ISSA Personal Trainer
ISSA Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Crossfit Level 1 Certified
Pre/post Natal Exercise Specialist
Putting a smile on someone’s face and helping them achieve and conquer their goals is extremely rewarding, knowing I can change and create a positive impact on someone’s life all over the WORLD. HanJam Fitness, Inc. (@Hanjamfitness.transformations) spans the globe. Running up, and down the U.S, Canada, Japan, Australia, England, Germany, Italy, throughout the UK, Ireland, Norway, Russia, and more! It’s always been said that if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough!
There is no better reward then being able to help another person become the best version of themselves.
Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, on a huge property with lots of room to run around and cause trouble with my two older brothers, I was in every sport imaginable. Soccer, Softball, Dance, Basketball, Olympic Weightlifting, Karate, Volleyball, and Track and Field. For pete's sake, at 5 years old, I was at my brothers' football practices running with them through their drills, sprints, and plays. Spite them being in all of their gear, you best bet I was keeping up with them! Even better, beating some!
How I got Here
Being a multi-sport athlete growing up, to competing in 3 bodybuilding competitions, makes it clear fitness has been a huge part of my life. After breaking my leg in High School, during a Track meet racing hurdles, I kissed my full ride scholarship I was working for, goodbye. 10 weeks of ZERO walking, all my mucle mass and endurance gone, and no more contact sports for the rest of my high school career. I felt lost, but who wouldnt?! I ate slept and breathed sports, like most of us. I would go to school and then be in some sort of sport until 5-6 at night, come home, do homework, eat dinner, go to bed and repeat. The weekends were filled with competitions. My WHOLE LIFE! After breaking my leg, I understood God's plan. Let me explain..
All of a sudden, I had all this free time. I decided, "I am going to get a local global gym membership as soon as my leg is healed". Within 1 year, I competed in my first Women's Physique Bodybulding competition and placed 2nd, being the youngest competitor in my class by 20 years. The next year, I competed in two more shows, placing 5th and 4th. More than anything, it was a learning experience mentally and physically and I feel that personal experience beats any informative or educational book. I learned how the body reacted to everything; anywhere from eating a candy bar, all the way down to drinking sugar free, calorie free drinks! I saw it with my own eyes, on my own body! I went from 19% Body fat to around 7% bodyfat in 16 weeks. After 3 shows, it got old. QUICK! I wanted to learn to live a healthy lifestyle and not go from 140lb to 160lb back to 140lb every year. That is NOT healthy nor is it balance.
While training at a traditional gym, a few friends had mentioned Crossfit. Being open to all new things, after trying it for the first time, I never looked back. Crossfit, is one out of many sports I have a huge love for. The more I grew up, the more sports I tried, the more I was learning about my own body, my next initial thought was, “I want to share my passion and knowledge with others”.
Therefore, I took the next step and became ISSA Personal Trainer Certified. I am also L1 Certified and CPR Certified. As we are all aware, nutrition plays just as big of a role as fitness and exercise. It intrigues me to know how the body works based off of what you put in it to fuel it. That is when I pursued my passion and became a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition as well as a Pre and Post Natal Specialist! I am always continuing education courses in health & nutrition.
If I had never broke my leg, I would be just finishing my degree in "Dental Hygiene" (Yep, can you picture me cleaning your teeth, sitting in a chair all day? ME EITHER!); But I always was different. I WANTED to stand out.
Here I am running my own business since 2014, not only helping people in one of the most optimistic and life changing aspects of their life; but helping people all over the world!
I strongly believe in carrying a healthy life outside of "Sports" or just a "Diet" and making it a lifestyle. Staying active and eating properly results in better performance whether it be in sports or everyday life and most importantly, makes you feel better about yourself. I want to be able to show YOU that a healthy lifestyle does not have to be based off of a boring gym routine and bland diet!
A healthy lifestyle has balance; being able to enjoy social gatherings, dinners with your significant other, eating "fun" foods without the guilt, any type of fitness that YOU enjoy, AND REST(=recovery)!
Ok enough blabbing.
Hanah, or HanJam, and lastly, The Ripped Barbie