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Jamie Strzepek

Lexington, MA 02420

As a personal trainer, I love working with my clients from the ages of 2 to 89! It is exciting to help them to reach their fitness goals and see them progress in each of their fitness levels. I began my love of being active as a young dancer. While studying Physical Education and Health I was exposed to many sports that broadened my enjoyment of all types of physical activity while also emphasizing my passion for dance and choreographing in the dance theater. After graduation, my husband and I moved to Vienna, Austria for 5 1/2 years. I taught aerobic classes and jazz dance and danced professionally with the Vienna Volks Opera's "West Side Story". After the birth of our first child, we returned to the States where I continued to teach aerobic classes while pregnant. Four children later,I began the certification process to become a personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine. These credential allowed me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of fitness levels. One of the keys to maintaining a healthy active lifestyle is engaging in activities that bring pleasure and joy in every stage of life. A new activity for me is jumping endlessly on the trampoline with my 3 year old grand-daughter. A few physical activities that bring me joy are: dancing(all types),Nordic walking,running, swimming,hula-hooping,hiking,cross-country skiing,weight lifting, cycling and playing with children! I look forward to meeting you to plan and implement a personal exercise program for your specific needs that will bring you much joy. You will be challenged, encouraged and motivated to reach your fitness goals. See you soon!

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About Me

Degrees

  • BSc., Physical education and Health, Boston Bouve College, Northeastern University

Years Experience

16-20

Certifications / Trainings

ACSM - ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
Verified
ACE - Personal Trainer
Expired
ACE - Weight Management Specialist
Unavailable
ANWA - Advanced Instructor
Not Verified

CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Liability Insurance

  • InterWest Insurance Services,Inc

Jamie's Locations

Joyfully Fit

1299 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Masters student in Applied Nutrition at Northeastern University

Languages Spoken

English, German

Gender

Female

5 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Rick White on May 02, 2013

    I have been working with Jamie for the last three months. My whole exercise paridigm has changed during this short time. I have learned so much. She has been patient, kind, understanding and deligent in her teaching, but also persistent and challenging. Every week Jamie presents me with a different challenge, mixing my routine so that it is never dull and always a challenge. You will never find me in a self improvement magazine (too old, too ugly) but I have seen significant results in a very short period of time. I probably am the client from hell because I want to know every bit of detail behind each exercise. I am especially interested in what motivates Jamie to make adjustments in my program. Jamie has gracefully and comprehensively answered everyone of my questions. She has my complete trust. Most importantly, Jamie and I share a lot of laughs during our workouts.
    Rick White
    Lexington, MA

    Response by Jamie Strzepek on May 02, 2013

    Ditto!

  • by Rick White on May 02, 2013

    I have been working with Jamie for the last three months. My whole exercise paridigm has changed during this short time. I have learned so much. She has been patient, kind, understanding and deligent in her teaching, but also persistent and challenging. Every week Jamie presents me with a different challenge, mixing my routine so that it is never dull and always a challenge. You will never find me in a self improvement magazine (too old, too ugly) but I have seen significant results in a very short period of time. I probably am the client from hell because I want to know every bit of detail behind each exercise. I am especially interested in what motivates Jamie to make adjustments in my program. Jamie has gracefully and comprehensively answered everyone of my questions. She has my complete trust. Most importantly, Jamie and I share a lot of laughs during our workouts.
    Rick White
    Lexington, MA

    Response by Jamie Strzepek on May 02, 2013

    Rick, There is nothing like laughing while working out and sweating, but not when you are lifting a heavy weight overhead! Yikes, that would not be good! I do learn myself by your questioning the purpose of certain exercises and programs as it causes me to solidify my thoughts and present them so that you are able to understand well! Thank you for holding a high standard. I appreciate your trust. You are making HUGE significant strides. Way to GO!

  • by User on Apr 01, 2013

    Jamie was wonderful. She has much knowledge so you can get the results you need. She had me ready for my wedding in Mexico and i looked fabulous. I just wish she was still in Colorado, as my muscles are not as pretty now. Come Back Soon
    Clarinda

    Response by Jamie Strzepek on May 02, 2013

    Hi There Clar,Thank you for your sweet comments. You certainly were a gorgeous, toned bride!You worked hard!
    I will be seeing you soon at Aniston's birthday party. Right?Will you be bringing your granddaughters? Bring your tap shoes! Love ya, Jamie

  • by Mary Jayne Fay on Feb 20, 2013

    I worked with Jamie for several months and appreciated how knowledgeable she is. I did a great deal of research and interviewed several trainers before selecting Jamie. Unlike some trainers that have little understanding of physiology and nutrition, Jamie holds a degree and understands how to apply that knowledge in practice. Also, this is Jamie's business; this isn't a side job just to pick up some extra cash. She is highly committed to helping people succeed.

    Jamie was patient with my old self and provided just the right balance of nurturing and pushing. I highly recommend Jamie.

    Response by Jamie Strzepek on Feb 20, 2013

    MJ, Thank you very much! I really appreciate your imput. It was FUN working with you and to have your whole family involved in the process. I look forward to working with you again in the future! I'm here for you!

  • by Laura Farmer on Feb 17, 2013

    Jamie is outstanding, and I would recommend her to anyone looking to get in shape for the first time or add variety to their workout. I worked out with Jamie for 6 months before my wedding in 2012. She created a customized plan for me (and my dress!) and helped me to supplement the cardio I did when I wasn't working out with her. She is knowledgable in the field and has a wonderful studio in her home. It was nice being able to work out in a private environment instead of a packed gym. Not to mention Jamie is an incredibly kind and generous person, and I always wished I had more than an hour a week to work with her! She's very flexible and was always willing to find a time for me, even with my busy schedule. I also never felt rushed during a session. She always made me feel like there was plenty of time to work with me, and she was never rushing off to the next thing/client. She really is a joy to work with!

    Now the details - in just 6 months I was able to lose almost 20 pounds and significantly decrease my body fat. I also managed to feel much better about the way I looked and felt in general. Go work with Jamie - you wont regret it!

    Response by Jamie Strzepek on Feb 18, 2013

    Laura,
    Your determination and hard work in the gym and single mindedness outside of the gym paid off not only for your wedding but also as a lifelong pursuit for yourself and with your wonderful new husband. Now I have to change your last name on my files! I am looking forward to training you both very soon! Remember…dance lessons before a wedding are a bonus for working out with me. Great Fox Trot!

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