September 10, 2011
Last Updated:
March 4, 2021

Jennifer Cassetta on Stilettos, Self-Defense, and Feeling Your Best

Jennifer Cassetta has one impressive resume: she is an IIN graduate and certified Health Coach, a clinical nutritionist with a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT, a NASM certified personal trainer, and last but not least, a self-defense guru with a third-degree black belt in HapKiDo. After spending over six years in NYC building a successful business as a fitness and health coach, Jennifer took her skills and experience to the West Coast and moved to Los Angeles in 2009.

Jennifer has taken LA by storm with the mission to motivate, empower, and inspire people through fitness, healthy eating, and the art of self-defense. She has started her own "Health and the City" boot camps, created a DVD series called "Stillettos and Self Defense" and now works with private clients as a fitness and nutrition coach. Jennifer has been featured on E! TV, KCAL and KTLA news and has been featured in many publications including Women's Health Mangazine, Shape Magazine, and the Huffington Post. Read more about this successful graduate below!

What were you doing before Integrative Nutrition?

Working as a personal trainer and a martial arts instructor.

Why did you choose to learn at Integrative Nutrition?

I was intrigued by all of the experts that were coming to speak, many of whose books I had already read.

How has your life changed since enrolling in the Integrative Nutrition program?

After IIN, I had the confidence and ability to counsel clients in nutrition and add it to my practice. I love feeling like a detective, uncovering client's true imbalances and what causes them.

What do you love about Integrative Nutrition?

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The community, the message, and the movement.

How are you making a difference in your community?

I am empowering women through boot camps and self-defense workshops. I volunteer at homeless shelters for women and teach them self-defense.

What you love about what you do?

I love the success stories! I get emails, calls and Yelp testimonials from clients about how much stronger, leaner, healthier and happier they are. The message I want to get out is empowerment: everyone can make small changes in his or her life now. Don't try, just do it.

Watch Jennifer give a lesson on self defense on the E! Network!


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