Yessica is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia in South America. She moved to Miami Lakes, Fla., in 1998 as an international student where she got her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.
Yessica moved with her husband and two daughters to Sugar Hill, Ga., in 2005 where she dedicated her time to stay home and raise her two daughters.
It was in 2014 that Yessica started looking for a new fitness challenge and decided to pursue getting healthy and fit. After trying different gyms and workouts, Yessica found CrossFit the next year while at a summer family vacation in Florida where she was brave enough to try her cousin’s box and try a CrossFit class for a day. She was immediately hooked and as soon as she was back in town started looking for a box close to home and never looked back. Yessica strongly believes that CrossFit is the best program for anyone wanting to improve their health and quality of life. Ever since she started she is not only stronger physically, but mentally. Yessica wanted to pass the same CrossFit passion to her teen daughters. They both began training at No Excuses in the Teens classes.
After nearly three years of training in CrossFit, Yessica earned her CF Level-1 certificate in January 2018.
“Ever since starting CrossFit I see inspiration all around from whatever level, age and ability people come with into the gym. Their desire to do something to make them healthier can make things happen and it does!”