Hi, I'm Jessi! I live in Oakland, California, but my fitness career started in my hometown of NYC.
I remember it so clearly... it was the fateful morning of September 11, 2001.
We ran out into the mass chaos on the streets ...the Twin Towers had been struck by an airplane.
All you could see was gray destruction in the sky as black smoke filled the sky. I watched in horror as the towers fell.
My life flashed before my eyes...
Suddenly I just 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….. I love helping people to feel great... 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 completed 750 hours of Pilates Apparatus training under the late great 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 23,000 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.