Janice Hillinger – Personal Trainer

Contact(949) 553-1588 (The Fitness Connection)
janice@2fitnessconnection.com
EducationACE Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Weight Management Specialist, Certified Spin Instructor (Canada), Bachelor of Fine Arts, CPR and AED
SpecialtiesGeneral Fitness, Weight Management, Core Stability, Low Impact Exercise, Resistance Training for Lean Muscle Gain, Strength Training for Postural Improvements and Joint Support, Body Fat Loss, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Stationary Bicycle Drills
Hobbies/InterestsResistance training, outdoor adventures, yoga, home improvement, art, cooking and travel.
Fitness PhilosophyEvery client is welcomed and respected at the facility, regardless of your fitness background. My approach to personal training is client-centric, meaning your program is designed based on your goals, fitness level, medical limitations, time constraints and personal motivations. I aim to create programs that include a balance of exercises that you “need” to do and “like” to do, so that your time in the gym is not only beneficial but also enjoyable! In order to maximize adherence to a fitness program, I help you set realistic goals that are achievable through regular exercise while maintaining time for other important aspects of your life.

Prior to working as a Personal Trainer, I worked as the VP of marketing for a busy real estate firm, so I have experienced first-hand the challenges facing busy professionals in sedentary professions. At the age of 40, I embarked on a new career path because my true passion in life is helping people achieve better health and fitness. This career change took courage and a leap of faith, and I hope to serve as an example of how it is possible to create new habits and the life you want, at any age.

While some people thrive on competition, other people are intimidated by gyms because they assume there will be a competitive environment. Twenty years ago, I began practicing yoga and contemplating the oft-heard phrases “Listen to your body”, “You are not competing with your neighbor”, and “This time is for you”. I realized that the absence of external competition enhanced my own enjoyment of physical activity, thereby inspiring me to practice more often, making me a better athlete. When I am working with a client who is new to working out or is intimidated by exercise environments, I encourage self-awareness and non-competition. Getting to the gym and putting in the time can be a major success in itself for many clients! Conversely, when I am working with a client who is motivated by competition, I will design a program with plenty of measurable challenges and provide ample feedback on successes. In a nutshell, I am a versatile trainer whose programming style is driven by your needs.

A consistent, science-based fitness program has many benefits. These can include postural balance, stronger muscles and joints, improved bone density, better cardiovascular health and stress relief. My goal is to ensure clients feel a sense of accomplishment after each session, and to help them achieve a better quality of life through improved health and fitness.


I needed someone who would create a program for me that was safe for my back and was aggressive enough to see results without being too hardcore. She pushes me but always ensures I have good form to prevent injuries. I never feel out of place despite me being extremely uncoordinated. I have noticed tremendous results with Janice in a short period of time.

Jennifer L.

I am very proud of the progress I have made and would highly recommend her to my family and close friends!

Sarah M.

I never thought I would enjoy working out until I met Janice! Thank you so much for showing me that working out can be fun!

Nicole S.

Call (949) 553-1588 today to inquire or to schedule a complimentary consultation!