More About Jennifer

Taking a break on a hike with my son

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Jennifer and I have been director of Lifeline Personal Training for over 20 years.  I provide in-home certified personal fitness training and rehabilitation for clients in the midtown and downtown Toronto region, including Forest Hill, Rosedale and my own neighborhood, the Annex.  You may see me tooling around the city on my bike to see my clients, or running through the streets of the Annex or Forest Hill as I train for half marathons. I am an ACE Gold-Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, a AAHFRP-Certified Post Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist, and an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer.  In addition, I am an Ontario Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree. I specialize in certified personal fitness training for people who are new to exercise, returning to exercise, and those with medical problems.   Every program I design, whether addressing low fitness level, overweight, injuries, cancer treatment side effects, arthritis, back problems, knee problems, movement disorders, brain injury, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, and others, is evidence-based and draws from what research has been shown to be safe and effective for specific health problems.  I incorporate comprehensive initial and ongoing assessment, therapeutic and corrective exercise techniques, mental health counseling, as well as taking a close look at what motivates each individual.  The most perfectly designed exercise programs are not useful if my clients are not able to problem-solve how to change their lifestyles, and incorporate what I recommend. In my other life, I have three boys who are ages 12, 11 and 9, a wonderful husband, and an adorable cat!  I am a sub-elite long distance runner who has battled many health problems of my own over the years.  

Read the article I wrote in  Tonic Toronto Magazine "Lose Weight for the Long Term"! See my website to read the article I wrote in the IDEA Fitness Journal called "Exercise Programming for Breast Cancer Patients"! Click to read the article I wrote in the CAN-FIT-PRO Journal called "Exercise Programming for Osteoarthritis"!