Jackie’s Story

 My 200 pound Weight Loss Story

I struggled with food, weight, overeating, and dieting for years and after losing close to 200 pounds and seeing how I can help change people’s lives, I changed my career of over 15 years in Corporate America to help you  “Commit to be Fit.

Before 2007
  Before 2007


Me and Oprah in 2011
   With Oprah 2011 













“I undertand, I have been there and I know what you are going through”

In 2011, I shared my story with Zumba® and the next thing I know I received a call from the Zumba® Corporate Office telling me that a big talk show was interested in my story! In my wildest dreams I never thought the talk show was the one and only Oprah Winfrey Show!!! And not only was Oprah interested in me, I was invited to be part of the show for her final Weight Loss episode to end her amazing 25 year career! I have also been interviewed on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda (see video below), and have been on the Rachel Ray Show and appeared in Jersey Fashionista Magazine.   If you would like to read more about my weight loss struggles and journey, please read my article that was published in the Huffington Post.

I want to help you do the same!

Over the past few years I have earned my certification as a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrated Nutrition, a Lifestyle Educator through Metagenics, and my Personal Trainer certification through AAAI.  My love of fitness drove me to obtaining several group fitness certifications including Insanity®, PIYO®, Turbo Kick® and all of the Zumba® Fitness certifications. Zumba® is one of my favorite workouts that helped me lose 100 pounds!!  Check out my appearance on the Today Show with Hoda & Kathy Lee.



I learned that what may work for one body does not work for every body!!  My weight loss program is not a cookie cutter approach.  We will meet either in person or via Skype or conference call to complete a comprehensive health history.  Based on your health history and our consultation, I will develop a nutrition and fitness program that is designed for your body type and your lifestyle. Find out if my FitZone Weight Loss Program is right for you.