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Jennifer Binder

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Jennifer Binder – B.S. ACE certified & NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialization (FNS) Certified

Growing up I had a passion for health and fitness from a very young age. My mother is a registered dietician and I was pushed to be active as a child. I was a huge cardio bunny and loved running. In school, I participated in track and cross country.  In 2013, I began to experience pain in my right hip and was told by a doctor that I was no longer able to run and would need to find other ways to workout. I began to read about lifting and started experiment in the gym with workouts that I made.  Once I saw how quickly my body was changing I wanted to learn more so I hired a coach and he convinced me to prep for my first bikini competition. My first prep was relatively easy because I’ve always been a pretty clean eater and loved working hard in the gym. The enjoyment I had after stepping on stage gave me the desire to keep pushing my body to new limits. I began prepping for more shows and switched trainers so I could be a part of a competition team. This new trainer had me eating almost little to no fat, hardly any carbs and no veggies. Along with all that I was doing two hours of cardio a day with an additional two hours of lifting. I began to feel exhausted and moody all of the time. I knew this was a downhill battle and I wouldn’t be able to continue it if it stayed this way. In desperation, I reached out to Amber Dawn Fokken with ADO fitness and began a new world of prep with her. Amber taught me how to utilize IIFYM and implement it with prep and I began to feel more energy than I had in months. I finally began to feel like myself and enjoyed prep again. I did the entirety of my building and cutting for my last show utilizing IIFYM and flexible dieting. I felt empowered and no longer binged because I was able to eat a variety of foods and I never felt deprived.  I also came in better and fuller for my show than I ever had before and ended up taking first place! I’m super excited to help others find this empowering feeling and learn how to use flexible dieting and/or just a healthy way of living whether it be for prep or everyday life.

Degrees

Bachelor in science

Certifications

Ace CPT Certified

NASM Fitness Nutrition Certified

Show Credentials

3rd Place Bikini Masters – Upper Midwest Fargo 2014

4th Place Bikini Open Class F – Upper Midwest Fargo 2014

1st Place Bikini Masters – Steel World Alabama 2014

Overall Bikini Masters Champion – Steel World Alabama 2014

2nd Place Bikini Open Class F – Steel World Alabama 2014

3rd Place Bikini Masters – NPC Tim Gardner Tampa 2014

3rd Place Bikini Open Class F – North Star Minnesota 2014

1st Place Bikini Open Class F – Upper Midwest Fargo 2014

2nd Place Bikini Open Tall Class – Branch Warren Classic Omaha 2015

I am so glad I reached out that day and I’m extremely grateful for all that Jennifer has helped me to achieve so far.

ixiim Flores

She is so acknowledgeable, caring, supportive, encouraging and honest. I couldn’t ask for a better coach and that’s why she is one of my best investments

Kristen Brown

Finding ADO and working with Jennifer is probably the most sane thing I’ve ever done in the pursuit of a fitter body. 

Alicia Gutierrez

I honestly don't have enough good things to say about Jen and the rest of team ADO. Jen has been very quick to respond to my emails and texts, even with having a baby in the middle of my competition prep!

Oanh Ngo