Hi my name is Jessica, I am 35 years old and I am your instructor. I am a complete dance enthusiast and a fitness fanatic! I am currently an accountant by day and also a lifestyle nutritional coach. I am classically dance trained with over 30 years of dance experience from many different dance and fitness styles. I have taught children and adults alike and love sharing my passion with everybody. I am a firm believer that anyone can dance.
Zumba is a great way to dance, burn lots of calories and have fun, you don't need to have any experience at all, just turn up, follow my moves and you will have a great fitness party you won't even realise you are working out!
Pilates is a great low impact all over body workout suitable for everyone. No experience is necessary and you can notice real changes and improvements to your body with regular attendance. See the Pilates page for a list of all the benefits!
Piloxing is also such a great fun workout with many benefits. I love the upbeat music and the HIIT format. Wearing weighted gloves also adds another dimension to your workout.
PiYo is my sweaty, low impact, intense workout that tones, stretches and lengthens and leaves you feeling fantastic with great visible changes to your body.
I love my job and teaching is such a great way for me to share my fitness and dance passion with every body. Everyone I meet has a story to tell or a goal to meet and I love being a part of that journey. If I can make just one person happy then that makes me happy. I do this for the love of it and once you have been to one of my classes you will see exactly that, a joy and a passion for what I love doing.
I have been teaching fitness classes in Essex since August 2013 and love the buzz of teaching.
I am also a cover instructor at LA Fitness, Anytime Fitness Chelmsford, Brentwood Centre, Fitness 364 Chelmsford & Abbs Cross Health & Fitness Centre.
From January 2006 to March 2006 I was teaching salsa at intermediate level for Salsa Chillout in West London.
From August 2002 to July 2005 I was teaching Salsa at the Beginners and Intermediate level at Quakers in Cowley, Middlesex for 'The Salsa Factory' and at Brunel University for the Brunel Dance Club.
From September 2004 to July 2005 I was teaching my own class 'Dance Blast' for Brunel Dance Club at Brunel. This comprised of core conditioning techniques for the dancer, some cardiovascular workouts and limbering exercises along with simple exercises and mini routines to train the mind to think like a dancer and help to memorise routines and steps.
During this time I also worked as a dance teacher for the Independent Schools Sport Coaching Company. I taught weekly dance classes at St. Helens School in Northwood to year 5 & 6 and to Whiteheath Primary School in Ruislip to years 1 & 2 following the national curriculum.
From 2004-2005 I worked as a dance teacher as part of the Theatre Train company in West London.
Zumba Step - May 2017
STRONG by Zumba - April 2017
Aqua Zumba - Nov 2015
Waterworks Instructor - certified Nov 2015
Level 2 Certificate in Health & Nutrition - qualified Aug 2015
Piloxing - certified June 2015
PiYo - certified June 2015
Zumba Gold - Jan 2015
CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates - Oct 2014
Zumba Pro Skills - Oct 2014
CYQ Level 2 Exercise to Music instructor - July 2014
Zumba Sentao - Aug 2014
Zumba Burst - Aug 2014
INSANITY certified - July 2014
Zumba qualified since May 2013 - Basic 1 & Basic 2
St John’s Ambulance First Aid qualified.
Full public liability insurance.
Grade 5 in Classical Ballet, Tap and Modern with Julie Noble School of Dancing and SETS.
GCSE in Dance.
A-Level in Performing Arts (South East Essex College) consisting of Contemporary Dance, drama and singing.
Salsa qualified by experience trained with The Salsa Factory, Salsa Heart and Southend Salsa.
Trained in advanced Jazz, drama and singing with The Whitehall Stage School.
I have performed in many dance shows across the south east of England since the age of 3. I performed at 'Milan 2004' at Wembley Arena, London (Bollywood Concert backing dancer). In March 2003 I performed at the Beck Theatre in Hayes for a charity variety show and in Feb 04 and Feb 05 I performed and choreographed many dances for the annual Brunel dance show.
LICENSED/CERTIFIED TO TEACH
STRONG by Zumba
Waterworks- Aqua aerobics
Other group exercise classes ~ Legs, bums and tums / Body conditioning etc