Owner | Founder | Educator
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.
PhD Neuroscience University of Georgia 2014
MS Kinesiology University of Georgia 2010
BA Psychology Wesleyan College 2008
NASM Certified Personal Trainer 2016
MovNat Level 2 Certified Trainer 2017
Girls Gone Strong Certified Pre & Postnatal Coach 2020
Currently, Jessica is enrolled in Catalyst Coaching through JRNI Coaching.
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