ABOUT JEREMY WOODWARD
Jeremy Woodward – IRONHEART
Jeremy Woodward is a fitness trainer with heart. Jeremy is the owner and founder of HIGHPOINT FITNESS LLC and Jeremy’s BOOTCAMP. Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want to get in shape, Jeremy will work closely with you to ensure that all of your fitness goals are met. His motto is “Live Life to the Fittest” and he lives up to that every day and inspires others to do the same.
Some might say Jeremy is a miracle but no one can deny that he is an inspiration. After barely surviving 2 heart failures and corresponding open-heart surgeries, Jeremy has continued to accomplish amazing athletic feats while leaving a trail of inspiration along the way. Just 3 years after his last open heart surgery, Jeremy not only finished Ironman Lake Placid but was one of the top fundraisers, raising $200,000 for the NH Nature Conservancy. “So we’ll have places to go to ride our bikes and have places to swim and train.”
Jeremy is a Certified USA Triathlon Level 1 Triathlon Coach. Jeremy is also a 5th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate and has earned a Black Sash in Kung-Fu. Since his surgeries, Jeremy has gone on to win several awards and recognitions. His 2010 fundraising efforts won him the NH Conservation Hero Award and a Commendation from the Governor of NH, John Lynch; his ability to overcome heart failure and succeed as an athlete won him the Medtronic Global Hero Award (one of 25 in the world). He’s also been named a WMUR Hometown Hero and his most recent recognition came this year: Jeremy was named one of the Union Leader’s 40 under 40, a program that recognizes emerging leaders with a record of professional and volunteer accomplishment in New Hampshire.
Jeremy understands the importance of life and making a difference, so finishing an Ironman was just the beginning. Jeremy is a member of the Ironheart Racing Team- a group of athletes competing in endurance races across the globe while raising awareness for healthy heart living and congenital heart disease. He is the Northeast Regional Captain and is coordinating the first Ironheart Classic 5K in New Hampshire, which will donate proceeds to local charities. He is also a speaker for Ironheart Inspire, a group of athletes that have overcome unimaginable obstacles.
Jeremy, along with 7 other athletes will be the feature of an upcoming documentary to be released in 2014 about 7 athletes all with heart issues who are training for the World’s toughest single day endurance event; The Ford IRONMAN Triathlon in Tempe, Arizona.
Jeremy owns and operates the successful Highpoint Fitness and Jeremy’s Bootcamp in Concord, NH where he lives with his family: wife Brook and two young daughters Elliana and Bryn. Always moving forward with dedication, ambition and an incredibly positive energy, Jeremy truly does Live Life to the Fittest.