Jessica Diaz is an inspirational wellness speaker and writer, sharing her journey of surviving a stroke to become her healthiest version of herself, mind and body. Jessica Diaz is a certified personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist, barre instructor, mother of two, and spokesperson for the American Heart and Stroke Association.
Jessica’s recent speaking engagements include: The Massachusetts State House, The Massachusetts Hospital Association, The American Heart and Stroke Association, The Well Summit 2016 & 2017, Boston Day of Wellness 2016, and Boston’s PopEvents.
After suffering and healing from a stroke in 2013, Jessica went on a journey toward finding a wholesome way of living by realigning her life through health, wellness and by embracing a more mindful approach to eating and exercise. As a spokesperson for the American Heart and Stroke Association, Jessica's goal is to spread awareness about knowing the warning signs of stroke, surviving a stroke, and every day tips for prevention.
Jessica personally fell in love with Barre in 2002 while living in San Francisco. After eight years of taking Barre classes, she knew that Barre would always be a part of her life and decided to begin teaching. She became Barre licensed in 2012 to share the positive transformations and life-changing workout she discovered through this whole-hearted approach to fitness and health. As a Barre teacher, Jessica hopes to share the fun, challenge and transformation to others that this class has brought into her life.
Jessica received her accreditation as a NCCA certified personal trainer in 2015 to bring in a new level of functional movement into her classes. Jessica is a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. In 2017, Jessica completed the Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga Teacher Training with renowned yoga teacher, Annie Carpenter. In 2018, Jessica became Reiki master level certified.
Jessica's Barre class style includes traditional principles of the Lotte Berk method, body key alignment techniques of SmartFLOW , all blended with her own modifications and unique choreography to keep classes fun, safe, and effective.