Jennifer Haase

What do you love about Traverse City?

I love everything about Traverse City, the beautiful bay, cozy downtown, great food and even better people! I also love that my family has lived in the area for generations. This is the only place that I have roots and can whole heartedly call home.

What is your current state of mind?

Currently I am trying to keep my mind as present as possible, the mind is the fastest time traveler and when it wanders I find myself confused with the past and apprehensive with what the future may have in store for me, so constant reminders that I cannot change the past and that I have no control of what the future may bring allows me to just be and be okay with that…just breathe!

When and where are you the happiest?

I am the happiest when I am just riding the wave of life, either following my breath on my mat or long boarding to some choice tunes with my headphones on…a sunny day paddle boarding on the bay is pretty enjoyable too! Happiness is definitely a state of mind that you just have to choose, just smiling at a stranger can bring happiness to both you and them, just be happy 🙂

What is your definition of fitness?

My ideal definition of fitness would have to be healthy body, mind, and soul.

What is the quality you like in people?

“Live out loud.”

I think the greatest quality that anyone can have is just being their self, no matter how weird or quirky that is, as long as you own it and always live true to what you believe you will shine bright, thus attracting others and inspiring them to also be as true to themselves as they can.