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Empower yourself. Be strong and aligned in body and mind.

Do you want to elevate the quality of your life and have a defined body, sharp mind, and radiant energy? To feel strong, powerful, confident, focused, clear minded and joyful? To be resilient to illness and disease? Do you believe in your body’s ability to heal itself? Are you ready to optimize your lifestyle to be a strong, healthy, happy, smart human being?

Welcome on board!

Instead of just working out, how would it feel to create a work of art?

What drives me: Inspiring people to be their personal best every day; guiding them to those “aha” moments, when the light goes on, and they accelerate towards their highest potential, a peak performance state of focus, alignment, clarity, precision and high energy.   I am devoted to empowering people with skills to live with vibrant health through the art and science of intelligent movement, nourishing food, quality rest/recovery, and positive mindset.

Experience and Education: As a student at UCSF Medical School I learned a wealth of information about the complex interconnected systems of the body and mind.  In my third year of medical school, my professional dance career was ignited and led to a decade of performing and touring internationally.  As a professional dancer I have gained tremendous insight from my own body’s experience as a laboratory of injury and repair.  Serious health challenges led me to dive deeply into an array of resources to heal myself, and to once again, thrive in a high performance state.  Continuing education in pilates, personal training, physical rehabilitation, the Gray Institute, Mark Sisson’s Primal Health Coaching Program and other functional medicine paradigms, add to the toolbox of resources I bring to each person.

What I Do: As a movement coach, I empower people to be strong and aligned in body and mind.  As a health coach, I guide people to optimize their lives through the Four Pillars of Health: Intelligent Movement, Nourishing Food, Quality Rest, and Positive Mindset.  I draw upon best strategies from an array of disciplines, including pilates, functional movement, strength training and health coaching,  to create an optimal program for each individual.  By focusing on precise technique and the pilates principles of  centering, concentration, control, breathing, dynamic full body engagement and flow, we create a powerful foundation for all movement forms, for vibrant health, and for life!  Living with integrity of line and form elevates self confidence, posture, energy, health and joy.  It feels wonderful to be strong and aligned! 

Ways to Train with Me: Private coaching is now available virtually in addition to privates in studio at Malibu Fitness.  Online videos and courses are now available.  Clients may choose coaching sessions including core fundamentals, pilates, posture, strength training, mobility, ballet, nutrition, mindset, rest/recovery, and lifestyle rebalancing.

Move Out of Pain into High Performance: I know the elation of having moved myself out of chronic pain into power and thriving vitality.  I have tremendous respect for the body’s ability to heal and achieve homeostasis, or balance.  I empower people get “unstuck” from a spiral of “dis-ease” or imbalance and propel themselves forward to a state of healthy, vital well being.  Even in the presence of injuries, or illness, we can move ourselves to optimal health, and live in a thriving state, with strong bodies and vibrant, strong minds.  I thrive in a peak performance state of being powerful in my body and mind and love guiding others to this.

Create Health: How can we turn on the body’s innate healing mechanisms to thrive? This is the philosophy of functional medicine, and health coaching. Rather than treating disease, the focus is cultivating health.  Rather than prescribing medications to treat symptoms of a larger imbalance, one seeks to address the root cause.   The individual is empowered to activate their innate healing power.  The abundance of health information available today can be overwhelming and confusing.  I aim to streamline the information and coach each individual towards their personal goals.

My Story: I am devoted to sharing this transformational information with others, as I moved myself successfully out of many health challenges, including severe arthritis, pre-diabetes, osteoporosis, anxiety, depression, hormone imbalances, gut dysfunction, brain fog and more. The elation of reversing all of these and once again living with vibrant energy and performing powerfully, is a dream come true!

And I just love seeing people light up with the joy of movement and vitality!

I am now teaching movement and health coaching virtually.  Join me online to move with intelligence and power, creating vibrant energy and health.

You are powerful.  Let’s do this!

