Jessi Clemmons

Jessi Clemmons

The Cornerstone Fitness

Jessi Clemons is a 38-year-old Hardin County native who lives in Glendale with her husband, Jared, and 2-year-old daughter, Jorja Mae.

Sarah Edwards describes her as someone you “need in your corner.”

“I guess you could say she’s a rock to those around her so it seems her booming business, The Cornerstone Fitness, is aptly named,” Edwards said.

From a young age, Clemons said fitness has been a part of her life.

“Fitness to me is not about how many push-ups you can do or how long you can hold a plank,” Clemons said. “I don’t have the no pain, no gain mentality.” She likes to hear clients tell her how they can weed the garden without back pain or play with the children while still feeling energized and not worn out.

“Fitness enables me, and countless others, to enjoy life outside of a boot camp or Foundation Training class, setting the groundwork per se,” she said.

Success, she said, is defined by serving and is measured by the testimonies of the clients she works with.

“Jessi isn’t your typical trainer, she is reshaping the way our community views health and wellness,” Edwards said.

Cornerstone Fitness has stretched out into four branches that Edwards said focuses on educating and serving others in mind, body and spirit.

Two of those branches are Cornerstone Council, an online program, and Cornerstone Corporate, a program that can be offered on site at local business, Clemons said.

“It is my hope to make fitness readily available to the community,” Clemons said.

Becca Owsley can be reached at 270-505-1740 or

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