Welcome to my page! If you’re here it’s likely because, like me,  you are on a journey of health, fitness and living an authentic life. My name is Jillian Kaplan. Right now, I share my life with my husband, Doug  and our dogs Fenway and Sydney. In the future, we hope to share our lives with babies, of the human and canine variety.

I wear the badge ‘math geek’ proudly and currently work at a Fortune 10 company as New Product Developer and Manager. I’m an animal lover at heart and along with training my own dog (who is the highest ranking Basset Hound in the country in World Cynosport Rally) I also volunteer with dog rescue. The fulfillment and purpose that helping hopeless and neglected dogs brings me is one of the great joys in my life. My love for animals doesn’t end with dogs, though. I am an avid equestrian and try to get to the barn as often as possible. The running joke with my friends is, that while it’s an expensive hobby, it’s much cheaper than therapy

After many years of feeling lost and hopefully, I finally have found a HAPPY ME and want to share that with the world. Growing up, it was always apparent to me that I was bigger than other girls who were the same age and I could never participate in sports. I graduated High School at 200 lbs on my 5’4” frame and decided it was time to make a change. I tried crash diets, pills, wraps…you name it, but the reality was I didn’t make long term changes and ended up yo-yo dieting and never really stayed on track.

Eventually enough was enough.  I was getting ready for a big, girls trip to Vegas and I was determined to look my best. I found P90X online, bought it, and and began. When I put that DVD into the player and pressed play, something in me clicked. I can’t say it was easy and some days the workouts seemed to last forever (75 minutes/6 days a week) but I was hooked. This workout made me feel amazing and inspired

I fell in love with Beachbody and many of the programs. Slim in 6, Insanity, and the Brazil Butt lift pushed me along. Somewhere though, I got off track without any accountability and low and behold, the pounds began to creep back on. The muscle tone I had worked so hard for dissapeared and I was back to feeling uncomfortable in my own skin again.

In March of 2014, one of my friends was posting about a program called 21 Day Fix and Shakeology, on her social media page. It is brought to you by Beachbody, you know those people that created P90X and Insanity? Instantly, this felt like magic to me. This program wasn’t just about working out, but also guided you with your food choices!  Something in my logical, math geek brain went off, and I knew this program was just what I needed. It’s brilliant and simple. You get color coded portion containers and your job is to fill them with food and eat it. It takes all of the guess work out of portion control and to be honest, there was never a time where I felt hungry. This allowed me to change my relationship with food. Now instead of it being something to fight against, food became my ally. Food is what fuels me and allows me to work out, live life and be healthy. The change in mindset was key!  Of course on top of the eating portion, the 21 Day Fix has 30 minute daily workouts that you do at home. They are inspiring and challenging and I could carve out 30 minutes, even on my busiest days.

I’ve lost weight and gone from a size 10 to a size 6. The weight loss has been awesome, but in reality, the change in my heart has been greater. I am healthy, I am strong, and I am happy. I finally felt comfortable in my own skin and have learned to chuck aside any comparisons with other people and focus on being the best me that I can be.

Then again in August 2016 my story changed…again. I was walking my dog in a crosswalk and I was hit by a car. I don’t remember anything. I had emergency brain surgery to save my life. I shattered my pelvis, face, sacrum and sternum. The doctors were not sure I would survive, live a normal life or walk again. I truly believe that being fit saved my life and is the reason i recovered. I spent a challenging 5 weeks in the hospital and 2 months totally wheelchair bound and unable to stand. BUT I physical and mental strength helped me get through the accident. Just 3 months after my accident, I started and completed my first fitness program. It wasn’t easy, it was hard work but I was determined to keep taking care of my body the same way that it took care of me.

If you are looking for a real woman, one who has struggled and overcome, to be your fitness coach, then send me an email. I believe in keeping it real, keeping accountable and most importantly keeping it positive. I believe you need these four things to succeed:

  • A fitness program
  • A healthy eating plan
  • Accountability and support
  • Rewards

Together, we can get you to where you want to be. I promise that with the four points above, and me as your personal cheerleader, you can change your body and your life. I’m feeling incredible today, and I want to share that feeling with you. Are you ready? Email me at FitResQ@gmail.com

 

1 Red- 8 egg whites
1 green- chopped bell peppers and onions
1 blue - shredded Mexican Cheese
And a dash of pico!!
A tsp of taco sauce

"This is not punishment! Think of food as fuel!" - Chris Downing

Starting my day with epic epic amounts of yum!
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It's #transformationtuesday and I had to share one of my challengers results!!

Can we talk about these amazing results Megan had from June 9 to July 22?! 6 weeks!!! She posted this picture in our private accountability group and I was BLOWN AWAY!

Megan covered the group for me and coached everyone when I was busy in New Orleans and she's a natural. So inspirational and motivating. Thanks girl!!!

She said...and I quote 'Forever thankful for these at home workouts! Wish I would have had faith in them sooner instead of wasting hours in the gym!' Me too...me too...
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Conquered Day 2 of this BRAND NEW program this morning and I got to pick up my weights! This was my FAVORITE resistance workout I have ever done from any of our programs!
❤️It was 25 mins
❤️Form was demonstrated properly and emphasized which is perfect for both beginners and advanced
❤️Chris was so motivating and I never once felt bad about having to modify because it felt like he was RIGHT there cheering me on

Now in total transparency I do not LOVE every program or product we offer. I share with you guys what I do love but some of it just isn't my jam. And that's ok, I'm a person who is sharing what she loves and what works for her not some robot sales person. I hear from people all the time that they could never do what I do because they are not good at sales. Well if you had to be good at sales to be a good coach, I wouldn't still be here. I am terrible at sales and you will notice I never post stock photos or a link to purchase. I share my story, what has worked for me and talk to people about what I can do to help. That's what coaching is all about.
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Doug and I kicked off our brand new program this morning at 6:30am. And yes, I'm doing it WITH him. Meals a prepped and we're ready to rock these next 3 weeks!

He is going to showcase physical results. And while I'm not going to physical results (duh!) I know that working out and eating healthy makes me and my growing baby feel amazing.

Plus I have CHANGED my whole being with this journey. This inner change is due in part to joining an incredible and supportive team that cheers in your victories and is a shoulder in your struggles.

Yes I can always not do a workout or eat that fried chicken (I had enough of that in New Orleans) because I have an excuse, I'm growing a human. But why feel like crap?! Why have no energy?! Yep, I'm eating some extra calories for the babe and modifying the workouts but I'm doing it. Because my body is amazing and I am thankful that I can!

You are worth the effort and worth the investment in yourself.

Who's #gettingshiftfaced with us?!
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So in love with this new fitness and nutrition program that I'm looking for 10 people who have weight to lose and want to try it FREE for two weeks with Doug and I starting this week!

For 14 days you get:
-Workouts, 25-35 mins a day from your home with a modifier if needed
-Meal plans, exactly what to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day with recipes and flexibility
-Private Support Group to check in and track your workouts and nutrition
-Chance to win your share of $2000 at end of each week just by posting and staying accountable

*NO CATCH, this is TOTALLY FREE*

Want a spot? Drop me an emoji below to shoot me a note <3
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