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Certified Health Coach Jennifer Blanes of Planning Wellness

Hi! I'm Jennifer

I'm a certified Health Coach for women on a mission to make wellness approachable, sustainable and totally doable.

But before we go any further, let’s get this out of the way:


To be honest, the thought of waking up at 7:00 AM every day makes me sleepy. The gym is not my happy place (yeah, I said it!), and I’m never gonna be anyone’s Jennifer Aniston-level fitness inspo.


The big, brave truth of it is that discipline doesn’t come naturally to me. Most days, I’m reminding myself that it’s okay not to have it all figured out. I’m human, and I’m taking it day by day, just like you.


That’s why as a Women’s Health Coach, I’m all about making healthy changes that are realistic and sustainable for you. Because you shouldn’t have to change who you are to change your life for the better — you’re ready exactly as you are. 

Certified Health Coach Jennifer Blanes of Planning Wellness


I believe


Small steps are sustainable

Healthy living should be easy and approachable, so I’m not going to force you into a strict new routine. We’ll start with small changes that already fit into your life to make big changes happen on a small scale. 


Health isn’t a body size

This is never going to be about your weight or the size of your clothes. Being healthy is more mental than anything. It’s having the energy to live your daily life with clarity, joy, and purpose — that’s the goal.


Happiness isn’t far away

You don’t need to travel to a faraway island or have zero responsibilities to be happy (take that, social media!). You can take actionable steps to bring more happiness into your life TODAY.

How’d I get here, you ask?

Certified Health Coach Jennifer Blanes of Planning Wellness

Long story short: on the outside, I looked like I had it all together. But on the inside, I felt like nothing was going right.

I was planning multi-million dollar meetings and luxury events for high end corporate clients, seeing myself on 40 under 40 lists, and on advisory boards for industry organizations. But was I truly happy? Nope. Not even close.


Because outside of my work life, it felt like the hits just kept coming. I wanted so badly to have a child, but I was struggling with fertility issues. At the same time, my dad was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and it wasn’t looking good. He was in a coma for 3 weeks and nearly died.

I realized I needed to give myself something — anything positive to focus on. My Pilates instructor had been encouraging me to take a teaching course, but I always had an excuse: I was too new to Pilates to start teaching, or it was too big a commitment, or I just didn’t have the time. But watching my dad fight cancer was like a wake-up call to stop making excuses and start showing up for life. So I thought: why not say yes to this?

That one small “yes” changed my life forever.
Certified Health Coach Jennifer Blanes of Planning Wellness


My life today looks completely different than it did a few years ago, and it all started with one small change.


When I started teaching Pilates on the side, I realized I didn’t have to keep my job just because it was the career I’d always had. I didn’t have to keep living the way I was living just because it was my norm. So after 11 years as a meeting planner and 22 years in hospitality, I decided to start something new.


Today, my business combines my planning and travel expertise with my desire to help others. As a certified Health & Wellness Coach, I help women take totally doable steps to change their lives for the better. One small “yes” was my first step. This could be yours.

The four "F"un Facts

The Four Fs — family, fitness, food, and focus — are the cornerstones that help me build a balanced, healthy life.


I always thought as soon as I stopped taking birth control, I’d get pregnant, but life had other plans. Throughout our fertility struggles, my husband Rafael was my rock, and now our daughter Maryn is our greatest gift. These are my people! I love every day with them.


When I found Pilates, it just clicked. For the first time, fitness became something I wanted to do every day instead of something to “get my cardio in” or “stay skinny” (can we agree to retire those phrases forever? Cool.).


P.S. I take no offense if just the thought of doing Pilates makes you sweat. My fun isn’t your fun. We’ll find what’s fun for you!


 I didn’t think much about food until I was struggling to get pregnant. Then I started to question: what am I putting into my body, and how can I take better care of myself? Today, I see food as a way to nourish and heal my body. My current obsession? A farro and feta balsamic salad bowl, all the way.


I feel like I came out of the womb an anxious, fearful, people-pleasing perfectionist. Who can relate?! Now I use focus to find peace and quiet when I’m stuck in my head. Sometimes that looks like Pilates (ask my husband — I’m a much nicer person when I work out!), and sometimes it looks like writing a daily list to organize my thoughts.

Edge of water on sandy beach

Feeling comfy with me already?

Let's work together

And by work, I mean let’s talk, laugh, and go on a self-discovery journey that will change your life. Change doesn’t have to be hard and scary — in my experience, it’s so much easier when it’s fun.
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