Jacqueline Gikow

Cornelius, NC 28031

Through my health and fitness practice, Audacious-Aging.NYC®, I am a certified, insured, personal trainer, health & wellness coach, group fitness instructor, senior fitness specialist, and aquatic rehab specialist. 

I inspire my clients to pursue an active, healthy, and vital life, now, and tomorrow, I support healthy bones, brain, joints, heart, and weight, as well as stress management. With a lifetime of practice in personal fitness, I believe a positive outlook supports one's success.

Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor: the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Certified Health & Wellness Coach: Wellcoaches®. Licensed instructor: Aqua Zumba®, Zumba®, and Zumba Gold®; Certified instructor: AcquaPole®,  SilverSneakers (Cardio, Classic, Yoga, Splash), YogaFit® (senior yoga). Specialist training: Lynda Huey (Aquatic Rehabilitation), Exercise ETC® (Senior Fitness)

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Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Author/Presenter
IDEA Member

About Me


  • Master's Degree, MID - Industrial Design (human engineering), Pratt Institute
  • Master's Degree, MFA - Environmental Design, Arizona State Univeristy
  • BFA, Bachelor of Arts - Fine Arts, SUNY College at Alfred

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
AFAA - Personal Trainer Certification
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
AFAA - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
ASFA® - Water Aerobics Instructor Certification
Wellcoaches - Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 2
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Zumba® - Aqua Zumba
AEA - AEA Fitness Professional Certification
Pending Verification
EEI - Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Agency Unavailable
SilverSneakers - SilverSplash
Agency Unavailable
SilverSneakers - Circuit
Agency Unavailable
SilverSneakers - The Essentials
Agency Unavailable
SilverSneakers - YogaStretch
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jun 30, 2018
Amerian Heart Association
Expires: Dec 31, 1969

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jun 30, 2018

Additional Information


$125.00 / hr, Varies based on program

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Author, Daring Dames: A 5-Step Guide to Wellness (Available on Amazon)
  • Author, Dashing Dudes: A 5-Step Guide to Wellness (Available on Amazon)
  • Color Yourself FIT: An Adult coloring book (Available on Amazon), 2017
  • Scholarship awarded to train with SoulBody Barre 2017

Languages Spoken




2 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Sondra Perl on Dec 17, 2016

    Having recently retired from full-time work as a professor of English, I decided that I wanted to devote my newly acquired time to getting in shape. I found Jacqueline by searching online and it's almost impossible to express how lucky I feel to be working with her. Jacqueline understands bodies and how to help people (who, like me, may not like exercise and have tried to avoid it for years) move from reluctant to eager exercisers. I look forward to our weekly sessions and I love that we can hold them in my apartment. After a careful assessment, Jacqueline suggested that we work on balance, strength, flexibility and core. It's now been about two months and I can say with assurance that Jacqueline knows what she is doing. She diagnoses problems quickly and finds inventive ways to solve them and she tailors all of the exercises to fit my changing needs and my growing strength. She is also fun to work with. I am delighted with the results.

    Response by Jacqueline Gikow on Dec 17, 2016

    Thank you so much for your comments. I truly appreciate your affirmation of my ability. Just as important though, is to know you look forward to working with me, and I have made it fun for you.