Jess was born and raised in Colombia and is the proud owner of Shape Up Mums.
She jumped into this industry after many years of practicing and teaching yoga and trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Those years practicing, studying and becoming a certified yoga instructor in India and here in Melbourne were an important and vital aspect in healing her relationship with food, her body and recovering from an eating disorder (bulimia).
Jess then stepped foot in the weights room and never looked back. She got to witness her body and strength transform. It was the last piece she needed to fully heal and live the healthy and strong lifestyle she’d always dreamt of. Since then it became her passion and she became a personal trainer through the encouragement of her partner Will who believed in her from day one.
She started her coaching journey at Will’s PT studio 3 Point Training in Port Melbourne. After moving to Surrey Hills in 2021 and becoming a mum-to-be herself, she saw that there was an opportunity to open her own home based PT studio and she created an inclusive and safe space to help mums improve their overall health and strength. Then the chance arose to take over Shape Up Mums and she knew this was an opportunity not to be missed.
Jess loves what she does and takes great pride in ensuring she continues to upskill herself in an ever evolving field. She has her certification in Pre and Post Natal Coaching through the highly regarded Girls Gone Strong and is currently completing their Women’s Specialisation Certification course to further her knowledge in their area.
Pregnancy is a crazy experience and Jess wants her PT and Shape Up Mums service to help take away some of the uncertainty and help guide mums through the process of training, nutrition and anything else they may need. While working with Jess you’ll also likely meet her little French bulldog sidekick Bruno who is a regular at training sessions.
From an early age, Emma had a strong passion for fitness and healthy eating.
It wasn’t until she became a mother herself, that she realised the importance of maintaining fitness and keeping an active lifestyle for body……but also imperative for the mind.
She left her career in IT administration after the birth of her daughter and vowed never to return. Instead she gained certifications in early childhood education and then qualified as a Personal Trainer and has never looked back.
Emma loves cardio, resistance and the challenge of cross training!
She is very results driven and thrives on helping other on their journey to achieving their goals.
Interested in becoming a ShapeUp Mums Trainer? Check-out Jobs @ Shape Up Mums for details