Jessie is the creator and co-owner of Farm Girl Fitness; a boutique fitness studio with a focus on Fresh Air Fitness year round. Farm Girl Fitness was established in the summer of 2020 to help provide people a safe place to workout and support mental health during the pandemic. Jessie kept people moving during the pandemic by creating unique ways to workout outside, even during the winter. Because of Jessie’s creativity and determination to succeed, Farm Girl Fitness not only survived the pandemic, but has also expanded her business to include 2 indoor studios on her family’s farm.
Jessie has been in the fitness industry since 2007 as a Can Fit Pro certified group fitness instructor and Coach. She is certified in multiple Les Mills programs, TRX Suspension training and more. In 2022 she was named one of Impact Magazine’s Canada’s Top Fitness Trainers and Instructors and was a top 3 finalist in Can Fit Pro’s Fitness Instructor specialist of the year. She is known among her peers and participants for her core values of caring, respect and positivity. She is passionate about helping others to develop confidence in themselves, a love of fitness, and a positive body image.
Jessie runs Farm Girl Fitness with her husband, Dan Thomas, on her family’s farm in Milton, Ontario. When not running her business she enjoys raising chickens, gardening and photography.
Jessie has spoken about her ability to pivot in business on shows like Breakfast Television, conferences such as Can Fit Pro Toronto, and can be heard on podcasts such as “Breaking Body Bias” and “The Empowered Hour”.