702 Cross Hill Rd. Suite 300-B
Columbia, SC 29205
803.400.1215
 

STRENGTH


This class is taught by:

Sophia Derrick

Sophia Derrick is a certified Personal Trainer by Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and a certified Cycle Reebok Foundation Instructor. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina, has been employed by the South Carolina House of Representatives for over thirty years, and began teaching group fitness in 1995.

Sophia's advice on how to maintain a regular exercise program is to mark it on your calendar just like you do everything else and never ever miss three days in a row without taking a class or personal training session.

Nate King

Nate King grew up being involved in football, basketball and track. Nate has been working out for over 16 years doing weight training, cardiovascular exercise, cross training and circuit training. A graduate of the W.I.T.S. program at Midlands Technical College, Nate is a certified personal trainer. 
 
Nate is also a Registered Nurse. A graduate of South Carolina State, he currently works for the American Red Cross where he treats patients with rare autoimmune and blood disorders.
 
Nate's outgoing personality and passion for health and wellness make him a great motivator and instructor. 
 
 
 

Jess Ruff

Jess Ruff began teaching group fitness classes in 2008 after years of being a FIRM client. She loves teaching at Jamie Scott Fitness, where she is able to constantly challenge herself as well as the clients. In addition to teaching and taking classes at Jamie Scott Fitness, she enjoys running and has completed many races, including 10 half marathons. She earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Clemson University, and a master’s degree in library and information sciences from the University of South Carolina. Jess is a National Board Certified teacher at Brennen Elementary School, where she strives to set a healthy example for her young students. In her free time she enjoys watching college football and cheering for the Clemson Tigers!

Chrystal Burgess

Chrystal Burgess is a certified AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) personal trainer and a certified Cycle Reebok Foundation instructor. She began teaching group fitness in 1995 with The FIRM and was a cast member in several FIRM videos.
Chrystal has a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina and has been working in the communications field for over nineteen years.
Mother of four children, Chrystal knows the importance of finding time to take care of yourself. She loves sharing her passion for fitness with others and watching it transform not only your body, but your life!
This weight training class is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Our skilled instructors take you through a full-body weight training session in 45 minutes and finishing with a set of TABATA cardio! This class focuses on proper form and helping you, the client, master the basic mechanics behind strength exercises. Advanced participants can use this class as an opportunity to lift heavier and push beyond strength plateaus. Props used: dumbbells, medicine ball, Bosu trainers.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Apr 29 7:30 am - 8:15 am with Sophia Derrick
  • Tue May 02 5:30 am - 6:15 am with Nate King
  • Thu May 04 7:30 am - 8:15 am with Antoine Kennedy
  • Thu May 04 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Jess Ruff
  • Sat May 06 7:30 am - 8:15 am with Chrystal Burgess
  • Tue May 09 5:30 am - 6:15 am with Nate King
  • Thu May 11 7:30 am - 8:15 am with Antoine Kennedy
  • Sat May 13 7:30 am - 8:15 am with Chrystal Burgess
  • Tue May 16 5:30 am - 6:15 am with TBD ..
  • Thu May 18 7:30 am - 8:15 am with TBD ..
  • Sat May 20 7:30 am - 8:15 am with TBD ..
  • Tue May 23 5:30 am - 6:15 am with TBD ..
  • Thu May 25 7:30 am - 8:15 am with TBD ..
  • Sat May 27 7:30 am - 8:15 am with TBD ..
  • Tue May 30 5:30 am - 6:15 am with TBD ..