We provide wellness coaching and personal training in a private, one-on-one environment.
We take a holistic approach to wellness and fitness using a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change. We will challenge you to develop your inner wisdom, identify your values, and transform your goals into action.
Personal training is more than just a custom workout. We provide one-on-one movement training and on-demand exercise tracking so you're always up to date on your progress. Your training can be in-person or virtual, giving you the flexibility to train with your coach on your own schedule, whenever and wherever you need to. With an emphasis on healthy mobility, functional movement, and strength development, you'll improve your overall fitness through workouts that fit their unique needs. We'll help you move and breathe in a healthy, functional way. You'll avoid injury. You'll achieve your goals. You'll not only FEEL stronger, happier, and healthier. You'll actually BECOME stronger, happier, and healthier.
Through wellness coaching, we empower you to envision and create lifestyle change to create a healthier, happier life. We help you break down large, inaccessible goals into action that is achievable, building success and confidence to do more. A wellness coach is a collaborative partner: we don't give advice, judge your actions, or criticize your challenges. We employ a client-centered approach and take in the big picture, helping you explore values and conflict, identify what is motivating and what might get in the way, and create an action plan that is dynamic and meeting the needs and challenges of everyday life. Together, we'll help you create action plans around goals that are Specific, Measurable, Action oriented, Realistic and Time-based (SMART).
Meet Your Head Coach
Hi! My name is Martha Jean Schindler, but you can call me MJ.
I’m always striving to become my best self so that I can help my clients become their best selves as well. I have a lot of certifications and skills that I use to serve my clients. Here they are, in no particular order:
• Emory University-trained and National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
• Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
• USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach (for olympic weightlifting)
• USA Powerlifting Club Coach
• CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
• Crossfit Mobility and Flexibility Trainer
• Black Belt in Taekwondo
• Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
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Here’s what happened, how I’ve gotten to where I am, why it matters to you.
My serious interest in fitness began the day my mother talked my brother's Taekwondo instructor into taking a slightly-undersized, frizzy-haired, six-year-old girl on as a student. I was fascinated with movement and with parental support, I learned as much as I could about martial arts, dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading.
As I reached adolescence, I realized that developing coordination and honing technique wouldn't make me reach my full potential without a third ingredient: strength. I started reading everything I could about diet and exercise for building strength and health. It was hard to find accurate information, but I did my best. I even daydreamed about opening up my own gym one day.
Then I moved to college, shook up my routine, and struggled to find ways to stay healthy. Without my trusted coaches, I didn't know how to continue my training. I tried going to the gym, but my workouts lacked consistency and focus. Things just got worse when I landed my first big-girl job and began spending most of my day stuck sitting at a desk and clicking a screen. The more I read and researched about how humans are really supposed to move, eat, sleep and live for optimum physical and emotional well-being, the more my modern adult lifestyle seemed to be a threat to my health and happiness.
So after a lot of consideration, I quit my desk-jockey job and delved into a fitness career. I've never been happier, and I want you to feel that way too. Returning to a passion for fitness, coaching, and learning, I'm here today to help you find your own way to optimal fitness and overall well-being.