Jennifer Sheringham

Jennifer Sheringham is a Lieutenant in the US Army National Guard and has been in military service for more than six years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and is working on a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security. She is an ECITS Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor and creates programming for Kettlebell Concepts. Jennifer has made her passion for fitness her own personal mission. She was a competitive gymnast for eight years and has incorporated belly dancing, martial arts, and a sports-specific training regimen in preparation for several fitness competitions prior to deployment.

 

Warrior Spirit

First Lieutenant Jennifer Sheringham

The movie 300 gave a lot of people inspiration to “look” like a Spartan-warrior. However, looking like a warrior and being a warrior are two separate things.

The path of a warrior consists of hard work, sweat, discipline, dedication and extreme sacrifice. Most of us in the advanced fitness industry, mainly fighters, like to take-on the warrior way of life. It is a strict path that one must choose. How does the warrior spirit measure up to the American Soldier? Read More


MAKING CHOICES IN THE COMBAT ZONE

First Lieutenant Jennifer Sheringham

Staying fit and eating healthy is tough if you are an individual who is on the go and have to juggle a career, a mortgage, household tasks, a social life and a family life. Occasionally, working-out is the last thing on your mind. Everyone today understands the importance of staying healthy and eating right, but what happens when you are a Soldier in a combat zone?

The American military creates standards, and expects every Soldier to maintain a top physical fitness routine. As a rule, the United States Army conducts Army Physical Fitness Tests (APFT), semi-annually. The APFT gauges the progress and even maintenance of a Soldier’s readiness and basic health. For Commissioned Officers it is a huge indicator of discipline. During wartime deployment, how is it possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle and uphold the Army Standards?

Most Soldiers work a twelve-hour day, sometimes more, Read More