My name is Jynnie I am 24 years old, I am a personal training specialist at Anytime Fitness. when I was 11 years old I was viciously attacked by five bullmastiff dogs leaving my body completely scarred. I suffered of 13 tears throughout my body over 150 puncture wounds and artery repair which saved my leg from being amputated, skin grafting and 37 surgeries. After intensive rehabilitation and physiotherapy I learned how to walk again, doctors told me that I would never be able to attend in any sports or physical activities such as fitness, kickboxing etc. I was told the artery could collapse in the future and activities such as these could risk cause injury to the artery and I could lose my right leg to the hip. At the age of 13 I was covering my body and hiding my scars, when I reached High School I develop anxiety and social anxiety, I became very self-conscious because of my scars, the kids in school made fun of my scars and what happened to me which brought my self-esteem down. I began to body shame myself. when I reached grade 10 I was finally fed up, I no longer wanted to hide my body anymore, I no longer wanted to care about what people thought about me and my scars, I wanted to wear shorts, dresses and bikinis again. After a long night of thought and self-motivation, I woke for school the next day and put on that pair of shorts I so long to wear again and went to school. After that day I no longer hid my scars. In 2013 I decided to do what doctors told me not to do I joined Anytime Fitness got a personal trainer and started the next chapter in my life. Not only did I transform my body, physical fitness made my leg stronger, once a year I have to see a vascular surgeon for the rest of my life for the artery in my right leg, after the doctor saw how much my artery improved and grew stronger he was astounded by my results. I still remember him saying "whatever you're doing keep doing it because it's working" I have learned to overcome my fears and love myself for who I am. My scars are a part of me and they show strength and my will to survive. I was offered plastic surgery to get rid of the scars but I turned it down and love my body for what it is. I became a personal training specialist because I have a passion to motivate and Inspire men and women about body shaming I want to share my story and show others no matter what happens to you we are all strong and beautiful. I want to show others to love the skin their in whether you have scars, self inflicted scars or stretch marks no matter what the case is we are all beautiful. I want to be a fitness role model and a motivational speaker for those going through body shaming I want to show everyone that scars are sexy and that they show strength and courage!
These are my accomplishments:
Became a role model for men and woman with scars.
Walked the runway at FSI.
Became a personal training specialist
These are my fitness related goals:
Be a fitness role model.
One day have my FBB pro card
Be a fitness competitor with scars
My modeling experience(s) list:
I have modeling experience only with my friend who is a photographer, Michelle. All my model pictures are taken by her and we just find places outdoors with beautiful sceneries
These are the sports and/or activities I participate in: