Spotlight: Who Is Fitness YouTuber Jenny McClendon?


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Staying fit and healthy in retirement can be a bit difficult. However, seniors who have a healthy lifestyle and are involved in physical activity to keep themselves fit have benefits like reduced risk of heart attack and dementia, increased immune system and bone density, improved brain function, and they also gained more confidence.

On an article about healthy aging from, it is explained that:

Most older adults need about 2½ hours of aerobic exercise, like brisk walking, every week. That’s about 30 minutes on most days. Endurance exercises like walking, dancing, and playing tennis help your breathing, heart rate, and energy. Stay flexible: Try stretching and yoga.

Finding the right way to start a health and fitness journey is not that easy. That is why there are tons of channels that can provide easy to follow instructional videos about health and fitness.

One of the channels that can surely help us is the Jenny McClendon YouTube channel! As she stated in her YouTube channel’s About Section,

I have a HUGE love for teaching seniors and beginners! It is for all levels, sizes, and ages. I am known for being “real”, personable, encouraging, and non-intimidating and you will feel comfortable doing these videos!

I will be adding videos regularly so you can do them in the comfort of your own home, on your own time, and at your own pace.

We think that she is a great source for seniors who want to start their fitness and health journey, so we will be profiling her in this article!


Who Is Jenny McClendon?

Jenny Robinson McClendon
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Jenny McClendon is a fitness enthusiast and a licensed Physical Therapist. She has over 28 years of experience in the fitness journey. She started her first fitness class as early as 17 years old. And she also graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education minor in Sports Management and also Masters in Physical Therapy.

Her background was available in the about section of her website named,

In case you are curious about my background, here you go! Growing up in Raleigh, NC, I played many sports, but mainly softball, cheerleading, and gymnastics. I quit competitive gymnastics at age 15 and headed straight to the gym where I soon realized I enjoyed working out and taking fitness classes just as much as gymnastics. I started teaching group fitness classes (we called them “aerobics” at the time – remember that?) at age 17 and have not stopped!

I graduated from UNCW with a BS in Physical Education and a minor in Sports Management. I then worked as a Fitness Trainer & Group Instructor at SAS Institute in Cary, NC, where I developed many new programs and wrote 2 fitness manuals. From there, I attended ECU to get my Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and have been working as a PT since 2000, focusing on women’s health, geriatrics, and outpatient orthopedics.

She also stated that,

I have a strong passion for not only health and fitness, but for spreading the positivity of it to others. I strongly believe that it’s never too late to start an exercise program and you have to have fun doing it!


Jenny McClendon YouTube Channel

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Courtesy of Jenny McClendon YouTube Channel.

Her YouTube Channel was launched on October 23, 2011, and as of the time of this writing, has approximately 133K subscribers and 19,711,474 total views.

She describe her YouTube channel as,

…full of motivating exercise and instructional videos where you will sweat, have fun, and try new things. It is made to make everyone feel encouraged, comfortable and successful! Exercises will be challenging, do-able and easy to understand. It’s for all levels, ages, and sizes!

And as she is a physical therapist, she gave utmost importance to the safe, appropriate, and easy to follow exercises.

Here are some of the reviews regarding Jenny and her exercises,

“It’s been almost a year since I found it on You Tube. Thanks to you, I now exercise 5 times a week and love it! You make exercise fun, challenging, and like I am working out with a good friend. Thank you!”

“This is wonderful! Your channel has helped me lose 60 pounds since the pandemic so you are really making a difference!”

“Such a great, creative instructor! I love what you do, and what you do for me! Music is awesome and the variety of your workouts is perfect! Thanks for all you do!!!”

“Jenny is awesome – inspiring, encouraging, and personable. She has excellent teaching skills and knows how to make exercise fun, effective and the results are 100% positive for the mind and spirit! I love the club membership!”


Most Popular Videos

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The YouTube channel offers video contents or instructional videos about aerobics, Tabata, yoga, foam roller exercises, step workout, meditation, balance exercises, cardio boxing, and a lot more.

As of right now, the three most popular videos on the channel are:

GREAT 20 minute exercise workout for Beginners and Seniors!!” with 6,332,595 views.

Quarantined Home?? 20 minute exercise routine for seniors and beginners” with 2,432,046 views.

Line dances for Seniors and Beginners – Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, and more!” with 1,612,307 views.

The videos are embedded below:




Online Presence And Publicity

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Aside from YouTube, Jenny McClendon is also present on other online platforms like Facebook and Instagram. You may also join her Facebook group named Jenny Fit Start.

And if you are interested in her workouts, equipment, active wear, recipes, and even membership, visit her website



We hope this article has been helpful as we Jenny McClendon YouTube Channel is a great resource for seniors!

Find out more about her by subscribing and watching videos in her YouTube Channel.




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