Born and raised in Brooklyn, Jesse Alexander not only talks the talk, he walks the walk. A master indoor
cycling instructor at Flywheel Sports, Jesse has lost over 70 lbs and transformed his body, mind and life into perfection that people line up to ride with and learn from. After studying at The Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, Jesse had a successful career as a massage therapist for over 11 years, which armed him with an in depth understanding of the human body and exercise physiology. Jesse’s classes are challenging, full of positivity and always fun! His motto is “make it sexy, keep it sexy” and it shows when you see the following of devotees he has developed. When Jesse isn’t whipping NYC into shape, he is spending time with his wife and daughter.
A sit down with Jesse:
What do you eat for breakfast?
In the past few months I’ve cut out dairy and gluten-so I’m always eating a ton of protein. Egg whites, vegetables or oatmeal are my main breakfast meals. And of course coffee with almond milk.
What is your daily exercise routine?
I teach 13 times a week. I don’t usually ride throughout the class, so that I can give individual attention to my riders. I take two classes a week at the fhitting room, which is a HIT boutique fitness studio. I also goto Barry’s Bootcamp a few times a week and ride at Flywheel twice a week.. The key to getting and staying in shape is to never let your body get comfortable- you gotta mix it up.
What is the secret to weight loss?
For me changing my diet along with my exercise routine did the trick. Junk food and sugar are killers and they had to go. Knowing what to eat and when to eat it is a big part of it too. Indoor cycling and weights (building lean muscle mass) really helped me to drop the weight fast. Recently cutting out dairy and gluten really got my body to the next level.
“Change your body, change your life.”
Most proud of body part?
My Biceps. Not easily achieved. Constant push-ups which also work my chest/back and triceps.