Our Founder, Jocie Espinoza
I started The Nutrition Tank the summer before my daughter was born. Knowing that I’d be a stay at home mom, I was hoping to take my in-person business, online. I had this vision of having all the time in the world to work with my online clients while my baby slept. Hindsight is 20/20 and that was quickly blurred. It was pretty bad timing to start a new business and I learned that indeed I had NO time (that wasn’t sleep deprived) to do anything other than care for myself and my sweet little babe. Needless to say, the business took a backseat and that’s ok. Two years later and I'm excited to be back!
Before I became a mama, I was the wellness coordinator at a private girls' school, where I designed and implemented a wellness curriculum for student residents in grade 7 to 12. Working with youth was both challenging and rewarding. I'm still in touch with many of the students I worked with and its incredible to watch them develop into strong, confident women. Aside from my work at the school, I continued to develop my personal training business and in 2010, decided to go back to school to get my nutrition degree. I knew it was such an imperative part to helping my clients and for me, it was the missing piece. This required a lot of juggling and excellent (some would argue mine were anything but) time management skills which made the anticipation of graduation day even more exciting, knowing that all the chaos would soon settle.
School has definitely been a big part of my life. Going back to my early 20's, I was studying for my first undergrad degree. A newbie in Toronto, studying fashion. We learned colour theory, art history, photography, design, advertising and marketing. I really enjoyed this program and the creativity it inspired. After graduating I had the opportunity to travel to and work in some pretty exciting places and eventually ended up in Miami, which became the catalyst for starting my current career in nutrition and fitness.
If you know me, you know that I’m dedicated to helping people live their best life through exercise and nutrition. If you don’t know me, I hope that changes, so you too can discover my passion by letting me help you overcome the obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your health potential.
Trust the process and it will trust you. I look forward to working with you.