Meet the Owner

Name: Jessica French

 Age: 29
 Experience: 11 years
 City: Clarkson, NE
 

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree Psychology

Minor: Exercise Science

Minor: Business

Master’s Degree: Organizational Management-Sports Management

 

Experience:

ACE Certified Personal Training (7 years)

ACE Certified Group Training (9 years)

ACE Certified Nutritional Coaching (4 years)

TRX Training (5 years)

Power-Lifting (5 years)

CPR Certified (9 years)

Gymnastics Coach (11 years)

 

Jessica’s Lil’ Tumblers Gymnastics Academy began in 2011, with two young girls and a teenager sharing her passion of gymnastics.

Throughout the years Jessica has continued to practice and share her love for the sport of gymnastics with hundreds of children. Wherever she resided she took every opportunity to share her knowledge with children. Building her program from the ground up,  she continues to coach children and help them improve their coordination, flexibility, body awareness, and strength through the sport of gymnastics.

Just Living Stronger Fitness and Beyond is owned and Operated by Jessica Stodola. As a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and nutritional coach, she has been studying and sharing her passion for fitness and health for 5 years. Jessica founded and managed Chadron State’s Group Fitness Program for 4 years and has expanded her passion through personal training and nutritional coaching. Jessica is certified through the American Council on Exercise and specializes in strength and endurance bootcamps, advanced fitness training, and the promotion of living a healthier, happier lifestyle through proper nutrition and physical activity.

“I found a passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle when I had personal struggles in my early years of college. The gym was my safe place and stress reliever, and when I started combining a healthy eating regimen, I discovered the magic in controlling your mind, body, and spirit. I wanted to expand my passion for fitness and health by sharing it with as many others’ as I can. I want to positively impact anyone who crosses my path and through training and nutritional coaching I know I can do just that.”

Just Living Stronger Fitness and Beyond offers training and nutritional coaching for everyone. The goal is to promote long-term habits that support a healthier lifestyle while reaching personal fitness goals. The sky is the limit and with the proper training and nutrition plan your personal goals CAN be met. Jessica Stodola uses her positive attitude and high energy to coach you through your health and fitness journey.

Growing up Jessica was always “tumbling” around, no matter where she was. At the age of 11 Jessica enrolled in her first ever gymnastics class as a Beginner. After one practice she bumped up to Pre-team. A few short months later she progressed and started the competition season at level four. Jessica impressed her coaches and judges with placing in the top of her level at every meet, including state. Her second year, as a level 5, Jessica won 1st place in Bars, Beam, Floor, Vault, AND the All-Around. She also took 9th at the Nationals Competition. Jessica’s passion, natural talent, and hard work in gymnastics continued to push her through level after level. During her fourth year of gymnastics, she was a level 8, but had to make a heartbreaking decision to put gymnastics in her past due to an unfit facility for her to excel beyond the level in which she had already reached. “To this day that decision was one of the hardest and most heartbreaking decisions I ever had to make” -Jessica
 
At age 18 Jessica was asked to teach a few young girls how to tumble. She did just that, but wanted to teach them more than just tumbling on the floor. She started with a beam that her father had built her when she competed and a few small tumbling mats. Summer after summer Jessica continued to use her savings to buy more and more gymnastics equipment and offer lessons to more kids. From 2, to 30, then 90.. and growing more and more each year, Jessica is now sharing her passions to 137 children from ages 14 months to 16 years old; and continues to use her gymnastics income to buy more and more equipment.  With big dreams she hopes to build her dream gym and continue to share her passion of gymnastics in small town Nebraska. 

From the bottom up, Jessica has spent 10 years bringing her dream to life. 

In 2019, she purchased her own buildng,remodeled and officially established her dream gym.

It is still a work in progress, as big dreams require constant work and improvements. However, JLT Gymnastics Academy is up and running and JLS Fitness will be open in the near future!

Dreams Become Reality "The Process"

The Growth of Gymnastics Equipment

The Building Remodel