Jessie was raised in Blacksburg, VA by parents who encouraged independence and an active lifestyle. She grew up camping, climbing, swimming, running, playing soccer and practicing Martial Arts. After a skiing accident and ACL surgery in 2008, Jessie was determined to learn everything she could about injury prevention for athletes. In college, Jessie studied Strength and Conditioning and became involved with triathlon and obstacle course racing. She graduated from Radford University with a degree in Human Health and Performance, and spent her time racing and coaching multisport athletes.
Jessie stepped back from endurance sport in 2016 to rehab a torn meniscus. She traded in her running shoes for boxing gloves and fell in love with the intensity of the workout and mental clarity that boxing provided. She coached boxing classes at Level Red Boxing in Erie, PA from 2016 – 2018. When she moved to Richmond in January 2019, she was thrilled to join TITLE Boxing Club and continue coaching and learning.
Jessie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Personal Trainer, and a Certified USA Triathlon Coach. Movement is her passion. She’s spent the last 10 years coaching athletes in soccer, swimming, running, cycling, adventure racing, boxing, and strength training.
Jessie believes boxing is one of the best workouts a person can do for themselves! The unique combination of strength, speed, cardio, mental stimulation, and agility that is required in boxing makes it a fully-engaging whole-body workout that everyone can do.
When Jessie isn’t coaching, she is probably on an adventure with her loved ones, listening to a podcast, or somewhere in the woods.
My personal mantra:
When motivation fails, discipline prevails.
My training style is:
Authentic & Connected
Health is wealth! My goal is to help people build strong, capable bodies and minds that they love and respect. As we get older, many of us gravitate to jobs and environments that are not natural and we gradually suppress our inclinations to run, or jump, or climb, or play. This massive reduction in movement and play leads to muscle imbalances, chronic pain, injury, early aging, depression, anxiety, the list goes on and on. Movement is an avenue through which we can connect to the spontaneous nature of our humanity, push the boundaries of what we think is possible, express ourselves, and live joyfully!
What gives me my fighting spirit:
Seeing people radically transform their lives in a matter of months by prioritizing their health is truly incredible. I am inspired every day by the amazing people I have [had] the honor working with as a coach.