JEN DARLING

(she/her)

ACCELERATE MOVEMENT SPECIALIST

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?  WHY PORTLAND?

Born in Michigan. PDX 23 years. Originally came for the nature.

WHAT MAKES YOUR CLASS SO AWESOME?

Mindful programming. The encouragement to become strong and challenge yourself, yet with a gentle nudge. Dance breaks and my morning hair.

WHAT IS YOUR TEACHING STYLE?

Quality of movement and proper form first and foremost. Lift heavy, lift safe and make it fun!

WHAT QUOTE IS MOST LIKELY TO COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH DURING A CLASS?

"Squeeze your butt!"

IS THERE A SPECIFIC MOMENT THAT GOT YOU INTO FITNESS?

GUSH ABOUT IT PLEASE!

I was running a lot and getting injured. So I turned to strength training and fell in love with sharing fitness and movement with others. 

WHEN YOU'RE NOT FITNESSING, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?

Parenting, weight lifting, outdoor adventures, cooking, tasting wine.

WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN, WHAT'S ONE THING YOU SAY TO YOURSELF TO GET YOU GOING?

I would usually listen to my body and rest if needed.