Hey, I’m Jen, founder and owner of The Met Academy!
Beside me is Shannyn Creekmore IFBB Bikini Pro!
Shannyn has been an incredibly loyal, hardworking and accomplished coach and friend since I started my online coaching business INJA Fit in 2013!
At the time, I had sat back and watched as countless women went through the same patterns of self-abuse that I did, and I decided that enough was enough.
Destroyed metabolisms, low self-worth, endless diets that just create toxic repeating patterns…
I was a new mother, coach, fitness champion and former competition judge when I decided that I didn’t want to be a part of a world that caused mental and physical breakdowns.
I dared to dream up a new fitness world that focused on the individual while providing evidence-based programming and relationship building.
Since then, a lot has shifted. From an idea that became a reality to now a complete online fitness community of like-minded women that share the same passion for fitness, metabolism and food autonomy.
To competitors that are breaking the status quo on the suffering mindset and drug culture within the competitive fitness industry.
We’re determined to change the way you think about fitness and reaching your goals.
We believe that you can feel invigorated from your training, you can push hard at the gym and have energy from foods that satiate, energize, and satisfy.
With over 25 years of experience in fitness training, competition prep, nutrition consulting and more…
Not only will you have TWO coaches empowering you,
But we are going to make it obtainable!
In 2013 I began my coaching business with a mission!
I wanted to help women in their metabolic recovery and self-discovery. ⠀
I wanted to train women like athletes and teach them how to put the passion back into lifting again. ⠀
I wanted to work with competitors that were insistent that a trophy was not worth their health declining. ⠀
I wanted to teach women that they are empowered to leave the sub 'culture' mindset behind for real life. ⠀⠀
I wanted to be a part of change. ⠀
At times it has been a lonely journey and other times it has been so incredibly satisfying. ⠀⠀
I have endured the fads and circle jerk of science being butchered for insanity. ⠀
I have inquiries in my inbox of women taking tic, tac, toe for breakfast with nowhere to go. ⠀
I have had competitors leave, only to return when the secret sauce is a massive rebound and a screwed-up relationship with food. I have had many reasons to want to quit and turn my back on these core values and my mission statement. ⠀
Trust me, at times it is tempting. But I won't. ⠀
I refuse to sell out on my clients or myself to keep others comfortable. ⠀
I have had twenty years of Real-world experience that cannot be taught in a text book or a few contest preps.⠀
I have watched women that once loved the gym never enter it again in fear of judgement that their bodies are not “show ready”. ⠀⠀
I have had many conversations with fellow competitors that continue to battle their relationship with food. ⠀
For me this is not about macros, competing, and booty building--- although it may appear that way at times. ⠀⠀
Sometimes it is not sensational or a big transformation for everyone to see. ⠀
It is my passion, my real, and my lane. ⠀
It is the moment a client finally goes out on date night without fearing food. ⠀
It is the Mom that finally puts her bathing suit on at the pool. ⠀⠀
It is the client that is no longer quantifying every bite she eats or step she takes. ⠀
It is the clean bill of health. ⠀
It is the competitor that says, "Please help! I need a better way!" ⠀
That is and always will be, the way I coach.
I have been a fitness enthusiast for over 20 years.
IFBB Bikini Pro
Online Lifestyle Coach & Posing Coach
Certified Personal Trainer
Precision Nutrition Certified Coach PN1
I am an IFBB Bikini Pro, Certified Personal Trainer and hold a certification for Nutrition Coaching with Precision Nutrition.
As a mother and women in her 40’s it is extremely important to me to lead by example. I am very passionate about helping people attain their fitness and nutrition goals and am always keeping my mind fresh by learning.
Teaching posing is my passion! Great posing comes from being confident. You have to learn it the right way and then practice it until you can’t get it wrong. It should just flow.
I’m here to help you feel confident and show you what the judges want to see from head to toe. I have helped numerous competitors achieve their goals and capture their national qualification.
So, whether this is your first show or you’re a seasoned competitor and just want to learn how to move I will help you achieve your goals.