Name: Jackie Lynch
Position at Studeo55 and recrEAte: Registered Massage Therapist
Hails from: Small northern town, Smithers BC.
Athletic background! (List it ALL! Go back to little league please!)
Starting at the age of 7, I competed as a Gymnast.
High school- Gymnastics, Volleyball, Soccer, Pole-vault, Sprint Hurdles, 400m, 200m.
Now- The odd handstand and most recently Cross fit!
My favorite: coach, teacher or mentor, what they taught me – give me a shining moment/memory:
My mother – Coached me in gymnastics for many years, as my mother she was never afraid to push me to my full potential. She always gave me the courage and drive to want to be the best I could possibly be.
My grade 5 teacher- most inspiring lady to ever walk into my life at the perfect time. She taught me that with hard word and self-motivation I have the potential to be as successful as how hard I work. She showed me how to love learning, and inspired me to want to learn for the rest of my life.
My Gymnastics coach from Kazakhstan- Never been pushed so hard in my life, and never been so grateful for it. This lady that spoke almost no English taught me to be strong and courageous, with little words but powerful body language and comfort at the right times. She always kept me on my toes, ready for anything.
Shining Moment: Winning Gold in the all around at gymnastics provincials my first time. Proud moment for my coaches and myself.
Glory days, my favorite athletic memory:
Coming from a small town getting to provincials in team sports wasn’t easy. In grade 12 my volleyball team won the finals in zones, and we were all so excited to go play volleyball in the BIG city!
My biggest athletic heartbreak, and what I learned:
This was probably when I quit gymnastics; bittersweet. It was either give it all my time and energy or say goodbye… I chose to try other sports for a while. No regrets!
My family taught me:
As clichéd as it sounds: my family teaches me to follow my passions and my dreams, that it is not an easy road, but it’s worth the battle to get where you want to be, and to be proud of what you have made of yourself.
Currently working on (goals, events, PRs, whatever you like!):
I recently started Crossfit and a main goal for me is to get at least 5 pull-ups before summer. Other long-term goal is gaining some muscle mass, and increasing my flexibility by starting Yoga!
My wish for each of our athletes:
As a clinician, my goal for each athlete is to have their bodies in the best condition, to achieve their next goal as an athlete; with easy full range of motion and no potential injuries. When a massage is no longer to increase range of motion, or heal an injury but at a point of maintenance: my goal as a massage therapist is achieved.
Jackie is a registered massage therapist at both Studeo55 BC locations.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8-6 Studeo55
Wednesday: 8-6 recrEAteQuestions? You can reach her at Jackie@Studeo55.ca!