Jill: Personally Speaking

Shaky-Jake Finds Her Groove

Endless foot tapping and arm swinging earned Jill the family nickname Shaky-Jake,– “the one who couldn’t stop moving”. And that has proved true for the last four decades:

  • Moving in 1984, decked out in leg warmers and a head band exercising to Jane Fonda’s workout tapes.
  • Moving in college dance class despite the ballet instructor saying she had a lousy point to her foot.
  • Moving for 10 years as a professional “aerobic instructor” bounding with endless enthusiasm for her class yet plenty of repetitive stress injuries.
  • Moving and studying cutting edge alternative forms like Pilates, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Yoga and post-rehab exercise, before mainstream fitness recognized their benefit.

These moments of movement led Jill to the perfect career path of continually discovering how through movement we heal and improve. Teaching fitness and movement since 1985, Jill has racked up certifications, been featured in regional magazines and Seattle local television. She’s moved beyond the 10,000 hour mark of expertise within traditional fitness and mind/body somatic movement. Her passionate approach inspires those who say “no” to the drudgery of working out and “yes” to the pleasure of moving with mind-body-self connection.

If you currently feel like exercise is more work than wellness and hurts more than helps, join Jill for a unique approach. You’ll discover a new movement, the movement of self-love, body-wisdom, and pleasure (and a fun, kick butt way to greater fitness too!)

Personally speaking: Shaky-Jake (Jill)

  • Started her “coaching” career at the age of 12 by creating a rewards program which successfully motivated her seven-year old sister to quit her chronic thumb-sucking
  • Placed third in the Idaho State Junior Miss Program. Her talent? Dancing to “The Main Event” (Barbara Streisand) 1987.
  • In her “fittest” years, she summitted tall mountains (Mt. St. Helen, Mt. Constance) and hung from jagged rocks, rode hundreds of miles on her bike, lifted countless pounds of weights—AND got Shingles, Mono, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—all before her 30th birthday (and prior to practicing integrated conditioning).
  • Is an unofficial (and loud) sideline coach at her two childrens’ favorite sporting events—soccer and baseball—even though she’s played neither sport.
  • Was married (once-upon a time), has two fantastic teenagers and one big Great Dane, aptly named Magic. She lives in Seattle with all of them and her tech-savvy, guitar slinging partner, Joel, who frequently saves her from throwing the keyboard out the window.