Instructor Tamara

"Hi, my name is Tamara and as one of the Jafrican Fitness instructors I would like to share with you how I was introduced to this program. Six years ago I was introduced to what was called Jafrican Dance Fitness by my best friend. I never thought I would fall in love with a fitness class as I have with Jafrican Fitness. I always enjoyed working out and going to the gym but I actually found a class that was a more challenging and fun at the same time. I started out just going to Friday classes but that changed immediately. I started finding more classes to attend throughout the week. As time passed I noticed how my body started to changed. I was losing weight and toning at the same time. My pant size went to a size 4-6 and I was at a weight of 140. As time pass I got married and had my first child but that didn't stop me. I worked out during my entire pregnancy. After I had my son and was able to return back to class I was back on it. The support from my husband, fitness family and most of all Jafrican Fitness helped return back to my pre pregnancy weight. Jafrican fitness is a great class to help individuals like you and me reach our fitness goals. I know if I can do it then so can you. Check out our weekly classes and let's continue this journey together!"

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Who We Are

JAfrican® Fitness Creator Jackie

Jacqueline Ngbesso was born and raised in West Africa in the country called The Ivory Coast or Cote d' Ivoire. Jackie has always had a love and passion for dance and fitness as she grew up in a family of very talented dancers. Jackie moved to the United States in 1986. Since moving to America, she has raised her precious son, Felix, the joy of her life. In 1992, Jackie earned her Vocational Nursing License to became a nurse to continue her life's journey of caring for people and their health.

Over the years, with a demanding, stressful career and other life events, she developed bad eating habits and did not make time to take care of her own health. She did not work out or continue dancing and therefore gained 83 pounds which affected her health negatively. She became tired all the time and even suffered with gallbladder problems. With all the issues negatively affecting Jackie's health and lifestyle she decided to make changes to turn her life around. To start her lifestyle change, she arranged her work schedule and set small goals for weight loss of 2 to 3 pounds a week. She went to the gym to work out and dance. Amazingly, Jackie pushed to build her endurance and stamina and to also challenge herself by becoming her own personal trainer and nutritionist.

She did it all naturally, using no diet pills and having no surgery. Since reaching her goals, she has been extremely passionate about motivating and inspiring others with the skills and knowledge that she learned. Often, Jackie is asked "How did you do it?"... And that question itself and the encouragement from her friends are the primary reasons Jackie created the fitness revolution: JAfrican® Fitness. Now, she is sharing her experience and journey with you. Come and experience what has forever changed her life!