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I knew Jes was a soul sister the moment she told me that, as a kid in gym class, she was the one who couldn’t pass the presidential fitness test.
You know that rope attached to the ceiling? The one other kids shimmy up and down easily? Yeah, she was the sad kid hanging at the bottom. (As a tween who couldn’t even pass the sit-and-reach, this resonated at the core of my being.)
So, how does that kid — the one whose childhood diet consisted of white bread, butter, cheese, and Pepsi; who never saw an avocado until she was in college and pronounced “quinoa” wrong for years — become a personal trainer, health coach, and habit change specialist?
I dug into that, and lots more, with Jes Binder in this month’s interview with a normal person. We talked about:
- Why she didn’t initially think it was possible to quit her job and start her own business.
- How she got over the fear of doing something “abnormal,” in a small town where no one had ever heard of a health coach.
- How someone who “wasn’t even a natural at drinking water” changed her diet and lifestyle habits for good.
- How you can change your bad habits, even if the fear of failure has prevented you from getting started.
After you’ve listened, leave a comment below to let us know which piece of Jessica’s story and advice resonated most with you!
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MORE ABOUT JESSICA
As a Habit Change Specialist, Jessica helps people who struggle with maintaining healthy habits transform their lifestyle from the inside out, so that exercise, mindfulness and nutritious eating become sustainable elements in their everyday lives. She coaches with her experience and education in psychology, behavior modification, health coaching, personal training and nutrition. She believes everyone can create their own successful wellness journey and accomplish their goals.