Jess Mouneimne

Vital Stats

First Name: Jess

Surname: Mouneimne

Where you live: Cape Town

Occupation: Gym owner, yoga teacher, wellness coach

 

Social Profiles

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_gi_jess_/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessica.mouneimne

Website: gijess.online

 

Tell us more about yourself

What are your personal fitness goals?

Covid-19 pushed back my plans to compete in MMA by a year and I don’t feel like I have all that many years left to fight. I plan to represent my country on a world stage in 2021.

 

How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?

I am hugely passionate about empowering women. I do this through the health coaching that I offer and also through the self-defense courses that I teach. Last year I organised the first of its kind, women’s-only fight night to raise awareness and funds for GBV. I was the headline fight and together we raised R80,000 for charity. I would like to take my passion for empowering women in both the fighting and yoga space to the next level. I don’t believe that access to wellness should be a matter of privilege. Everyone deserves to feel well and strong. I would like to amplify my outreach initiatives and I believe that the Biogen Face of Fitness platform and the prize money will enable me to do that.

 

What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?

β€œMake time for your health and wellness when you are young or you will have to make time for disease and illness when you are old.”

 

Any noteworthy sporting or fitness achievements we should know about?

In 2017, I was selected as part of the national team to compete at the Africa Jiu-Jitsu Open in Morocco. In 2018 I won Gold at Alpha grappling champs and silver at ADCC. In 2019, I went 2-0 in MMA and became the PFC Strawweight Women’s Champ. I also made the Western Province MMA team.

 

Tell us about your fitness lifestyle

My family and I live a very active lifestyle naturally. We run a gym, which means I’m active throughout the day teaching my clients. When we’re not teaching, we train as a family. My weekly training involves a mix of boxing, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Animal Flow, yoga and weight training. When we’re not in the gym, we enjoy the outside beauty that Cape Town has to offer.

 

Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?

I believe that I epitomise what it means to be a balanced, strong, healthy woman. I’m a successful entrepreneur and fighter, a yoga teacher and a mom. I am a synergy of masculine and feminine energy. As a coach, I help women rediscover their BOSS selves – Balanced, Optimal, Strong and Sexy. I strive to embody this for myself as well as my clients. I believe that the Biogen Face of Fitness is about being your BOSS self too! As a recovered drug addict who used sport, health, wellness and fitness to beat my addiction and maintain my sobriety, I hope to use this competition to show other women that it is never too late to start again, and you are never too old to put your health first.

47 Comments

  • Candice Parkin on August 18, 2020

    Wow incredible!!!! πŸ₯°β€οΈ

  • Laura Kawitzky on August 18, 2020

    Go Jess πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ so inspiring

    • Lauren on August 18, 2020

      Jess is an inspirational woman! I wouldn’t be training today without her help and guidance. A strong woman fighting for all the girls out there.

    • Kundai Murapa on September 8, 2020

      Team Jess has joined the chat😊

  • Meg on August 18, 2020

    Go Jess!!

    • Rene Barry on August 18, 2020

      Jess is simply phenomenal as a fighter, trainer and mentor

  • Guy on August 18, 2020

    Nice one Jess!

    • Nadia on August 18, 2020

      Nice Jess! Such an inspiration as always. Doing this is awesome as it would broaden your platform even more to inspire other women to become stronger in mind and body, as you do for all of us at the gym. Jess for the win!

      • Lyle on September 12, 2020

        Let’s go Jess!!

  • SarahBelle on August 18, 2020

    Rockstar!!!

  • Nina Michael on August 18, 2020

    Yessss!!! You are an inspiration to so many women! You have encouraged and coached me to being on my way to the best version of myself- strong and powerful! So proud of you for doing this and being a role model!

  • Ilana Van schalkwyk on August 18, 2020

    Not just a pretty face, but strong, inspirational, excellent mentor and trainer. Def someone I would choose to represent and be the face of my brand πŸ‘Œ

  • Lauren on August 18, 2020

    Do your thang girl! πŸ’ͺ

  • Kerry-Anne on August 18, 2020

    Yes!! Jess is definitely a biogen face of fitness!

    • Genevieve on August 24, 2020

      Amazing. You really are such an inspiration.

  • Dean on August 18, 2020

    Jess is a BOSS!

