fitness instructor Jones
promotes healthy living to clients
provides tips to stay fit during the holiday season
Helen E. McKinney
PROSPECT, Ky. (December 2006) Stephanie Jones
knows firsthand the benefits of adhering to a healthy lifestyle, especially
around the holidays. At a time of year when everyones tempted
to binge, sticking to a healthy lifestyle requires will power and a
determined attitude that Jones helps many achieve.
We make excuses because we are afraid we will fail,
but if we take the steps in little pieces, the puzzle can be put together
over time, said Jones.
Jones appears every other week in a 6:45 a.m. segment that airs on FOX
41 TV in Louisville. She also recently expanded Stephanie Jones Fitness,
a personal training business, in Prospect, Ky. Jones offers a variety
of services and can fit them into even the busiest of schedules: free
initial consultation, one-on-one training, buddy training, traveling
trainer, nutrition plans, online fitness training and complete nutritional
Fitness is for all ages, all health levels healthy and unhealthy,
said Jones, originally from a small town near Columbus, Ohio.
She has always had a passion for health and fitness, and she enjoys
assisting others in improving their lifestyle. She said clients must
believe in themselves to make positive changes, but sometimes it takes
a coach to teach the necessary steps to reach a goal.
She offers the following tips for watching your weight over the holidays:
Try your best to maintain a regular workout program.
Make sure to stay on your nutritional plan throughout the day.
Try a wine spritzer, light beer or dry wine to save on calories.
Eat a clean and healthy breakfast each morning.
Giving a gift of fitness is also high on her list of holiday ideas.
A session of youth sports for children, personal training sessions or
group fitness training sessions for a friend are thoughtful gifts that
Jones said are appreciated by many.
Its sometimes difficult for women to find time for exercise because
they seem to have a list of other top priorities. It only takes the
desire to realize how much better we will feel and look once we schedule
fitness into our lives, Jones said.
Terry Chambers was referred to Jones by her chiropractor. After opening
her own business and working six days a week at a desk job, becoming
active in the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club
of Prospect-Goshen, it was really difficult for me to consistently
set aside time just for myself, said Chambers.
Chambers decided a personal trainer was just the answer to getting back
in shape. She decided she needed help from someone who could evaluate
her needs and outline an entire structured program to which she could
follow and succeed.
After four weeks of training with Jones, Chambers has already
seen a great change in the way my clothes fit and how energetic I am
feeling. She described her one-hour workouts, three times a week
as fun, energizing and tailored to her personal ability and needs.
Physical fitness has always been a large part of my life,
said Jones, who grew up with a very active lifestyle. She thinks it
is important to instill physical fitness in children while they are
young to enable them to grow up to become healthy adults.
Jones was active in ballet, gymnastics, soccer and track while growing
up. These activities propelled her to complete in her first fitness
competition in June 1999. One month later, she placed second overall
in the Ms. Florida Galaxy.
After that, Jones became a Top National Fitness Competitor for several
years. She competed in national championships all over the United States
and placed seventh in the NPC Universe Championships in New York in
In her decade of experience in the health and fitness industry, Jones
has come to believe that working out makes you feel better. While her
training clients are local, her interactive website allows her to work
with clients all over the country.
She retains several clients from Arizona and California, where she lived
over the last 14 years, and whom she still advises on workouts and nutritional
Business hours are based on client availability and appointments scheduled.
Jones can travel to different locations based on her clients needs.
The key to weight loss is found in your soul, said Jones.
You must believe in yourself. Making a lifestyle change doesnt
happen over night and its not a quick fix but a journey to get
fit and stay there. Thats a way of life.
For more information, contact Stephanie
Jones at (502) 749-6280 or visit: www.sjonesfitness.com.
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