BBS TRAINING METHOD
FITNESS. FLEXIBILITY. BODY OPTIMISATION.
AN INDIVIDUALISED APPROACH TO FITNESS BASED
ON KINESIOLOGY & THE JOY OF CREATIVITY
MOVE. Fitness should be FUNctional, effective, skill-specific and help your body to perform at its best
OPTIMISE. Perfect your fundamental movements and optimize your body composition to improve your performance
POWER. Add strength, speed, and stamina to push your skills further
DRILL. Break down and drill body positions before putting your skills together
STRETCH. Develop flexibility, mobility and eccentric strength to supersize your moves and reduce injury
A unique approach to fitness combining the love of movement, sports science and the joy of music: the BODY BEFORE SKILL™ Training Method is a creative vision of international fitness professional Jessica Zoo.
It combines knowledge and techniques from a variety of fields including gymnastics, ballet, barre, pilates, callisthenics, yoga, martial arts, movement science, sports performance, cheerleading and is continually evolving to explore our real-life superpowers.
The BODY BEFORE SKILL™ Training Method focuses on movement optimisation, flexibility, physical ability, awareness, skill and development of lean muscle mass. It is suitable for all ages and levels, from complete beginners to fitness all the way to seasoned athletes and sports or fitness coaches.
You will marvel at the differences in your body from the very first session, live or online!
Accredited sports education specialist, member of the US Centre for Coaching Excellence (USCCE). Barreworks Certified 2020. ETM L2, CPT L3 (in progress) with National Academy of Sports Medicine, USASF L1-5.
Blending a love of music, movement, exercise technique and physiology, I have spent the last 12 years researching movement, fitness, sports and applying theory into practice by creating engaging training methods we can use every day.
After focusing on coaching fitness for the sport of cheerleading and competitive dance as the founder of CheerConditioning.Academy, we wanted to take the leap in 2020 to bring the benefits of the method to the everyday athlete. YOU.
BODY BEFORE SKILL™ is more than a method; it is an ongoing quest to explore, play, understand this wonderous body we live in and make the most of it!
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2017: 10 years after I qualified as a coach and fitness trainer, I found myself in the worst shape of my life.
Inflexible, unstable joints, poor awareness and uninspired to keep up with the crazy standards of being a fit pro.
How did I get there? My personal experience working in the fitness industry had been a "NO PAIN NO GAIN" approach
and instead of inspiring me, it made me fall out of love with elite performance and professional fitness. Instead, I had turned to learning, writing and producing: by this time, even though my life revolved around sport my physical self couldn't be further from it.
THEN: two back-to-back, almost lethal accidents. I managed to escape two dangerous situations through quick-thinking and applying some emergency "moves"...! Both incidents could have left me seriously hurt, or worse. Instead: I escaped with barely a scratch.
What saved me? Luck: possibly. Applying my learnings? Most certainly.
This was a huge wakeup call, and that's when I realised fitness was so much more than performance, lifestyle or aesthetics.
It can save you from hurt. It can save your life. But firstly, you have to learn to love it. So armed with my knowledge, my unflexible limbs and joints that moved like a bag of marbles - I decided to use my own body as a laboratory and see what else I could learn to do.
2020: I'm more flexible, strong, fast, resilient, lean and body-aware than I've ever been. I feel re-born and in constant awe
of this incredible biological machine we inhabit, but equally how we are so unequipped to understand it.
There is joy in movement. Balance in alignment. Harmony without pain.
I'm still learning every day and I never plan to stop. I welcome you to join me on the #BodyBeforeSkill journey.