Director of EW FIT // Motion Specialist // Certified Fitness Specialist // EW Motion Therapy Homewood
Jesse is the founder and lead instructor of EW FIT. Jesse’s passion rests in his unique ability to apply functional exercise programming to promote stability, mobility, and healthy motion in a safe and effective manner. Mike Eskridge, COPDE and founding partner of EW Motion Therapy, has referred to Jesse as “a true virtuoso” and says that Jesse expertly incorporates foundational motion principles and current theories of movement into individualized programs that build long–term health and vitality while creating an experience that is both uniquely challenging and rewarding. As our lead Motion Specialist, Jesse instructs 30 to 40 private and small group classes per week, conducts weekly developmental programs for professional staff, and continues his pursuit of excellence through continuing education. Jesse’s primary influences in performance training are Mike Boyle, Gray Cook, and Pavel Tsatsouline. He credits Mike Eskridge, Ethan White, and Jon Delk with developing his ability to safely integrate aging or injured bodies into safe and effective long–term training programs.Jesse has advanced training in Strong first Kettlebell, CoreAlign™, and Stick Mobility. Jesse has successfully trained all ages. From the young to the old, the athlete to the non-athlete, even the occasional mixed martial arts fighter, Jesse develops programming that helps his clients achieve their performance goals. Jesse says, “I get to live my passion. I love to move, and I like not being in pain! More importantly, I am extremely fortunate to be able to spend my day teaching people how to do just that.” With more than 10,000 hours of small group and personal training programming as an instructor and supervisor, Jesse has become a true master of his craft. A native of Birmingham, Jesse has lived in Irondale since 2005. Education: Balanced Body, Core Align (2018); Stick MobilityCertification (2018), Strong first Kettlebell User Course (2014), ACSM Health Fitness Specialist (2005); Troy University, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Performance and Health Promotion (2005).