Weight Inclusive Fitness - Body Image Coach - Intuitive Eating
Remember when you were a kid and you
played freely outside for hours?
Are you sick of joining a program, going hard & feeling great, but then something comes up (life happens) and somehow you keep getting stuck on this start-stop cycle? It could be a weight loss program, a fitness program, or even just joining a gym. It's always exciting at first, the promise of a newer, happier you. But what really interferes?
Hey, I'm Jolyn Martin, certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and Intuitive Eating coach (and mom of 2). I am passionate about helping moms just like you find peace with food, exercise and our changing bodies. I take a non-diet, Health at Every Size approach to guide my clients on a journey of self-love and body respect. I help my clients get off the start-stop cycle of fitness programs and weight-loss goals, while finding movement they enjoy & feel empowered doing.
Are you looking for a weight-inclusive, supportive community that focuses on more than what your body looks like in a bathing suit?
Coach Jo & the Crew is a community of women who love to move their bodies because it makes them FEEL good & strong!
Fitness is about empowerment & being the expert of your own body.
What's different about my classes than any other online workout class?
There is a huge emphasis on listening to your body, taking rests when needed, and choosing the variation that suits you best for that moment. My classes are weight-inclusive & diet-culture free (this means you are safe to explore movement without the language of 'burn fat', 'lose weight', 'push yourself', etc).
This image is from MUDGIRLRUN 2021 where twelve Coach Jo & the Crew members met in London, ON for a 5 km race in the mud. Many of the members were meeting in person for the first time though we all felt like we knew each other well because of our connect time after each workout.
If you'd like to find out more info on how to work with me:
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Jolyn through the Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids program and through the group fitness classes. The NMHK program is incredible. It completely changed the way I thought about food and weight loss. Jolyn is the first trainer I've met who emphasizes the importance of listening to your body during workouts rather than "pushing through the pain." Her workouts are fun and challenging without feeling punitive. Jolyn's body inclusive approach to fitness is so refreshing! Working with Jolyn has made me more accepting and appreciative of my body. She has had such a positive impact on my life, and I would absolutely recommend Jolyn Martin Fitness to anyone!
Laura Mainland Bouma
I started working with Jolyn in October 2020. In a short amount of time, I can honestly say she's changed my life. She has helped me develop a much healthier relationship with food and exercise- one that isn't led by guilt and shame but enjoyment and experience instead. I have a lot of work to do still on this journey but I feel so supported by Jolyn. Deconstructing so much of what I thought about health and fitness has been hard but SUCH a beautiful process. It can be an incredibly vulnerable thing to open up to someone about your relationship to your body, food, exercise, etc but she makes it so safe. It's been emotional at times and she's walked alongside me. If you're thinking about asking Jolyn to train you, I highly recommend it. It's a life changing experience. 💕
Jolyn is so positive and encouraging. I look forward to working out with her twice a week. I love how she encourages participants to listen to their body and offers lots of suggestions for adapting the workout. Even on Zoom, due to the pandemic, the class feels personal and interactive.
I highly recommend Jolyn Martin Fitness. Her classes are fun and motivating and always changing things up. We are an encouraging group and lift each other up. Our Tuesday and Thursday night classes are a ton of fun. Jolyn is fantastic. I always end the class feeling better than when I arrived.
Jolyn creates a positive, fun and inclusive environment. She knows her stuff, I would always feel sore after, but never felt discouraged during workouts. Perfect balance! I would definitely recommend her classes!
I began when Jolyn was offering a free look in & never left. The zoom format is very comfortable for a shy beginner. Jolyn provides alternatives & explainations that allow me to not only DO the exercises but feel confident & knowledgeable while I do. The atmosphere of the group is very welcoming & Jolyn's attitudes are very inclusive. I didn't belive that I had the physical or mental ability to exercise in a more formal way & now I'm doing it twice a week thanks to Jolyn's leadership & passion for wholistic well being!
I look forward to workouts with Jolyn Martin Fitness each week! Jolyn cares so much about each one of her workout crew and it shines through, whether in person or online. Each week, she grounds the workouts in positive motivations, personal benefits, and lots of fun - all while making sure our bodies are getting the workout we came for. I always leave class feeling encouraged, connected and my mind, body, and even my heart with what I needed - and a great night's sleep as a bonus! It won't be long after training with Jolyn before you'll wonder how you ever got through the week without her!
Let's work together
Connect with me using the form regarding questions about current or upcoming programs, or to book a free consultation.
Hope to hear from you soon! Love, Jo.