Jacqueline Gikow: Personal Trainer & Founder, Audacious-Aging.NYC®

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Jacqueline Gikow is a certified, insured, independent Personal Trainer, National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, aquatic fitness/rehab specialist, artist, and author. The founder of Audacious-Aging.NYC®, Jacqueline inspires her clients to move better, now and tomorrow, maintaining strong bones, brain, heart, joints, and weight. Jacqueline focuses on a natural, non-medical approach to managing pain and stiffness, support for arthritis and other chronic issues, injury rehabilitation and prevention, aquatic sports conditioning, and aging. Further, she offers folks who may not like working out, a way to move from reluctant to eager exercisers. Additionally, she is an accountability partner in exploring positive opportunities for changing.

My Goal of the Day: My daily goal is to remain in the moment as much as possible.

My Thought of the Day: If you have never failed, you have never tried.

My Action of the Day: My daily actions are dependent on the day’s plans and goals. With that in mind, my daily action is to start.

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A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City?

I love the pace of Manhattan, as well as the Upper West Side vibe. Having lived in numerous places where people always think of someplace else as home, New York is unique in that when you move here, you become a native.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

The Utopia Diner on Amsterdam – poached eggs, potatoes, toast, tomato juice, coffee, and a large glass of water with no ice

What are you doing at:

5:00 AM – Waking up, listening to the news and weather, playing with the cat. If it’s Wednesday, I’m already out, on my bike, training in Central Park.

6:00 AM – Feeding the cat. Dressing. Eating breakfast.

8:00 – 11:00AM +/- – As an entrepreneur my days are varied, from working out with my trainer twice a week to training clients other mornings. Also, I may be writing, shooting or editing videos, developing choreography for classes I teach  

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

Lunch is catch as catch can and usually at 1:30 or 2PM. Sometimes at home, sometimes at a neighborhood spot. My favorite spot is the Legend Chinese Restaurant on 72nd Street. They have a variety of specials that I rotate through.

7:00 PM – Teaching aquatic fitness classes or training clients

11:00 PM – I’d better be sleeping by 11PM

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Water though the day, coffee in the morning.

Favorite Apps

Facebook, Kindle, Strava, YouTube, WeCroak

Websites/Social Media





What should everyone try at least once?

Riding a bike across Iowa

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In an engrossing book