We will examine your current diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits and formulate a personalized, attainable and manageable total nutritional plan based on your goals and needs. Sessions include a diet and exercise regimen, physical fitness/exercise lessons and training, and techniques for lifelong health and longevity.
*I have experience in many areas of exercise and fitness, but I like to think outside the box, and I don’t actually enjoy going to the gym and “working out”. I much prefer efficient and fun means of exercise (so it doesn’t feel like a chore, but rather something I’d like to spend my time doing). If this is you too, great! We’re going to have a good time, look awesome, and feel amazing!
Your goal, should you choose to accept it: BE HAPPY & HEALTHY!
No, I didn’t say “skinny”, I said “healthy”. Often times when people want to lose weight, they are unhappy with their physical appearance which, in turn, makes them unhappy. They then focus on the immediate goal of shedding pounds because they don’t like the way they look 1st, and feel 2nd. I believe that you need to feel good to look good. Therefore, good health and weight loss has to start from within. Once you start putting the right clean food energy into your body, you will begin to feel better and happier, which triggers a ripple effect of positive transformation from the inside out. IT ONLY GETS BETTER FROM THERE!
Your body does all kinds of incredible things for you: it puts one foot in front of the other and walks hiking trails up mountains, it dances the night away at the club, it even reacts to something falling (sometimes before you even knew what was happening) to protect you from danger. Without your body's existence or good health, you couldn't do these things. Let's face it: your vessel is awesome! So, let's focus on taking care of it, so that for many years to come, you can have countless adventures with ease and be able to enjoy every moment of them!
A great place to start is by doing your detective work to see where you’re currently at:
What are you eating, how much, and how often? What do you do for exercise and how often do you do it? Do you sleep regularly, etc...? Ask yourself what your body needs? (It’s probably already trying to tell you-you just need to listen.) Learning and understanding your body (your physical vessel, as I like to call it) can be tricky, but it's important in finding your way to the healthiest you. Interpreting your vessel can be especially helpful when it comes to things like distinguishing a want (craving-often stemming from your mind) from a need (hunger- your body telling you it needs sustenance), and so on…
There’s lots more where this came from, which we will get to in our sessions!
A bit about me, my weight loss and health journey….
True Nutritional Neglect:
Although my weight does not define me, I know how yucky I feel as a result of eating poorly or lacking physical exercise, and how quickly bad habits can catch up to me now that I'm older and my metabolism is making me work much harder to keep up. I know the feeling of not being at that sweet spot (your comfortable weight) and the unkind and hopeless thoughts it’s accompanied by.
Standard Ideals of Weight:
For years I have been an artist in an industry that focuses largely on physical appearance, specifically weight and body image. As professional dancer, model, and actress, I've seen the sometimes harsh and seemingly unfair parameters that society has adopted and I am familiar with the scrutiny and body shaming that can come along with it, even having experienced it firsthand by being rejected or deprived of various positions/jobs. On the other hand (and also the opposite end of the weight spectrum), I myself, have been my worst and most detrimental critic.
After years of body dysmorphia, yoyo and fad diets, and eating disorders, I realized that none of them really worked, nor were they sustainable, and they certainly didn't make me feel any better. So I changed my ways. I radically altered my eating habits, which was surprisingly painless (unlike what I had expected). Soon after, I had more energy than I knew what to do with, so I used it to move (exercise in various forms), often multiple times a day. I felt my body shift positively towards its strongest, fittest, best, self. My mind followed.
I have since learned a lot about my body and how to take care of it. I am now at a place in my life where I realize the importance of being healthy-for energy, longevity, and happiness. I have successfully reached my most suitable and ideal weight through simple nutritional and physical fitness lifestyle adjustments/additions that I can maintain (and don't hate!)
I want to share my discoveries with you, so that you too can live your happiest, healthiest, most fulfilled life. Let’s do this!
About Jordan W.
***ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE!***
Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (=
I am an educator, choreographer, and professional dancer with 14 years of teaching and industry experience both nationally and abroad. I am a versatile artist and educator with a background in numerous styles of dance, modeling, acting, fitness, theater, circus, and character performance. I have been in music videos, commercials, films, and on TV, and have worked with companies like Reebok, Disney, American Idol, Fox, NBC, Heineken, Universal and more. I have traveled the world teaching and performing and I am committed to sharing my knowledge with my students to help them reach their fullest potential!
I have worked with preschoolers through adults of all ages ranging in all levels, including beginners! My lessons are engaging, creative, beneficial, and a super great time! I enjoy helping my students reach their goals and beyond while having fun along the way. My favorite part about teaching is seeing students improve in ability and more importantly, confidence, and knowing that I was able to be a part of their process.
Lessons and offerings:
-Strength and Conditioning
-Stretching and Flexibility Training
-Nutrition and Wellness
-Hip hop, Urban, and other Street Styles
-Jazz Funk Dance
-Musical Theater Dance
and much more!
Have a question about lessons? Click "Ask Jordan a Question" located on my profile to message me (:
My lessons focus on inspiring creativity, encouraging self-confidence, and cultivating personal achievement in everyone I work with. I am outgoing, friendly, fun, and I love to teach!
Lesson locations & Pricing:
1) Online: via TakeLessons Classroom (no fee)
2) In-Studio (Additional studio rental fees may apply - Please inquire for more info)
3) Your location (Travel fee included - Inquire for more info)
*Semi-private and group lessons available, as well as special events.
*I'm happy to discuss travel distances and rates based on individual students.
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Have questions about lesson availability, travel distance, what to expect, or just want to get to know each other before we begin? Just click the "Ask Jordan a Question" button located on my profile to chat with me (:
I look forward to helping you grow!
Please note: There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.
I have appeared on Parks and Recreation, The Disney Channel's So Random, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, Fox Atomic’s The Comebacks, TruTV's Fake Off, and The Dance Network's Steady Mobbin’, and commercials for Tresemme, eHarmony, El Jimador, and HTV Network, amongst others. I have been in music videos for Cody Simpson, Bassnectar, Claude VonStroke and Bruno Furlan, Beats Antique, Lafa Taylor, Nash Overstreet, Japanese icon Namie Amuro, Ray Quinn from Britain’s Idol, and more.
I have danced in Michelle Obama's “Let’s Move Burbank” Campaign, The Giffoni Film Festival, The Probowl, The Orange County Film Festival, KROQ Radio, Coachella Music Festival, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, The American Cancer Society, Bettis Richardson on his international tour, and popular rock band Lifehouse.
I am a former member of Unity LA, under the direction of Dancing with the Stars Emmy Winner, Tessandra Chavez, as well as the non-profit dance company, MusEffect- dedicated to raising awareness of social issues through performance. I have collaborated with distinguished circus troupes such as The Lucent Dossier Experience, Zen Arts, Cirque Berzerk, and others, with whom I continue to perform internationally.