Perk Fitness

Jen Weiss

Jen WeissGrowing up in rural New Hampshire, my life revolved around the great outdoors and physical activity. I studied history at UVM and went on to teach English as a foreign language in Spain. I loved teaching but hadn’t found my ideal “classroom”. When I returned from Spain I began teaching skiing at a small hill in my hometown. I learned about biomechanics, studying how the body moves most efficiently as I pursued all three PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) certifications. As a seasonal worker I was able to take six months off to hike the Appalachian Trail with my husband. When we finished the hike I continued to teach skiing, run, and lift weights but was always overweight.

I jokingly called myself the “fat cheetah” until I joined a boot camp at my local gym. The workouts were challenging and different; the instructor monitored our food journal and gave us “homework”. I was being held accountable for my actions and it worked. I lost 30 pounds over 6 months of boot camp. As boot camp came to an end I decided to pursue my personal trainer’s certification. I finally found the “classroom” I was looking for. It could be an empty gym, a playground or even the home gym in my basement. I now get to share my passion and help people achieve their goals.

I teach Boot Camp which is a fitness class for all levels. It begins with a weigh-in and measurements so you can track your progress. Each bi-weekly class will be different to keep your body challenged, helping you to overcome plateaus. There will be cardio, strength training, intervals, sports conditioning, core workouts and flexibility training. At the end of 6 weeks you’ll weigh in and have your measurements taken again to track your progress. It’s time for a stronger more confident you!