Fitness Director

Jessica Mulligan has been Portofino’s Fitness Director since 2005. A native of Brandon, Mississippi, Jessica grew up playing softball and basketball and earned a Bachelor’s of Exercise Science degree from Florida State University and Master’s of Exercise Science degree from the University of West Florida.

In her spare time, Jessica trains to compete in marathons and triathlons. She has participated in the Pensacola Half Marathon, the Country Music Marathon, the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon and the Fort Lauderdale 13.1 Marathon.

Jessica teaches Zumba, boot camp, aqua aerobics, spinning, Pilates, and yoga, as well as private swim lessons.


  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) NSCA
  • Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) ACSM
  • Primary Group Fitness AFAA
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) American Red Cross
  • AFAA Pilates