Here We Go!!

Hey there internet world!  I’m a health and fitness nut who not only works to have a healthy body, but healthy mind.  This blog will be a work in progress, and I look forward to input from people all around this amazing world.  I’m no expert, but I do have a passion for health and fitness, as well as an open mind.  From healthy recipes to kick-butt workouts, I hope to reach out and share my passion.  

For starters, I’m Jenn.  My friends call me “Jenn Ben”.  I’m 27 years old and have developed a serious love for health and fitness.  I have always had a compassionate heart and wanted to help people, but I didn’t know how I wanted to help them.  I bounced around with ideas from psychologist/psychiatrist, to physical therapy, nursing, and even a brain surgeon.  The mind has ALWAYS been intriguing to me.  Long story short, I ended up with Social Worker.  Despite being an avid gym goer and sports fiend, it never really crossed my mind to enter the realm of exercise science/physiology and the like until recently….Go figure…I was asked time and again to become one of the trainers at the gyms I would work out at, but I just never went for it…until recently.  I jumped in and became certified as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.  I also became a certified P90X trainer, and I’m looking to expand my knowledge and experiences.  I’m working to move further into a career of helping others to be their best and feel their best, and hope that this blog helps to do that, along with inspire those who follow.

I’m looking for feedback and lots of input from those who stumble across this site.  I plan to post informative articles, personal knowledge, workouts, upcoming events, information on injury prevention/rehabilitation, and self healing.  

So as I sound off for the first, and uneventful (sorry guys!) blog entry, I hope to make this a very interactive and helpful addition to the wonderful Stretching Your Life family! If you haven’t checked out Kim and Dana’s Wednesday night class (6:45-7:45pm at Sweat Therapy)  I highly suggest that you do.  As a little addition, here goes a quick little bit on the benefits of stretching.  

http://www.functional-fitness-facts.com/benefits-of-stretching.html

Check back this week for more!  

-Jenn Ben