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


This class is taught by:

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!

Aimee Melling

After struggling with weight throughout childhood, Amy decided to get serious about her health when she started college. During her journey she developed a desire to share her knowledge about health and wellness with others. Amy is a group fitness instructor, certified personal trainer (AFAA), certified Reebok Cycle, and certified TRX instructor. She enjoys teaching proper movement and body awareness to clients. Amy says she is pleased every time she sees a client reach and exceed his or her goals.

Amy is currently a professional graduate student earning a doctorate of pharmacy at the University of South Carolina’s College of Pharmacy. While she spends much of her time learning about medicinal therapies for sickness and disease states, she knows that exercise is the best drug to keep your mind and body healthy.

Elizabeth Graham

As a dancer for most of her life and high school athlete, Elizabeth has always enjoyed being active and working hard to reach her goals. She is now a student at the University of South Carolina and has earned her Personal Trainer Certification through ACE (American Counsel of Exercise).
Elizabeth's passion for health and fitness has driven her to pursue a career as a trainer and motivator. She wants to use that passion to help others challenge themselves and reach their goals. She felt that JSF was a place with that same goal in mind: to show people how strong they are and can be with a little perspiration and a lot of perseverance.
Her advice to clients? Work hard and never give up. Wake up everyday and do something you didn't know you could do. Accept the challenge in front of you and turn it into a victory. Do this until it becomes a habit, and you'll fall in love with the lifestyle!!

Lee Ann Bauer

Lee Ann has always had a passion for fitness. After playing basketball and running track in high school, she felt the desire to pursue her health and wellness after college. Lee Ann attended the University of South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. After moving to Colorado after college, she realized how important it was to find what motivates her to continue her healthy lifestyle.
Upon her return to Columbia, she joined Jamie Scott Fitness and was instantly motivated by the high energy instructors and the realization that she was growing stronger. This drove her to follow her aspiration to become a JSF motivator. With a background in ballet, becoming a Barre instructor seemed a natural fit.
When Lee Ann is not teaching or at JSF, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. They enjoy time outdoors and being with family and friends.
Lee Ann encourages others to remember that your wellness is not limited to only going to the gym, it is also about how you fuel your body. Her advice to others is to try a variety of classes, some that may seem challenging, and you will be surprised at what you are capable of!

Thomas Ocean

Thomas grew up playing basketball and football. While in college he began weight training with his roommate and quickly became passionate about the transformation of his body and health. He still does weight training and/or cardiovascular exercises daily. Thomas is a certified personal trainer through the National Exercise and Sports Trainers program.

Thomas’ advice to clients regarding health and wellness? Staying active and working out regularly can really improve your overall quality of life, such as boosting the immune system, increasing energy levels, and can help reduce stress. So just do it!

Thomas says his classes are fun, but effective, so come ready to work hard!

Nicki Wilson

Nicki played sports for fun growing up and always loved to be active. After college, she discovered that Pilates was a great complement to her cardio routines. After the birth of her first child, she decided to pursue her goal to become a fitness instructor and was certified in Pilates. She has been teaching Pilates, Core and Barre classes for the past 6 years.

Nicki believes proper form and balance are the keys to fitness. She emphasizes mixing it up with your workouts and to have a mind-body connection during exercise.

As for what to expect in her classes? She says be prepared to feel the burn in your core (and everywhere else)!

Are you in a hurry but need High Intensity and amazing workout results?  50% weights, 50% cardio. Think Weights and Cardio on steroids! An hour's worth of work in 45 minutes or less.  Props used: dumbells, Bosu trainer, and medicine ball.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Apr 28 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm with Chrystal Burgess
  • Sun Apr 30 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Aimee Melling
  • Mon May 01 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Elizabeth Graham
  • Mon May 01 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Lee Ann Bauer
  • Tue May 02 7:30 am - 8:15 am with Antoine Kennedy
  • Thu May 04 5:30 am - 6:15 am with Thomas Ocean
  • Fri May 05 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm with Chrystal Burgess
  • Sun May 07 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with Aimee Melling
  • Mon May 08 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Nicki Wilson
  • Mon May 08 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Thomas Ocean
  • Tue May 09 7:30 am - 8:15 am with Antoine Kennedy
  • Thu May 11 5:30 am - 6:15 am with Elizabeth Graham