Jennifer Meru , NASM Elite Trainer

Bio

“Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.” -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I didn't start off my college education pursuing a fitness degree. It took me a few years of studying to realize my passion for fitness and change routes.  Join me and learn to develop your own zeal for fitness!

Since becoming a personal trainer and health and fitness coach, I have deepened my love of fitness and helping people reach their own goals. Creating personal and realistic fitness plans that lead clients to success brings me such satisfaction. What good is a fitness plan if you can't follow it long term? Becoming fit and healthy is not about a short term change. It is about a lifestyle change. 

Life is to be enjoyed and can only be fully enjoyed when we take care of our bodies and feel good about them! I would love to help you reach your goals. Let me know how I can help! 

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When you head to the grocery store to select your steaks for grilling this Memorial Day weekend, you might notice a new safety label on the package.

    This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a new rule stating that mechanically tenderiz...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans fire up their grills this Memorial Day weekend, experts note that while there isn't enough evidence to conclude that barbecued meat increases cancer risk, it's still a good idea to take some precautions.

    "Here's what we do know. Cookin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaled steroid therapy is commonly used to treat asthmatic children with persistent, daily wheezing episodes.

    However, a new study suggests that the powerful medicines may not be needed on a daily basis for kids whose wheezing occurs sporadically,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that throwing a lot of fastballs may increase a pitcher's risk of an elbow injury requiring "Tommy John surgery."

    "Our findings suggest that throwing a high percentage of fastballs rather than off-speed pitches puts more stress ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.

    In fact, lifestyle might be especially powerful for women at relatively high geneti...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity may help extend survival for patients with heart failure, a new review suggests.

    "Patients with heart failure should not be scared of exercise damaging them or killing them," said principal investigator Rod Taylor, director of t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese young adults in the United States don't know they're at increased risk for kidney disease, researchers report.

    "Even though chronic kidney disease typically manifests in older people, the disease can start much earlier but often is no...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As early as first grade, severely obese children are getting teased, picked on and bullied more than normal-weight kids, a new study finds.

    The new research also found that these severely obese youngsters are more likely to be depressed and with...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes.

    That's the message of a joint statement endorsed by 45 internat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests.

    "Moderate sodium reduction among patients with chronic kidney disease and high sodium intake may lower [heart] risk,"...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new ingestible and inflatable balloon system seems to be a noninvasive way to fill up the stomach and curb appetite, researchers report.

    The balloon system, known as Obalon, helped obese people lose nearly 7 percent of their body weight, the inv...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in a neighborhood where it's easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.

    The research found the rate of overweight and obesity increased in Ontario, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens, a new study says.

    "Our study is the first to look at levels of spexin in the pediatric population," said Dr. Seema Kumar, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, M...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a neighborhood full of fast-food outlets is especially unhealthy for people who are poorly educated, a new British study suggests.

    "Neighborhoods are clearly important in shaping what all of us eat, no matter how educated we are," said r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.

    Some previous research has suggested that the timing of meals could affect the risk of being overweight or obese, the investigators said.

    ...Full Article