BIO

Jeff Costa - Jeff Costa FitnessJEFF COSTA is an internationally recognized fitness and lifestyle consultant and a leading creative force in the industry. With a teaching career spanning over twenty years, Jeff blew up the LA fitness scene at the turn of the millennium, reinventing group exercise with his trademark workout, Cardio Striptease; complete with home exercise DVDs and television infomercial. Cardio Striptease is the most successful and widely publicized studio program in the history of Crunch Gym, and the world’s sexiest, most empowering way to stay fit!

As a result, Jeff became ubiquitously known as the founder of what TIME Magazine coined “the New Burlesque movement” in gym culture, unabashedly blending the worlds of striptease, burlesque and pole dancing with the training playground of the group exercise studio, complete with vertical poles, feather boas and a stable of Hollywood’s A-List celebrities, including Carmen Electra and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

With a BA in Liberal Arts from Boston University and a graduate of the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health, Jeff is both a Yoga Alliance and AFAA nationally certified instructor and continuing education provider. He is a featured expert in fitness-related media, with appearances on MTV’s Celebrity Fit Club, VH1’s Rock Bodies, E!Entertainment’s The Girls Next Door and NBC’s The Today Show.

The true strength of Jeff’s expertise lies in his attention to detail and his compassionate approach to the individual needs of his clients. By creating a nonjudgmental, performance-based environment, Jeff integrates contemporary movement with heightened proprioceptive insights to provide an accelerated training effect balanced with safety and fun.

Jeff’s passion for creative movement coupled with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit has attracted branding partnerships with industry vanguards such as The Nike Fitness Academy, Crunch Gym, 24Hour Fitness, The Pearl Spa, Biore Skincare, Reebok International and Cirque du Soleil. Of particular significance, Jeff Costa Fitness recently co-produced a series of four home exercise DVDs for Kellogg’s Latin America, launching Jeff’s signature smile on 3 million boxes of Special K cereals across 9 Spanish-speaking countries. This iteration of Cardio Striptease en Espagnol introduced playful new titles to Jeff’s commercial DVD success, including Chair Dancing Fitness, Pilates Floor Show and the infamous, Sexy Abs.

As a healthy lifestyle coach, personal trainer and group fitness master trainer, Jeff imparts the Jeff Costa Fitness training philosophy with inimitable panache, delivering a repertoire of both traditional and original course content. Jeff’s inspiration, dedication and perspiration are the hallmarks of industry excellence, matched only by his boundless creativity, a shoot-from-the-hip teaching style and authentic charm.