- Masters of Occupational Therapy Practice
- Bachelor of Exercise Science: Applied Kinesiology
- Certified Fitness Trainer
- Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Jackie Mason is the proud founder of JACKED Fitness. Her diverse background in fitness has shaped her into a professional with vast educational and practical experience.
She was born and raised in northern New Jersey where most of her time was spent outside exploring and participating in sports, as well as working. She worked her way to put herself through college; she graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science: Applied Kinesiology and Sports Management.
Then Jackie took two years off and lived in Eastern Oregon where she worked in a Physical and Occupational Therapy clinic gaining experience and earning money to pay for her Masters.
In 2015 she went back to school - this time halfway across the world in Melbourne, Australia where she graduated with her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy.
During Jackie's travels she went to various sports festivals, where she became intrigued by the fitness and bikini models that graced the stages. Not only were they beautiful, but they radiated happiness.
Jackie grew up with a low self-esteem and while living in Australia decided it was time to break herself from that and go WAY outside her comfort zone. After all, you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to with a little hard work.
She loved lifting, but she never trained with a goal in mind and soon realized she was stuck.
Although Jackie fell in love with the sport, she ended up feeling misguided from social media. Doing hours of cardio and eating next to nothing left her with a poor relationship with food and a poorly managed endocrine system. Jackie knew that she needed to educate herself further in both fitness and nutrition.
She then obtained her Personal Training and Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certifications amongst various other nutrition and macro courses. Jackie felt driven to educate and help others in danger of falling victim to the false information found on social media; hence JACKED Fitness evolved.
Fast forward 4 years, Jackie currently works as an online Fitness and Nutrition Coach while practicing Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Jackie is now happily living back in the states pursuing her dreams of helping others through fitness and nutrition!
Jackie and JACKED Fitness will help you optimize your health through a sustainable and realistic approach to nutrition and fitness! As long as you keep an open mind, are willing to learn, look and feel your best, Jackie will help YOU build your BEST YOU.
Master's of Occupational Therapy Practice
La Trobe University
Occupational therapy aims to promote health and wellbeing among individuals and communities. It enables people to participate in the things they want and need to do such as community and family life, work, school, leisure, artistic and sporting interests, and self-care. Occupational therapy is founded on a belief that occupations influence our development and our health and wellbeing and contribute to our quality of life. Our 'occupations' harness our time and interests, and utilize our personal capacities. Our ability to participate can be impacted by individual determinants such as physical, emotional and developmental issues, and social determinants such as barriers within the social and physical environment. (La Trobe University)
Bachelors of Exercise Science: Applied Kinesiology
Specialized areas of study in Kinesiology include biomechanics, psychology of physical activity, exercise physiology, history of physical activity, measurement of physical activity, motor development, motor learning and control, physical activity and public health, physical education pedagogy, sport management, sports medicine, and the sociology of physical activity. Health reflects the promotion of human health via education, research and service to the community.
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer It's no secret - fitness training has been proven to prevent disease, strengthen your health and improve your confidence and outlook on life. As a certified fitness trainer, I'm deeply trained in everything from muscle mechanics to flexibility and cardiovascular dynamics. So if you want to live a stronger and more confident life, I've got the training and the expertise to help you every step of the way. (ISSA)
ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
Whether you want to gain muscle, lose fat, or live healthily, your limiting factor usually lies beyond exercise. Poor nutrition is what holds people back. As a certified specialist in this area, I can help you dispel the common myths about nutrition, and then work with you to design a "real world" nutrition plan that you can actually stick with. (ISSA)