Cheryl Jones is a mindfulness coach, speaker and consultant. She helps people discover their strengths and connects them to their inner resources so they can build resilience. Her goal is to help her clients eventually thrive in the face of adversity.
Cheryl is also a former celebrity fitness trainer. She was the personal trainer for many well-recognized names, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Kennedy. Cheryl authored and published the book, Mindful Exercise, in 2002 – a book that is still relevant for readers today.
Currently, Cheryl’s day job is as the Wellness Clinical Program Design Lead in Aetna’s national care management division. She focuses her work on the design and development of Aetna’s Healthy Lifestyle Coaching program.
Cheryl is on the Board of Copper Beech Institute, a new retreat center for mindfulness in West Hartford, CT and regularly facilitates retreats at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, also in West Hartford.
Cheryl completed extensive training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and is a certified health and wellness coach. She holds a Master of Arts degree in exercise science from the University of Connecticut and a Certificate in Spirituality from Saint Joseph College.
Throughout her career Cheryl has been interviewed as a fitness expert in the following publications: