J’Que is one of Alabama’s top Wellness and Fitness Coach. A cancer survivor who also struggled with body image, she turned her lemons into lemonade by inspiring others with her story through fitness and her string of business merchandise.
Get inspired by her interview below and follow her on Instagram @jquenow
You are one of Alabama’s leading professional fitness and wellness entrepreneurs for over 15 years. Tell us about that.
Being a fitness professional and entrepreneur for over a decade is a blessing. This is a journey for me, a lifestyle that I am making sacrifices for. While those sacrifices are difficult at times, the results are priceless. As you may know, Huntsville Alabama is thriving with art, culture, technology and soon entertainment. Nike Air Max Goedkoop Watch what happens within the fitness and fashion industry. Everyday I meet someone new, or learn something new about myself and abilities. Being an entrepreneur has allowed me the opportunity to live with a purpose.
You hold certifications from some of the country’s leading programs NESTA and AFAA including over 5 specialty certifications. What drives you to achieve?
What drives me is ‘Purpose’. nike air max 2016 blauw Purpose will get you out of the bed every morning and do your best. Purpose will push you when you are standing still. Purpose will lift you up when you fall down or feel like giving up. As a mother , I am driven to be a leader and the best example of a woman that God has intended me to be.
Tell us about your fitness and lifestyle facility ‘Fitness DEFY’d’
Fitness DEFY’d is a health and wellness fitness training facility. Our team of expert fitness professionals work to inspire and educate clients to make positive and powerful changes in their lives through physical fitness, sound nutrition, and healthy lifestyle habits. We host several events throughout the year. Fjallraven Kanken Sale Kids Everything from health workshops, food drives, community events like ‘Lace up for a Cure’, and social events like our popular ‘Wine Down Wednesdays’.
You’ve produced a series of DVDs, a clothing line, a lifestyle app, fitness accessories and more. Tell us about that.
Merchandising is a very important element of business. I’ve worked hard to launch several businesses and have learned from both mistakes and accomplishments. Once I began producing content and merchandise I witnessed my companies growing substantially quicker than those that weren’t merchandising. Each of these products are reflections of my experiences and valuable information for everyone who’s serious enough to learn.
You had past struggles with your body image. You are also a cancer survivor. Could you share with us about that journey and how you were able to win.
In hindsight, my past struggles were a blessing in disguise, and a test to my faith. Without them, I couldn’t have overcome my fears and be an example to others. There’s something magical and graceful about meeting your goals and exceeding expectations. It builds character and strength. nike air max 2016 goedkoop Surviving Cancer was not a journey, it is a fight and it lights a fire to burn you or fuel you. One day at a time along with millions of others across the world we fight to live, to love, and be a living testament. Each year I team up with friends, family and local businesses to ‘Lace up for the Cure’. This is our action and awareness to cancer, we gather resources, raise money, and sow hope into each other’s lives.
Describe your personal style.
High octane, fearless, fun and bright. Being a model allows me to transform ideas, and bring creativity to life. Travelling the world gives you such a bigger perspective on style, fashion, and culture that you can’t help but want to try it all. Nike Air Max Goedkoop I think style and fashion is an art of expression and creativity that many of us don’t take advantage of. I say, be yourself, be who you want to be and do it in style.
You have almost 20 partner/ambassadorial roles. What does representing a brand mean to you?
Representing a brand is a privilege. It means exceeding expectations and going above and beyond. Representing a brand means ‘I am the CEO, the logo, the employee, the commercial, the PR, everything. Being true to the brand’s integrity and help propel it to be more successful is the single most thought I carry everyday.
Do you have fashion stylists/bloggers as clients?
I sure do. Many of my clients wake up at the crack of dawn and need that early morning work out to jump start their day. Some are models, boutique owners, journalists, even television hosts. Fashion styling and blogging requires you to be optimistic, creative, thinking outside the box and ready to go at a moments notice. 30 minutes of any work out will give you the energy, clarity, and confidence you need to do the best job possible.
Power bike or fast cars?
Power bike, ready, set GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Merchandising is a very important element of business. I’ve worked hard to launch several businesses and have learned from both mistakes and accomplishments. Once I began producing content and merchandise I witnessed my companies growing substantially quicker than those that weren’t merchandising.