Jennifer Widerstrom is a top fitness expert committed to helping people live their best lives through health and fitness. Formerly a star of the NBC series "American Gladiators," she is the lead female trainer for InterContinental Hotel Group's new Even wellness line, and she has been a life coach for MSN.com and a fitness expert for Fitbie.com. She is also a women's health expert who has been featured on "Access Hollywood Live" and in 3V's "30-Second Fitness" shorts.
The Lisle, Illinois native, who graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in sports administration, is very experienced in guiding people through the dramatic changes that take place both inside and out while losing weight. Committed to helping people understand, learn and implement a holistic approach to health and wellness, Widerstrom encourages others to find their best selves through the principles of healthy nutrition, dynamic physical exertion, mental well-being and most importantly, having fun.
Widerstrom is an elite personal trainer/group fitness instructor certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine with an emphasis in balance training, cardio performance, reactive and resistance training as well as in neuromuscular stretching. She is also a Master Trainer for Dynamax Medicine Balls and has also achieved her Crossfit Level 1 Certificate.
In her free time, Widerstrom has volunteered at orphanages and schools in Rwanda, Kenya and Malawi, Africa, helping children find self-confidence through sport and play. She has also supported the armed forces, going on Goodwill Military Tours for troops stationed in Kuwait, Iraq, southwest Asia and in Korea's Green Zone to help raise the morale of service men and women.