Jackie is a fully certified Level 4 Essentrics Instructor who has been teaching Essentrics since 2015.  She found Essentrics searching for gentle workouts after the birth of her 3rd child.  She immediately fell in love with the program, and followed Miranda Esmonde-White and Essentrics for more than 10 years.  After attending a retreat in 2015, Jackie began teaching Essentrics in North Branch, MN.

Jackie has taught fitness classes for 30+ years in a variety of settings, having held the position of Fitness Director, Group FItness Instructor, and Apprentice (1 year, thanks Ann Campbell). Jackie is Minnesota's first certified Essentrics instructor, and is the first fully certified Level 4 instructor in the state.

Jackie has a life long passion for all things fitness. She was a high school gymnast and college cheerteam member.  Other group and private classses she has taught include low impact aerobics, step aerobics, circuit and tabata style fitness classes.  

Jackie is a former elementary teacher with a Master's degree in Education, and resides in North Branch with her husband and family.  



February 2017 ESSENTRICS Strengthening Exercises-Level 4 Certified Instructor

November 2016 ESSENTRICS Flexibility and Therapeutic Exercises-Level 3 Certified Instructor

May 2016 ESSENTRICS Trademark Exercises-Level 2 Certified Instructor

January 2016 Principles of the ESSENTRICS Program-Level 1 Certified Instructor


Live Training and Retreats Attended

July 2019 Essentrics Strengthening Exercises

***with Master Instructor Gail Garceau, Montreal, QC

July 2018 Flexibility and Therapeutic Exercises

***with Master Instructor Gail Garceau, Montreal, QC

May 2017 ESSENTRICS Trademark Exercises

***with Master Instructors Heather Corey and Jenny Bertrand, Estes Park, CO

May 2015 ESSENTRICS Retreat

***with Miranda Esmonde-White, Estes Park, CO


Leadership/Teaching Events

October 2017 Midwest Getaway Tulsa, OK 

October 2018 Midwest Getaway Tulsa, OK

***featured instructor/presentor



Jackie with Miranda Esmonde-White, the creator and co-founder of Essentrics and Classical Stretch.

What happens at an ESSENTRICS live training??? Learning, creating, and a lot of fun.

This was homework from the live training I attended at Estes Park, Colorado in May 2017. Instructors were challenged to create a balanced trademark.