About Me

Jessica Barragan has been a long time fitness and sports devotee since kicking around the soccer ball in her youth. She became passionate about personal fitness, health and wellness as a young adult and has committed herself to gaining as much knowledge as she can in order to motivate her clients to... more less
Profession
Expertise
Degrees
Bachelor's Degree American Studies, University of California, Davis
Years Experience
3-4 years
ACE - Personal Trainer
Verified
ACE - Lifestyle + Weight Management Coach
Not Verified
American Red Cross
American Red Cross
FitPak

Additional Information

Rate
$75.00 / hr
Payment Methods
Cash, Personal Checks, Cashier's Check
Awards & Accomplishments
Emeryville Chamber of Commerce Healthy City Initiative Partner
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Gender
Female
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Client Reviews/Comments

7 reviews
Jessica Vanden Heuvel
On Jun 20, 2012
Jessica is wonderful! She offered me a free consultation when I first inquired with her about training and it was a great workout. I felt sore for several days (the good kind of sore!). She is very interested in learning more about your fitness history, your eating habits and what you like/don't like to do fitness wise. I highly recommend her!
Jessica's Response on Jun 21, 2012:
Thank you so much Jessica! Best of luck in your new job and I'll keep you posted on some new classes on the East bay side! :)
Romina Chanduvi
On Aug 23, 2011
I cannot recommend Jessica highly enough! She has been by far the best personal trainer I've worked with. Her energetic personality will keep you motivated at all times...even when you think you can't do any more lounges. She constantly changes the exercises we do so I never get bored and pushes you in the best way possible so that you can achieve your goal. It has been almost 9 months since I started to work out with her and my body has changed significantly, I have more definition all over and it's all because of Jessica's routine. So if you really want to be truly-madly fit, don't wait anymore and call Jessica!

Romina C.
Donna Galassi
On Aug 23, 2011
My fitness goal was to build strength and stamina in advance of having bilateral knee replacement. Despite my limited mobility prior to the surgery, with Jessica's expert guidance I got stronger, leaner, and more confident about my ability to recover from major surgery and excel in the rehab which followed. I am now 2 months post surgery and working with Jessica again. The individualized program she developed specifically for me was a significant factor in my successful recovery. I highly recommend this skilled and enthusiastic trainer. Donna Galassi
Karen Bertani
On Aug 19, 2011
Jessica has been my saving grace. I started with her because I knew I had to get healthier. I have a balance issue and will fall for no reason and I knew working with her would help to build some strength. Well, guess what? It's all working fabulously. I am stronger and I am more flexible as well. I've lost inches everywhere and I've lost some weight as well. I have a very busy travel schedule and there are periods of time where I cannot come in to see Jessica. So when I am there, she takes advantage of really making sure my workout is going to work for me. She changes up the circuits all the time so I never get bored. I'm very happy that I started on this journey. The end result is going to be well worth all the hard work and effort. This is not easy but Jessica does make it fun! And I have to remember that it's going to take some time; I didn't get un-healthy overnight; I'm not going to get healthy overnight! Patience is a virtue!
Nina Johnson
On Aug 18, 2011
Jessica is my lifesaver. I met her through a women's networking group and fell hard for her infectious smile and tenacious energy. It took me a few months, but I knew she was the gal for me. There are people who get up in the morning and plan their day around exercise...I am not one of those.

At our first meeting I laid out my goals which included motivation and accountability. I needed both. I wanted exercise in my life to improve my overall health. Not only did Jessica provide both, but I got the unexpected bonus of learning more ways that I could exercise, feel good and stay motivated. She brings great and positive energy to every meeting and I actually look forward to our sessions. Her sessions were specific to me and I saw results immediately. I felt better every time we got together.

I have told so many of my unmotivated "middle aged" girl friends (that's late 40's, ha) to get off their butts and a great way to get started is to hire Jessica. I can say now that I am consistently doing cardio and weight training appropriate to my age and body. This would not have happened without Jessica in my life.
Jessica's Response on Aug 23, 2011:
Thank you so much Nina! Your spirit and sass has made you a self-motivated powerhouse and you also influenced me to strive beyond my comfort zone, so thank you! I can't wait to see what you find next to fuel your new zest for fitness fun!
Linda Cogozzo
On Aug 17, 2011
If you want to be truly, madly fit, then train with Jessica — I do. At the beginning, she was able to assess my condition, and she continues to be attuned to my needs. Her knowledge of strength training, cardio, and nutrition is comprehensive. Her style is upbeat and encouraging. She is on time, prepared, and attentive. What do I notice in myself? Increased strength and confidence. Best of all, I leave each session feeling successful and looking forward to the next time. No kidding.
Jessica's Response on Aug 17, 2011:
I am so proud of how far you've come! You are a firecracker and I look forward to each and every one of our workouts! Here's to some new fitness goals that I can't wait to help you meet!
Polly Lockman
On Aug 16, 2011
I cannot recommend Jessica highly enough. She has the most contagious upbeat energy which for me, is an essential ingredient in a personal trainer. Her workouts are always different, fun, and inspired. You love her when you're working out with her and kind of hate her the next day when your muscles start talking to you. If you want someone who will get results, but make sure you have fun reaching those goals, Jessica is your gal!!

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