Coach John Jenkins
Coach John Jenkins grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, a small town where there were ample places to run, play and work off some energy.
John started his journey by getting his Personal Training Certificate and becoming a P.T. at Georgetown’s Definitions Gym. While getting himself into tip-top shape, he realized there was a need for children to be taught the importance of being physically fit at an early age.
John’s wife Annie came on board in summer 2006 as a swim instructor and yoga instructor. Annie is a Budding Yogi certified yoga instructor and shares her husbands passion for fitness. Since 2006, they have collaboratively been adding classes and seeing more than 400 kids a week.
Over a thousand children have participated in Just for Kids programs since its creation in September of 2002, and Coach John hopes to see many more! He knows that an active child is a happier, healthier child!
Coach Tremaine Chinapoo
Coach Tremaine Chinapoo was born in Baltimore, MD, and moved to Harrisburg, PA, at a young age. In Pennsylvania, he played many sports including soccer, basketball, football, hockey, and track and field, but eventually decided to focus on soccer and fitness.
During high school, Tremaine played for club team FC DELCO in Philadelphia, PA, and was named an All-American in high school. Tremaine was offered a scholarship to attend American University for soccer. In DC, he was a four-year starter and competed in two Patriot League championship tournaments.
Since graduation, Tremaine has been coaching local soccer teams in the area. He looks forward to furthering his coaching education by taking soccer courses in the local area.
Coach Melanie Keer
Mel grew up playing many sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball, track and field, and swimming. She decided to focus on soccer went on to college to play soccer on a scholarship to the George Washington University. She graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science in May 2014. Over the last two years, she has taught primary PE at Horace Mann Elementary and loves the ability to work with kids of all ages! She looks forward to getting the Just For Kids children as excited about sports as she is!
Coach Andrew Shniderman
Health and fitness have always been front and center for Andrew. He knows the value of incorporating different training styles to keep workouts fun and effective. Sports were a part of his daily life, and later a love affair with strength training. Through fitness he is able to teach others how to improve their lives, both mind and body.
Sports taught Andrew the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, determination and hard work. He leaned how to temper frustrations, deal with failures, set goals, think strategically and learn humility. These values are often hard to teach in a classroom setting.