Jody is a mother, wife, dog-lover, coach and Spartan athlete!
She is motivated by the endless and ever changing world of fitness and inspiring others of all ages to find their deep inner athlete, that drive to challenge the body’s mechanics in order to enjoy life for the long haul. Jody has a Masters degree in art which feeds her drive for creative programming for her clients and students. Her 25 years of experience in the fitness industry offers her clients a breadth of knowledge in all aspects of fitness and a passion for encouraging and motivating her clients on their own personal journey. Jody is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor on the East Side of Cleveland and the founder of Just Train. In addition, Jody partners with other area local professionals for special events throughout the year, offers her services to local non-profit fundraising events, and loves collaborating.
You can discover more about Jody on Instagram, her JUST TRAIN facebook group page or her upcoming YouTube channel.
“Your goal should be simply to be a better version of yourself every day.”
AFAA Certified Group Fitness instructor since 1994
AA Certified Personal Trainer since 2010
EXHALE Barre Certified
IFTA Certified Aqua Instructor
2012 IDEA Personal Training Institute, Alexandria, Virginia
2012 EMPOWER Convention, Columbus, Ohio
2013 IDEA Personal Training Institute Alexandria,Virginia
2013 BOSU Balance Trainer Workshop, Mandel JCC, Beachwood,Ohio
2014 IDEA Personal Training Institute Alexandria, Virginia
2014 BOSU 3D Extreme Workshop Lifetime Fitness, Beachwood, Ohio
2017 IDEA WORLD, Las Vegas
2017 INDOROW Certified, Beachwood, Ohio
2017 ACE Sports Conditioning, Beachwood, Ohio
2018 SPARTAN STRONG Certified
“Become so confident in who you are that no ones opinion, rejection, or behavior can rock you!”
I was a high school art teacher at Shaker Heights High school for 17 years. Teaching at my Alma Mater was my dream job coming out of graduate school. During the same time I began my career as a public school teacher, I also became a certified group fitness instructor.
Fitness was a deep passion of mine. As the years progressed, I would dream about fitness as a career, but how could I justify the lack of security in a fitness career? I had a great job in an amazing school system, great health benefits and job security.
After getting married, having two kids and settling into my job, things began to shift. While having a career was very important to me, I did not want to miss out on being a mom. I was at a place emotionally that I was becoming a disservice to my family, my students and myself. I had to take action. Teaching was not allowing me the flexibility my family needed.
One morning I decided to go to an early morning yoga class. This was my first time attending this particular young yoga teacher’s class. At the start of the class, he said that it would be his last class. He quit his corporate job and was moving out west to teach yoga.
My initial reaction was of envy, anger and powerlessness. But as quickly as these negative thoughts filled my head, I began to feel a sense of strength, power, hope and also fear.
It was at the moment I knew I was going to make a radical career change and pursue a career in fitness!
I have been a CPT since 2010 servicing male and female clients on the East side of Cleveland. My clients have ranged in age from 12-85. I feel blessed to have loyal clients who are ready to make a change in their overall wellness and have the confidence in me to lead them on their journey.
Jody’s current personal fitness passion is Obstacle Course Racing, training for OCR and trail running with friends and her dog Charlie.
Last Fall during Jody’s second season racing she placed first in her age group.