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My name is Jennifer Kersten, and I am the owner and creator of 'The MET Academy', previously known as INJA Fit (Inner Jewell Athletics).
INJA Fit began in 2013 and quickly grew to be a strong force in the world of physique transformation, contest prep, and metabolic repair with the blend of science-based application and real-world experience.
As a coach and business owner my passion is in helping women find their long term forever home bodies where they can live their lives without a fear of food, the scale, or putting on a bathing suit.
Along with serving my lifestyle coaching members I continue to coach women into bikini, fitness, figure, and wellness competitions with a strong focus on post contest, reverse dieting, and mindset work while achieving outstanding results from the Amateur to the Professional stage.
I have coached competitors for over 20 years and have had the honour of working with 100's of women at obtaining their dream of stepping on stage at their best! This has included a lengthy list of women taking top placings and first call outs as drug free athletes! Including, the prestigious IFBB Pro Stage!
In 2019 I brought along long-term client IFBB Bikini Pro Shannyn Creekmore to help me take our client service to another level by offering another voice and set of eyes for every member within our INJA FIT community.
At the end of 2020 I changed the business name to The MET Academy for two reasons:
Besides my 20 + years of coaching experience I have been trained and educated by some of the top names in the industry that focus on nutritional science, natural bodybuilding, and exercise physiology such as Dr. Layne Norton, Dr. Mike Zourdous, and Dr. Victoria Felkar.
Through amazing mentors and over two decades as a Trainer and a Nutritionist I have chosen to blend my nutritional philosophies with science and real world experience.
Take a look around and get to know the values, program offerings, and free educational content to help you decide if The MET Academy coaching values align with you!
We use a flexible nutrition model with our clients which means that we do not prescribe to ONE model of nutrition. In general our clients follow a flexible dieting model or macro tracking but our goal over time is to shift our long term clients into a pattern of intuitive eating and self sufficiency. Sorry, we do not prescribe strict meal plans but will provide structure and a nutritional template.
We want our clients to fall in love with their fitness programming because if they like what they do, they will keep doing it!
Which means that we do not have a 'one size fits all' model for programming. We offer customized programming and group programs for all walks of life whether you have minimal equipment at home or the use of a commercial gym.
We are well known for specialized programming! For example, we have a lot of women that work with us strictly for Glute Development! In fact, our GLUTE GANG PROGRAM is dedicated to the development of the Glutes and enhancing Metabolic Function while offering remote learning and form correction!
Although we will discuss short term goal setting with our clients, we always keep in mind the long term game. We want our clients to reach their highest potential and be able to stay on track without our guidance and help. The FOREVER goal is an important aspect of coaching with The MET Academy.
We take our clients metabolisms and hormones seriously! When you work with The MET Academy you will be working with a coaching team that has an expertise in metabolism and hormonal pathways which means less dietary rebounds and more sustainability.
Not only will you be connected with a community of coaches that will be there to support you every step of the way; you will also be invited to connect with other like minded women in an online group setting for support, education, and a sense of community!
A large population of women are stuck on the continual start and stop loop due to their mindset towards transformation, metabolism, nutrition, and training.
Their mindset is generally not their fault though.
By the time they come to us they have had a lifetime of patterns and myths surrounding their choices that it is nearly impossible to make change without the help from an expert to educate them and help them reroute negative loop patterns.
Which is why hiring a coach can be a huge benefit!
We spend an incredible amount of time educating our clients on the science of metabolism, fat loss, training, and nutrition so that they can feel empowered with their choices and understand the patterns that are getting in their way.
We discuss in depth mindset because it determines behaviour.
We strongly believe that with education, knowledge, and trust within the coaching relationship that we can re train a clients ideals and habits to cultivate long term change
Anyone can give someone an 8 x 11 and create a physique change but in order to sustain long term goals we need to understand ourselves, our habits, and mindset for life long change.
I want our clients to have everything they need to achieve their goals!
Our coaching team uses a custom coaching and training app that allows our clients to record their progress, review their history, retrieve programming, track their nutrition, and communicate with their coach wherever they go.