Hi, I’m Jená Emily Utley Holistic Lifestyle Maven & Possibility Trainer, and I help women leaders get FIT for their purpose. I can tell you right now that although I have been an athlete for most of my life and got advanced degrees in exercise science that my fitness journey has been far from perfect!
Between 2014 and 2017, I gained 34+ lbs of fat! Some intentionally, some not! During this time, I went through a full spectrum of emotions that eventually lead to a come to Jesus moment. I was angry, embarrassed, hopeless, and afraid. Angry because although I wasn’t eating and working out perfectly, I was still WORKING and my body was NOT responding. Embarrassed because I am a trainer so I’m supposed to “always” look fit.
Years of being a trainer and having this very real struggle with weight, body image, and health, I realized that focusing on the destination and getting to a certain weight or look was NEVER going to be enough! God showed me how what I was doing WAS NEVER healthy. That healing and health came from HIM alone and it was arrogant of me to do it my way. It pricked my heart to see that I cared more about LOOKS & AESTHETICS than true health.
From that point on I made a commitment to myself and my future clients. That I was going to ALWAYS include God and focus on HEALTH. I’m thankful that I went through this experience! It has made me a trainer that is more compassionate and skilled at doing the mental and spiritual work in order to help my clients sustain a healthy and balanced mind, body, & spirit! Now I am ready to help you win and heal!