Ness Notes: Wonder Woman Meets Energizer Bunny – The Mrs. Jess Story

Okay, here is another episode of Ness Notes. where I had the opportunity to do an audio interview with Jessica Fitzgibbons (Mrs. Jess).  Man, what can I say about her?!? She is a magnetic powerhouse, an amazing human, a great mom, a dynamic and empowering remodel/coach and such a genuine person!

Mrs. Jess was an Ice and Roller Hockey Champ! She played for US National titles and has also been involved in ice skating and martial arts! She has fought in the ring a few times and is a BEAST in competition!!!

She is a huge CrossFit Competitor and an amazing Coach! A woman that is uplifting and a role model for all those around her, man she is such a joy to be around. Her story is an awesome tale of a woman that has a drive and a fire in her spirit that is unmatched! Her ability to focus and overcome any challenge is awe inspiring and I hope that y’all take the amazing motivation and fun loving energy that she has to offer us!

Her journey is a great example of staying true to oneself and to following your passions. Her life has fallen into place via her zest for life and because she listened to her gut! One of the hardest things to do at times is trust your instincts and follow your bliss, along the way you’ll have many that say you are wrong or that it you are on the wring path.

Stay true to you and keep on YOUR path! Remember that “Tough times NEVER last but Tough People ALWAYS do!”


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Mrs. Jess Summary

Here is a rundown of the things that really struck me about Mrs. Jess.

  1. Her infectious positive energy and drive to move forward, learn, grow and try new things
  2. Her tenacious and persistent spirit, never allowing anything to stop her
  3. Her passion for Life is a driving force, she follows her bliss
  4. She loves to push others; she gets kick out of helping people learn how strong they can be.
  5. Focused on mentoring others, being a role model and being part of the community
  6. Her competitive spirit, whether it is CrossFit, Muay Thai, Running or Life!

And if you want more details, here’s a full bio of Mrs. Jess from the CrossFit website:

Jessica is a lifelong athlete, who started out as a competitive ice skater as a child. As an adult, Jessica has played competitive Ice/Roller Hockey and has won multiple US National Titles. Jessica has been involved in the Martial Arts for years having studied Escrima, Krav Maga, Boxing and Muaythai. Jessica is a certified Krav Maga Instructor with the Krav Maga Alliance, certified Boxing Coach with USA Boxing and is undefeated as a Muaythai Fighter.

Jessica is an avid CrossFitter who has competed in multiple CrossFit competitions including the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games (Nor-Cal Regionals).  Jessica is also a competitive Power Lifter having competed in the 2011 SPF Womens Pro/AM Powerlifting Competition Series taking 1st place in the Womens RAW Division. Jessica also finished in the Top 10 at the 1st Annual OPT “Optathon” in San Diego and took 1st Place/Gold in the 2011 Hercules “CrossFit Challenge”.

Jessica holds multiple CrossFit and Strength Certifications including:

  • USA Weightlifting (USAW): Sports Performance Coach Level 1
  • Starting Strength Trainers Certification (Mark Rippetoe)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainers Certification
  • CrossFit Level 2 Coaches Prep Course
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainers Certification
  • CrossFit Power Lifting Trainers Certification
  • CrossFit Football Trainers Certification
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainers Certification
  • CrossFit Mobility Trainers Certification
  • CrossFit Strongman Trainers Certification
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainers Certification

Here is the audio  (raw, unedited) of my interview with Mrs. Jess.  Just about 30 minutes in length, it starts with how she almost (ALMOST!) became dental hygienist, but tracked into roller hockey 5-times a week (try anything!).  Which led to ice hockey where she’d travel for hours to play at night, and then go to work the next day.  She played hockey up to the birth of her first child and picked back up two weeks after the birth of Chase.

 

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