Jennifer Voss

Washington, DC 20005

I am a fitness fanataic and love helping others connect with finding out what inspires them to move, get fit and healthy! My passions are cardio dance, running and strength training. I began as a fitness instructor, I enjoy leading and directing classes and recently created a new class of my own called Family Zumba at the Buehler YMCA. I train year round as a runner, competing in 2-3 marathons a year since 2013. If you are looking for accountability, begin a new program within your facility or for employees I am willing to help organize and motivate your team. For 1-1 clients, it is about your individual goals and where you want to be short term and long term. Contact me today to set up a consultation.

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About Me

Degrees

  • BM, Music, Central Michigan University
  • Master's Degree, Administration, Florida State University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Verified
Expires: Jul 31, 2022
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Not Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Toning
Not Verified

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jan 20, 2021
American Red Cross
Expires: Jan 30, 2019
RH Sanders and Associates
Expires: Jan 25, 2013

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jan 20, 2021
American Red Cross
Expires: Jan 30, 2019
RH Sanders and Associates
Expires: Jan 25, 2013

Additional Information

Rate

$55.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience

9-10

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 1st Place in Age Group, Rolling Meadows 5k, September 2015
  • Recognition Award as Speaker with North Suburban Daycare Association

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

3 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Cheryl W on Jan 23, 2017

    I might describe Jenn as “divine intervention”. After 8 years of study, including a 200 page dissertation, I needed help regaining strength—especially to tackle the weeds that had overtaken my garden.

    Jenn was the first, and only, fitness trainer I tried. I was lucky! I met her in May 2015 and was relieved by her encouragement, sense of humor, and knowledge. She asked me about short and long term fitness goals. I told her I wanted to haul 20-30 lb. bags of compost, mulch, and dirt around the yard—activities I could do before 8 years of graduate school—and she didn’t even laugh (or at least not out loud.)

    It really is hard to describe how weak I had become and the overwhelming hill that Jennifer helped me climb. We met (and continue to meet) once a week. Each week she changes my routine and “homework”. She has introduced tabata training, various weight machines, barbell workouts, exercise balls, and exercise bands. If there is a tool, she knows how to use it. Some of the other participants at the fitness center have affirmed my gain in strength and shared how they have incorporated some of the exercises Jenn has taught me into their own routines. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!)

    I also have never been hurt by following Jennifer’s instruction. Yes, I had some muscle soreness, but I never pulled/strained a muscle or broke a bone. I have heard friends and co-workers talk about other trainers and injuries caused by their instruction. I am grateful for Jen’s attention. She gently corrects my posture, shows me how to hold the weight correctly, and teaches me which muscle is being used when it isn’t obvious. Jennifer recognizes when to adjust an exercise because it is too hard or to avoid an exercise because it is too challenging for my skill level. That doesn’t mean a “lesser” workout, she simply has the knowledge to find another way for a client to move forward.

    While I have consistently avoided answering Jennifer’s questions about long term goals, Jennifer constantly brings to our conversations ideas about nutrition, recipes, cardio goals, and weight-loss. Education and motivation are at the heart of Jennifer’s work. Jenn truly cares about her clients’ progress, health, and happiness.

  • by Ron Radtke on Dec 13, 2016

    About a year ago my local park district teamed me up with a personal trainer named Jennifer (Jenn) Voss. Since then I've lost 60 pounds, toned up, have more energy, and no longer, to my wife's delight, snore. Jenn is professional, personable and a great motivator. She helps you define your fitness goals and she develops workout programs to achieve them. She constantly challenges you, but knows when to ease back on the throttle. If you're looking for a great personal trainer, I strongly recommend Jenn.

  • by angela viane on Aug 10, 2015

    I've worked with Jenn for almost a year. She has been great! Always encouraging, always focused, and really committed to helping me achieve my goals. Highly recommend her.