To walk side by side with those committed to achieving their own ideal health, so that they’re able to give their best to others.
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
My name is Jake Eisenhut, founder/owner of Revived Strength LLC. I am a devoted Christian, husband, and father of two. I lead a health-conscious and physically active life that (in a perfect day) is full of laughter, purposeful work, love, and lots of sweat! My daily mission is to use my God-given time, talents, and resources to add value to the lives around me. I started Revived Strength in 2017 to broaden my reach in helping people improve their health. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to not only impact the lives of people near me but also those across the country now through my online services!
HABIT-BASED APPROACH TO HEALTH
Humans are complex. Our health, therefore, is also very complex. It encompasses our physical health, mental health, emotional health, spiritual health, and even financial health. I believe the human body, mind, and spirit are all intricately intertwined and together shape our overall health. When chronic pains rule our body, it’s hard to move. When our mind is overwhelmed with fear, anxiety, or depression we can’t possibly be our best, let alone give our best to others. When we ignore our gut feelings, convictions and live selfishly, our inner spirit goes unfulfilled. Overtime, we form habits around our imperfections as humans. Each of these imperfections are intertwined and layered around all types of health. What a tangled mess we are!
Therefore, changing our habits, thought processes, and behaviors are not quick fixes and take time – especially if these habits have been growing for years! (Side note: Change is often easier than we perceive, just not as timely as we expect). However, it is possible to develop healthier habits by making incremental, and seemingly insignificant, improvements to our old ones. The compound effect will eventually take place and create a snowball towards our own personal ideal health – whatever they may look like. Adjusting some of our nutrition and exercise habits will without question improve our physical health. Consequently, our mental, emotional, spiritual and possibly even financial health are likely to improve along the way. I strongly believe that improving our nutrition and exercise habits can have a compounding and rippling effect in all facets of our health and life.
*Note: I do not claim to treat or cure medical conditions or diseases.
- 2009– B.S. in Exercise Science (Nutrition minor) – The Ohio State university
- 2010– Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) – National Strength and Conditioning Association
- 2014– Certified Level One Sports Performance Coach (USAW) – United States Weightlifting Association
- 2016– 450 hr. Internship with Ohio State’s Strength and Conditioning teams (Olympic ports) – The Ohio State University
- 2017– Certified Online Trainer (OTC) – The Online Trainer Academy
- 2018– Certified Level 1 Precision Nutrition coach (Pn1) – Precision Nutrition
MY STORY (long version, save for a good bathroom read!)
You could say I was born to do this and you would be right. As an athlete, a desire to help people, and more book smarts than street smarts, a career in Sports Medicine was always a logical choice for me. However, upon realizing I could quite literally major in studying the human body alongside exercise, a degree in Exercise Science (Kinesiology) became a more obvious path. After graduating Cum Laude from THE Ohio State University I began personal training. I’m fully aware of the often-negative stigma associated with personal trainers, and unfortunately it is too frequently portrayed, however, my approach and focus has always been about helping people improve their health and/or fitness.
I have found personal training to be an extremely gratifying career as it has allowed me to help countless clients to lose weight, gain confidence, move freely (without pain), get stronger, improve performance, get off medications etc. It has also allowed me build relationships with business owners, doctors, nurses, teachers, policeman, firemen, plumbers, engineers, accountants, city workers, government employees, retail and fashion employees…you name it and I have likely worked with them (an added bonus when I am in need of services or repairs myself!). Being around such a diverse clientele all day long has provided me the unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of different industries, gain insight about their mindsets, as well as sacrifices that have been made along the way (in my case personal health being a common theme).
After about 5 years of training, my wife and I decided to expand our family. However, it quickly became apparent that the times my family was going to need me the most (before and after work) were the same times that most of my clients needed me. A once ideal ‘split-shift’ schedule of working early mornings and evenings (and Saturdays) with a large mid-day gap, was no longer conducive to being an active and present husband and father. This put me at a bit of a crossroads – continue helping the clients I cared so much about (and burning the candle at both ends), or be the present father that my kids needed and the supportive husband that my wife deserved. I thus began taking all the necessary steps for a career shift, which included taking the GRE six years removed from any formal education (woof!), completing an unpaid 450 hr. internship (while still working full-time), writing applications for graduate school, and preparing for a cross country move. All the while, our daughter was still an infant, my wife had recently changed jobs (and loved it), all of our immediate family lived in Ohio, and ‘our life’ was in Columbus…. a lot of factors to take into consideration when assessing a move across the country.
In addition to the previously mentioned factors, in 2015 we were also overcome by the sudden death of a very close friend. Ultimately this was a major turning point in my life, as it led to a year of me investing into myself through personal development, growing my faith, and reflections about my purpose, legacy, and the man I want to be remembered as. I want to impact the lives of as many people as I can through the improvement of their health, while doing my best to practice what I preach and balance family life with a greater purpose.
To tie everything together, all of the aforementioned events and experiences led to the eventual founding of Revived Strength LLC, as an online-based training service. This allowed our family to remain in Ohio and stay in close proximity to our family and friends. It gave me more control and flexibility of my schedule, which has allowed me to be a more active and present husband and father (x2 at this point!). It also provided me with the opportunity to help a greater number of people, without geographical restraints.
Lastly, in late 2017, we took another leap of faith and left our cookie cutter suburban life behind and bought some land near the country that has allowed us to expand Revived Strength into a personal training studio as well (is this real life!?). That basically brings us up to date, as I now offer in-person training (as I see fit around my family needs), online training, and nutritional coaching.