Jill grew up in Albany, NY but considers southeastern Pennsylvania to be home. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania where she received a BA in Biological Basis of Behavior in 1988 and a PhD in Neuroscience in 1995. As a former Division 1 cross country and track and field athlete, Jill has been interested in fitness since high school. She taught Spinning for 4 years and began lifting weights after having 3 children. She received her Certified Personal Trainer certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in March, 2017.
Outside of the gym, Jill is a member of Team CMMD cycling, a local club that participates in cancer charity rides throughout PA and DE. She resides in Chester Springs, with her 3 teenage daughters and her two dogs, Buster and Delilah.