Priscilla Jones- Affiliate Owner, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach
- B.S. Chemistry – University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor
- SilverSneakers Certified Instructor
- AFAA Certified Spinning Instructor
- AAAI-ISMA Pilates Instructor
- YMCA of USA Diabetes Prevention Program Instructor
Favorite Exercise: Hang Clean, Wall Balls
Favorite Snack: Popcorn
I am an Air Force brat who was born in England, grew up in Illinois and spent summers with extended family in Alabama, which makes for one strange accent! Exercise has taken importance since I was young. I danced at an early age, participated in show choir and musicals, and as a teenager even stepped to Jen Miller’s original “Step” DVD in my living room!
In college I attended aerobic classes for stress relief, never realizing it would be my foundation to fitness instruction. I met Brian in Atlanta, GA during a summer internship when he was a personal trainer to students at Georgia Tech. In fact, my first “date” with my husband was getting up early one Saturday and going for a run- and I didn’t run! Our relationship started with fitness, and it has continued to be a vital part of our lives.
I earned a degree in chemistry and worked briefly as a product developer for a consumer products corporation. Shortly after we married, I left that life to be a mother. Little did I know in 12 months time I would be restless, isolated, and miserable. Casually I auditioned at our local YMCA to be an aerobics instructor and found I really enjoyed the challenge of instructing as well as the relationships. As our family grew, so did my repertoire of classes and skills. Exercising through four pregnancies, I found my passion and expertise is helping other moms return to their pre-baby figures. I’ve also developed a sweet spot for older ladies, and I love helping them improve their strength, flexibility and endurance.