Meet The Junker Family

Jackson and Stephanie are busy professionals who are thrilled to be raising their twin sons, Charlie and Griffin, 9, in beautiful Parkland. Stephanie tells us, “Relocating our family from Cleveland, Ohio to Florida was not stress-free. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to move to Parkland. Our boys love attending Park Trails Elementary, playing on the community sports teams, and riding their bikes year-round with neighborhood friends.”

Both Stephanie and Jackson are certified personal trainers and own Junker Fitness. Stephanie was a pharmaceutical microbiologist before joining the Junker Fitness team.

Charlie & Griffin play tackle football on the 10U Parkland Rangers team and are gearing up for the upcoming season. They had a fantastic fall season playing Parkland Little League Baseball on the Yankees in the Minors division and winning the Championship. They are excited to be back playing baseball this spring with their team, the Parkland Bombers. They also are wrapping up their first basketball season in the Parkland Basketball Club on the Nuggets and they are beyond excited for playoffs to start. They are thrilled to be attending the Triple Threat basketball camp in Coral Springs over Spring Break.

Jackson coaches for the Parkland Rangers 10U team, Parkland Little League Baseball, and Parkland Basketball Club. He is an active member in the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Stephanie has a passion for fitness and helping others achieve their goals. She is also an avid runner recently completing the Publix A1A Marathon in Fort Lauderdale. Both Jackson and Stephanie are longtime sponsors of the Parrot Head Run, benefitting Fostering Hope, a Cleveland charity dedicated to enriching the lives of foster children through unique programs, holiday parties, and traditional childhood experiences.

When they’re enjoying family time, Jackson says, “We love biking the levee trails at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, kayaking in Biscayne Bay, snorkeling at local beaches, and playing sports together at Pine Trails Park.” Jackson and Stephanie also love to scuba dive. Charlie & Griffin plan to get their PADI Open Water Diver certification once they turn 10 years old this summer. Stephanie tells us, “Our favorite places to scuba dive are Grand Cayman and Cozumel.”

Charlie and Griffin are in Fourth grade at Park Trails Elementary School. Charlie’s favorite subjects in school are robotics and gym. Griffin’s favorite subjects are math and gym.

Impressed by all of the activities available to their family, Jackson says, “The sports programs in Parkland and Coral Springs really exceeded our expectations. All the fields are beautifully kept and well maintained. The organizers and coaches are extremely helpful and dedicated. We also love the ability to live an active lifestyle outdoors year-round in Parkland/Coral Springs.”

Thrilled to finally be “Floridians,“ Jackson tells us, “Stephanie and I always wanted to move to southern Florida to live an active outdoor lifestyle year-round. We toured houses throughout Broward County, but were drawn to Parkland because of its strong sense of community. We are beyond thrilled with our decision. We have met wonderful families, made life-long friends, and enjoy the parks & trails throughout Parkland/Coral Springs on a daily basis.”

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