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Welcome to Racked SF's search for San Francisco's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile sixteen smoking hot candidates who work at local gyms and studios. Then, once you've gotten to know everyone, we'll host a March Madness-style showdown in which you get to vote for your favorite. Let the games begin!
Photos by Kadri Kurgun
Caroline Jordan is a trainer triple threat as a health, wellness, and lifestyle coach. It was her mother's active lifestyle that influenced Caroline at a young age. She grew up with a passion for wellness and loves to share her zeal with the world. That's the driving force behind her training style, which is all about positive motivation to help her clients achieve maximum benefits. Caroline stresses that fitness is about strengthening the mind, body, and spirit—looking great is just the gravy. That form of fitness shines through Caroline's infectious smile and her ultra-toned body. Just looking at her will make you a convert to her style of training—and overall living.
In one line, tell us about yourself.
Movement is rooted in my mind, body, and spirit, and I can't imagine living without sharing that joy with others.
Why did you become a trainer?
I believe that fitness is not just about exercise, but also about creating an experience that brings joy to people's lives. Through my work, I strive to provide excellence, commitment, and inspiration to others. I think it's so important to educate others that fitness is not about how you look. It's about mental health, energy levels, and quality of life. I became a health and wellness coach to support others in fulfilling their visions of living well and in health from the inside out.
What advice would you offer to someone who is just starting in your class?
Group fitness can be intimidating, like any new experience. It's so great to step out of your comfort zone when it comes to your workouts—whether that's with a fitness class or a new exercise choice. Variety is incredibly beneficial for your body and mind. Allow yourself to be new, drop the fear of other people watching you, and just have fun with it all. Be proud of yourself for trying something different and enjoy the mental and physical challenges of a new workout.
Tell us one fun fact about yourself.
When I'm not in stretchy pants, I like to class it up and help host events with HackCancer SF. It's a group of philanthropic, young professionals that raises awareness and funds for good causes through fun events. Our last Woman of the Year campaign for Anjou Alborn raised a little over $240,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma. It's such a great way to give back and to connect to incredible people. And it brings balance and fulfillment into my life.
If you weren't a trainer, what would you be?
A magazine editor for a health and wellness publication. I love creating fun, engaging content. Writing and filming are huge passions of mine, and I spend lots of free time publishing content to my blog and YouTube channel.—Additional reporting by Mark Olson
· Caroline Jordan Fitness [Official Site]
· All Hottest Trainer 2014 posts [Racked SF]