About Ozzie Jacobs

Ozzie Jacobs believes that exercise is a healing tool for the mind and body. She views exercise as a moving meditation that will enhance spiritual, emotional and physical well being for the obese, overweight, depressed and highly stressed individual (individuals that have found themselves disconnected from their true sense of self). Ms. Jacobs uses exercise to establish a reconnection that paves the way for a healthier standard of living.

Her unique experience within the health and wellness field include: working with corporate health and wellness companies, training and educating the general fitness enthusiast as well as the over-weight person struggling with their self-esteem, self-confidence, and body image. Ms. Jacobs’ inspiring demeanor and vast knowledge of exercise theory and technique allows her to make exercise accessible to anyone regardless of their fitness level or their environment. Ms. Jacobs dismantles the assumption that exercise is a laborious task that can only change an individual’s physical appearance.

As an educational speaker/consultant, Ms. Jacobs delivers insightful and thought provoking presentations on various topics such as Exercise Strategies, Motivation/Goal Setting, Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention and Stress Reduction. Through her continuous education and vast knowledge of the latest research in the field of sports psychology, exercise theory and exercise science, Ms. Jacobs is an expert on the connection between the spiritual mind, body and performance, “performance” from a sport perspective as well as an individual’s success in the unpredictable game of life.

Education:
Master’s in Exercise Science: Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention
Post Master’s Certificate: Sports Psychology
Master’s in Business Administration
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist

 

500 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher – Yogaworks Teacher Training
Yoga Therapy Practitioner – Tensegrity Center for Yoga Therapy (300 Hr Clinical Internship)
Yoga Therapy Rx Certificate Program – Loyola Marymount University
Junior Fitness Training Specialist
Power Pilates – Beginner Mat Certification
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Practical Pilates
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Experience:
Adjunct Faculty – Louisiana State University Shreveport
Fitness Entrepreneurship
Psychology of Sport & Exercise
Master Instructor for the ACTION Personal Trainer Certification
Anatomy of Exercise
Psychology of Training
Biomechanics
Client Assessment
Introduction to Program Design
Fitness Writer for Livestrong.com
Fitness Writer for Examiner.com
Fitness Expert for Ehow.com
Fitness Contributor for MyFitTribe.com
Nationally Ranked Fitness/Bikini Competitor

Affiliations:
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
IDEA Health and Fitness Association
Yoga Alliance
Pilates Method Alliance

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