Jena Walther, MS
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Jena Walther, MS

Jena Walther is an Exercise Physiologist at the Scripps Center for Executive Health in La Jolla, CA, where she performs fitness testing and provides health counseling for local, national, and global company executives. She is also an independent Personal Trainer, and Contributing Blogger for the app-based fitness company, Wildfire Life. In her career as a Trainer and Strength Coach, Jena specialized in creating elderly fitness programs for active and rehabilitating seniors, as well as corporate wellness initiatives, serving local companies such as Qualcomm and the National MS Society, Pacific South Coast Chapter. Jena received her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University, and is a certified Health Fitness Specialist through the American College Sports Medicine.

FitnessSports Performance

Do you ever give blood? According to the Red Cross, every two seconds there’s an American in need of it, requiring roughly 41,000 donations per day. In the U.S., more than 100 million people are eligible to donate, although only about 9 million do so every year (1). Blood donations help

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Sports PerformanceUncategorized

Don’t be afraid of that man wearing the mask on the treadmill next to you. Even though he looks like a cross between a burglar and Hannibal Lecter, he probably means you no harm. He’s wearing what’s known as an “altitude mask,” and despite your concerns, he’s wearing it for

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NewsletterSports Performance

What started out as a search to cure chronic and fatal diseases, gene doping has been making its way into the arena of sports performance. Many of the risks are unknown and possibly uncontrollable, yet the potential of improved muscle strength, endurance, oxygen delivery, and reduction of pain perception could

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Certified Personal TrainerFitnessSenior FitnessUncategorized

Exercise can bring numerous benefits to older adults, both physically and psychologically, so why aren’t they active enough? Sometimes the biggest challenges to training this group, or even getting them to attempt any exercise at all, are their perceived barriers. How can we as fitness professionals help older adults transcend

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NewsletterNutritionSports Performance

Trained athletes and clients alike are monitoring their intakes and percentages of critical fuels – carbohydrates, fats, and protein – but are potentially falling short on their micronutrient needs. These trace players in the diet can have a significant impact on overall performance. Athletes and clients are pumping plenty of

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