I am so excited to be here with you and am so excited to be sharing my very first blog post on the Move with Truelove Blog! Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Jesse Ariss, (soon to be Truelove, as my fiance’s last name is Truelove! How special is that?!). My fiance and I have been together almost 10 years and it has been anything but easy. It has been exciting, surprising, full of love, sometimes anger, respect, lessons, trials, growth, awakening, openness, tears and laughter. Through it all, like any good relationship, it has all made us stronger, and everyday we chose each other. We are both Leos so you can imagine our fire for life and each other. It has been quiet the roller coaster since we met but it’s one we both don’t want to get off ever!
I have been a certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine for 4 years and have trained women and run boot camps in a few studios, gyms and even states! I obtained my Associates in Kinesiology in California, and continued to get my Bachelors in Business Management in Oklahoma. I have so many ideas for different businesses I want to open with my fiancé.
The Tribe and I (I will explain who the “the Tribe” is later) are from California and have been residing is Oklahoma for the last three years. During this time we have traveled the Midwest some, gone to Europe, gone vegan, added 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 turtles to the tribe, and this fall we will be welcoming our very own human baby!
Currently I am the only female trainer at Snap fitness in our town and also run a women’s group fitness class called, “Move with Truelove” which is named after the basis for this blog. Move with Truelove…for your body, for your mind, for your ideas and dreams and everything in your life. Being a woman in our time can be hard but it can also be immensely empowering, and that’s what I want to bring to the table. I want to bring women empowerment to the conversation. Here we will share self-love, self-care and truelove for yourself. Although I don’t have it all figured out and I am not the perfect example of complete self-love, I want to make this a platform for authenticity and growth.
My idea for this blog was strong at the end of 2017; my ideas revolved around fitness, wellness, spiritual “universy” things, yummy vegan food, travel and being outdoors and of course my tribe! But since finding out we were welcoming baby truelove, a huge dynamic of my vision has changed. All of the original ideas will be the same but additionally I will be going through a very magical time but also a challenging one as I will be training and teaching classes but now while having this extra weight packing on and then shedding off. This is a journey I am so grateful to go on and take you all along with me. I am so excited to share my “mama” experience during and after pregnancy along with all things fitness, wellness, vegan, travel and Truelove Tribe. It’s only a few months into 2018 and it has been a wild ride so far!