Hi! I’m Jessie and I am very excited that you’re here! Here is some info about me – I don’t normally speak in 3rd person but it sounded professional 🙂
Background: Jessie began her fitness career in highschool as a part-time gig in 2002 at her local box gym, where she gave orientations to members, demonstrated how to use the equipment safely, and ensured cleanliness on the gym floor. Shortly after, she became a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor, training clients part time while working on her business undergrad at the University of Toronto. When she graduated in 2007, Jessie was deciding on starting her own personal training business, or pursuing a steady, full time career in a corporate job. Since she thought she couldn’t make a living in fitness and wanted a steady, secure paycheck, she chose the latter. Feeling content that she could climb the corporate ladder while doing fitness classes on the side, “for fun,” she worked in various areas within the finance industry, from investment advising, to portfolio management, equity trading, and insurance underwriting. 7 years later, after attempting CFA level 3 for the 2nd time, Jessie and her husband, Joe, decided to sell their condo, move in with Joe’s mom temporarily until their new house was built, and quit their jobs (her husband was an accountant). The main driver was from the passing of Joe’s father after 8 years of battling 4 types of cancers, and Jessie and Joe’s passion for fitness and health resurfacing after years of being suppressed by the 9-5 grind. They realized that life was too short and that being happy, healthy, and not cheating yourself from what you could potentially become was worth the temporary sacrifices being made.
Bio: Jessie has been in the fitness industry since 2002. Her education includes:
- canfitpro: Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and Nutrition & Wellness Specialist
- Yoga Alliance under Yoga Medicine: 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher currently pursuing 500hrs advanced teacher training.
- Canadian School of Natural Nutrition: Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
- Navina Thai Yoga Therapy: Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner
- Bellies Inc.: Core Specialist, working with pre and post natal women
Although she takes her practice and teachings very seriously with a strong passion, she never provides an experience without jokes, laughter, and goofiness.
Jessie is among only a handful of Yoga Medicine(YM) teachers in Canada and is part of the first group to graduate under the YM training. She attended 4 months of vigorous training with founder, Tiffany Cruikshank, where they practiced in Tulum, Mexico, and completed their training in Big Island, Hawaii. This training emphasized using yoga as medicine to heal the mind, body, and spirit in order to achieve realistic, long-term health and wellness goals. Anatomy & Physiology are a primary focus in YM’s teachings because we believe that you must understand how your body moves and operates from the inside-out in order to work towards positive results. Every BODY is different and deserves to be carefully understood. Along with mental and physical well-being, nutrition is an integral part to success in health and fitness. Jessie`s clients understand that it is not a quick fix or a 4-week beach body fad program. Her approach is realistic, gradual, and customizable to fit each client`s needs and wants, to ensure that it is a long term, sustainable, healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Jessie competed in 3 fitness competitions with the Ontario Physique Association, placing top 10 in her bikini class. To Learn more about Jessie’s personal motivation, why she quit her corporate finance job and how she battled IBS, among other inner demons, read her personal blog HERE.
With over 7 years of corporate experience in banking, portfolio management, equity trading and underwriting, Jessie can empathize with the fast-paced lives of her students/clients and she enjoys helping them achieve their personal goals.
Along with almost 2 decades of experience in training and nutrition, Jessie has a proven track record of happy and satisfied clients. Visit the Transformations page to see what others have to say about Jessie.
Well, there you have it! This is ME! I would love to help you achieve your health and fitness goals s contact me for a free consultation and get started TODAY!
Jessie Lam is a Markham based Yoga Teacher and Fitness & Holistic Nutrition practitioner and the face behind JESSIE LAM FITNESS.
She is known for her professional yet quirky and fun, relatable style. Her passion is evident through her social media and face-to-face client sessions as she strives to share her all her knowledge to change as many lives as possible.
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