About Jasmine

Healthy Jasmine JafferaliJasmine’s passion for health and wellbeing stems from her own childhood.  While her love of cooking and baking from scratch came from her own mom’s kitchen, Jasmine grew up drinking pop and hating her veggies.  As a result, she was overweight and led an inactive lifestyle.  It wasn’t until high school where Jasmine became involved in sports, that she lost weight and began to appreciate what it meant to live a healthy.

Jasmine Jafferali, MPH is an Lifestyle and Wellness Consultant specializing in gluten free/allergy free living and women’s health.  It is her personal mission to raise her children to be healthy and happy.  She wants to help you do the same and to empower you to make realistic and healthy choices for you and your families.

 

Her Education and Work Journey:

Jasmine graduated from from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.  After graduation, she went on to work at Motorola, Inc headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois working in their corporate wellness center.   Jasmine created and lead behavior modification wellness programs including weight management, back care/ergonomics, stress reduction, cancer and cholesterol prevention education programs.   During this time, Jasmine pursued graduate work in Public Health/Healthcare Administration at Benedictine University.  She earned her Master’s in Public Health after completing an internship as a student teacher at Robert Morris University (then College) in downtown Chicago.  Jasmine became part-time faculty teaching courses in Adult CPR/AED, Health Promotion, Intro to Personal Training, Intro to Exercise Science, Group Exercise Design, Introduction to Nutrition and oversee the intern program.  After graduation, Jasmine was hired by the East Bank Club in Chicago to develop and implement wellness programs.  She also trained expecting and postpartum moms and taught group exercise classes.  It was the birth of her daughter in 2007, that prompted her to leave and pursue her own ventures.

Due to some health issues including weekly migraines, digestive problems, acid-reflux and fatigue, Jasmine was diagnosed with a gluten, soy and dairy sensitivity in 2006.  Freeing herself of medication and living healthy, she now makes it her mission to help others heal themselves through diet and lifestyle changes.  She is active in the gluten-free community in Chicago and works as a gluten-free consultant. She serves as the Branch Manager for The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) of Greater Chicago, which is comprised of six local branches throughout the Chicagoland area. In addition to providing a support network and resources for adults, GIG of Greater Chicago also supports children and their families as they learn to live gluten-free.  For more info on the groups, visit: www.chicagoglutenfree.com

Jasmine now works as a Lifestyle and Wellness consultant, freelance writer as the National Pregnancy Health Examiner and Chicago Family Health Examiner for Examiner.com.  She is the Program Coordinator and instructor for an online course that she authored, Professional Certificate in Women’s Personal Exercise Training and Wellness through Educational Fitness Solutions, Inc. She is also a Master Trainer for Healthy Moms(R) Fitness and their Social Media Director.

Jasmine lives in Chicago with her husband, Jeff, and their children, Lilly and Luke.   Jasmine enjoys working out, being outdoors and running with her family.  She has completed two Chicago marathons, 2000 and 2003, leading 20 runners achieve their marathon goal in 2003 and half dozen half marathons.  Sharing her passion for being in the kitchen, Jasmine enjoys teaching her daughter, Lilly to cook and bake by creating healthy and tasty recipes together, making nutritious homemade allergy free foods for her son Luke and spending quality time with her husband Jeff.

Certifications

American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor, 1998

American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, 2003

Healthy Moms(R) Perinatal Training, 2003

Total Control(TM) Program Training, 2003

National Memberships

American Council on Exercise

Gluten Intolerance Group of North America

IDEA Health and Fitness Association

Medical Fitness Association

Local Memberships

Healthy Schools Campaign

Branch Manager of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Greater Chicago

Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago