Jenny Mercer, Owner and Personal Trainer



I established “Get Kickin’”, Personal Training with a KICK to provide a fun way to get and stay fit, burn stress and calories, learn self-defense techniques, and build confidence.

I rode the weight loss/gain roller coaster for most of my life, losing 10, gaining 15, then losing 15 and gaining 25. I tried all the fad diets. Some worked, but none lasted. I played sports, rode horses,  exercised in a variety of ways from running to lifting to elipticals; Jazzercise to swimming and many more.  While all probably helped my general health in some way, most were ineffective for weight loss so I got frustrated and gave up because I didn’t know what I was doing. I spent more time working out than needed and was the self-proclaimed “fittest fat girl” in the County while battling knee, foot and back pain .

Then, at the age of 42, my doctor screamed at me and said I was killing myself, tipping the scales at 200 pounds and only 5’6″ tall. I was determined that this time would be different and I sought references for a great personal trainer. I had worked with trainers in the past for brief periods but found them all just giving me the same canned program  that I watched them give everyone else.  I was fortunate and found a great trainer that was creative and assertive. She pushed me much harder than I could have pushed myself and soon the pounds started to fall off.  During that same time, I found myself in search of alternative for cardio because I was bored on the machines and had foot pain that would no longer allow me to do the high intensity aerobic exercise on hard gym floors. That was when I found Muay Thai (kickboxing) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and have not had a boring workout since. Kickboxing combines both strength and cardio training and requires the mind to focus… providing an escape from life’s daily stressors.

One year later, I was 50 pounds lighter and had 20% less body fat. These coaches didn’t just change my life… they saved it! I would like to do the same thing for others frustrated with  the challenges of weight loss, looking for new, engaging ways to get fit or stay fit,  wanting to stay active into their post-retirement years, or just looking for something new.