TAC Performance Trainers & Coaches
Personal Fitness Trainer
Elite Performance Group Trainer
Personalized Endurance Coaching for Multi-Sport Enthusiast
I have over 10 years of experience developing clients of all ages and abilities, ranging from recreational to professional athletes. I played collegiate basketball and soccer for UCSC before moving on to my professional soccer career with the Minnesota Lightning. Due to lack of opportunity for women in the sport my career was cut short forcing me to strive toward new goals. I entered my first marathon three months later and found my new passion, Endurance Sports.
Over the next decade I became a CAT 1 mountain bike racer, first female tandem team to complete the Leadville 100, multiple marathon and half marathon finishes in addition to becoming an Ironman and Half Ironman competitor. I became the premier endurance coach in Minneapolis and opened a high end fitness facility that offered youth and collegiate team training while catering to endurance athletes ranging from 5K runners to Leadville 100 Mtn bikers; I specialize in Strength & Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Program Development &Endurance Coaching with a firm belief in Functional Training. I have a knack for helping clients recognize their untapped potential and to achieve far more than they thought possible.
Given my formal education and background as a professional athlete bring an unmatched expertise in fitness. As your trainer I will help you set goals, mindfully work toward them and ultimately crush them (I may even workout with you side by side once in a while for added support!) I teach group classes that challenge your stability while building a stronger core, offer personalized one-on- one coaching for clients looking to work on imbalances and ultimately build greater muscular strength & endurance; I also provide premier coaching for endurance athletes through customized programming geared toward their upcoming race goals.
BA - UCSC, 2002
NASM – CPT/CES
USA Triathlon, Level 1 Coach
USA Cycling, Level 3 Coach
Functional Training Patterns
Lead Personal Fitness Trainer
CHEK BioMechanics Certified
TPI Certified - Level 2 Golf Fitness Professional
Functional Movement Screen Certified
NASM - Sports Fitness Specialist
I use a wide variety of fitness tools to bring out the Best in You. My workouts are fun and challenging and will push you in a direction based on your specific goals and needs.
When I left the accounting field in 1998 to pursue my interest in fitness, it immediately became a passion. I have extensive training and certifications which all complement my belief that anyone can have improved posture, flexibility & strength at any age. I specialize in the biomechanics of the body to help each client excel in their sport including golf, tennis, running, skiing, endurance training as well as general fitness. I have a talent for helping my clients overcome back pain and balance issues as well as improving posture, fitness endurance and injury prevention.
I also believe that the body is a system of systems that all work together and feed off each other. I want to help you to discover more about how your body moves and how you can train to feel better, become more energized and stay moving pain free for the many years to come!
Jen has over 30 certifications in the fitness/health field including:
- Golf BioMechanics (at the renowned CHEK Institute)
- TPI Golf Fitness Professional – Level 1 & 2 (Titleist Performance Institute)
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- National Academy Sports Medicine (NASM) – CPT & Sports Fitness Specialist
- Integrated Flexibility Training (through NASM)
- Scientific Back & Scientific Core (CHEK Institute)
- Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor (finding yours and what foods work best for you)
- Nutrition Lifestyle Coach (CHEK Institute)
I am a Dallas native and graduated from University of North Texas with an Accounting degree. I have been doing various races since 1992 -- road & trail runs, adventure races, triathlons, marathons, ultra-marathons, winter up-hill races, etc. I also enjoy golfing, biking, hiking and eating! I moved to the valley in 2009 and absolutely love the energy and activity of the Roaring Fork Valley.
Personal Trainer/Instructor/Specialist in Fitness Nutrition - I.S.S.A.
In late 2014, Parker moved to the Roaring Fork Valley, leaving behind New Jersey where he had called home for most of his life. Sports and fitness were always a dominant part of his life growing up and continued through college where he was a two-sport athlete. In 2015, he decided to take his life’s passion for fitness and turn it into a career by becoming a certified personal trainer.
Parker’s training philosophy is based around empowering people through movement. “I like to use exercise movements as a Trojan Horse of sorts to help teach people how to move, not just in the gym, but through life. Nobody wants an hour-long lesson on how to sit in a chair, but teaching someone how to squat ends up transferring to their daily movement patterns outside of the gym. I think it’s important for a one-hour training session to positively affect the other 23 hours of their day. I love the opportunity to help people move through the world on their terms and without limitations.”
Outside of the gym Parker spends his time with Max, his new puppy and is working towards a nutrition certification from the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver. Additionally, he is a board member and advocate for Aspen Strong, a non-profit promoting mental hygiene and connecting mental health resources to people living in the RFV.