The Blackhawks hosted a morning of yoga in the United Center Atrium with instructor and lululemon ambassador Jacquelyn Brennan. Participants also had the opportunity to shop the newest lululemon x Blackhawks co-branded merchandise with early entry into the Madhouse Team Store. All proceeds benefittied Chicago Blackhawks Charities.
Jacquelyn began her athletic career at a young age. Her passion for movement and health provided direction in her life, especially in her career and lifestyle goals. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the University of Illinois, she continued to pursue her passions. Her career began as an NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) trainer for collegiate and professional athletes looking to improve sport performance, and as an NSCA-CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association) trainer coaching athletes in strength and conditioning.
As an athlete herself -- she is an avid runner and marathoner -- Jacquelyn found yoga and Pilates as a way to stay injury-free, find balance, build uniform strength and increase overall well-being. She became a Fletcher Pilates teacher in 2009 and a 200-hour RYT in 2016. According to Jacquelyn, the most rewarding aspect of teaching movement is allowing people to move better in the body they have -- to eliminate pain, strengthen weaknesses and improve performance. Outside of teaching in a studio, Jacquelyn designs workout programs for clients to use when traveling or for those that don't have time or the resources to go to a gym.
This fall Jacquelyn and her husband will be opening Pilates + Coffee in the heart of Roscoe Village, a community-based space to share the love of movement, all things wellness and cups of coffee.