TRAINER JEAN KOTTEMANN IS ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE.
By Lianna Patch
New Orleans Living Magazine livingneworleans.com
As business models go, Jean Kottemann might have hers locked down. “I’m a personal trainer who’s a descendant of the Roman Candy man,” Kottemann says, referring to New Orleans’ long-beloved taffy business, which her brother operates.“He fattens them up, and I slim them down!”she laughs.
“I think that everyone should have feat of strength – something they feel is impossible and that they can’t accomplish, and then work toward accomplishing that.”
Jokes aside, Kottemann began training clients in the1980s, using the Nautilus strength-training
method. At that time, most gyms adhered to the philosophy that in order for a workout routine to be effective, it had to be lengthy. “thirty years later, everybody’s turning my way,” Kottemann says.