Jennifer Purdie, M.Ed

Jennifer Purdie



Jennifer Purdie is a Southern California-based freelance writer. She's the author of Growth Mindset for Athletes, Coaches​ and Trainers published by Ulysses Press. She is also a TEDx speaker on running, a certified personal trainer from NASM, and fitness-and-nutrition specialist from the American Council on Exercise. Jennifer is an active endurance athlete, having run marathons on every continent and completed an Ironman.

Jennifer contributes articles to Under Armour's My Fitness Pal, Fodor's Travel, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, GOOD Magazine, San Diego Magazine, Phoenix Magazine, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Salon, and other national publications.


  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Washington
  • Master of Education, University of Phoenix
  • Certification in scholarly publishing, Arizona State University
  • Certification in personal training, National Academy of Sports Medicine

A Word From Jennifer Purdie, M.Ed

I love helping people up their fitness game—whether it's through better nutrition or more precise exercise and lifestyle hacking. If you think of life as a series of growth opportunities, you'll lead a healthier and happier life. I look forward to helping you on your own growth journey!

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