Commonly known as Jacq to friends, Jacq has always been an avid athlete, competitor and sport adrenaline junkie. Since school, Jacq has been Sports Captain of the track and field team, once part of the Singapore 4x100m team A-division record holder and a 100m sprint A-Division National team qualifier. That is the beginning of a lifetime of being active – as an adventure racer, half marathoner, triathlete, rock climber and a surfer. After 16 years on a global trotting corporate career in Hong Kong, Dubai, Switzerland and Thailand, she finally returned home to Singapore in 2016 for good.
Since then, Jacq has been certified as the American Council of Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Training Institute (FTI) Kettlebell Level 1 and 2, Metafit (AUS) High Intensity Interval (HIIT) and is associate teacher at the International Sports Academy (ISA) in Singapore since 2018.
In 2020, Jacquelynne finally took the leap to leave the corporate world and become a full time Fitness entrepreneur. She is known for her weekend getaways under her business, Rock.Surf.Chill Inc that organises quick trips to neighbouring countries to learn outdoor rock climbing and surfing.
After being ACE certified in 2017, Jacq has been part of ISA teaching crew that continues to promote the certification and education of enthusiastic fitness and personal trainers. Today she is a Strength Coach for triathletes as well as conduct “Not-for-fainthearted” outdoor HIIT Bootcamp sessions for hyper fit warriors and is better known as Coach “BlackJacq”.
Jacq is also the Strength coach at Singapore’s Athlete’s Lab where she runs Strength sessions, namely her functional specialisation as a Kettlebell Coach as well as the BlackJacq series of Kettlebell Core, HIIT, Primal Yogi flow and Mobility sessions.
Fun fact: Jacq indulges in Pork Knuckle, Hokkien Mee, Durian – her philosophy is just work it off after!