Meet Coach Jenny Hadfield

Take a moment to meet one of our Horizon Fitness expert bloggers, Coach Jenny Hadfield! Coach Jenny is a published author (her books include Marathoning for Mortals, Running for Mortals, and Training for Mortals), a coach, public speaker and endurance athlete. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and is a certified coach and personal trainer. She is a columnist for, and has written for Women’s Running Magazine, Cooking Light, HEALTH, and Women’s Health. She was also recently recognized as one of Greatist’s 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness. An avid runner, Coach Jenny has competed in hundreds of running and adventure races all over the world, including the Boston Marathon, Eco-Challenge in Borneo, New Zealand, and Fiji, and the Inca Trail and Antarctica Marathons. Her unique coaching style draws from her struggles to get started in running to crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Read more on her website. We recently caught up with her (in-between her many running adventures) to ask a few questions: How long have you been doing what you do?  CJ: My career in running and fitness has been evolving for over 22 years. What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone who wants to become healthier? CJ: Surround yourself with a community of healthy people. Whether online, in a group at your local running store or gym or one-on-one with a friend, healthy living is contagious. You’ll learn their tips, receive support, establish camaraderie and have a built in source for accountability. How would you describe your coaching/training style? CJ: One word, flow. Everyone is unique, and what I most enjoy is helping people learn how to run their best lives. My philosophy is all about making your workouts and healthy habits flow with your life.  Check out Coach Jenny’s most popular articles: How to Start Running Treadmill Workouts to Keep Workout Fresh What to Do the Night Before a 5K Race New to Running Seven Benefits of Fitness Trackers Easy Workouts While Traveling