All posts tagged: #inspiration

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Success Story – Lana K.

A sneak peak of Lana K’s journey to weight loss accomplishment all the way up to her debut on the stage in Figure category where she placed 2nd in her very first show!!! This STRONG GIRL also participated in the IDFA Transformation challenge and I couldn’t help but tear when they read her story to the audience. Lana says, “Until this year I had been uncomfortable in my own skin. As an overweight child I lacked confidence, insecurity, had feelings of inadequacy, and extremely low self-esteem which led to social withdrawal. I turned to food to fill the void. Over the years, I also tried many different yo-yo diets. While I had some successes, I remained overweight and struggled with an unhealthy relationship with food. At my University graduation I was more than 220lbs. I couldn’t stand to look at myself anymore and returned to the gym. Seeing a woman 20 years older than me easily handling a step class, when I was panting just 20 minutes in, it made me realize something had to …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Success Story – Lise G.

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Testimonial I had the pleasure of working with Lise G. and proudly watched her transform physically by adhering to her program. We put together a strategy that moved her away from cardio (‪#‎SayNoToCardio‬) and integrated Resistance Training/Weight Lifting to really shape her body. We also created a structured nutrition program for the purpose of achieving her goals along with plenty of food flexibility to equip her with the tools to MAINTAIN AND SUSTAIN her incredible transformation. This STRONG GIRL lost 27 lbs along with shredding off 7 inches around her waist, 6 inches off of her hips, and 8 inches off of her thighs. She looks tight, fit, strong, and gorgeous!!! Lise says, “Hi Jenny, before I joined TEAM STRONG GIRLS, I was working out but didn’t have much direction or focus with what I was doing. I thought I was eating healthy with a bit of binge eating and was obviously having trouble with portion control. I felt sluggish, tired, and was having a terrible year emotionally after my husband left …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Success Story – Joanne J.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Joanne J. (age 48, mother of 2) for the first time and I am so, so, so proud to share her journey with us. She came to us a few months ago looking to lean out and under the tutelage of Coach Kim G. who put together a strategy of consistent exercise along with eating more quality foods measured for her and her goals, this STRONG GIRL is down 21 lbs and has also lost over 23 inches. As far as the scale goes, she is the lightest she’s ever been and feels fantastic! Joanne also borrows her teenage daughter’s clothes! LOL! Love it! Joanne says, “My daughter Jordan and I went on a mother/daughter trip to Cuba in February. Looking at pictures of myself when we got home, I felt terrible because I felt like I looked like a ” square box”, with no shape whatsoever. I had been following JVB Fitness and Nutrition on Facebook because of STRONG GIRLS Tanya B and Kelly …

PINK MONTH for TEAM STRONG GIRLS

I refer to October as PINK MONTH in which I will be campaigning TEAM STRONG GIRLS to join the fight against, not only Breast Cancer, but all cancers. We’ve all been affected in some way by this dreaded disease and I’m confident, with everyone’s support, we will find a cure! I will be supporting this cause on a regular basis personally and through my business. The heart and soul of my team, Jackie J., is one of my biggest inspirations. She is also an AIDS researcher, a humanitarian, a health/fitness enthusiast, and also a Cancer Survivor. This photo was taken last year when I flew down to San Francisco to meet her after her incredible 20 lbs weight loss journey to better health. Since her Success Story was posted, I’ve lost count as to how many messages of hope that I received from so many people because of her journey and am excited to share a few of these stories as quickly as this week! I cannot thoroughly express in words how much this visit …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Biweekly Progress – Lise G.

