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Jessica Zapata

"How you do anything, is how you do everything."Mom. Business owner. Wife. Personal Trainer. Pilates pusher. Cycling queen.

Jessica Zapata has over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry. Her education includes a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta and certifications in Pilates, Personal Training, strength and conditioning and indoor cycling. <br> <br> Her experience is what makes her stand out! She has impacted hundreds of people's lives by making them fitter and healthier, and has worked with everyone from professionals to students to stay-at-home Mom's to most recently athletes and performers in Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna cast. <br> <br> As co-owner of Infinite Fitness, a fitness studio located in Edmonton, AB, she has managed to juggle running a successful business and marriage with the same partner(yes, her husband, Tristan, is her life and business partner). She has also presented at international conferences and workshops for other fitness professionals. And was a YWCA Women of Distinction 2012 nominee and a canfitpro 2011 award winner and 2014 nominee! <br> <br> But what truly sets Jessica apart is her passion and zest for life! As a busy mom of 4 boys under the age of 6, she understands the obstacles that we all face. But that doesn't mean she's going to let you get away with putting yourself last. It's time to make time for you; Jessica is here to help!
Get Out Of The Fat-Burning

Get Out Of The Fat-Burning Zone

Cardio is hard-io but oh so important. And not for the reasons you might think. In fact, when most people think about cardio they think weight loss but it's time to change that mindset -- weight loss is a nice side effect but it's not the main reason for you to break a sweat.
08/31/2016 02:23 EDT
Focus On Fitness, Not

Focus On Fitness, Not Fatness

Have you ever noticed that people who are active or play sports always seem to be able to do more things -- they just appear to enjoy life more than their sedentary, unfit counterparts. They are able to move their body with more ease and generally have no problem carrying out normal activities of daily living.
08/09/2016 01:34 EDT
Malnourished Kids Don't Always Look The Way You

Malnourished Kids Don't Always Look The Way You Think

Obesity is one of the leading causes of heart disease and metabolic syndromes. It leads to a deterioration in the quality of our life and often the length, too. Some experts have gone as far as saying childhood obesity is such an epidemic that this current generation of youngsters will have a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents!
08/22/2014 05:17 EDT
5 Reasons You Should Step on the Scale

5 Reasons You Should Step on the Scale Post-Vacation

Yup, there's no typo there. It says should. You 100 per cent should get on the scale and weigh yourself post summer holidays. In fact, I think you should be weighing in weekly (but that's a whole other blog post). Let's focus on why after a week or two of vacation, you should get on the scale.
07/17/2014 05:16 EDT