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"Move in a manner that promotes and integrates our form and improved function will follow. Move in a manner that oversimplifies our form and function can degrade."
- David Fleming Applied Movement Neurology Academy

Jennifer Armstrong, Owner and Founder

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CPT, ACE (American Council on Exercise)

Functional Movement Screen Specialist

ELDOA Practitioner Level 4
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, CHEK Institute
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Certified Cellular Exercise Instructor
American Red Cross Adult, Infant, and Child CPR
Pilates Mat Training
Moms in Motion
YMCA Strength Training

 

My lifelong interest in fitness, living a healthy lifestyle, and passion for helping others led me to the fitness industry over 30 years ago, teaching group exercise classes. Personal training followed two years later. Since then,  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 and guided new runners through my own beginner’s running clinic. I have also delivered talks to large audiences, written numerous articles, and held directorial positions. I founded my own company, Cornerstone Fitness Solutions, LLC in 2004.

Since the beginning of my career, I have had clients who, due to the orthopedic, autoimmune, and other challenges they were facing, had limited results with exercise. They were living with chronic pain and/or nagging injuries that resulted from attempts to get into shape on their own. They were tired, frustrated, and resigned to many of their symptoms as signs of aging. Witnessing their struggles, I realized they, and people in general weren't going to live healthy, pain-free lifestyles without an in-depth holistic and integrated approach. Therefore, I implemented a system addressing a Client’s nutrition, sleep, and stress levels combined with time-efficient and scientific evidence-based assessments for posture, core function, and basic movement patterns. Assembling all these strategies into my practice 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 instructors, 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. 

I hold ongoing certification by the CHEK Institute as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Practitioner, and Dr. Guy VOYER, founder of the ELDOA technique.

 

I am available for FREE educational presentations, Initial Consultations, and fee-based workshops.

 

My athletic pursuits have included a Tae Kwon Do martial arts practice,  downhill slalom and giant slalom ski racing, two marathons, numerous sprint triathlons, duathlons, and biathlons; and too many 5k, 8k, and 10k road races to count.

In my spare time, if I'm not skiing down a mountainside with my family you may find me hiking or mountain biking the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, running, or reading. 

Jillian Zambelli, CPT, HLC, LMT

LMT, Rehabilitative Therapy

CPT, CHEK Institute

Holisitc Lifestyle Coach, CHEK Institute

Jillian has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2002. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Rehabilitative Therapy and holds her Personal Training certification through the C.H.E.K organization as well as a certification in Holistic Lifestyle Coaching.

 

Her passion is in educating her clients in posture and movement to prevent injuries or in helping those already injured. In pinpointing muscle imbalances, structural asymmetries, and faulty movement patterns she uses corrective exercises, functional movements, myofascial release, active release techniques (ART), trigger point therapy, as well as spinal decompression and myofascial stretches to help her clients improve mobility, movement and overall well-being. 

 

She loves the outdoors and when not hiking you might find her underwater scuba diving. 

Free 60 Minute Initial Consultation

A comprehensive opportunity to discuss your dreams and goals while learning about my philosophy and methods. I will fill out an Initial Consultation Questionnaire (ICQ) which covers things like health history, past or present injuries, work-related information, eating habits, sleep patterns, and much more… Contact Me Now To Schedule Your Free Consultation.

C.O.R.E. Values

Caring - Each individual is treated as such and through compassionate listening, given a fully-individualized program which reflects their unique needs, always keeping their dreams and goals in mind.

Open-mindedness - Interdisciplinary techniques are used (i.e. Feldenkrais, Pilates, Tai Chi, yoga, strength training, etc.) that reflect creativity and progressive thinking to achieve the end-goal.

Responsibility and Respect - I take full responsibility for the clear and concise communication of my expectations and hold myself accountable for progressing the Client in a manner which is safe and within their physical means. At all times I respect the Client’s wishes, dreams and goals, and their privacy in my non-disclosure of findings except with other practitioners (with the Client’s approval). I respect session time as time specifically allotted to them and uphold a code of strict confidentiality.

Effective and Efficient - I use state-of-the-art, evidence-based assessment protocols and corrective exercise strategies which have proven over time to be highly effective and efficient at producing reliable results. My methodologies remove the underlying problems first so we can move into an improved state of wellness.

"Best analysis of condition prior to embarking on a fitness program. I have seen no other "trainer" do this as thoroughly as Jennifer. She always has the client's welfare in mind and is conscious of potential movements that can do harm, thus carefully monitoring progress."
- Terry P., Asheville, NC