NPC Athlete Spotlight – Jen Richards

May 22nd, 2017

Athlete Spotlight – Body By O Angel

NQ Figure Athlete Jen Richards

Name:   Jen Richards

Division/Status:  National NPC Figure Competitor

Height/Competition:  5’1 1/2″ Age: 33

 

BIO: SMALL TOWN GIRL. BORN IN BATTLECREEK, MICHIGAN AND RAISED IN THE CORNFIELDS OF PLYMOUTH, INDIANA. I WAS ALWAYS AN ATHLETE AND PLAYED MANY DIFFERENT SPORTS, BUT I WOULD SAY GYMNASTICS AND SOCCER WERE DEFINITELY AT THE TOP OF THE LIST. AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL I ATTENDING COLLEGE AT BUTLER UNIVERSITY WHERE I PLAYED SOCCER AND GOT MY UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN HEALTH SCIENCES. I APPLIED TO THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS MASTERS PROGRAM AND GOT IN. AFTER I GRADUATED WITH MY MASTERS IN 2008, I PACKED UP MY CARE AND I DROVE STRAIGHT OUT TO CALIFORNIA. I TOOK MY BOARDS AND BECAME A CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT. I WORKED IN THE FIELD OF ORTHOPEDICS, SPINE, AND PAIN MANGEMENT. IN MY SPARE TIME I CONTINUED TO PLAY INTRAMURAL SOCCER AND WORKED OUT WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER. HOWEVER, MY BODY WAS CHANGING AND I COULDN’T REALLY GRASP HOW TO MAINTAIN MY WEIGHT A HEALTHY WAY. I DECIDED I NEEDED A NEW GOAL AND AND SO BEGAN MY QUEST IN BODYBUILDING. I COMPETED IN MY FIRST FIGURE COMPETITION IN APRIL OF 2013. I DID ONE SHOW AND REALIZED I WAS IN NEED OF A COACH. I WAS INTRODUCED TO POPPA-O AND HAVE BEEN WITH HIM EVER SINCE. THROUGH WORKING WITH KIM I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT NUTRITION AND FITNESS. I THEN REALIZED I
WANTED TO BE ABLE TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCE WITH OTHERS AND HELP THEM IN THEIR FITNESS JOURNEY, SO I DECIDED TO GET MY PERSONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATION. CURRENTLY, I CONTINUED TO WORK IN THE MEDICAL FIELD AS A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT IN THE FIELD OF WOUND CARE. IN THE EVENINGS I DO ONE-ON-ONE PERSONAL TRAINING AND HELP MY ONLINE JENNYJEANFITNESS CLIENTS. I WOULD SAY THIS NOT ANOTHER JOB TO ME. IT’S NOT FOR EXTRA MONEY, IT HAS BECOME A PASSION OF MINE TO HELP OTHERS WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO GET THEIR BODIES TO THE NEXT LEVEL, OR WHO ARE JUST STARTING OUT ON THEIR FITNESS JOURNEY.

TID-BITS ABOUT ME:

  • I HATE WHEN THE DENTIST BLOWS AIR ON YOUR TEETH
  • HAVE TWO DOGS: CALI AND GIZMO
  • OBSESSED WITH QUOTES
  • EXTREMELY TICKLISH
  • LOVE GETTING REAL MAIL
  • LOVE TRAVELING
  • CLEAN FREAK
  • LOVE THUNDERSTORMS
  • ABSOLUTELY HATE LEMONS IN MY WATER
  • I MISS GYMNASTICS MORE THAN ANYTHING
  • FAVORITE QUOTE: “LOVE SIMPLY. LOVE GENEROUSLY. CARE DEEPLY. SPEAK KINDLY. LEAVE THE REST TO GOD.”

CONTEST RESULTS/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2ND PLACE TITANS OCTOBER 2013
  • 3RD PLACE GRAND PRIX 2014
  • 3RD PLACE PATRIOTS 2014
  • 4TH PLACE SPARTAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2015
  • 3RD PLACE SACRAMENTO 2015
  • 2ND PLACE GOV CUP 2017
  • NATIONALLY QUALIFIED X 5 YEARS

HOMETOWN: PLYMOUTH, INDIANA
CURRENT RESIDENCE: RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA
FAVORITE BODY BY O PRODUCT: ALL OF THEM! THE MAPLE FLAVOR HAS ME HOOKED!
FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL: PIZZA, BUT CAN’T FORGET THE RANCH DRESSING! FOLLOWED BY DESSERT, WHICH WOULD BE, WITHOUT A DOUBT, CHEESECAKE.
FAVORITE EXERCISE: LOVE MY SHOULDER DAYS, HARD TO CHOOSE ONE EXERCISE, BUT THIS PAST YEAR I’VE REALLY ENJOYED TRAINING THEM AND ACTUALLY SEEING THE RESULTS.
BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT: ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING
WEBSITE URL: jennyjeanfitness.com
INSTAGRAM: @JENNYJEANFITNESS
FACEBOOK:   https://www.facebook.com/jenrichards

 

Author: Danitza Freigher
Blog: Athlete Spotlight, Blog
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