Five words that describe Jess and her teaching style: Warm, challenging, thoughtful, energetic, fun!
1. What inspired you to become a Pilates teacher?
My interest in Pilates began in high school as an exercise technique that compliments my passion for dance. I fell in love with Pilates during my Pilates comprehensive training with Jennifer Morley at Drexel University. I was so excited to find a movement form that is so accessible to everybody's body! I know how wonderful I feel inside and out after physical activity. I enjoy inspiring others to celebrate what the human body is capable of.
2. What makes your class unique?
While my class will require focus and precision, expect to strengthen, lengthen, and tone with fun flowing sequences. I like to to keep the class moving to ensure a full body workout. I use my back ground in choreography to support the class flow with minimal breaks and transitions.
3. What's your favorite thing about teaching at Thrive?
Community. I love the personal relationships with fellow instructors and the clients I have already built. As a newer instructor at Thrive, I hope to continue finding and providing love, support, and awesome workouts!
4. What are you doing when you're not teaching Pilates?
If it's not fitness, it's food! I enjoy taking all kinds of group fitness classes throughout Philly. I also love to eat. My partner and I met ten years ago when we both worked together in the service industry. We enjoy taking advantage of all the amazing cuisine Philly has to offer. We also know our way around a kitchen if you ever need recipe ideas!
5. What's one song that will pump you up?
I want to Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston. It pumps me up every time!
Current Services offered: Group Pilates, Private Pilates, TRX