  • Linda Guldemond on August 18, 2020

    Yessss! Jess is such an inspiration to everyone who comes into contact with her! Not only is she beautiful and the epitome of fitness but she is also kind,caring,real and inspiring. She is professional,determined and can do anything she puts her mind to. She is especially a shining light to all women and she is a true asset and gem to the fitness industry! I vote Jess for Biogen Face of Fitness 2020! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘Έ

  • Hannah Mather on August 18, 2020

    GO JESS GOOOO πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

  • Alesha on August 18, 2020

    Such an inspiration you have my vote πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻😁

  • Nina on August 18, 2020

    Amazing work Jess πŸ˜€

  • Trevor Pols on August 18, 2020

    Such an amazing and inspirational woman πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Kelly Haubrich on August 18, 2020

    So awesome!!

  • Sara Hartinger on August 18, 2020

    Powerhouse of a woman and huge inspiration to me personally β™‘ Go Jess!

  • Kat van Duinen on August 18, 2020

    Go Jess! πŸ’₯

  • Janine on August 18, 2020

    BOSS LADY! Woohoo Jess, definitely the Biogen Face of Fitness – backing you all the way! πŸ‘

  • Nash on August 18, 2020

    Jess has used her experiences to improve herself and the quality of life of so many other women! This is such an incredible accomplishment, and is very much needed in our country. Keep doing what you’re doing.. we need more of you ❀️

  • Charne Rossouw on August 18, 2020

    An absolute queen β€οΈπŸ‘‘ Thank you for being inspiring on the daily.

  • Megan on August 19, 2020

    Jessica is an inspirational woman!
    She manages to combine fitness, business and family in an amazing lifestyle. Jessica is an inspiration too many!!

  • max Cohen on August 19, 2020

    Jessica has always been an inspirational person, she achieves whatever she sets out to, no matter the challenges. She has re-invented the working mom lifestyle in the health and fitness sector, becoming a leader and trend setter in, particularly the martial arts and fitness scenes She definitely gets my vote.

  • Nadine on August 19, 2020

    She has my vote! πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽

  • Annie on August 19, 2020

    Mentor, mogul and Mama. A true inspiration to all women and a great friend. She triumphs in the face of adversity and takes any challenge head on. You got this πŸ‘ŠπŸ½

  • Tiffany on August 19, 2020

    I couldn’t think of anyone better for the Biogen Face of Fitness! Voting for you Jess πŸ’ͺ🏼

  • Nwabisa Mayema on August 19, 2020

    Jess is phenomenal! She brings warmth, humour and determination into her practice. She is the face of fitness and I’m here for her lifting others as she rises!!

    • Kaboom11 on August 20, 2020

      Good luck!

  • Jodi on August 20, 2020

    Jess is amazing. Disciplined, grounded, compassionate and passionate. She’d be the perfect ambassador for your brand. X

  • Andri De kock on August 20, 2020

    Amazing! What an inspiration!

  • Obakeng Moroe on August 25, 2020

    If there’s one person that deserves to be the face of fitness it’s Jess. Not only is she an amazing person put she is constantly pushing to get better and continuously inspires others by showing them that fitness is a journey not a and destination anyone can do it flaws and all. She is incredibly patient and committed to what she does and her approach to fitness is more human than machine which makes everyone she works with more comfortable and confident in reaching their goals. The don’t call her G.I Jess for nothing.

  • Candice Land on September 4, 2020

    Such an incredible inspriation!

  • Casey Diepeveen on September 5, 2020

    YASSSSSSSSS QUEEN! We need more of this as women!!!

  • MORGAN LUCRAFT on September 5, 2020

    You’ve got my vote any day!!! So so so inspiring!

  • Yumna on September 7, 2020

    Love you Jess. You are awesome!

  • Thabang on September 8, 2020

    You got this, Jess πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ’ͺ🏽

  • Nick on September 8, 2020

    Go Jess , you the best

  • Donovan on September 8, 2020

    Inspiring woman and mothers all over fitness/health/spiritually/mentally/emotionally she tops them all! πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻 Go Jess!!!

  • Jessica on September 10, 2020

    Absolute Femme Fatal πŸ’ƒ

  • Zulaika on September 11, 2020

    Best of Luck Jess πŸ’πŸ’

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