Orcas Athletics & CrossFit
188 A Street
Eastsound, WA 98245
Toll free: 1-888-894-8881
Meet the Team
I am a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, who moved to Orcas in 2006. I married my best friend, Thaddeus Douglas in 2007, and purchased Orcas Athletics in 2008. I am Owner/General Manager of Orcas Athletics and Owner/CF L1 Trainer of Orcas CrossFit. I look after, coordinate, manage and lead a team providing ways to stay healthy; mind, body and spirit. I am a firm believer in exercise and the therapeutic powers of massage.
I am no stranger to the fitness industry, having spent time working for two Athletic Centers prior to purchasing OSA. I have had the pleasure of experiencing many different aspects in the world of business. In the late 1990’s, I became a marketing manager for fortune 500 companies. Over the next 8 years, I moved onto sales, customer relations, and even dabbled in the cosmetology industry. All of these experiences have guided me here.
I have always had a passion for fitness. I participated in softball, volleyball, dance team and swing, latin, and jazz dance classes growing up! Although it wasn’t until my car accident that I found a true love for the little things we take for granted. Being faced with the possibility of never walking again has made me appreciate health and fitness to the fullest.
When I am not in the gym working or working out, you can find me taking walks with my daughters Isabella and Khalia, cooking up some Cajun dish for Thaddeus in my kitchen, or back home in Louisiana getting some good ole’ southern R&R!
CrossFit Level 1 – 2011
CrossFit Gymnastics – 2013
CrossFit Weightlifting – 2014
CrossFit Judge – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
As a person who had been diagnosed with moderate to severe Scoliosis for many years, I have enjoyed a wonderful life of fitness, health and well being that I wouldn’t have had without maintaining a regular program of physical exercise.
Most people have difficulty remaining in an ongoing program of personal fitness, although many have the desire, as well as a need; yet adherence to a fitness program can be difficult without guidance.
As a Personal Trainer my job is to find out about your personal fitness interests, goals and your fitness history. Once I have a clear picture of your needs that we have explored together, I can then design and develop an individualized fitness program that will enable you to accomplish your goals.
Becoming a Personal Trainer has been a dream of mine for many years. It gives me great pleasure to share with others the benefits of fitness and well being that I’ve experienced. It‘s important to remember, muscles don’t age the same way as the rest of our body, they atrophy from lack of use. It‘s never too late to become fit. You’ll feel infinitely better, as well as enjoying your new look.
Over the years, I‘ve enjoyed my membership at Orcas Spa and Athletics greatly. I’m happy to now be part of the Orcas Spa and Athletics team, and look forward to meeting you all, as well as assisting in any way possible that will enhance your fitness lifestyle!
Education relevant to Personal Training:
Exercise Science Certificate
University of California San Diego
Scripps Integrative Clinic, La Jolla, California
Certified Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise, ACE
Jolene has lived on Orcas Island with her daughter Lorelei since 1999,when she moved here from Hawaii. Originally from Montreal, she has lived many places, including Mexico and Key West. Until she moved to Orcas, Jolene was a dive professional, making her living shooting underwater videos of divers’ snorkeling and diving excursions.
Jolene began working at Rosario Resort in 2003, and continues to do so, now with the new owners, and is involved in the re-opening and re-development of the property. Jolene realized a long time ago that if she wanted to indulge in all the foods and wines and desserts she loves, she had better get moving, so she has been an avid exerciser for 20 years. Until she came to Orcas Athletics she was a runner and mostly outdoor exerciser, but after taking her first Group Power class, she began to appreciate the energy and motivation that comes from sweating (and suffering!) with others.
When the opportunity to become a Group Ride instructor
presented itself, she jumped on it. It’s very motivating to have people counting on you. Sometimes it’s the only thing that gets you to the gym!