Jena’s life motto has always been, “Game on!”, especially when it comes to challenging workouts. With that in mind, it’s no surprise after her first Hot Pilates class with Mara 8 years ago, she was hooked. Not only did this style of class challenge her physically, but it also provided a space for her to show up fearlessly. Some days that looked like adding on ankle weights and speed, while other days that looked like slow and controlled movements.
Regardless of how she showed up in class, YogaSource, the teaching staff, and Jena’s mat got her through the highest highs and lowest lows of her life. It’s no surprise that when she showed up to her first class back after a 6-month break of not practicing in-studio and with two (on the mend) broken wrists, she felt at home again. Jena was inspired to help others find that same balance of authenticity and resiliency and decided to become a teacher.
She completed the Inferno Hot Pilates Teacher Training and the Baptiste Assistance Training Course, and is now on the schedule teaching Hot & HIIT on Sundays at 3:45 pm. In her classes, Jena blends her love of the heat and Hot Pilates principles with high-intensity interval training for a total-body workout.