Owner | Founder | Educator

Biography

As the Owner and CEO of Athens Movement Practice, Jessica is the backbone of AMP business operations. She began her journey into movement through academia; and holds degrees in psychology, kinesiology, and a PhD in neuroscience. Her studies emphasized the effects of physical activity on the brain and human behavior.

Jessica has also been a runner for many years, having completed races at every distance from 5K to the Marathon. After experiencing an injury during marathon training, she began exploring natural movement fitness through the study of MovNat.

Training for MovNat allowed her to access the strength and capability she did not know she possessed. More importantly, it allowed her to explore movement just as her growing children were, from the center out and the ground up. She learned how to breathe again, she strengthened her core, she found a passion for BETTER movement.

Jessica recently completed a certification in Pre & Postnatal Coaching through Girls Gone Strong. She not only believes that strength has no gender, she lives it every day.

Education

  • PhD Neuroscience University of Georgia 2014

  • MS Kinesiology University of Georgia 2010

  • BA Psychology Wesleyan College 2008

Certifications

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer 2016

  • MovNat Level 2 Certified Trainer 2017

  • Girls Gone Strong Certified Pre & Postnatal Coach 2020

Continuing Education

Currently, Jessica is enrolled in Catalyst Coaching through JRNI Coaching.

Hobbies

Writing, running, playing, learning, reading, singing, and living.

What she is reading?

Check Your Privilege: Live Into the Work by Myisha Hill

Wolfpack by Abby Wambach

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo