Words from Jess
” I became a Trainer after my own experience in becoming a mother. I had my first child, Ava, at just 19 and my second, Kye, when I was 24. I adored being a mother, yet I really struggled with weight loss, body image and pelvic floor dysfunction after my second baby. My body never “bounced back” and I couldn’t understand why I didn’t look like all the celebrity mothers in magazines.
I became obsessed with the scales, cut out entire food groups, exercised like crazy and ended up reaching my “goal size”. But the cost of reaching that size was that my relationship with food, my body and exercise were a mess. I couldn’t enjoy eating out, I felt hungry all the time and I had zero energy to enjoy being a mother.
Skinny, yes. Healthy? Definitely not.
I knew that lifestyle wasn’t sustainable, and chose to move into something completely new- strength programming. As I could feel my body getting stronger, I learned I learned I needed to eat in a way that provided energy for lifting. I also stopped obsessing over my appearance and because of that I was able to start enjoying food again.
My perception of myself changed, and so did my views on what actually makes a body “healthy”. Learning to feel so confident through strength training is what got me wanting to be a Trainer. I was desperate to help other men and women build self-confidence and understand why the scales and clothing size only tell a tiny piece of a story.
I really look forward to connecting and working together.
Jess xx “