Jenna Nickerson

Jenna Nickerson, Campus Recreation

Personal Trainer


NETA Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross, CPR/AED & First Aid Certified

Educational Background

Undergraduate Junior studying Exercise Physiology / Minor in Nutrition at UMass Lowell, anticipated graduation in Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2018.


What got you interested in fitness and exercise?
Fitness and exercise were introduced to me at a young age through outdoor activities and sports. As I continued to grow so did my love for fitness and competition. By junior year of high school I was able to get into classes that focused on health and the human body. The combination of my love for sports and my fascination with health began to fuel my interest in the study of exercise physiology as a whole. 

Why did you want to become a personal trainer at Campus Recreation? 
Going into freshman year I applied to work in the fitness center at the Campus Recreation Center. I picked this position knowing that I would become more acquainted with the gym equipment. Once I found out the gym offered personal training I took the steps to build my knowledge and become certified.  

What is your philosophy on fitness?
Fitness is a concept that everyone should have knowledge of in order to live a happy, healthy, and well balanced lifestyle. Fitness is not just about exercise, the concept of fitness is like a puzzle which requires multiple pieces placed together to create the big picture. 

What are some of your hobbies and other interests?
Besides working out, I have always enjoyed outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and kayaking. When I can find the time, I like to take the opportunity to spend time at the beach, participate in road races, create art and study sign language.   

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