MOTIVATIONAL MONDAYS // JESS WALKER
I grew up in Perth, Western Australia, moved to the Gold Coast when I was 18. I’ve swam ever since I can remember, and am now an Open Water Marathon Swimmer. I have 1 subject left until I graduate University with a Bachelor of Business and if I’m not at training, then you’ll generally find me at a coffee shop enjoying a delicious skinny latte.
instagram: @jesswalker0403 + @jolynaustralia
If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be?
I would bring my Raen Sunnies – I am absolutely obsessed with them and don’t leave the house without them. Chocolate – I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t eat chocolate and if there is then you generally don’t want to know or talk to me! Milo, my labradoodle – life is always better with your best friend around.
What's your favorite beach that you have been to?
City Beach – nothing beats your home beach.
What beach is on your list to go to?
Maldives, Bora Bora, Baia do Sancho in Brazil and Exmouth in Western, Australia
Who is your favorite athlete?
I don’t really have a favorite, I admire a lot of athletes but one athlete I would love to meet would be Usain Bolt. I think it would be incredible to be the fastest man on earth and well he just makes running look so easy – it’s not fair!
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
Swim the English Channel, travel the world, swim with the sharks.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Skydiving – It was the most incredible experience; I would do it again in a heartbeat.
What's your favorite JOLYN color?
Lava – I absolutely love the brightness and warmth.
What's your favorite JOLYN style and why?
Triangle tops – they are so comfortable and practical, I’ve never had to worry about them falling off or moving while I train or play in the surf.
What motivates you?
I hate letting people down especially myself, and I am a very competitive person and that drives me to be the best I can be.
What activities do you do in JOLYN?
Swim, surf, bike ride, Pilates, take really ugly selfies.
What's the most inspiring race you've ever seen?
Watching a 70 year old complete the Rottnest Channel Swim in some crazy time like 10 hours! That is an extremely long time to be in the water swimming for.
How do you like to cross train/what is your favorite cross training activity?
Pilates and bike riding.
What is something that nobody knows about you?
I have a very mixed bred family – I was born in Okinawa, Japan and have an American father and a British mother.
What would you spend your last $10 on?
A coffee and some chocolate.
What is your signature dish in the kitchen?
White chocolate Oreo cheesecake, brownies, and apple crumble.
What is your favorite holiday destination?
LOVE LOVE LOVE the Greek Islands.
Any last words or testimonial?
If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.