Why You Should Care About Mobility – Jessica Estrela Copy

SESSION OVERVIEW

Mobility is a word that is popping up all over the place but is it just a fad? What exactly is mobility and why is it important? Mobility is the ability to actively move your body freely and efficiently through a range of motion and involves flexibility, muscle strength, and muscle endurance. We live in a sitting world and with all that sitting comes muscle and joint restrictions. Mobility training is a quick and simple way to help counter all of our sitting and help prevent loss of range of motion, flexibility, strength and endurance.


BIOGRAPHY

Jessica Estrela BSc, RMT, CSEP-CEP Jessica holds an honours BSc in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, she is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, a Registered Massage Therapist, and the FIT CHICKS Academy Programs Manager.

Jessica has worked as a kinesiologist, a personal trainer, both in a gym and in-home, a group fitness instructor for FIT CHICKS and a spinning instructor. She loves sharing her knowledge and experience as a therapist, trainer and athlete while helping others through the rehab process In her spare time, you can find Jessica training for various running events and triathlons. Staying active has always been a priority for her and she hopes to inspire the same in her clients and anyone she meets. She believes physical activity is important not only for the body but also the mind.

As an athlete herself, Jessica has a very personal understanding of the requirements and demands of sport. This gives her a unique insight into how and why the body works the way it does. She is a strong advocate for self-care, a consistent exercise regimen, nourishing your body with real whole foods, and regular massage therapy. Her education and the type of training she does outside of work gives her a strong understanding of repetitive strain injuries, as well as acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. She loves sharing her knowledge and experience as a therapist, a trainer and an athlete while helping others adopt a healthy lifestyle.