Best to all,

Jennifer

Disclaimer; Coaching services and information on this site include education, guidance and tips on primal living and generally healthy movement.  I am not a medical doctor and services are not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for a diagnosis, treatment, or prescription that a physician, licensed dietitian, physical therapist or health care professional might recommend. 

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Testimonials

“Jennifer is the most extraordinary Pilates coach and one of the sweetest most graceful yet strong women on the planet.  Love you @empowerpilatesmalibu… I am so fortunate to have a coach like you… Follow her for inspiration.” Roma Downey

“Thanks for keeping us moving, and in good health as well as good spirits.
We know your cues and vigilance are essential to us. We appreciate you!”  Howard and Rosalie.

“Jennifer’s has the gift of conveying body and mind awareness with  beauty of language and physical example.  In these months of Pilates Mat Classes and one on one sessions I have been transformed!  I’m in love with the experience!  Jennifer makes you feel special with her generosity of attention.” Susan G., Malibu

“I love Jennifer!  She has a warm beautiful energy, combined with patience and vast knowledge of the body.  She is continually advancing her knowledge and understanding of movement and exercises.  This along with her dance background makes her a wonderful teacher. Also, as a physical therapist I am comfortable recommending any patients to her for training or post-rehab.  If you want more from your workouts and a caring knowledgeable teacher then Jennifer is the go to person. I highly recommend taking Jennifer’s classes or private instruction.”  Natalia S, Los Angeles

” I always thought that pilates is for those who don’t like the “real workout ” and they are more into gymnastics and or ballet. To my surprise , after the very first session with Jennifer the next morning I was sore almost everywhere . Before I met Jennifer I suffered with a long term sciatic pain have tried so many things, chiropractor , yoga , acupuncture , after 4 years of dealing with the pain I must admit I thought it is permanent and I need to learn to live with pain.
Only 10 sessions later the pain is finally gone . Practicing Pilates is one thing, but having the right instructor is what makes the session to be therapeutic .
Jennifer’s ability to connect with her student is truly authentic . Her understanding of the student body and ability to see the nano out of alignments is incredible. She always knows what exercise I need , and which muscles, joins and fascia I need to work on.
I feel so much stronger now, living with no pain in my body is the biggest part. I am very blessed and grateful to know Jennifer in person , she walks the talk herself , and I admire her commitment to be on the healthy path. She is a true inspiration for all of us at the Malibu Fitness Gym.” Gosia Reed, Odnova/Gosha’s Organics, Malibu.

“We are huge fans of Jennifer’s teaching style! My husband and I recently did her new Pilates and Paddle Boarding class and absolutely LOVED it! Pilates and paddle boarding are a natural and ideal combination. This class was our first paddle boarding lesson and pilates beforehand was the key to fun day. Without the check-in Jennifer provided, I know I would have had significantly less awareness of my balance and body alignment. It was a refreshing energizing couple of hours thanks to Jennifer.” Sandi Turner, Malibu.

“Jennifer’s knowledge of the human body helps her to expertly describe every detail as you move in and out of each pose. Her studied euphemisms helped me to visualize the movements in my head while I was executing them. Her energy and disposition are also remarkable, making my first Pilates class not only physically enjoyable but mentally exhilarating as well. I walked away feeling so rejuvenated! Would highly recommend this to anyone!” Lauren van Keulen, Malibu

“We LOVE Jennifer and Jennifer’s Class at the Malibu Beach Inn. Jennifer is an amazing Instructor with a lovely, soothing, wonderful way about herself. We look forward to our Classes on the sand with the ocean waves and sun setting! ”
Jill Jennings, General Manager Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu

“Jennifer’s training, sunshine and encouragement helped advance my fitness far beyond the reason I began with her in the first place. I wore a back brace (scoliosis) and was in constant pain. After 3 months the brace is about half-time, the pain is significantly reduced, and I even have plans to return to ballet class in 2 months.”
N Cohen, Los Angeles