My Philosophy/ approach

jenna epperly

Fit Mind. Fit Body. Fit Life.
The order in which I have structured the three pillars of my philosophy -as the groundwork of my business- is no coincidence. If you have purchased any of my content or know my mission statement, then you know that I believe the word “FIT” holds a meaning that goes just beyond the state of your physical appearance.

The definition of “fit” to me, means to be in optimal condition. In order to end the war with your body, learn to work with it instead of against it, and use exercise as a way to honor your body as opposed to punishment, then you have to get your MIND in a state of optimal condition FIRST.

Your mental fitness is just as important as your physical fitness. Through personal experience pursuing all of these pillars, just in the wrong order- is what pushed me into the downward spiral that left me unhappy with my body, along with never feeling “good enough” or “fit enough”. Because I was after having a fit body first, and didn’t address the daily self talk and thoughts that I had about my body, no amount of fitness was ever enough. Even when I was at my lowest and leanest weight (which was incredibly unhealthy for my body because I lost my period for over 2 years), it still wasn’t enough. And if I hadn’t called myself out, and started addressing the root of the problem – (my MIND )- , I would not be where I am today. I believe with my whole heart, that in order to find full health and freedom from a lifestyle where you constantly pick yourself apart, look in the mirror and can’t stand what you see, and constantly compare and feel like you’re never going to be good or fit enough, you NEED to get your mind fit first, then your body second, and that simple equation equates to a “fit life”

FIT MIND
To have a mind that is in optimal condition, does not mean that you’re never going
to have a bad body image day or a day when you’re hard on yourself; we’re all
human and fall prey to these patterns of thought. BUT, if you can actively,
consciously, and purposefully address your self limiting beliefs and work on the way
you think about and talk to yourself, then you can set the groundwork and have the
tools to be better prepared for when these days attack.
Through self-love mantras, positive self talk tools, and daily activities that put you in
the right mental/headspace, I have personally been able to heal my mind’s
relationship with my body. Having a FIT MIND, (ie optimal condition) requires you to
be proactive in the way you think and talk to yourself and I truly believe that once you can get a hold on that, is when you start to see the changes in your life that you are looking for.

Your mental fitness is just as important as your physical fitness. Through personal experience pursuing all of these pillars, just in the wrong order- is what pushed me into the downward spiral that left me unhappy with my body, along with never feeling “good enough” or “fit enough”. Because I was after having a fit body first, and didn’t address the daily self talk and thoughts that I had about my body, no amount of fitness was ever enough. Even when I was at my lowest and leanest weight (which was incredibly unhealthy for my body because I lost my period for over 2 years), it still wasn’t enough. And if I hadn’t called myself out, and started addressing the root of the problem – (my MIND )- , I would not be where I am today. I believe with my whole heart, that in order to find full health and freedom from a lifestyle where you constantly pick yourself apart, look in the mirror and can’t stand what you see, and constantly compare and feel like you’re never going to be good or fit enough, you NEED to get your mind fit first, then your body second, and that simple equation equates to a “fit life”

FIT MIND
To have a mind that is in optimal condition, does not mean that you’re never going
to have a bad body image day or a day when you’re hard on yourself; we’re all
human and fall prey to these patterns of thought. BUT, if you can actively,
consciously, and purposefully address your self limiting beliefs and work on the way
you think about and talk to yourself, then you can set the groundwork and have the
tools to be better prepared for when these days attack.
Through self-love mantras, positive self talk tools, and daily activities that put you in
the right mental/headspace, I have personally been able to heal my mind’s
relationship with my body. Having a FIT MIND, (ie optimal condition) requires you to
be proactive in the way you think and talk to yourself and I truly believe that once

you can get a hold on that, is when you start to see the changes in your life that you
are looking for.
FIT BODY.
To have a body that is in optimal condition, it has to be supported by a healthy mind.
The two need to be working in tandem; for long lasting freedom and change, they
need to be on the same team.
Once you have made more prominent strides in the mental department, I often find
with clients (and myself through personal experience) that the body follows suit.
It IS possible to have a body that is moving towards optimal condition (and no, I’m
not just referring to weight loss), without calorie restriction, macro counting, over
exercising, and obsessing about your weight. I have experienced it!
So many women think that in order for their bodies to be the healthiest they can be,
that they have to be the smallest possible version of themselves, and that simply is
just not the case.
With my philosophy, I assess the body by looking at things such as
 Did you honor it through movement today? (that could be through exercise
OR it could mean rest)
 Do you have energy when you workout?
 Are you hitting personal records, feeling stronger, or able to increase your
weight in your workouts?
 Are you growing in your body confidence?
 Are your sleeping habits better?
 Are you in tune with your bodies cues ie hunger and fullness
^Just to name a few.
FIT LIFE
This pillar is the outcome of the above two.
If you set yourself up for success and actively work on getting your mind in optimal
condition, and treating your body correctly to put it in optimal condition, then your
LIFE is a byproduct.
I always say that fitness is a lifestyle, not a fad, and anyone who knows me, knows
that fitness is so much more than just muscles and low body fat percentage. (if you
haven’t got the gist by now and don’t want that for yourself, then I may not be your
girl, and that’s OK!)

BUT, in order to make this a lifestyle, you HAVE to do the hard work to get you mind
and your body on the same page. When those two are working together effectively,
then it bleeds into your lifestyle and before you know it, you are choosing to root for
and uplift and show up for yourself EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Just to be clear, my message isn’t to say that adopting my philosophy will make you
void or immune to hardship, bad body image days, and hurt; lets not be silly- that’s
life.
BUT, my philosophy and approach has proven to be effective, and has helped
women find freedom from their self limiting beliefs and negative self talk, all while
enjoying and honoring their bodies through movement and exercise.
I know I may have a bit of an unconventional approach, but after walking through
what I walked through, and thinking the thoughts I used to daily think about myself
and my body, I will do all that is in my power to help women not experience the
same thing I did. And if you have, then I want to do whatever I can to the best of my
ability, to help you overcome that, and find freedom and honor your body.
By working with me, or simply becoming a part of my community and following the
approach and philosophy I preach, I truly believe that you can achieve and have
your mind, body and life in an optimal state of health… because remember, a FIT
MIND + a FIT BODY= a FIT LIFE.