Running Coach: Jennifer Prohaska
Coaches remotely from Boulder, CO.
Jenn specializes in working with the following types of runners:
- New runners
- Those just coming back from injury
- Runners looking to improve performance and learn ways to overcome the mental challenges of running
- Those looking to train for anything from a 5K to full marathon
Through her coaching, she provides you with support, motivation and mindset training to train smart and safe. Her unique background in holistic nutrition, running and yoga allows her to create unique programs to help you reach new levels of fitness and endurance. She has coached individuals and groups for everything from a 5K to full marathons and is both RRCA and USATF Level 1 certified.
In her free time she is usually out training for a marathon herself, reading up on the latest running & nutrition news, cooking or out on a hike with her Wheaten Terrier, Hannah.
Board Certified by American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Yoga Alliance
Vinyasa, Yin & Pre/Postnatal yoga certified teacher
schedule a free consultation with Jenn
Jenn's Coaching Philosophy
I work with my runners using a comprehensive approach to training that includes the development of endurance, speed, strength and stability. I am a strong believer in using a periodization approach to training, which allows runners to build a strong base similar to that of a pyramid before building upwards towards new concepts & challenges. My programs are all personalized to the goals and focus of the client and allow for a balance of stress and recovery of the body in order to produce safe, effective results.
I am a firm believer in finding balance not only in training but in life as well. I teach runners to listen to their body with regards to pacing, level of exertion and finding their ideal amount of self-care time to compliment training. Proper rest, stretching and nutrition are essential to helping us perform at our best.
In addition to coaching runners, Jenn also provides Health Coaching, a holistic approach to nutrition and health for all fitness levels. Together, you will look at all areas of your life to see how they are connected to develop a personalized plan to guide you towards your health goals. Sessions can be held on the phone, Skype or at the BRC in Brookline.
Common focus areas include:
- Weight loss
- Eating for energy
- Understanding food cravings
- Managing stress its impact on your body and diet
A note from Jenn - 'Everyone’s lifestyle is unique so their nutrition needs should be as well. During our time together, you will learn the tools and step-by-step techniques for lasting success with unlimited e-mail support between sessions. You will also receive done-for-you handouts and giveaways to support your progress throughout the program.'
Would you like to learn more? Please schedule a complimentary 30 minute goal setting session with Jenn to create a crystal clear view of your health and fitness goals.
Testimonials from Jenn's runners
"I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Jenn through the Leukemia
Society's Team In Training Program. Her dedication and work ethic are
stridently apparent in everything she does. I can whole heartedly say that
her wit is matched only by her intelligence. I would work with Jenn again,
in any capacity, without hesitation." - Sarad Tomlinson, Team in Training
Run Coach, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
"Jenn Proaska is one of the funniest and cheerful people you will ever
meet. Jenn knows what she is talking about through extensive personal
experience so her opinion and knowledge certainly make her stand out as a
coach." - Sarah R
"Jenn's yoga classes with both the boys and girls cross-country teams at
Melrose High have really paid off for the teams. We have had numerous
runners go well beyond their goals this year and the addition of Jenn's
yoga to our program has helped keep them flexible, strong, and
relaxed." - Kevin
Allison, Melrose High School Cross-Country Coach