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Jess Horton

Jess Horton is equal parts Marketing Mastermind, Social Media Slayer, Blogger, Brand Builder, Fitness Enthusiast, Influencer, and Creative. Born and raised in Hampton Roads, she grew up in a home where faith and fitness were important parts of daily life and development. Jess comes from an education and marketing background. In 2011 she combined her passion for fitness with her professional skill set to create TheFitPetite.com, a health and fitness website designed to bring encouragement to individuals as they pursue the healthy lifestyle they deserve. By 2013 she left a corporate marketing career and was sweating and slaying full time. Jess is certified both by the American Council on Exercise and the Road Runners Club of America as a trainer and coach. Jess is a life-long runner and regularly practices yoga and meditation. She finds joy in witnessing individuals make lifestyle changes that bring them closer to living a sweat-filled, soulful life. On most days, when Jess isn’t training her clients, she can be found running through Virginia Beach or at a local coffee shop crafting blog posts on her computer. When she isn’t working, Jess enjoys spending time with her fiance and their dog at their home in Virginia Beach. Jess has been recognized as a top social media personality in the Hampton Roads area. She has been featured in Eat This Not That, The Virginian Pilot, HR Growler, and on various local podcasts. Follow her journey on Instagram @TheFitPetite

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Virginia Beach Gift Guide For Fit People

Looking for just the right gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life? This gift guide from Jess Horton of The Fit Petite has loads of great ideas that will help them keep on track and stay fit! And maybe, you will find a little treat here for yourself that gets you started… ... Read More
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GYM & JUICE: Virginia Beach Juice Bar Guide

Don’t let the holidays derail your healthy eating plans! You can still stay healthy without having to prepare all your own meals at home. Jess Horton of The Fit Petite has a great guide to fantastic healthy options at each Virginia Beach juice bar. ... Read More
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Fall Fashion: From Sweat to Street Style

There’s something about a hoodie and shorts that gives me all the cozy feels. Our lives are busier than ever, so feeling cozy and confident in your fall fashion is a must. But being comfortable doesn’t have to mean sloppy or frumpy. ... Read More
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5 Places For Fall Fitness in Hampton Roads

It's officially fall, but summer temperatures are still lingering on here in Hampton Roads. Soon enough, days will be cooler and more inviting to opt outdoors for physical activity. So I like to make the most of these fall fitness opportunities while the weather is just right. ... Read More
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Intermittent Fasting FAQs: Should You Try It?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) appears to be the most trending diet of our time. It seems that every time we turn around, someone else we know is trying out this eating style. Those who practice the intermittent fasting way of eating, refer to it as a lifestyle rather than a diet program. This leaves us with lots of questions. ... Read More