Jen Young here. I founded Spitfire Fitness Arts to bring the art of fitness to women, who work hard in their careers and for their families, but love to have fun too.
Spitfire women all have an inner fire that keeps them going when the going gets tough, whether during a training session or during daily life. They understand that fitness is as much a state of mind as body. I find inspiration in their dedication and determination to reach their goals.
I came into the fitness industry through my work in the performing arts. As a dancer and physical actor, I learned how the state of the body affects the state of the mind and emotions. Posture and alignment awareness were also vital aspects of my performing arts training.
Beginning with my discovery of Bruce Lee’s films, I fell in love with martial arts and martial arts movies. I decided that I wanted to perform in action films. So, I joined a gym and started trying out various martial arts classes. I also began studying Bruce Lee’s writings, which are applicable to performing as well as martial arts and fitness (maybe because he was an actor too).
Educating women to stay healthy, relaxed and confident in all pursuits of life is the mission of Spitfire Fitness Arts.
One day at the gym, I had my aha moment. I was watching someone working hard on a machine. I found myself cringing at what they were doing to their spine. I thought, “Maybe I know enough about fitness that I could actually help people workout safely and effectively. That was 2002. I received my certification and began personal training that year.
Over the years, I have found that I love working with women that work hard in their careers or school, devote time to their families and still have a zest for life. They are the Spitfires. Educating women to stay healthy, relaxed and confident in all pursuits of life is the mission of Spitfire Fitness Arts.
The Spitfire Approach
My priority for my clients and students is education about the art of fitness. The only person/thing that is always with us through our entire life is our Self, including its physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual aspects.
Taking care of our whole Self is vital, yet few people learn that art.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, manage stress, or gain strength, you will develop new awareness about yourself through Spitfire training. You learn:
- What activities you really love and find suitable to you.
- To align your posture and thought to affect your physical capacity, outlook on life and ability to attain your goals.
- To bring balance and stability back to the Self.
- To discover and strengthen your core (beyond the abs).
- To move past limitations that you perceive about yourself.
In practical terms, you might:
- Correct imbalances in strength, range of motion and skeletal structure.
- Strengthen the body through body weight, resistance and free weight training.
- Increase endurance, focus and concentration with running, carrying loads, circuits, or Combattitude Fighting Fitness.
- Manage stress and develop Self-awareness through yoga, visualization and meditation.
- Discover your power with new activities or classes that attract but scare you, for example a flow yoga class, tango, trapeze or hiking.
Let’s rekindle your inner spark,