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Mission Statement

At Fredericksburg Fitness Studio, fitness is more than just working out, it is a way of life. We will inspire you, guide you, and motivate you to regain control of your overall health and wellness. We are a unique private personal training studio that helps you achieve your goals and do more than you ever thought possible through dedication, determination and discipline. Our staff is wildly passionate about teaching you to embrace fitness as a way of life so you can “Get Fit for Living  Life".

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the area's Premier Health and Wellness Destination-offering professional, superior personal training where fitness and nutrition are celebrated in pursuit of getting fit for Living life.


A healthy lifestyle starts with a fit body. As your personal trainers, we will identify your fitness goals, design a program that fits your needs and lead and support you through every workout. We help clients in the Fredericksburg area change the way they look and feel. Our experience and holistic approach to health and fitness will have you feeling your best in no time. What are you waiting for? We're here to help. Put on those trainers, pack your bag and let’s start your fitness journey. REACH OUT TODAY!

Jennifer Scherer Fredericksburg Fitness Studio


Jennifer started Fredericksburg Fitness Studio in 2008 after graduating from UMW with a degree in Biology and an unrelenting passion for health and fitness. Jennifer believes the key to a healthy and long life is making daily movement a priority and establishing a healthy relationship with food. For Jennifer, “healthy” means finding balance physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually. She is committed to walking alongside her clients as they discover what “healthy” means for them. Jennifer wants to help her clients find the same appreciation, respect and pure amazement with their body that she has. Jennifer’s mantra is “Love yourself enough to lead a healthy lifestyle.” Jennifer believes it is important to show your body the respect it deserves by taking care of it through daily movement, eating whole foods, sleeping well and laughing each and every day.


  • B.S. Biology

  • METI-Medical Exercise Specialist

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

  • ISSA Specialist in Senior Fitness

  • ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist

  • Balanced Body Reformer 1 Trained

  • Fitour Certified Pilates Reformer Instructor & Advanced Pilates Instructor

  • Yoga Certification from the Academy of Holistic Fitness

  • CPR, AED and First Aid Certified

  • Currently in year 2 of the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Lifestyle Management and Disease Prevention track, an ACEND-accredited Coordinated Program in Dietetics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

  • Expected Graduation: Dec. 2022

  • Will be eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Jan. 2023.

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Director of Operations

Jessica has been in the health and wellness field for the past 3 years. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Administration. After graduation, she worked in high school athletics as the Head JV Girls' Basketball Coach before joining the Fredericksburg Fitness Team. Jessica has a passion for health and wellness and loves to help others see that fitness can be fun. Jessica is a passionate runner and loves to help others find ways to love fitness too and achieve their fitness goals. 


  • B.S. Business Management/ Administration

  • METI-Medical Exercise Specialist

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM Certified Senior Fitness Specialist

  • Fitour Certified Pilates Reformer Instructor

  • CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified

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Director of Staff Development

Jennifer Sawyer is from New England and was born in Maine, where she grew up on a dairy farm. She also lived in Vermont and New Hampshire as well, before moving to Virginia. She has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Jennifer knew right out of high school she wanted to go to college to study health, exercise, and human movement. Jennifer attended the University of Maine at Orono and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education. She has been personal training and leading group exercise classes ever since! Jennifer loves working with people and guiding, motivating, and educating them on their health. It's so meaningful to help people reach their goals and create a healthy mind and body connection. She enjoys working with all types of people and tries to make fitness a fun experience for all. Jennifer says there is nothing more rewarding than helping others reach their full potential to lead a happy and healthy life. She truly loves what she does!


  • BS Kinesiology & Physical Education

  • ACE Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor

  • ACE Senior Fitness Specialist

  • FMT Basic Kinesiology Taping

  • Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor

  • ECSI CPR/AED Adult, Child, Infant

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Director of Business Development

Michelle has been a passionate advocate for lifelong fitness for nearly 30 years. After her time in the U.S. Navy, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and then pursued her personal training certifications.  In addition to one-on-one personal training, she has taught group mixed martial arts classes, and Speed, Agility, and Quickness sessions.  Over the past three decades, she has traveled with many people on their health and wellness journey.  She has worked with all ages and fitness levels.

Michelle takes a personal approach to her client sessions, targeting all components of health and wellness. Her focus on teaching proper form, posture, and balance helps ensure the client’s body and spatial awareness while exercising. Her goal is to educate clients, guide them through positive behavior change, and integrate exercise and wellness to help combat the demands of daily life.  Michelle is a firm believer that everyone needs to “train for life.”  From her own personal experience, she has learned that there are circumstances that arise that are beyond your control, and having a solid healthy foundation will help you successfully deal with those circumstances.


  • B.S. Human Biology

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified

  • Currently studying for Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification & Weight Loss Specialist Certification

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Director of Health Promotion

Growing up, Sam was involved in a variety of sports including volleyball, softball, and basketball. Her passion for sports developed into a passion for health and wellness throughout her young adult life. Sam graduated from Radford University with her Bachelors in Exercise Science. She also received her Masters in Exercise Science from Liberty University. After receiving her ACE Personal Trainer certification, Sam started training clients her last year of undergrad and instantly fell even more in love with fitness and helping others achieve their fitness goals. She understands the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and wants to share her knowledge and passion with others.  


  • B.S. in Exercise Science

  • M.S. in Exercise Science

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

  • CPR, AED and First Aid Certified