“I was in full-on couch potato status. I was discouraged and disappointed in myself. Early this year I started running on my own, but felt i needed more individualized guidance. My doctor recommended Jocelyn. She listened to my concerns and crafted stretches and exercises specifically for me and my situation. I love how she watches closely how I am moving and modifies the exercises and her coaching just for me even through Skype. It is as if she is standing right next to me observing, correcting, and praising me.
“I’ve known Jocelyn for around four years now. She began helping me lose weight after my second child was born. I was at the heaviest I’d ever been and really un-healthy. I signed-up for personal training sessions, with a few of my friends, and I loved it. The best part was that I took my kids with me during my sessions. Sometimes I had to wear my baby in a carrier on my back, but Jocelyn modified my work-outs to accommodate her. After three months, we moved away from Jocelyn, (military-life), but I was able to still follow her on social media and keep in touch via email. Anytime I had a fitness or health related question she was always an email away. I continued to work-out and live a healthy lifestyle and I felt great. Jocelyn helped me realize it’s not just about being at a certain weight but it is about your entire health as a whole. After my third child was born I was at a stand-still to lose the last few pounds of my baby-weight. Jocelyn and I started having coaching sessions and I dropped six pounds in two months. I had a rough start getting back into working out after a year off, but Jocelyn was always supportive and encouraging. She not only helped me with my diet, but also which exercises would be good for me. Jocelyn does not believe in deprivation with food. I enjoy sweets and she suggested healthy alternatives to a few of my favorite types of snacks. Jocelyn helped me re-examine my goals to remember “why” I want to be healthy. I want to chase my three very active kids around and be the healthiest I can be for them. You helped me realize this Jocelyn—Thank You!!”
– Jen DePablo, mom of 3
“Working with Jocelyn was an amazing experience. I had never worked with a trainer before and what I expected was much less than I received. Jocelyn is extremely intuitive about the body and is extremely knowledgeable. She created workouts that were specific to me and to my strengths the part that blew me away. Having someone work with me on my body to get in shape is what I hired her for and she gave me so much more by also working with me on my back pain. I feel stronger and have created habits that I was not able to do on my own. I would recommend Jocelyn to anyone looking to improve their health and get into a routine for a fit body.”
– Andrea, mom of 2 and certified health coach
“As a health coach I know how important it is to have a coach yourself, and Jocelyn has been much more than just a personal trainer but also a FANTASTIC coach. From a physical standpoint, I am amazed by her knowledge of the body and how she is able to pick up on small subtleties in my form and correct them. But even more importantly she was able to customize my program to account for hormone imbalances, stressful times in my life and my long term goals. As a result I am much stronger, have returned to my daily yoga practice and am running consistently (and enjoying it!) after taking a whole year off. Jocelyn goes above and beyond in responding to my questions and needs and even created personalized videos of my new workouts so that I could continue to stay motivated on my own. I got WAY more than I expected out of her program and highly suggest it for anyone of any level.”
– Megan Rand, health coach & mother of 1 www.gingernewtrition.com
“Jocelyn re-introduced me to a lifestyle that included exercise and healthy habits. Having Jocelyn bring back a healthy lifestyle has improved my life is so many ways. I feel better about myself, have increased self confidence, have more energy, take care of my family with more enthusiasm, and I set long term goals for myself to continuously improve.
Jocelyn has a strong background in exercise and healthy living. She represents both words. Jocelyn also has a strong background in the body; medically and holistically. She takes the time to design and implement an exercise program tailored to the individual. She pushes you to your potential, but takes every measure to prevent injury. She strengthened my body to be strong enough to take on the next challenge. This type of personal attention allows for maximum progress.
After giving birth to two boys and devoting my life to them, I forgot to take care of myself. Jocelyn not only encouraged me to take care of myself, but joined me in reaching my goal. We walked the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer together. Jocelyn put together a training program. I worked on strength and endurance training during our training sessions. I then followed her training program for long distance walking on my own. We always discussed my progress and areas of weakness. By the walk I was ready. The event was a huge milestone in my life. I learned about what I was capable of physically and mentally. I would never have taken on such a challenge without her encouragement. I realized quickly after the walk that I needed challenges to continue on this road to a healthy lifestyle. What a paradigm shift for me. I went from a couch potato to a person who reaches for physical goals. It takes a special person to encourage such change.
Jocelyn is one of the strongest women I have ever met. She has high expectations for herself and others. Jocelyn is also prepared, determined, motivated, efficient, and results oriented. I highly recommend her services. She will help you reach your best potential.”
– Karen Edwards, teacher and mom of 4
“Jocelyn, I just wanted to thank you for motivating me. Even my kids have become so intrigued at label reading, that they are making better choices for themselves. So much so that they decided to do their own sugar challenge! We are all generally good eaters, but this has helped them to be a little more conscientious about what they put into their bodies! Thank you, Joce!”
–Sheri, teacher and mom of 2
“I have transformed both physically and, more importantly, emotionally. I started the program with a primary goal to lose weight, but through the program, Jocelyn and her support, I’ve started to feel in control of my body and life again. The whole family participated in healthy eating. I started off not being able to run a full mile and just ran my first 5K of my life and it was so empowering. I love that I’m finally carving out time every dat for myself and myself only. Even with a several business trips during our program, I was able to keep the momentum going. I packed my workout gear, got up early to exercise each morning and chose healthy meals. Even my co-workers remarked on my renewed energy….and thinner body! I am more confident, feel stronger, feel lighter and am very proud of what I have accomplished. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!“
-Aimee, project manager and mom of 1
“Exercise has always been my therapy. I have always lead a healthy, active lifestyle, but had never given exercise so much credit for my (in)sanity until I was 2 months post-partum with my second son and 3.5 months into a deployment! At that point, I was struggling to carve time for my workouts, but longing to be comfortable in my skin before my husband’s homecoming. I was nervous to lose too much weight because breastfeeding my children is extremely important to me. I didn’t feel I had much time to pee alone, much less cook healthfully or get out for a run. To top it off my infant wasn’t keen on riding in the jogging stroller yet and, up to this point, I’d always been a runner. It was at this moment, I recognized that I needed some outside help achieving my goals.
