“Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out”
Jess picked up a tennis racket for the first time at the age of three and by the age of seven she begun playing in her first tennis tournaments. She played the pro-circuit in under 12, 14, 16 and 18s and was ranked the number one junior women’s tennis player in Australia in this time.
The tournaments Jess has played in include representing Australia in the Junior Fed Cup, the Australian Open five times, and the US, French and Wimbledon once each. In this time Jess was ranked 60 in the world for junior singles, 35 in the world in junior doubles, and 800 in the world in open women’s singles. ?Jess’ best achievements as a tennis player include reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open Juniors in doubles, and being awarded the Victorian Sports Star of the Year award when she was 12.
At 17 Jess suffered a potentially career ending injury after she tore her abdominal muscle and tendon of the bone! This consequently led to Jess being unable to walk for 4 months, then another 4 months of rehabilitation where unfortunately she strained it again and was out for another 4 months. At 18 Jess retired with her career prize money at over $170,000, to learn more about her injuries and the body. As a qualified personal trainer, in 2008 Jess began as a coach at the Australian Institute of Fitness in a quest to transform people into becoming the best they can be!
Disclaimer: Where Certificate III in Fitness, Cert III/Cert 3, or Fitness Coach is mentioned, it refers to SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Fitness, Cert IV/Cert 4, or Personal Trainer is mentioned, it refers to SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Master Trainer Program™ is mentioned, it refers to Fitness Essentials and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Master Trainer Plus+ Program™ is mentioned, it refers to SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Massage or Cert IV/Cert 4 is mentioned, it refers to HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Where Diploma of Remedial Massage is mentioned, it refers to HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage.