Meet Your Fitbit Local Ambassadors: Austin, TX

fitbit_local_austin_logo_rgb_final-01jess_martinJess Martin

Owner and Chief Fitness Officer of Stronghorn Fitness, Jess Martin is an avid fitness and nutrition enthusiast with 2 decades of training and knowledge under his athletic shorts elastic waistband.  After a successful career of staring at a computer screen everyday selling the ever exciting Business Process Management and Process Efficiency software, Jess had come to the conclusion that he wanted more out of life than bad posture and a full bank account.  Jess decided to cast off his “golden handcuffs” and follow his passion of health and wellness. Jess founded Stronghorn Fitness, a fitness company focused on bringing people the results they are looking for, as quickly as possible, in a supportive community, without crazy price tags or binding contractual obligations. Stronghorn Fitness is now one of the fastest growing Wellness Companies in Central Texas.

Jess competes in fitness challenges and adventure races in his spare time and is constantly challenging himself to ensure he is always better than yesterday.  A lifelong athlete and lover of all things active, Jess quickly found that he loved team sports and creating greatness with others.  “Don’t get me wrong, I love solo competitions like Austin’s Fittest, but there is something much more fulfilling to me when you have a group working together for greatness.  It’s that sense of family or community, supporting others and being supported that makes it so much better.”

Jess is a Lululemon Ambassador and was given the title of Austin’s Best Fitness Ambassador by Austin Fit magazine.  A community activist, Jess is constantly bringing people together in the name of sweat.  You might find him in a group of like-minded crazies lunging for a mile, swinging a Kettlebell 10,000 times or underwater bolder carrying a 5k!  While these challenges might seem crazy, they are open to any and all that are willing to join in the “fun.”  Jess simply states, “You would be surprised at what you can accomplish with a supportive group bonding over mutual misery.”

francesca-budesheimFrancesca Budesheim

Francesca was always an athlete growing up. Sports fueled her competitive spirit and introduced her to discipline, leadership, and perseverance. When she tore her ACL, her expectations of her body had to shift dramatically. Unable to participate in the typical sport, she found refuge and healing on her yoga mat. Quickly, yoga began a part of her daily routine and life.

Francesca is passionate about creating yoga that is inclusive, accessible and fun. As an E-RYT 200 Certified Yoga Teacher, Master of Social Work and Institute for Integrative Nutrition student, Francesca is fueled by her students experiencing and exploring their limitlessness.

In the studio, Francesca learns with her students. She invites people to build relationships with themselves and their community to become the most powerful version of themselves and is humbled to witness her students’ breakthroughs.

Francesca is overjoyed to be at part of your fitness tribe as a Fitbit Local Ambassador for Austin. As a collector of experiences and soul connector, Francesca would love to meet you! You can find her online, and on Instagram and Facebook or unroll your mat with her.

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