Trey Tate Personal Trainer Birmingham Alabama

Jennifer Tharpe

B.S., ACE-PT, NETA-Group X

HOME CITY: Goose Creek, South Carolina

EDUCATION: B.S., Business Administration 

CERTIFICATIONS: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer 

NETA Group Fitness

Mad Dogg Athletics Spin Instructor

SPECIALIZATIONS: 

Personal Training (beginner to athlete, teen to senior) Strength training
Circuits
HIIT
Functional Fitness
PiYo small and large group
Small and large group training classes
Running and Triathlon coaching

ACHIEVEMENTS: 
Florida Ironman finisher

Finisher of six 70.3 distance triathlons and several marathons
 

Contact Info:

205-675-7412 

jtharpe@homefitconsulting.com

Social Links:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 
 

Brief Bio

My fitness journey began at a young age. I, as a child, had always been active. I danced, played soccer and basketball. I was a gymnast and a cheerleader. After high school, like a lot of people, picked up some bad habits. I started smoking and my best form of activity was line dancing on Friday nights. I quit smoking after I was married and soon was pregnant with my first child. I gained over 80 pounds. Shortly after my son was born, I decided I could stay like this, or make a lifestyle change. I choose to watch what I was eating and started exercising again. I would for the next few years exercise on and off as well as try out the newest diet fad.

In 2008, I decided I wanted to run the Cooper River Bridge Run In Charleston, SC. This was a race my father and my husband had run and before we moved I wanted to do one 10K. I hated it! The entire time I was miserable then I crossed the finish line. While I hated running, I loved finishing. I loved that I had set a goal and achieved it. A 10k turned into several half marathons, the half marathons turned into marathon. The marathons lead to triathlons. On my philosophy of “how hard can it be”, I signed up for my first 70.3 triathlon. A new love was born. During this time I decided to become a personal trainer and Spin instructor. I loved Spin and cycling. After completing four 70.3 triathlons, I signed up for a full Ironman in May of 2015. Shortly into training for the race, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had to drop out of the race for treatment. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. I went from being in the best shape of my life to sitting in a chair for 5 months. One year after being cleared to exercise again, I crossed the finish line in the Florida Ironman.

I love helping people achieve what they believe that can not. I love when they crush their goals. In an ever changing fitness industry, I bring the simple philosophy of common sense training. There are not any quick fixes but with hard work, dedication, and commitment there isn't anything that can not be achieved. I am here to help with all of those aspects.

 

Jennifer in 10 seconds 

  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Triathlete
  • Motivator
  • Strong and flexible - in life and physically
  • Authentic
  • Honest
  • Talker
  • Goal-motivated

 

Interested in Jennifer being your trainer?