Jill Merckens

Fitness and Nutrition Coach

After a dance career as part of the corps of Bossov Ballet Theatre, Jill followed her passion for health and wellness through college. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science in 2012, focused in physical therapy. She intended to create a better transition program from therapy into real life activities with personal training. Since then, Jill has offered classes through the Belgrade Regional Health Center for high risk populations, personal training, and strength and conditioning programming recently at GEvolution Fitness in Augusta.

Within the past two years, Jill has completed Precision Nutrition Level 1 and Eat to Perform Body Recomposition Specialist certifications to support her passion for fitness and wellness. She also spent some time at University of Maine Orono studying Human Nutrition and Dietetics. This year, she has followed her passion for youth nutrition geared at athletes and dancers in the Augusta area. Jill is eager to work with people to build healthy habits at all ages and is very excited about working with KDC to develop healthy fitness and nutrition skills to support the dancers!