Despite a small fracture in her wrist that will require surgery, that doesn’t stop Lise G. from staying on plan. I had to change up her training program for obvious reasons but she’s staying focused and committed to her goals…especially because we have an upcoming photo shoot in October. The bottom line is, nothing is deterring her from her goals!!! She came to me a few months ago looking to tighten up and was unsure of why she was struggling with leaning out despite being extremely active with soccer, some light weight training, and quite a bit of cardio work. Our initial strategy was to move away from the cardio completely along and using much heavier resistance with her weights. We also had her eating substantially more food for the purpose of speeding up her metabolism and after a few short weeks, this STRONG GIRL was seeing a new version of herself. To date we are down 21 lbs and have also shredded 5 inches off of her waist, 5 inches around her hips, and …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Testimonial

Deb G says, “On my wedding day I wanted to not only look great but be confident that I was the best version of myself. In this sense I decided I wanted to make a change with how I was feeling on the inside in addition to how I looked physically on the outside. Before TEAM STRONG GIRLS, I was basing the success of my workout on whether or not I was gaining weight or what I ate. I was always doing cardio and large amounts of it. Even worse I wasn’t seeing any results – my appearance wasn’t changing! With increased fatigue and feeling like my food just sat in my stomach I decided I needed some guidance. I followed the strategy Coach JVB laid out for me and one thing I realized was I had more energy throughout my day! Over a few short months, I couldn’t believe the results and was so happy with how I looked on my wedding day. I was happy to see my body change and I was …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Success Story – Wendy D.

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Success Story Wendy came to me a little more than 1 year ago looking to lean out and lose a little bit of weight. Having tried a number of different diets, we put together a program that was more realistic for her but was also aligned with her goals and we far exceeded what she was originally seeking. With her first goal of a lean, tight physique completed late last year this STRONG GIRL asked me my thoughts on competing in a Fitness Show and I said…absolutely!!! It was something Wendy set forth as a personal challenge tto try, at least, once in her lifetime. After a few months of “filling in the gaps” on her 6’1 frame with a building phase, Wendy rocked the stage last weekend at the IDFA Championships where I was shouting at the top of my lungs along with her STRONG SISTERS in the stands!!! Before her show and after trying on her The Crystal Suit contest bikini for the first time, Wendy said to me, “Thank …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Success Story – Nicole B.

More than 1 year ago, Nicole B. came to me looking to lean out and maintain the muscle mass that she built up through her intense CrossFit training. In about 4 months this STRONG GIRL was posting new PRs, increased energy, leaned out immensely, and loved every single second of it! I love working with clients like Nicole because she is an absolute terror with the weights and I have often referred to her as my resident Wonder Woman or She-Hulk because…simply put…she like to life heavy sh*t. With this kind of fire burning inside her, it was only natural that she wanted to pursue something that was itching in the back of her mind for quite some time – COMPETING! I just love hearing this. This STRONG GIRL and I put together a strategy (Resistance Training, lots and lots and lots of food, and minimal cardio) to build up particular muscle groups to have her ready for Figure Category and I am so proud to say that with all of the work put in, …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Success Story – Taryn R.

I had the pleasure of working with Taryn R over the last few months and, even better, had the opportunity to meet her just last week in the beautiful city of Victoria, BC to capture some images. She came to me as a full-time student finishing up her MBA looking to incorporate a training and nutrition strategy into her busy schedule. Fast forward to today and this STRONG GIRL has dropped 18 lbs along with shredding 5 inches around her belly button, 4 inches off of her thighs, and another 4 inches off of her hips. With her new lean and sexy physique, she has wrapped up her studies and has launched her own business as a Marketing Consultant! Taryn says, “This experience has beyond exceeded my expectations. I first started with Jenny because I wanted to lean out and ultimately lose some weight. However, my body has changed more than I ever could have imagined. My new physique is tight and lean and I love the muscle definition I have developed. To be perfectly …

Following Your Diet Program

Earlier this week, my friend Coach Mark from Lean Bodies Consulting posted up this amazing illustration on the importance of following your program fully and when it’s time to make adjustments. Love this post! ================ Outcome based decision making in a nutshell.Set a plan, follow it, and assess. Getting results? Keep going! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Not getting results? First ask yourself if you’re really sticking to the plan. If not, there is no point in changing the plan itself as it is your compliance that is lacking not necessarily the plan. Get back on plan, nail down your compliance, and reassess. If you aren’t getting results and you ARE sticking to the plan, then it is time to adjust something. There is no point in repeatedly doing something if it doesn’t work. Simple as that. – Coach Mark