Here’s My Story
There I was, a young girl who won all the jump rope contests in elementary school yet could never climb the rope all the way to the top in physical fitness tests. I was determined at a young age of 6 or 7 to gain more strength to conquer that rope! It all began with that challenge of learning how to create my body to perform at a different level. Fast forward about 15 years and I started my fitness career at the age of 20. I was active and played sports all throughout high school and continued my education in nutrition, kinesiology and exercise physiology and LOVED what the human body is capable of. I couldn’t get enough, I was fascinated by the mind and body connection, the anatomy and how powerful and intricate every organism truly is. We are masterpieces, each and every one of us, and I wanted the WORLD to know this and experience the beauty of a natural high through nutrition and exercise.
Jumping into my twenties I began my career as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer and met my 1st boss who encouraged me to compete in fitness shows due to my physique and love of fitness. This perked my interest yet in my 20’s I was still having too much fun to truly dedicate the time and commitment
During this time I sold my home and started my outdoor boot camp business and it grew instantly. My clients continued to increase and
I have now been in my large gym for over 5 years and all the lessons, challenges and joy it has brought me has been priceless. I continued to compete and won my WBFF Pro card in 2012 and stopped competing, that chapter of my life was now closed. I was graciously asked to be on the cover of FitnessX Magazine, become a contributing writer for many fitness magazines, booked many photo shoots for magazines, received supplement endorsements, sponsorships and more.
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Life was good but yet I felt something was missing. It was time to do something greater, I felt incomplete and lacking in the spiritual side of myself. I was always so focused on the physical aspect of fitness, I knew there was something more. I was granted the most amazing trip to Indonesia with one of my clients which became the most transformational trip of my life thus far. I have always loved yoga but this trip yoga became alive to me in Bali. I have never felt peace the way I experienced it there, it was the most beautiful feeling to have a peaceful and graceful connection with my mind, body, and soul. I returned to the states in love with my practice of yoga and continued it in finding the balance of fitness in mind, body
I have expanded my brand and have created workshops, retreats, become a 3 time Best Selling Author, Certified Life Coach, online training programs, nutrition programs and more! I have created and Trademarked my own method called “Bootoga®” and continually expanding for Worldwide reach.
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Highlights from Live at 5 “How To Thrive”
Jeanette Ortega is the REAL DEAL. Although she is a tremendous fitness trainer with a slew of celebrity clients, she is focused on more than just the physical aspect of fitness. She is truly mind, body and spirit. She walks the talk! She is also a tremendous speaker and trainer. And a phenomenal person. My life is enriched greatly by knowing and working with the amazing Jeanette Ortega!
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