We love featuring our everyday GORGOgirls that are inspiring us to crush life and a balanced approach to fitness.
Meet Jennifer Hawley.
Tell us about yourself!
I’ve been an Ultrasound Technologist for 20 years. My husband Scott and I have been married for 23 years and have 2 boys: Nathan (age 17) and Zach (age 14).
Tell us about your fitness life.
I’m at the gym by 5 am to either teach a group training class or participate in one, everyday. My favorite style of training includes group training, lifting heavy things, and metabolic conditioning.
What are your goals?
My goal is to inspire other women to have positive body image, be active and strong.
Do you have any struggles?
I struggle with hypothyroidism and premature menopause, resulting in major hormonal imbalances. Managing stress and fatigue, body image. I work hard to manage stress by continuing a fitness schedule, making sure to get enough seep and proper nutrition. Body image is a bit rougher, but focusing on the things I am great at and the strength and power I have helps.
Fav Quote that inspires you right now in your life?
“When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump, otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life.” Why? So many good things can happen when you trust in yourself and go after your dreams.
Do you have any message you feel called to share about where you are at in your life right now to encourage other GORGO GIRLS?
Keep moving forward no matter how small the steps or how many obstacles you face.
What do you love most about the GORGO community?
I love to see that it is possible for women to support women.
CAMP GORGO: Thoughts about your experience? What made you want to attend?
I’ve always loved the pictures of Camp Gorgo posted by friends who attend each year. The women looked like they were having so much fun. 2019 was my first year and I had a fantastic time connecting with so many women and learning so much from them. It was a weekend of learning, growing and fun.
Any Advice for someone interested in attending but unsure if it’s for them?
I would tell anyone who is contemplating it to just go. The love on acceptance you feel there is greater than your fear.