My lifelong interest in fitness, living a healthy lifestyle, and passion for helping others led me to the fitness industry over twenty years ago, teaching group exercise classes. Personal training followed two years later. I have taught diverse classes and worked with clients in a variety of venues such as area YMCAs, fitness clubs, private homes, and private golf communities. As well as one-on-one personal training, I have conducted small group personal training classes of up to four participants, and guided new runners through my own beginner’s running clinic. I founded my own company, Cornerstone Fitness Solutions, LLC in 2004. I have also delivered talks to large audiences, written numerous articles, and held directorial positions.
I thrive on and value continuing education. Due to the orthopedic, autoimmune, and other challenges my clients were facing, I was inspired to expand my knowledge base to help these individuals at a deeper and more effective level. Therefore, at the end of 2011 I made the decision to temporarily close my business to take a 2 ½ year educational sabbatical. This education has taken my knowledge and expertise to a whole new level; my in-depth holistic and integrated approach focuses on using time-efficient and scientific evidence-based assessments; these combined with examining a Client’s nutrition, sleep, and emotional states allows me to design fitness programs truly unique to an individual. I also firmly believe in working in conjunction with a client’s other practitioners (chiropractor, massage therapist, yoga or other instructor, acupuncturist, doctor, etc.) in order to arrive at lasting solutions to their health and fitness goals and challenges.
I annually attend continuing education lectures on posture, functional anatomy and kinesiology, nutrition, movement classes, and running a successful personal training business.
My current studies also include correspondence coursework toward a CHEK Exercise Coach Certification under the world-renowned Paul Chek of The CHEK Institute in San Diego and certification under the noted physical therapist Gary Grey of The Grey Institute.
In July 2014 I reopened my business under the current name and resumed traveling to a variety of venues such as workplaces, private homes, private golf communities, and other locations for one-on-one and small group training. I opened my current studio in March 2016, but continue to travel to other venues on a limited basis. I am available for FREE educational presentations and Initial Consultations and fee-based workshops.
My own athletic pursuits have included two marathons, numerous sprint triathlons, duathlons, biathlons; and too many 5k, 8k, and 10k road races to count.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family hiking, mountain biking, running, skiing, and reading.
Jennifer L. Armstrong, CPT, American Council on Exercise
Functional Movement Screen Specialist, Level 2
ELDOA Practitioner Level 2
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Certified Cellular Exercise Instructor
American Red Cross Adult, Infant, and Child CPR
Pilates Mat Training
Moms in Motion
YMCA Strength Training
B.A. English, Skidmore College, 1989