JESSICA SCHATZ, The Core Expert™, uses her extensive knowledge, skill, and heart to inspire others to live better, happier lives. She is acknowledged in the health, wellness, and fitness communities for her integrative methodology and teaching of the mind-body connection. Jessica’s method is rooted in Pilates and draws upon elements of Yoga, bio-mechanics, meditation, psychotherapy, physiology, kinesiology, strength and conditioning exercises, nutrition, and other modalities to address the whole person – mind, body, spirit. She is distinguished from many fitness professionals in the unique way she combines scientific knowledge of the physical core with an intuitive sense of the inner core of each person.
Jessica’s diverse clientele includes professional athletes, dancers, actors, as well as anyone who desires transformation into optimal wellness. She has worked with fashion mogul Ashley Olsen, NBA star Wesley Matthews of the Indiana Pacers, the companies of Hamilton and Wicked, and dancers with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Jessica has helped individuals dealing with adversities such as Parkinson's disease and other physical hardships to make improvements in mobility, strength, balance, self-confidence, and an overall sense of well-being. Jessica is a frequent contributor to health and fitness publications (including, People, Oxygen, Women Fitness, STRONG Fitness Magazine), and appears at conferences, on radio, and on CBS-TV’s “The Doctors.”
Jessica’s techniques develop strength balance, mobility, alignment, stability and proper joint function, creating a virtual “suit of armor,” to build resistance to muscle fatigue and avoid injury. She utilizes this “prehab” approach to minimize if not eliminate the need for rehab.
After graduating cum laude (San Jose State University), Jessica received Classical East Coast Pilates training and certification from direct protégés of the famed Romana Kryzanowska. She earned certifications as a JOGA® Coach (“Yoga for Jocks”), Personal Trainer, and is trained as a Yoga Instructor in Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, and Core Power yoga practices. Jessica danced professionally with prestigious companies including Limon West, Tandy Beal & Company, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, and Opera San Jose.
Jessica’s professional work extends over 25 years. Body by Jessica® was founded in 2001 and garnered a wide following. Jessica’s Pilates work expanded to include high-endurance professional athletes and dancers, leading Jessica in 2016 to create CHAMPION PILATES™. Jessica established JESSICASCHATZ.COM in 2017, focused on core strength and stability, full-body integration and heightened mind-body awareness.