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Jen grew up in a small Northeastern Pennsylvania town. As a lifelong multi sport athlete and recent ARC Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Jen competed in a variety of sports growing up such as: baseball, volleyball, basketball, and track & field, along with jiu-jitsu, and two seasons of American Ninja Warrior.
This diverse sports background helps Jen make connections with a wide range of athletes to break down athletic movements and help people of all ages, and abilities reach their athletic potential in a fun, fresh, safe, and challenging way. From pro athletes to to seniors, Jen knows how to keep people motivated, challenged, and engaged to get results.
Jen focuses on weightlifting, bodyweight strength, conditioning, plyometrics, speed, power, agility, balance, flexibility, mobility, coordination, proper eating, and recovery. 
As a former elementary teacher for over 20 years, she's passionate about coaching people to develop mindset strategies to excel in all areas of life.  Jen has the experience of looking at obstacles, like her dyslexia, and turning them into opportunities to learn, grow, and help others.
At Penn State University Jen was fortunate to be a part of successful volleyball teams who won three Big Ten titles and the opportunity to compete in a National Championship game. She earned All Academic honors every season, an education degree, and a minor in kinesiology before getting her Master's degree at San Diego State. 
Whether Jen is talking on stage in front of audiences, sharing strategies from her book, leading in person or online workouts, or conducting workshops for organizations, schools, or businesses, she in constantly applying these mindset and wellness performance tools to her everyday life so she can be her best in helping others to elevate their life and be their best. 

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  • Yale Women’s Volleyball Webinar Empowering Athletes And Unlocking Human Potential. 2020.
  • Penn State College of Education Webinar Taking Care of Yourself Through Nutrition, Movement, and Mindfulness. 2020.
  • Penn State College of Education GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Women’s Leadership Conference: What Achilles Heel? Finding Your Purpose and Passion 2019.
  • DKG International Society for Key Women Educators:  Leading Women Educators Impacting Education Worldwide, California Chapters, It’s Time to Raise the Bar With EduNinjaTM Nutrition, Movement, Mindfulness 2020, 2019.
  • Cal State Northridge Better Together CA: It’s Personal Meeting The Needs of Every Student: “Grit: Aren’t You Glad You Didn’t Quit?” 2018. 


  • ARC of Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Inductee (Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field)
  • Penn State Volleyball Alumna
  • 2x American Ninja Warrior
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach
  • Author of The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits For Building a Stronger Mind and Body
  • M.Ed. Over 20 Years of Teaching Experience
  • San Diego County Office of Education and NBC Inspirational Teacher of the Month Award for promoting health and wellness among teachers, students, and families. November 2018.
  • Rancho Santa Fe Faculty Association Ovation Award for improving learning through health awareness and physical exercise. Sept. 2018.
  • Eta Chi Chapter DKG Community Service Award for being ‘a trailblazer nurturing life work balance among colleagues.’ June 2019.





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The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits For Building A Stronger Mind and Body

Jen shares 11 powerful habits to help all people including: educators, learners, and their families live stronger, more vibrant lives using wellness strategies. Learn how to:


  • Set and achieve meaningful goals.

  • Develop grit and flexible thinking.

  • Live with purpose. 

  • Practice mindfulness and reduce stress.

  • Take care of yourself inside and out with nutrition, movement, and mindfulness.

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Gabby Reece, Fitness Expert

“Getting young people started in the right direction creates a gift that will serve them their entire lives. The EduNinja Mindset inspires and provides actionable ways to be a Ninja in and out of the classroom. We need as many hands on deck to support each other and young humans finding their way. Life is full of obstacles, but when you have a plan and a clear line it makes getting through them so much easier. Jen knows this first hand, and I am so grateful to her for sharing it with all of us. It does take a village but why not a village of Ninjas?” 


Russ Rose, PSU Volleyball Head Coach

“The EduNinja Mindset epitomizes the journey of Jen, a small-town girl with a learning disability, to a big time role model with a plan to help others.  She never gave less than her best and did it with a smile.” 

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 Dr. John Skretta, Former Superintendent of Norris School District

“We knew Jen Burdis would be an inspirational force addressing our faculty and she didn’t disappoint. The combined skill sets of an elite athlete and a master teacher incarnate in one person! Jen’s story is one of success through resiliency, integrity, and fortitude. Educators everywhere can draw inspiration from her example.”

Invite Jen To Help Your Team Of Students, Employees, Or Players Learn And Practice High Performance Mindset, Resilience, And Wellness Tools By Looking At Obstacles As Opportunities, Participating In Movement Based Workshops, And Incorporating Sustainable, Healthy Strategies To Achieve Your Goals.


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EduNinja TM  Fit Teachers

Through Keynote speaking, professional development workshops, and NSCA- Certified Professional Trainer fitness sessions EduNinja™ Fit Teachers has been

empowering teachers to use a growth mindset when practicing kinesthetic techniques, movement, sound nutritional habits, and mindfulness tools to meet the needs of the whole child for years.


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EduNinja TM 30 Day Challenge

The EduNinja™ 30-Day Health and Wellness Challenge was launched in 2015 to promote healthy habits and fitness activities for teachers, students, families, and friends. Through this yearly challenge, students, their families, and teachers have learned to live stronger, healthier lives through nutrition, movement, and mindfulness. 


EduNinja TM Fit Students

EduNinja™ Fit Students empowers students to become self-sufficient learners by independently applying kinesthetic techniques, sound nutritional habits, and mindfulness tools to achieve success.