Chief Executive Officer, Founder
AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Yoga Instructor
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500)
Certified Pilates Teacher
Registered Zumba Instructor
Certified TRX Instructor
Certified Parkinson's Exercises Instructor
Jerry teaches private and semi-private classes within the community and local businesses, where he utilizes a varied background in fitness training to assist clients to achieve their goals. Whether he is training a 20 year old athlete or an 80 year old with compromised health, Jerry develops fitness programs that are both comprehensive and fun.
He stays informed of the latest fitness information through reading, maintaining CEUs (continuing education units), taking courses and interfacing with other professionals in the industry.
Jerry, through personal experience, understands the many challenges associated with beginning and continuing a healthy lifestyle. In 1999 at age 41, he received news from his physician that his cholesterol and blood pressure levels were elevated to critical levels. The doctor's prescription: lose weight and get active! The very next week he began an aerobics and weight training program.
Today, Jerry designs fitness programs. Specializing in Yoga and Pilates Mat, he uses a combination of humor and high energy to motivate his students to achieve healthier bodies. That, however, is not his only focus. He believes that education is the true key to achieving healthier bodies and healthier lifestyles. Education is an intricate part of every program.
Mr. Jefferson is CPR certified, insured and holds multiple fitness certifications and training with nationally recognized fitness certifying bodies:
Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA):
Certified Group Exercise Instructor (CGEI)
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
PowerFlex - (Strength Training)
Kardio Sports Kickboxing/Kwando®
Pilates Institute of America:
Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT)
I Muscular Strength and Range Of Movement
II Cardio Circuit
Yoga Stretch I & II
Johnny G Spin:
ZUMBA® Fitness Registered Instructor, ZIN:
Zumba Basic 1
Began Yoga practice in 1999
Received initial yoga teacher training in 2005 from Acharya Prem Shakti, co-founder and senior faculty member at the Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts. (200 hours)
Completed an additional 300 hour yoga teacher training at the Parmarth Yoga and Meditation Centre in Rishikesh, India in 2010.
Completed Vinyasa Yoga Flow teacher intensive training with Seane Corne at the Kripalu Yoga Center. (40 hours)
Completed 1 day intensives with Gary Kratsow (Viniyoga), Cyndi Lee (OM yoga), and Baron Baptise (Power Yoga). (8 hours each) Plus too many 1 1/2 hour conference classes to count. Taught yoga in both China and India.
Taught an average of 2 classes a week since 2005.
Parmarth Niketan Ashram Certified Yoga Instructor
Kripalu Certified Yoga Instructor (CYI)
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500)
Some of Jerry's selected accomplishments are:
Co-founder of Florida's largest free outdoor annual yoga event from 2007-2012, West Palm Beach Yoga Day
Managed the group exercise program at Bally Total Fitness in West Palm Beach doubling its student attendance.
Selected to represent Bally Total Fitness on the Bally SouthFlorida Exhibition Team.
Selected to represent Bally Total Fitness to perform the warm-up routine and pump up the walkers for the ADA 5K/10K Walk at CityPlace Downtown.
Honored by the State of Florida Health Department for providing exercises classes for its state employee health fair.
Recognized for outstanding video presentations on West Palm Beach's City TV18.
Honored by the City of West Palm Beach for providing quality fitness programs.
Selected to represent Mountainside Fitness at the Green Stock Expo
Jerry resides in Surprise, AZ. He enjoys life no matter what the situation and strives to bring even a small smile to everyone he meets.