When I met Jess at a bridal shower, I remember thinking that I could never do what she does in terms of fitness. I thought that some people were just genetically gifted and get to look great. I was also sure that I wouldn’t ever have the time to commit to the gym to look like that. Boy was I wrong! Anyone who is willing to dedicate themselves can achieve results beyond anything they think possible. Jess taught me that!
Nowadays my colleagues, family and friends know me as a health and fitness enthusiast but not too long ago I was very unhealthy. I paid little attention to nutrition — ok, no attention — and only went to the gym when I had time. I finally got tired of feeling run down so I decided to make a change. I started very small. Instead of buying lunch at work I would bring in a Lean Cuisine. I began exercising at least once a week. My gym had Zumba which was fun but after a while I plateaued. I knew I needed to do something else to reach my fitness goals and that’s why I contacted Jess.
I remember mentioning in my first email to Jess that I was thinking of competing. I was nervous she would say that I couldn’t do it but Jess doesn’t know the word “can’t.” Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious and just ten weeks after I started training with her I took the stage at the Shawn Ray Classic! Jess’ coaching and nutritional guidance helped transform me. I went from being in decent shape to the woman who gets stopped in the grocery store being asked how I got such great arms and abs.
Being on stage looking and feeling awesome was an amazing experience but the best part of the process with Jess was really learning my body and pushing it to it’s limit. Today I incorporate lifting and cardio and make the time to cook homemade, healthy meals while balancing a demanding, corporate job. Jess’ positive energy and encouragement continue to help me maintain a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of your personal goal, current situation or perceived roadblocks, working with Jess can help you reach your potential faster than you ever thought before