Hub Fitness personal trainer Jesse Taylor, 26, is this week’s Girl Friday.
Hub Fitness personal trainer Jesse Taylor, 26, is this week’s Girl Friday. Christopher Chan

Girl Friday goes from being overweight to fighting fit

HUB Fitness personal trainer Jesse Taylor has seen both sides of fitness and obesity.

"I come from a background of being overweight," the 26-year-old said.

At her heaviest, Jesse was 92kg, or a size 16. Now she is a toned 62kg and size 8.

"I suppose I just found a passion for fitness, and it became addictive," Jesse said.

The fitness industry appealed to Jesse at age 23, which led her to travel the world on cruise ships as a PT.

"It was really interesting for me, just to meet different people and experience different things," she said.

She's made Gladstone her home again (she left at 16) and has joined what she calls the "Hub family".

"My drive in the industry is to mentally, not just physically, help people develop," she said.

"I like Gladstone because it's not too hustle and bustle. It's warm in winter. And my family is here."



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