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Jen Mccarter - owner, Ace-CPT, PHI Pilates Certified

Jen is the owner, trainer and Pilates Instructor at Pure Joy Pilates located in Prior Lake, MN. She opened the studio in November of 2017 with over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry.  

Jen holds a BS in Exercises Physiology and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and PHI Pilates Instructor. She holds certifications in many different areas of Pilates, Barre, TRX and Foam Rolling techniques.

Pilates became a passion of Jen's in 2005 when she started her training with PHI Pilates based out of Philadelphia, PA.  To her, the Pilates method and fitness principals made sense! Since then, her style has stayed very traditional in comparison to larger studios and fitness facilities.  Jen's approach is to offer safe and effective Pilates training in a small group or individualized sessions to get the most out of the workout in addition to creating a balance of the body and mind!

“Consider it Pure Joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that testing your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2


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Jen Polman - Certified Personal Trainer, NETA CPT and GFI, Pilates Certified

Jen is Committed to being a life-long learner-believing an open mind, knowledge and determination can influence and create change. Whether in group exercise or personal training, she is committed to train individuals in pursuit of physical and empower them with determination to make healthy living a habit. She believes exercise, nutrition and mental health work together for overall success. Proper health and fitness techniques and their implementation into functional fitness routines are important to her and for success of the client, regardless of individual goals.



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