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Fitness has always been a part of my life. I began competitive swimming at 8 and competed on the US National Swim Team. I received a full athletic scholarship to Boston University to swim and became an All-American student athlete. After BU, I began a career as a pro-triathlete racing for Scott bicycles. Throughout my journey in sport, it was the challenges that made me a better athlete and ultimately a better fitness trainer.

While training and racing, I fell in love with yoga. It gave me a mind-body connection that I had never experienced before. It helped heal internal and external wounds. I had to bring it to others. I received my Masters Degree in Education, as well as my yoga certification, and began teaching children and adults alike. I truly love what I do.

In 2009, I met my future husband, Adam Jaco – pro boxer and fitness trainer. He helped to expand myself in sport and brought boxing into my life. He ran a small training facility.

As a couple, in December of 2010 we opened JACO BOXING AND FITNESS, as well as SOUL YOGA SANCTUARY. We now have 8,000 square feet of boxing, agility and strength training, weight lifting, stretch therapy and yoga. Along with training clients and teaching yoga, we have also worked alongside IMG to help train their NFL Combine football players and NBA pre-draft players.

As a woman, a wife and a mother of two I strive to be a positive role model for those looking to achieve a healthier lifestyle.