Hi, I'm Jessi!  I live in Oakland, California, but my fitness career started in my hometown of NYC.  On the fateful morning of 9/11/01 I.   We all ran out into chaos of the streets as the Twin Towers had been struck by an airplane, black smoke filled the sky.   I watched in horror as the towers fell.  My life flashed before my eyes...  

Suddenly I knew working in fashion was NOT my calling. Fitness was my absolute love and passion. All I wanted to do was spread my love of working out and I desired to teach people to feel great too.  I knew the time was then…..

I completed my first certifications in Personal Training & Group Fitness.  On the Upper East Side, I became Crunch's most in demand personal trainer & instructor.  I also competed in the National Physique Committee's Ms. Fitness competitions, where I rocked the stage and placed 6th.

But the competition wrecked my metabolism, I gained weight and I felt bulky. I felt out of touch with my body.   I craved a harmonious and spiritual way to connect to my body.  At Laughing Lotus I started to explore the flowing moves, breath and meditation of Vinyasa Yoga and soon completed my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.

Then a friend took me to Pilates!!!  The precision & fluidity of the Pilates workout kicked my butt in the right places...the results were just Ahhhhhh-MAAAAzing!  I truly fell in love all the machines and took hundreds of classes.  I began with a Pilates Mat certification and after studying hard I had the honor to complete 750 hours of Pilates Apparatus training with the late Romana Kryzonowska. Since then I have continued to explore many aspects of fitness, but Pilates is just the one technique that gives my clients the most whole and complete transformations. 

In the last 16 years I've helped thousands of women like you achieve their goals.  My focus is on helping individuals discover the true joy of movement.  Through my career I've worked with leading fitness companies, brands, creatives, celebrities, dancers, competitive athletes, and healers, from beginner to advanced exercisers. But my true passion is getting you to strengthen, stretch and smile! I created JFIT/ Pilates based on my 20,000 hours of experience both in New York and San Francisco... It's all about FLOW INTENT TECHNIQUE™ 

A workout with me (online or in person) could include any combination of a sweaty circuit weight session, my signature JFIT Pilates Mat classes, a kick-a$$ HIIT session,  reformer strength work, Pilates Chair or Springboard routines, a kitchen makeover or even a burning barre booty blast.  I have also been known to throw down a killer playlist to help get you through it all dancing. 

I specialize in helping busy urbanites (and post urbanites) navigate their health and fitness journeys into their hectic schedules.   Fitness, just like life, should be enjoyable and I am here to helping you transform by providing customized fitness, Pilates and nutrition programs that reflect your goals, needs, motivations and preferences.

Anybody can become healthier, anybody can eat better and train smarter, and anybody can feel amazing.

The time is now......

"Do or do not, there is no try"

-Yoda

 

Jessi has worked with students as young as 12 and as old as 90. She has trained people with all sorts of ailments, and has extensive experience with clients who suffer from: heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, fibromyalgia, cerebral palsy. She is also an expert with working with people with joint problems, which have become more prevalent in today’s society as we become more and more sedentary and overweight. Jessi has had great success with her clients in managing weight and combating obesity. She especially enjoys working with pre/post natal clients and has great success in getting new moms back to their pre-pregnancy.

Her experience includes Google, LinkedIn, Real Pilates NYC / Alycea Ungaro, Pilates ProWorks, Equinox Fitness, Crunch Fitness, The Sports Club/ LA, New York Health & Racquet Clubs, bodyFi, Laughing Lotus Yoga, Drago's Gym, Re:AB Pilates Studio, Art of Control Pilates Studio, The Yoga Sanctuary, and The Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester.

She has appeared as a fitness model on New York One news, Time Out New York, Pilatesology and Zenrez.

  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer IFPA Cert#21840  2001

  • Certified Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Instructor 200 Hour Level Laughing Lotus  2003

  • Certified Pilates Mat Instructor Kane School NYC  2003

  • Certified Pilates Instructor Full Apparatus  Cert #11050023 (Mat Reformer Cadillac Tower Chairs Barrels) Romana's Pilates 750 hour level under Romana Kryzanowska & Sari Meija Santo 2005

  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor IFPA Cert #21840  2004

  • Certified SpringTone Pilates instructor (Springboard) under Alycea Ungaro 2012

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1Certified 2015

  • Certified TRX Group Suspension Trainer 2010

  • Certified Schwinn Cycling Certification #020223  2002

  • Certified Pre Post Natal Fitness Specialist Esquerre Fitness 2001

  • Certified Flexibility Trainer Esquerre Fitness  2001

  • Certified Post Rehabilitative Fitness Specialist NAAHFRT  2001

  • Certified Kickboxing Instructor 2002 NYCTKB

  • Certified Band and Ball Specialist IFPA  2013

  • Athletic Preparation Specialist - Ian King

  • First Aid CPR AED

Jessi offers a wide variety of fitness modalities and services that can be tailored to your needs. Whether you are looking to lose excess weight for a special occasion, get your pre baby body back, get on a paddle or surf board, climb Mt Everest, or just be the healthiest you can be, she can help you achieve your goals in a safe, fun, and maintainable way.