Therese Abair Jefferson

Therese Abair Jefferson

President, Founder


  • AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor

  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified Yoga Instructor

  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200)

  • Certified Pilates Teacher

  • Registered Zumba, Zumba Gold and Sentao Instructor

  • Certified PWR!Moves! Instructor (Parkinson Wellness Recovery);

  • Certified Functional Aging Specialist

  • Certified TRX Instructor

  • Registered Strong Nation Instructor

Through personal experience Therese understands the challenges, frustration and need for support when beginning and continuing a fitness program. In 2002, she took charge of her own personal health in the midst of a challenging, stressful, timeline driven workload, common in today’s corporate work environment. The benefits included increased productivity, stress reduction, increased positive outlook and lost nearly 65 pounds.

Therese’s success with balancing both her professional and personal life has spawned a desire to educate and motivate others to do the same. Ms. Abair provides a motivating environment that does not compromise safety or fun. This is accomplished by utilizing her attention to detail with some humor while maintaining the group dynamics within the class.

Ms. Abair 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)

Kripalu Certified Yoga Instructor (CYI)

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200)

BFit® University:

  • Pilates Mat

  • Pilates Allegro

  • PowerFlex© (Strength Training)

  • Kardio Sports Kickboxing/Kwando©

  • Stability Ball

Pilates Institute of America:

  • Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT)

phi®pilates training:

  • Tower/Cadillac

  • Arcs and Barrels

  • Wunda/Combo Chair

Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR!):

  • Certified Instructor

Functional Aging Institute:

  • Certified Functional Aging Specialist

Silver Sneakers®:

  • I Muscular Strength and Range Of Movement

  • II Cardio Circuit

  • Yoga Stretch I & II

Reaction Cycling:

  • Certified Schwinn® Indoor Cycling

ZUMBA®Fitness Registered Instructor, ZIN:

  • Zumba Basic 1 and Basic 2

  • ZUMBA Gold®

STRONG NATION Registered Instructor

She has taught classes at the nation’s largest fitness corporation as well as providing private and semi-private classes within the community and local businesses. Therese has taught at exclusive clubs and residential communities and sought after by high profile individuals in Palm Beach. She stays on top of the latest fitness information through reading, taking CEUs (Continuing Education Units), courses and interfacing with other professionals in the industry.

Some of her selected fitness accomplishments are:

  • Co-founder/organizer of Florida's largest free outdoor annual yoga event from 2007-2012, West Palm Beach Yoga Day

  • Instructed multiple half hour exercise programs on West Palm Beach's City TV18

  • Featured in the Shape magazine's July issue of as part of Success Stories for women in their 20s, 30s and 40s

  • Featured in the Palm Beach Post for her weight loss success

  • Organized local fundraiser for breast cancer research in conjunction with Shape’s Pilates for Pink

  • 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.

  • Performer with the Prem Yoga Group at IndiaFest

  • Honored by the City of West Palm Beach for providing quality fitness programs

  • Selected to represent Mountainside Fitness in AZ at the Green Stock Expo

  • Dropped 6 dress sizes and has maintained weight loss of nearly 65 pounds since 2003

Therese resides in Surprise, AZ. She believes when you have fun and enjoy what you do, you do your best.