ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Jess!

I was a competitive dancer for over 10 years.  When I "retired" at 16 , I felt lost. I missed the strong community, amazing friends, and the confidence that comes from pushing your limits and mastering new skills.

 

I was desperately searching for a new, fun way to stay healthy & active. I started taking group fitness classes, and they were awesome, but something was still missing. I was surrounded by middle-aged women; I missed the community of dance and I got bored of doing the same songs every week.  

 

Then, I tried popular fitness programs. I became hyper focused on the number on the scale, the calories going in/out, and the way I looked in pictures. Something was still missing, and this was far more important. I wasn't confident in myself.

 

At the same time, I was silently struggling with IBS. I had debilitating stomach aches and I was so bloated I looked pregnant. At 16, I hid it with the clothes I wore, wouldn't eat treats with my friends for fear of a flare-up, and was constantly worried about where and when the next attack would strike. 

Several years later and I still haven't solved my IBS entirely, but I am better than ever. I finally learned about the microbiome and the importance of gut health. I realized what a profound impact exercise & nutritious foods had on my gut. I got professionally certified and now have the best job in the world as a Fitness Instructor. 

My "fitness transformation" is about so much more than a number on the scale or achieving a certain "look". It is about feeling STRONG & CONFIDENT from the inside out. 

That is WHY I am so passionate about teaching. I want you to have that same transformation. I don't care how much you weigh or what you look like. I just want you to feel Strong & Confident. 

My platforms aren't about me at all. They are about YOU. I am here to help YOU to be the best version of yourself everyday. I am here to motivate you, educate you, and cheer you on. Hopefully, one day I can earn the title of your Favourite Fitness Instructor. 

Whether it's live or on replay, I can't wait to see you in class! Get ready to sweat :)

  • Fitness Instructor Specialist

  • Personal Training Specialist

  • Emergency First Aid & CPR-C

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MY PHILOSOPHY

I share with you all of the things I do because I want you to know, and truly believe that you are beautiful, you are enough as you are, and you are worth it.  

At the end of the day, "fitness" is not about a number, size, or weight.  It is about having the confidence to be unapologetically yourself, which comes from knowing you can do hard things, and you can achieve any goal you set your mind to.  If you don't agree yet, I hope that I can eventually change your mind!

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