Did you know?
Our founder, Jennifer Khosla, has been in the fitness industry for over 16 years?!?!
Read on to learn more!
Jennifer, how long have you been in the fitness business? How did it start?
I have been in the fitness industry for 16 years! I can’t believe how fast time has gone by and all the changes. I started working at the local YMCA in Northwest Connecticut when I was 16 years old. My job was to teach members how to use and adjust the many exercise machines, I had to clean the machines and monitor clients while they used them. During that time, I was available to provide exercises to members, and answer fitness questions. You may be wondering how I knew so much. I was like a sponge, I learned everything I could from trainers, DVDs, and books. I was only 3 years old when I started dance classes and gymnastics, and team sports in school began early on. I loved playing sports year round, but I found that it wasn't about being competitive. I liked the sports because I loved the feeling of being physically fit. I started working with the Athletic Trainer in my school to learn more. Eventually, I designed an internship for Athletic Training at our school for myself and future students. I knew then that I needed to find a career that would make fitness and wellness a part of my life. I have to thank my brother for giving me my first yoga mat. It was the start of something beautiful. Yoga was one of the many pieces to my education and journey of fitness and wellness.
Springfield College was the top school in the nation for sports medicine. I knew that was where I had to be to make my dreams come true. I went on to receive my B.S. in Athletic Training, with a minor in Nutrition.
I started personal training during my time at Springfield College, and actually took my first personal training course through ACE when I was only 18 years old. I have been working actively as a personal trainer now for 11 years! It’s hard to believe, the past decade has flown by! I worked as a personal trainer in Boston for several years while furthering my nutrition education, and later decided to combine all my passions into one total wellness business.
California here I come! I wanted to get my yoga certification at one of the leading yoga studios in La Jolla, California. I trained with some of the top Yogis in the field. This was important for me personally as well as for future clients.
I have worked in several gyms, private training settings, yoga studios, and owned two fitness and wellness businesses in New York and currently now in Florida. I officially opened Lean and Green Body® in 2015, and now lead a team trainers, coaches and fitness & wellness professionals here in Naples. We are a growing national brand with clients in Florida, New York, Connecticut, Ohio, Minnesota, Georgia, and California. We currently see clients in their home, community gyms in Naples, Florida, or at our studio on 5th Ave S in downtown Naples, host weekly yoga classes at our studio and live stream, as well as see clients nationally through live stream technology.
It is amazing how far I have come professionally in the last 16 years! I could never have imagined my career what it is today, and I am grateful for this journey everyday! My clients and my team continue to push me daily to be the best leader in wellness and fitness that I can be. This is only the beginning for me and Lean and Green body®.