“Figure out your why and chase your smile. Dream big, and never doubt yourself.”
I absolutely love this quote from our next Girl CEO, Wife, and Fitness Expert. I remember sitting at lunch with one of my friends when this beautiful gem came up to me and said, “are you Nkmstyling?” I was like, “yes!” I gave her a hug and felt such a warm and genuine energy from her. I knew one day that I had to include her in my blog. This babe is absolute fitness goals, and she makes me wanna get back into my workout routine. I can’t wait to visit her gym when I go back to visit Buffalo!
If you want to learn more about this week’s Fitness babe, then read our complete interview below. Grab a cup girl, and enjoy your Friday read.
Introducing this week’s Friday Feature,
Current City: Buffalo, NY
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Full-time job: Studio owner and fitness instructor at F45 Black Rock
Hi Jess! Welcome to The Boss Diary! Before we begin, tell us 3 words that best describe you.
Hungry, Relatable, Passionate
Tell us what you do professionally.
I own F45 Black Rock in Buffalo NY. We are a fitness studio that offers functional 45 min high intensity interval training (HIIT) classes to groups of about 30 people. I run the daily operations as well as manage our social media, and teach classes all while ensuring the vibe in the studio is on point every day.
How do you stay motivated as a full-time business owner?
Staying motivated shouldn’t be hard if you’re motivated by the right things. My motivation comes from my members. I love watching them gain confidence as they progress. I love seeing the looks of accomplishment on everyone’s face after a workout. I love being able to help people look better and more importantly feel better. Hearing positive feedback and knowing I am impacting their lives is my why and it’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.
To date, what has been the most memorable moment in your career?
Our grand opening day! Meeting all of our members who had been waiting months and months for us to open. Watching everyone sweating it out and having so much fun while doing it.
Everyone has a purpose, and it’s so refreshing to find women who are truly living their best life through their passions. How would you define your own purpose?
To impact and influence people’s lives in a positive way through my leadership and passion.
Tell me one thing that most people may not know about you (besides the fact that your hair always looks amazing…..)
Haha thanks! I was a hairdresser for 10 years so I would hope my hair looks decent half the time! I’m passionate about food and have a love for cooking. At one point I wanted to own a little cafe or restaurant. Maybe that will be my next venture….never say never 😉
Name one thing that your hometown city is known for that some people may not know.
FOOD! Toronto has the most amazing food scene. Besides my family it’s the one thing I miss the most. Don’t get me wrong Buffalo has fantastic restaurants but Toronto is next level. Anything you could possibly ever want is there!
What would the “18-year old you,” say to you today?
Take a day off!
Before you go, what is one piece of advice you would give to women out there who want to start their own blog or business?
Figure out your why and chase your smile. Dream big, and never doubt yourself. Ask questions…a lot of them and alway be open to learning new things. Have a system because goals are nothing without them. Don’t let anyone tell you no, and just go for it.
This or That:
- Lipstick or chapstick: Chapstick
- Tea or coffee: COFFEE
- Romance movie or horror film: Romance if I HAVE to pick. But suspense/thriller all the way
- J Lo or Shakira: J Lo
- Instagram or Facebook: Instagram
- Girls Night Out or Netflix: Netflix
- Where is your next vacation? I don’t have anything planned at the moment but my husband and I spoke recently of going back to Tulum. We spent our honeymoon there and it was incredible!
- What is your favorite 90’s jam? Mase – Feel so good
- If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? My dog Bodie. I’d be spoiled and still get to sleep next to my husband 😉
- If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why? Blake Lively
- What are three things on your bucket list? 1-Cross country road trip 2-Building my dream home 3-Owning a vacation home.
Thank you so much Jess for joining us today, and sharing your story in my diary! So much gratitude. Ladies – be sure to follow Jess on social media, and watch her video below. Thanks for reading babes, and I’ll see you right here next Friday!