at 11:23 am

Hi Jen,

How long did you practice yoga before becoming certified to teach?



5 sarah November 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

I was wondering what you thought was an appropriate number of hours for exercise? I recently went from working out way to much and am trying to find an appropriate amount. I was wonering if we could talk about what you thought! Perhaps on here or through email?
thanks, sarah cunningham


6 Christine Petruzzo March 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Hi…I would like to work with a personal trainer in my home (Wallingford, Pennsylvania) Can you tell the best way to find a good trainer….are there resources I can use? Thanks for any help you can provide!


7 Stacie Smith March 29, 2013 at 7:53 am

Hi Jen,
I’m a runner, but when I started, it took a little over 10 pounds off me that I did not need to lose. How should a runner fuel her body? I am a big health nut and clean eater, but I’m not sure about how much I need to eat or what I need to eat for running. Can you help me out?


8 Personal trainer Glendale Ca November 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm

it’s nice to see yoga instructors getting NASM certified. I have seen yoga instructors be able to personalize the routine rather than just teach poses.


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