Step into the Arena &
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Olympian (2008, 2012)

hello... again!

You may best recognize me as a two-time Olympian in the sport of track & field. Well, I’m currently transitioning from competitive sport and I’m excited to share my experience and knowledge, now as a coach and mentor!  

My mission is to find innovative ways to address unmet needs in the world of sport, health & wellbeing, as I continue to grow and evolve in my practices and offerings.

– Jessica Zelinka


Sport Coach
Coach Practitioner
Certified Practitioner
Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Upcoming Event

Week 1 - August 10th-14th; Week 2 - August 17th-21st

In this one-week workshop, you’ll learn how to set good fitness and well-being goals, and work toward a healthy fitness routine. Each day you’ll do a workout, complete with pointers on good form and breathing, and tackle a different topic of well-being: rest, recovery, nutrition, and consistency….more


Providing professional support for others to Unlock tools for High Performance

Look for upcoming workshop offerings or contact directly to book for your team, club or school. These workshops or speaking engagements are offered as a series or by topic of interest around High Performance Tools.

dryland training

The best athletes are the most diversified in their athletic abilities. These training sessions are specifically designed to "RE-condition" by focusing on proper movement patterns that are beneficial to any sport and provide a strong foundational base of all-around athletic training that can be done throughout the season, in the off-season, or as a part of the sporting program with sport club.

mindset mentoring

A program that allows athletes to access their performance code that creates more adaptable, confident and resilient leaders on and off the field. This is a "whole"-listic approach in the pursuit of excellence, in a Mind, Body, and Spirit alignment towards meaningful practices that build character and a strong mindset for life.

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 immense knowledge of all the events from great coaches throughout my career and from my experiences in competing in the sport at the international level for over a decade.

"It's about cultivating leaders on and off the field. When we learn to  lead ourselves first, through consistent action and intentional habits, our daily practices provide a new opportunity to build sustainable success beyond our imagination".
Jessica Zelinka
Athletic Coach & Mindset Mentor

The Future of Athlete Development

About Jessica.

In 2012 Zelinka was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Jessica Zelinka is a Canadian pentathlete, 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.

Friendly indoor track & field competition
Here are ideas for a friendly indoor track & field competition! Whether it’s rainy (like in Alberta) or hot & humid (like in Ontario), grab a family member and challenge…


"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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