About

JACLYN SANTAMARIA

Online Coach & Competitive Weightlifter

Nutrition has always been an interest of mine, yet something I struggled with when I was younger. I battled an eating disorder in high school and had trouble with body image my entire life.  It wasn’t until I competed in my first weightlifting meet, that I turned to a nutrition coach for help. She introduced me to a macro-based approach to dieting, which completely changed my life. I knew then that I wanted to help others with their nutrition, like my coach did for me.

I’m thrilled I get to do what I love every day.  Athletic and nutritional coaching has become a true passion of mine. My goal is to help others become the best version of themselves in these two aspects of life.

CREDENTIALS

Education

BA Honors Specialization in Kinesiology, Western University (’09-13’)

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1
  • NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Coach Level 1
  • NCI L1 Nutrition Coaching Specialist

Current Positions

  • Manager/Coach, CrossFit Connection (2017)
  • Online Health and Fitness Coach (2015)

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Two-time Canadian National Champion in competitive jump rope
  • National triple under record holder in 2008
  • Represented Team Canada in 2006 and 2008 at the FISAC World Jump Rope Championships
  • 59kg National Level Weightlifter