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“Summer 10-Class Pass” Available June 1:
Starting June 1, you will be able to purchase a pack of 10 classes at JSF for $120. You can purchase as many of these “10-Class Passes” as you’d like and you will have three months to use the classes from the date of purchase. These passes can be purchased online or at the front desk at JSF starting June 1.

Six-week Barre Class Challenge Starts June 1:

We are kicking off a 6-week Barre class challenge on Sunday, June 1. The rules are simple: whoever takes the most Barre classes at JSF from Sunday, June 1 through Saturday, July 12 wins! You do need to let the front desk know that you are entering the contest. But, no further action is required; we will track your class attendance as you check into classes. Winner gets a gift card to Lululemon!

New Class “Barre Focus” Starts Sunday, June 1 at 3:00:
Kick off the 6-week Barre Challenge with Kara and be one of the first to experience this brand new class! Barre Focus is a fast-paced, 50-minute class designed to get your heart rate up and achieve maximum muscle toning. In class, you work your body head to toe with high-energy cardio moves followed by intense toning segments.
New Class “Choice” Hits the Schedule in June:
CHOICE is a unique class that allows the instructor to decide what type of class to teach. The clients won’t know until they get to class whether they are doing Xpress, Xhaust or a bootcamp-style class (indoor or outdoor). One thing clients can count on with this class – a full body, calorie torching workout! You can look for this class in select time slots during June.
“First to Fifty” Summer Class Challenge Starts June 1:
Sunday, June 1 will be the first day of the JSF “First to Fifty” Summer Class Challenge. You can probably figure how this one works; the first person to take fifty classes wins. Here are the rules: if you double up on classes (take two in one day) one class must be either yoga, barre or CORE; classes at both SWEAT and JSF count. To enter, just let the front desk know you want to be part of the First to Fifty Challenge. No further action is required; we will track your class attendance as you check into classes. Winner gets 10 free rides at SWEAT and a gift card to Taziki’s. Second place gets 5 free rides at SWEAT and also gets a Taziki’s gift card.
JSF Summer Schedule:
Look for these changes in the JSF Summer Schedule, starting in June:
- All 8:45 classes will be moved up to 8:30
- All 9:45 classes will be moved up to 9:30
*Also, please note that JSF will be closed on Sunday, June 15th in observance of Father’s Day.
JSF Will Host a DJ Spin Night on Thursday, June 19th:

DJ Spin Nights are back at JSF for the summer! Our first one will be on Thursday, June 19th at 5:45pm. DJ Khaos will provide the tunes, you bring the energy! If you didn’t get a chance to try this unique spinning experience last summer, mark your calendars for the 19th.

JSF is Teaming with Charleston Cooks for Another Healthy Cooking Class:
JSF and Charleston Cooks are teaming up for another healthy cooking class. Join us on Thursday, June 5th at 6:30pm for Gluten-Free Gourmet. Here’s what we’ll be making: Butterbean and Summer Vegetable Ceviche; Seared Chicken Thighs with Savory Apricot Sauce; Garden Pea Risotto with Bacon-Wrapped Figs; Grilled Zucchini and Sweet Pepper Grit Cakes; Mixed Berry Watermelon Canapés with Raspberry Coulis.
Kelly Hoppman Named JSF Master Instructor:
Kelly Hoppman has been designated as a Master Instructor at JSF. As a Master Instructor, Kelly will be tasked with offering developmental and educational opportunities to the JSF instructors. JSF continually strives to be the best in the industry. Having Kelly serve in this role will ensure JSF instructors remain the very best in Columbia!
Look for SWEAT at First Thursdays on Main Street on June 5th:
SWEAT instructors will be teaching “mini” SWEAT classes between 6:30 and 9:00pm at the next “First Thursday” on Main Street on June 5th. This free event is a collaboration of many restaurants, art galleries and other businesses located in the Main Street area. We will be in front of Frame of Mind at 1520 Main Street (just across from the Art Museum). Come support local businesses and SWEAT as we, truly, help keep Columbia Famously Hot!
And Speaking of SWEAT…Another Set of Instructor Auditions is Coming Up Friday, June 20th:
Are you a natural performer/dancer? Do you love fitness and have a desire to help others achieve their goals? If you think you do, or know someone who does, we invite you to audition to be a SWEAT Cycle Instructor. On Friday, June 20 at 5:00pm instructor auditions will be held at SWEAT. This invite is open to all; no prior experience or cycle certification is required to audition. Please email Darby ( to reserve an audition time, or if you have any questions. Once you reserve your audition spot you will be emailed more detailed instructions.


DJ Barre Marathon Coming Soon!

May 19, 2014

Announcing The DJ Barre Marathon on Sat. May 31 from 10-12! The classes will be listed on the schedule as 4 30-minute classes. Clients can sign up for as many as 3 of the 30-minute sessions. This is free for JSF members and each 30-min class is $5 for non-members. Sign up here!   We are also launching a […]

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Find Out Who Won The #SweatByJSF Photo Contest!

May 12, 2014

Congratulations go out to Elizabeth Haile!  She is the winner of 10 FREE RIDES at the new SWEAT Studio in Columbia, SC!   Post by Jamie Scott Fitness. SWEAT offers a full-body, indoor-cycling workout that will change the way you think about “cardio.” The instructor will have you moving and working to the beat of […]

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Overcome Everyday Fitness De-Motivators

May 9, 2014

The daily grind can sometimes get to even the most steadfast exercise devotees. Things come up or go down, leaving you with less motivation than you woke up with, and before you know it, you’re in a battle with yourself over whether to give in, or get up and go. Here are some ways to […]

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Spring Asparagus and Lemon Fettucine

May 7, 2014

Ingredients 1/2 pound(s) uncooked fettuccine 2 tsp salted butter 2 tsp olive oil 1 pound(s) uncooked asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 tsp table salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 large egg(s) 1 cup(s) fat-free half-and-half 1 tsp cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water 1/4 cup(s) parsley, fresh, chopped 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 1 […]

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Get Fit with Netflix

May 5, 2014

Your Netflix queue is a great source of entertainment, but have you ever considered using it as a fitness resource? With numerous fitness videos of all stripes available both on DVD and via online streaming, Netflix is a fantastic fitness resource. Make the most of it by checking out these top videos available through the […]

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Soba Noodle and Raw Veggie Salad

April 30, 2014

Ingredients 8 ounces soba noodles 1/2 cup reduced sodium tamari (or soy sauce) 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 bunch green onions, chopped 3/4 cup chopped cilantro 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin 1/4 head of red cabbage, thinly sliced 3 […]

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Tone Every Muscle in Your Core with These Moves

April 28, 2014

A strong core is a worthy goal. Not only does it look toned and beautiful in and out of clothes, but a strong middle also enhances balance and stability, enabling you to breeze through every-day activities and avoid injuries and back pain. Core strength is so vital, in fact, that it’s a good idea to […]

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Excuses, Excuses…

April 25, 2014

It’s easy to come up with excuses not to exercise on a given day. What’s not always so easy is finding a convincing counter-argument to get over the excuse rut, so we’ve provided some for you. I’m too tired to exercise. If tiredness is your problem, exercise is actually an ideal solution. Think about this: […]

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