Enter stage right, Jocelyn Martin. I’d met her at a story time our children were a part of at the local library the previous year, but had never used her services. I knew she was a trainer and had seen many of her clients accomplish their goals as a direct result of working with her. Not to mention, I witnessed her regain her fitness level after giving birth to her third daughter. And after three months of working with her bi-weekly, I can attest to the “why.”
She is a font of healthy-living knowledge and what’s more, she practices what she preaches with her own family. She has got all of the most recent research—on both fitness and nutrition matters and incorporates that knowledge into the training sessions. She pays attention to detail, ensuring that one’s body alignment is preserved, and in many cases, improved while increasing your overall strength and balance. She’s energetic, professional, and empowering. She is flexible and worked with me in my home to accommodate my children’s needs.
Five months post-partum, I can say that not only am I back to my pre-pregnancy weight, I feel stronger and healthier than I have in years! And, most importantly, she coached me on how to do it healthfully and gradually so that I could continue breastfeeding my infant. I’m dedicating more time to exercise and spending the extra few minutes in the kitchen to prepare nutritious snacks and meals so my whole family’s diet has improved. My entire family has benefited from my sessions with Jocelyn and my kids have regained a happy, healthy, and sane mom! Thank you, Jocelyn, for being wonderful!”
– Katie, RN, BSN, mother of 3
“DO IT!!! It will change your life and the way you think of yourself. I NEVER thought I would be able to complete running a 5K but I did it and you can to. (Sounds like a bad infomercial!) I love the the training schedule, the progression of the training, and the confidence that I now have that I can do this. I can be a runner (slow but steady)! I have changed a lifetime of thinking “I can’t do that because I never have!” Now I know I can and I even look forward to the challenge of getting better and better as I continue this habit. As a mom of three very active and talkative young kids, I look forward to the solitude and quiet of the 36 minutes I get to be alone with God and nature during my workouts.
I would absolutely recommend working with Jocelyn. I was never a runner and now can run 30 plus minutes without a break despite still weighing more than I should. You do not need to be in shape to start. I was not and it is such a confidence booster to feel and see the success. Truly life changing.”
– Jessica, social worker and mother of 1
“Working with you this past year has been an amazing experience. You inspired me to change not only my exercise habits but the way I viewed food. My whole family has benefited from your expertise in guiding me to choose the proper foods and ideas on how to avoid getting bored with a healthy way of eating. The workouts were specific to exactly what I needed during each phase of training. They were fun and pushed me to do more than I thought possible. You never accepted excuses and always helped to find ways around the obstacles I thought I couldn’t get past. Whether it was not having time to exercise or finding easier ways to prepare my food for the week, you taught me to think of ways to overcome my excuses and not allow me to give up. Now whenever I have a set back or problem I think to myself, “How would Jocelyn handle this?” Thank you for helping me to achieve my personal goal of being able to perform 50 pushups in a row and of course guiding me through and training me for my first marathon!”
“Wow! I want to publicly thank Jocelyn for teaching me and helping me to make better decisions and choices in my life. I met Jocelyn almost 3 years ago when she served as my personal trainer. During that time she helped me lose over 16 pounds. I have VERY busy life that entails catering to my husband, two kids, and work — and I just couldn’t find enough time to consistently work out with Jocelyn at that time. As time progressed I found myself not really losing any weight to reaching a plateau where no weight loss began to occur. I truly wanted to lose weight and make better choices — I just didn’t know how to fit it in my schedule. Then Jocelyn reached out to me again. I really wasn’t sure at first, but soon began to see results! The first week was really the hardest part because of the curbing of my “nasty” diet! Not being able to eat what I used to eat was very intimidating.
Every week Jocelyn had something new for me. This was good because it switched things up for me. Additionally, Jocelyn taught me how to eat and how to make some other healthy meals. Essentially, not only did the program help me but my family as well. We all eat healthy now!Jocelyn also had a new training regimen for me weekly. Much like our meals, Jocelyn kept the training coming and at a pace that gradually assisted me to meet my goals. The 10,000 steps a day training program was my favorite : ) .I feel great and not since the birth of son 10 years ago did I ever think I could look and feel like this! Jocelyn has made a difference in not only my life but that of my family’s as well. I am for ever indebted to Jocelyn. THANK YOU!!“– Carla, hospital pharmacy tech and mother of 2
“Jocelyn, I am so glad that I stumbled upon your website one night on FaceBook! Training with you has been a wonderful experience and I know I will take what I have learned and continue to apply it to my life! I know so much more about my body, exercise, and healthy eating habits than I’ve ever known. Now, not only am I healthier, but my family is too. Thank you for always encouraging me and pushing me, even through my plateau’s. Since working out with Jocelyn I have increased my endurance in all aspects of training, decreased my BMI, and lost pounds, all doing it the correct way! Thank you again, Jocelyn!!!“– Jennifer, mom of 3