I’m Jess and I’ve been a Community Fitness instructor for 8 years, teaching Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Boxercise, Pound and Divanomics. I started as a plus size instructor and faced a few negative comments - but me being me went out of my way to prove people wrong when they said I couldn’t do it ! I also had a lot of support with ladies telling me that it actually made them feel more comfortable coming to classes with an instructor of my body type. Over the years my shape has changed, although I’m still not the expected stereotypical size of an instructor - I am happy. I was a huge fan of the Body Positivity movement before I even knew what it was! I believe that exercise is for everybody and every body. In my day job I’m a Psychological Well-Being Practitioner for a Women’s charity and am passionate about the the positive impact that physical activity has on mental well-being and love any opportunity to bring my 2 different roles together. I’m excited to see what the future brings as a Community Fitness Network Ambassador!