Takimoto, Jess

Jess is a canfitpro certified FIS and PTS with 14 years of competitive dance training, teaching dance and coaching recreational gymnastics. She taught at the Queen’s University Athletics & Recreation Center. At the start of the pandemic, she livestreamed classes independently on Instagram and turned this livestream into a business, known as SHINE Strength & Confidence Inc. SHINE’s goal is to use inclusive, welcoming, safe, and fun group fitness classes as a channel to discuss topics like body image, healthy eating habits and mental wellbeing. Outside of SHINE, Jess uses her social media presence to advocate for changing the narrative around body image in the fitness industry.