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Breaking New Ground in Athlete Development

Jessica Zelinka, 2X Olympian

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You may best recognize me as a two-time Olympian in the sport of track & field.  Now, as a coach and performance consultant, I am excited to share my experience and knowledge from a decade of competing on the World stage.

Next-level performances come from tapping into our current capacity on a daily basis and, in doing so, we continue to push new boundaries of potential far beyond our imagination. This is the Groundwork.

– Jessica Zelinka


Providing Professional Support for Athletes to Unlock their Potential

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dryland training

The "Dynamic Athlete" dryland sessions are led by coach Jessica and colleagues.
These sessions are designed to train the elements dynamic movement in speed, power, and efficient movement patterns; a strong foundational base of all athletes from any sports background.
Training for Individuals, small or large groups available. Offerings include, but are not limited to, off-season bootcamp training, seasonal dryland team support for organizations or clubs, or performance-specific technical training or individuals.

performance consulting

One-on-one consulting for those looking to challenge "Next-Level" aspirations to expand performance capabilities on and off the field.
Work alongside Jessica to uncover effective tools that are right for you to be able to successfully propel passed the areas that are holding you back from optimal performance.

guest coach

Available for track and field specific event coaching. With my background in heptathlon (7 track & field events), this is my greatest passion. I have an immense understanding of all the events through my working with some of the best coaches in the world throughout my career and from training and competing on the National Team for over a decade.


About Jessica

Jessica Zelinka is a Canadian heptathlete, and 100m hurdler. Her personal best score is 6599 points for the heptathlon. She was the gold medalist at the 2007 Pan American Games. Zelinka won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and repeated her silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Zelinka qualified for her first Olympic Games in 2008 (Beijing), where she broke the Canadian record and placed 4th overall. Zelinka gave birth to her daughter, Anika in 2009 and returned to training with a new sense of purpose. In 2012, at the Olympic Trials, Zelinka broke her Canadian record in the heptathlon and two days later she won the Canadian title in the 100m hurdles. At the Olympic Games in London, Zelinka finished 5th in the heptathlon, then proceeded to race 3 rounds of hurdles to qualify for the 100m hurdle final, placing 7th.

Latest Athlete Resources.


"I had the pleasure of having Jessica speak at my event to 230 youth from across Canada and facilitate a workshop. Her unique background and perspective made her a favourite among the delegates, with nearly all them reporting leaving inspired by Jessica's journey and gaining practical skills from her workshop. In addition to being the highest rated speaker in feedback scores from attendees, Jessica was easy to coordinate with prior to the event by tailoring her content to the theme and audience of the event. I recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a captivating and unique guest for their event."
"Our daughter and our son have gained so much from your sessions. We have followed you and read about your journey and now have even greater respect and appreciation for your athleticism, determination, resiliency and the way that you share that with our kids. They really have connected with you and I know that I made a good decision when they walk away from each session feeling good about themselves and their strengths, identifying their weaknesses and know that it is part of the growth process and the journey and developing the mindset and determination to be able to work through them."
Christa Cox
Mother, 10yo son (hockey) 13yo daughter (figure skating)
"Our experience with Jessica has been nothing but amazing. She has made both of our children feel so comfortable and confident in the exercises they do. She has taught them to respect themselves and each other. Jessica is a highly experienced trainer, who takes the time to make sure her students understand what they are supposed to be doing."
Alaina Parker
Alaina Parker
Mother, 10yo son (hockey, baseball) 8yo daughter (general fitness)
"Coach Jessica was professional, caring, and exceptional in her teaching in the physical education classes as well as coaching our track and field team. She shared her wealth of knowledge with not only the student athletes but also with me, and I can honestly say I am a much better coach after working with her. Coach Jessica inspired my team, she was a great example of how people can take care of themselves physically and how lifelong fitness habits are beneficial to one’s health."
Joe Panzine
Joseph Panzine
PhysEd Teacher, Chief Napeweaw Comprehensive School


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