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Jackie Warner

[wawr-ner]
For other uses, see: Jackie Warner (disambiguation).

Jackie Warner (b. August 17, 1968, in Fairborn, Ohio) is an American fitness trainer best known for her participation in the Bravo TV reality show Work Out. She owns Sky Sport and Spa, a gym and spa in Beverly Hills, California.

Life and career

Warner moved to California at the age of 18. She founded and co-owned a company in the cellular phone industry and by the age of 22, this company was the third top-grossing cellular phone company in Southern California. She has worked as a model, actor, and a script coordinator for Warner Brothers, eventually writing and selling her own scripts. Warner is currently a professional personal trainer.

Athletic from an early age, Warner played inter-collegiate soccer and softball, and has been a lifelong equestrian competitor. she opened her first gym, Lift. She is also open about being a lesbian.

Personal life

Jackie Warner was seen in West Hollywood hangout The Abbey canoodling(kissing and hugging) with The L Word star Elizabeth Keener on June 14 2008.

Work Out show

In 2004, Warner opened Sky Sport and Spa. On July 19, 2006, the Bravo network aired the first episode of Work Out. The reality show's first season followed Warner's daily routine, giving a behind-the-scenes look at how Warner runs her day-to-day business, juggles her personal life with then girlfriend Milenna (Mimi) Saraiva, and deals with her employees' personal issues.

On March 18, 2007, Bravo launched a second season of "Work Out," where it continues to show Warner handling her personal life and controversial relationship with employee Rebecca Cardon, launching a new business venture, integrating a new trainer (Gregg Butler) into the mix, and dealing with the sudden death of trainer Doug Blasdell.

There was much debate over her relationship with Rebecca, whom she began to casually date during the filming of the second season late 2006. In April 2007, Jackie stated during the Work Out "Reunion" show that due to the attention they have received, the relationship was to be kept private until decided otherwise.

As seen on season three, Jackie dated, and lived with, a 25 year-old bartender named Brianna Stockton. At the end of season three, Jackie and Brianna appeared to have ended their relationship.

During season three, an incident occurred when Jackie and her office manager were overheard commenting on the physical appearance of a client in the gym. The client turned out to be well-known fitness model and breast cancer survivor, Jamie Eason. When the client's trainer, Brian, attempted to confront Jackie about her comments, he was fired. In response, Jackie issued the following statement:

"To clear up a couple of things: I did not make a derogatory remark about Brian Peeler's client on camera or off-camera. The only reason he tried to bring it up to me on camera is to villanize me and set me up for something I didn't do. Lisa did not know this woman had cancer and made a comment about her breasts which she apologized for. I have dealt with cancer personally as well as watched my mother struggle with it so I am very sensitive about this disease.

I have been employed in the past and in a million years would not have behaved the way Brian behaved with me. I can't imagine raising my voice or refusing to leave my boss' office when asked politely to do so. I feel totally justified in firing him."

The controversial episode outraged many fans of the show and led to Propel water dropping their sponsorship of "Workout".

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