Jackie Lebeau is a self-declared water baby! Before she could walk, she was enrolled in baby & me swim lessons with dad! She grew up competing on various swim teams, teaching swim lessons, life guarding, and playing water polo. She started teaching aquatic exercise classes in high school and then obtained her AEA certification in college. Fitness has that snowball effect and soon after certification with AEA, she pursued land-based group certification, personal training certification, and yoga certification! Jackie holds a BS in Exercise & Health Promotion from Virginia Tech and a MS in Sports Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her certifications include AEA, ACE, AFAA, and 200-hours as a Registered Yoga Teacher through the school of YogaFit. She is a continuing education provider for AEA, ACE, and AFAA, She is also a training specialist for AEA and regularly contributes articles to AKWA magazine. Jackie is an international fitness presenter who specializes in yoga, aquatic fitness, and a fusion of the two! She is most known for her high energy teaching style, and her creative use of the kickboard in deep & shallow water. She is the author of two continuing education courses on AEA's website. She lives in Baltimore, MD, on the East Coast in the United States. Visit her at [JLAFitness.com](http://jlafitness.com/) Check out the [Fitmotivation Video Interview](https://www.fitmotivation.com/blog/fitmotivation-video-interview-with-jackie-lebeau) with Jackie.