JESS SIMS


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First up, we have Jess Sims.

This bombshell Shadowbox + Fhitting Room instructor teaches pretty much every day of the week (bow down). Having only debuted in the NY fitness scene just two years ago, she has already won the heats of many - ours included! The CC caught up with Jess to get a little more info on how she runs her class:

THE CC:

Q: What is your personal approach to motivation in class?

JESS:

A: Motivating others is tough and it varies depending on the day and class time. But generally speaking,  I really try to read the room and think about what I would want to hear from an instructor at that point in the workout, and then I say whatever comes naturally and authentic to me! I don’t rattle off quotes, but instead I try to keep everyone present and focused - one task at a time. I circulate the room a lot to get a pulse check on how people are feeling, and then I use it to fuel the rest of the class.


THE CC: 

Q: What do you think makes a kick-ass work out class?

JESS: 

A: A bomb ass playlist, an instructor who is knowledgeable, motivating and confident in his/her craft, and a lot of energy from everyone participating in the class! I think these three ingredients are crucial!


THE CC: 

Q: What kind of music do you like to use for class? Favorite song right now?

JESS: 

A: I love hip hop and reggae/dance hall music because it’s so fun to move around to! Right now, I’m loving Top Off and Magenta Riddim, but I always put at least one throwback hip hop song in every playlist! Stretch music is always 90s R&B :)


THE CC: 

Q: What do you think is the key to self-motivation?

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JESS: 

A: Live happily ever now! I tell all my clients (and myself) to enjoy the present moment - the music, the movement, what your body is capable of doing right now, the energy of the room, etc. You’ll never enjoy every second of every workout, but you need to learn to embrace the struggle and understand that it’s making you stronger.

 


THE CC: 

Q: What’s your guilty (food) pleasure?

JESS: 

A: Omg what isn’t?! Depending on the day, depending on whether or not I want salty or sweet, it would be either a carrot cake donut or a burger and fries! Orrrr pizza. Orrrr ice cream.


ARE YOU THINKING WHAT WE'RE THINKING?

You can train with Jess at Shadowbox and The Fhitting Room at the times below (basically 24/7)

INSTAGRAM: @JSIMSFIT

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FIND HER SCHEDULE AT HER STUDIOS:

JESS AT THE FHITTING ROOM

JESS AT SHADOWBOX

 

 

 

 

Signed, The Class Cult.


Photo Credit for this article: @FHITTINGROOM / @DEMIWARDPHOTO

WRITTEN CONTENT TO @JSIMSFIT & @THECLASSCULT