A journey of self-discovery.

My journey to health and fitness has been a long and winding road. I'm committed to using the lessons I've learned to support you in this journey to becoming your healthiest, happiest, most authentic YOU.



This is me, take it or leave it...

Just a Florida girl, who ran far away from everything she knew in a desperate attempt to chase love and to find herself. 

What a trip! I can share with you that various parts of my journey led me all the way up and all the way down...

My dog and I have been to the most beautiful places in Hawaii and we are still exploring. I have a solid plan to wear bikinis till I’m “too old” for it, whatever that means, I guess when I'm dead. But never letting go of that self love, body positivity element that will allow me to do so. 

I've worked in retail and also in bars so I know what its like to serve others while holding myself to the highest regard. My heart has been so obnoxiously in love an in turn so hurt I could barely breathe. I know what it feels like to be both the majority and the minority and the latter is nothing short of humbling. Being an educator has allowed me the opportunity to teach at large festivals (where I was scared shitless) and I've also had classes that not a sole showed up for. 

I was a real hot mess in my 20’s but as I got older I got my shit together enough to train for and finish an Ironman. Since then I've dabbled in endurance training, dance, yoga, HIIT and Crossfit. I have had to work hard for anything considered an athletic accomplishment and I credit that solely to mindset and determination. We're talking blood, sweat and tears, definitely not luck or genetics.

We are no different. Our lives are all rich with experiences, mine just always leads me back to movement and that feeling of power, strength and courage I get from it. It makes no difference,  yoga, dancing, picking up heavy shit, I feel on top of the world (think Beyonce in a sparkly ass dress with the wind blowing her hair... only with a barbell.)

If I could bottle that up and share with you, my heart will be so full. 

Let's do this!


Too legit to quit:

I've been in the fitness industry since 2007.

Always evolving, forever a student and so in love with the process.

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

Precision Nutrition Certified Coach

ACE Personal Trainer

ACE Group Fitness Instructor

Schwinn Cycling Instructor

200 E-YRT Yoga Instructor

Shakti Flow Founder, Instructor / Trainer

Wanderlust Oahu Instructor 2x 

Ironman Finisher

Former Triathlete / Runner


Crossfit Athlete

Bikini Connoisseur

Dog Mom


I'm Jess Abner, a certified fitness and nutrition coach with 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. My fitness philosophy is centered around movement, empowerment, and connection. My high-vibe, no bullsh*t approach to coaching means you'll work hard, sweat your ass off, and get results...and we'll have a blast!