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Feature Friday

Jun 07, 2019

This week's Feature Friday sponsored by is highlighting, WIFA Women, Jess Schuring and Shannon Wagner! Read on to learn more.

Jess Schuring has been a pioneer of the global boutique fitness craze since its inception. In a decade spent between Los Angeles and London, Jess has shaped some of the world’s most recognizable bodies (Robert Downey Jr, Elle Macpherson and Kate Hudson to name a few), while shifting the UK fitness landscape with the roll-out of her hugely popular Heartcore Fitness studios. Jess’ belief in a well rounded life of positivity and wellbeing echoes throughout all eight of her studios.  From the “free high fives and smiles” signs printed on walls to the “anything but average” ethos instilled in her team of expert trainers, Jess’ passion for fitness and for life and her success in transforming bodies have earned her a famously loyal following where clients book Heartcore’s most popular classes months in advance. A trainer at heart, Jess still carves out ten hours every week to teach classes at Heartcore while spending the balance of her time in 1-1 training sessions, designing and refining Heartcore’s custom CoreFormers, reviewing instructors, developing class concepts across Heartcore’s Pilates, Barre, HiiT and Yoga disciplines and plotting a course forward for Heartcore’s continued expansion. Jess is also a valued WIFA UK Council Member.

Connect with Jess here!


Shannon Kim Wagner is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and founder of the Women’s Strength Coalition. She created the WSC with a firm belief that there are three fundamental elements necessary to creating real social change. People need to feel safe and strong in their own bodies. People need to feel supported and understood by their communities. People need to be educated on the lived experiences of others in order to instill compassion, and an obligation for action. Further, the demonstrable link between strength training and mental health spurs her drive to make lifting more accessible to all people, regardless of gender, sexuality, or income level. Shannon’s organization is changing the intersection between strength training and social outreach.

Connect with Shannon here!

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