Jessie Crespo has been in the fitness industry for the past 20 years. She has always had a passion for fitness and healthy living from an early age. She went to the University of Miami on a basketball scholarship and began her fitness career managing recreation and fitness facilities. She first became certified as a fitness instructor 12 years ago, when she began teaching Cardio Kickboxing, body sculpting and Zumba. Jessie first was introduced to yoga in her mid-20’s and hated it! No one took the time to explain to her the meaning behind the value of the breathe and the beauty and benefit behind what yoga can represent in your life physically, spiritually and mentally. In her early 30’s, she decided to give it another chance and she took her 200 hr teacher training certification. Everything changed after that! Yoga was the gateway to a more holistic viewpoint and lifestyle in her life. She then received her 500 hr mystical yoga teaching certification in a month long immersion program in China. She is currently enrolled in a 2 year yoga therapy accreditation program. Although her first certification is in vinyasa, she prefers to teach a gentler yoga flow class that encompasses mind, body connection with the breathe and without compromising your own well-being and health. Jessie also holds certifications in Tabata Boot camp, Active Isolated Stretching, Exercise for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Zumba, Pre-Natal Yoga and Restorative Yoga. She is also a Certified personal trainer through NASM and a certified group exercise instructor through AFAA. She is currently the owner of JOC Life Fitness, where her vision is to provide quality, healthy fitness and yoga services to the community through appreciation and knowledge of the body as a whole.