A Dubai resident for more than a decade, Jessie came upon CrossFit the way many of our members do: having gained the dreaded “Dubai stone” (that’s 14 lbs, for her fellow Yanks) working long hours as a management consultant, she realized her old ways of staying healthy weren’t cutting it and she needed to try something new… little did she know that “something new” would become a passion and a career!
A lifelong sportswoman, Jessie was a competitive swimmer, gymnast, and rower before settling into a love of distance running that led her to complete over a dozen marathons and one ultra-marathon. Jessie now competes locally and internationally as a CrossFit athlete, and was pleased to finish the 2017 season with the (slightly dubious) honor of being the fittest 35-39 year-old woman in Africa & the Middle East.
As a coach, Jessie relies on her endurance training background to aid clients in building their “engines.” She believes strongly in sports as a metaphor for life, and loves helping her athletes develop grit and mental toughness that will make them better both inside and outside the gym.
Contrary to popular belief, Jessie was not a drill sergeant in a past life.
CrossFit Level 1