Hello! This blog is being discontinued. With my NEW weight loss journey on the horizon, I felt it was only right to start with a brand new home. I hope to see you there!


Women Who WORK It: Jeanette Jenkins aka The Hollywood Trainer

I admire women who persevere despite their upbringings ... Jeanette has not only persevered, but has also become a demanding force in health, fitness & weight loss initiatives to Hollywood's greatest stars ... and also "us little people" ;) ... I'm still digging through her book The Hollywood Trainer Weight Loss Plan 21 Days to Make Healthy Living a Lifetime Habit ... but here's a snippet of her bio from her site ... The Hollywood Trainer.com ... an interactive site and product catalog ...

Growing up in public housing in Canada, Jenkins was one of three children raised by a single mother and fitness is what kept her focused. A natural athlete, Jeanette found a safe haven in sports, one that taught her the value of discipline and team work, and most importantly instilled self confidence and a “can do” attitude. Jeanette has benefited from social and community services as a child and dedicates her time every week to tutor homeless children as a part of the School on Wheels Organization. She also volunteers her time to several community churches, sororities and nonprofit organizations to help motivate and empower men, women and children.

Jenkins is one of the country’s leading healthy lifestyle coaches, known best for her holistic approach, results-driven cross-training techniques, and supreme ability to motivate. She helps millions of men and women achieve their health and fitness goals through her international appearances, internet expert coaching and columns featured in international and local publications ranging from Oprah.com and ivillage.com to NBC’s Today Show, Fox News World and The Tyra Banks Show.

Jenkins studied Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and has earned over 18 international certifications covering nutrition and various methods of training. She is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition which is recognized by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Columbia University. Her mission is to use her experience and education to teach and inspire men and women to live their best life! Her first creation to inspire the world to healthy living is the internationally successful “Hollywood Trainer Cross Training DVD System”, distributed in 12 countries and still selling. Jeanette’s most recent workout DVD, The Hollywood Trainer 21 Day Circuits has been recognized as a favorite by Fitness and Shape Magazine. Jenkins will also be featured as the lead instructor for a Kickboxing Party workout, February 2008 with the highly successful Crunch workout series.

Her knowledge and ability to get results is what attracts a client roster that includes A-list actors, professional athletes, swimsuit models, and Hollywood executives. It’s also what keeps her group classes at L.A.’s top fitness clubs jam-packed with celebrity regulars and Hollywood’s hottest bodies. Jeanette’s student and client roster has included Queen Latifah, Kimora Lee Simmons, Christina Applegate, Taryn Manning, Ian Ziering, Jordana Brewster, Jack√©e Harry, Amy Weber, Victoria Rowell, Mara Brock Akil (creator of UPN’s Girlfriends and new hit show The Game), Tom Arnold, NFL’s Ty Law and Brian Cox. Terrell Owens describes Jeanette as being "high energy, passionate and knowledgeable. Says Owens, “Jeanette knows how to draw you in and keep you motivated."