Sudbury Fitcamp - Fit Is The New Skinny

Jenn Ricker - Instructor

Jenn Ricker - Head Instructor

Jenn is the head instructor at Sudbury Fitcamp and the co-founder of Sudbury BJJ & Muay Thai Academy. Jenn's main focus at the Academy is the fitness program. She is the head Strength and Conditioning instructor receiving her Agastu Kettlebell Certification in November 2009 and her Crossfit Level 1 Certification in September 2011. With over five years of yoga training and a Teacher Training Certificate from the world renowned David Swenson, Jenn is also the head yoga instructor.

She began her martial arts and self defense training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai under Steve Joncas and Pat Cooligan in 2008. Jenn was one of the first women promoted to blue belt at the Academy and had the honour of receiving it from Renzo Gracie himself. Since 2008, Jenn has had the opportunity to train with many high level BJJ practitioners including Kyra Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Roger Gracie, Gregor Gracie, Rilion Gracie, Rolles Gracie, Igor Gracie, and Shawn Williams to name a few. Jenn's involvement in BJJ has allowed her to travel all over, training and competing in New York, Los Angeles, Columbus Ohio, and Costa Rica where she participated in the first Gracie Adventure Camp.

Jenn also trains in Muay Thai, receiving her Blue Pratchia in 2010. She has been fortunate enough to train with several Muay Thai legends including Georges St. Pierre's Muay Thai instructor - Kru Jean-Charles Skarbowsky, Ajahn Burklerk Pinsinchai, UFC fighter Kru Mark Holst, Ajahn Coban Lookchaomaesaitong, Kru Chris Kew, Kru Jeff Harrison and Kru Mel Bellissimo. Jenn also proved her warrior spirit and team dedication by taking a Professional MMA fight on two-days notice on a Wreck MMA card in 2010.

Along with assisting Steve Joncas in the BJJ and Muay Thai programs, and heading the fitness program, Jenn is heavily involved in the development and growth of the children's programs offered at the Academy.

  • Steve Maxwell™ Kettlebell Certified - November 2011
  • Ottawa BJJ Open 2011 - Blue Belt Silver
  • Montreal Open 2011 - Blue Belt Champion
  • NYC Open 2011 - Blue Belt Champion
  • Ontario Open 2011 - Blue Belt Silver, No-Gi Silver
  • Ontario Provincial BJJ Tournament 2010 - Blue Belt Champion
  • Renzo Gracie Invitational 2010 - Blue Belt Silver
  • Renzo Gracie Invitational 2009 - White Belt Champion, No-Gi Champion
  • Arnold Classic 2009 - White Belt Silver, No-Gi Bronze
  • NAGA Detroit 2008 - White Belt Champion, No-Gi Champion