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Jessica Vasquez Cruz
Name: Jessica Vasquez Cruz
Category: Sports
Search: Beg, Weights, 50 Min


Jessica says that as a child she was always described as chubby or plump and this had an effect on her self esteem. She looks back and realises that actually she didn’t really enjoy sports and it wasn’t until she discovered a flamenco class that her young life really changed.

 Speaking about her childhood Jessica says "Hind sight is a great thing, but it demonstrates only to clearly that you have to love the activity your involved with to draw the true meaning from the words “eat well and exercise”………young children often blame themselves for being uninvolved when actually, it is a matter of finding what it “right” for them."

Flamenco and Salsa dancing became Jessica’s passion and from this she discovered a love of aerobic videos. She used to practice these at home and then started to put together her own routines and plans.

This continued for years and finally after the birth of her first child, she trained to become an instructor. She then allowed her true Spanish and South American nfluences to become her trademark and her popularity as a teacher soared as class after class filled out wanting to keepfit to such great moves and great music.

7 years on she is now a trainer for "wanna be" instructors and her journey inspires her students not only on technique but also the idea that each teacher is an individual and to focus on developing your own strengths.

We are thrilled to have Jessica on the site and her sensitive and intuitive teaching style we know will endear her to you guys as much as to us……Ola Jessica!!

  • What drives Jessica?

    Watching other instructors teach to perfection inspires me to keep pushing to do my best. I have a thirst for knowledge and always want to learn more and progress my skills to higher levels. The talent in ThinQ Fitness is incredible and I feel inspired when I see other videos on the site and know and understand the work load which goes into each and every class. The best instructors make it look absolutely easy to teach, to cue, to throw in jokes and to keep their choreography on track, but it is actually extremely hard to do.

  • Why is fitness important to Jessica?

    Life is too short to spend it being unhealthy and unfit. Looking after your health is a way of life not a chore. The pursuit of a healthy body is on your terms and no one else's and should stem from being driven by pleasure not duty. Other people will warm to your confidence, your kindness, your humour and your spirit, not your waist line, so although being in your BMI range keeps you on the right track, it needs to be held as an aspect of your overall health and happiness, not the only thing.

  • Jessica’s tips

    * Mix it up, try different types of exercise for variety, balance and to improve fitness levels in all areas
    * Avoid big gaps between meals
    * Pick realistic goals for you to achieve every 12 weeks….and reward yourself

  • Proudest moments

    My children, working for YMCA fit as a tutor assistant and studying for my Certificate in education


Weights are a great way to strengthen the core muscles, build muscle mass and keep generally toned. This beginner video from Jessica, gives you a chance to take advantage of working safely using weights which are slightly heavier than our general conditioning classes.

This will not make you muscle bound as the sets and reps are not at that level, this will help encourage correct posture for lifting, so important in our everyday lives and also in creating more muscle mass one is increasing ones metabolic rate and reducing the risk of osteoporosis as this helps to strengthen the bones. All levels welcome, including New Comers from the Introduction To Fitness videos.

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  • Jessica Vasquez Cruz

    Jessica Vasquez Cruz

    Hi Sharon, How are you getting on now with the weights work...have things settled down. Thanks for your comment. Jessica

    26 June 2009 18:07

  • Lucy Case

    Lucy Case

    Ah well, we will have to calm that competitive streak down a bit then Sharon. It is true that gym classes are pitched to a general level which can often be too high, so there is a real risk of injury in weight baring classes. Stay with us, get your strength gains slowly and carefully and when you can do Karen Mason's class let us all know and we send you a bit hurraaahhhhh. Lucy

    13 May 2009 04:03

  • Sharon Doherty

    Sharon Doherty

    I'm really enjoying the weights classes, particularly the lower weights. I sometimes feel a little competitive in the gym and end up getting a little hurt. Sharon

    04 May 2009 06:02