Aleksandra Deren-Jones is a native of Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland. She is an exemplary athlete winning the Polish Track and Field Championships in the 400 meters twice, 800 meters eight times, and once at 1500 meters. She placed second in the 800 meters at the Junior European Championships, and represented Poland in the 800 meters at the European Championships three times. She was also a member of the Polish Olympic team in 1996 and 2000.
After training and competing in Poland, she was recruited in 2000 by the University of Southern California (USC) to participate on their Women’s Track and Field Team while finishing her double degree in International Relations and Social Science. She was a part of the USC Women Track and Field National Championship team in 2001. The same year she placed second at PAC-10 (West Coast College Championships). The following year, she placed third at the PAC-10 championships and was awarded All-American status for 800 meters. After receiving her bachelor degree from USC in December 2003. After graduation Aleksandra pursued her professional running career by joining the TC Montgomery Team, whose members included Olympic gold medalist Felix Sanchez, one of the top 400m Hurdle runners in the World. In 2003 while competing professionally at 800 meters Aleksandra began her career as a Personal Trainer. She had numerous photos featured in OC Magazine and Runners World.
Among her clients was star of the ABC hit comedy series “Notes from the Underbelly ” Mellanie Paxton, and Seth Adam Jones, who starred in numerous TV Shows and Films like Even Stevens and General Hospital.
After 8 years of training and living in Los Angeles, California, she married and re-focused her career and moved to the east coast. She currently resides in Apex, North Carolina. In April 2011, Aleksandra gave birth to her beautiful daughter Lea and is currently training clients in Cary, Apex and Holly Springs Area.