Seriously, thank YOU for visiting my site.

I am Jessica H. Maurer and this is where I post all of my recipes, fitness tips, information on fitness education events, and so much more.

I am a master trainer for BOSU, Hedstrom Fitness, Barre Above, Tabata GX, and Lebert Training Systems; I spend a lot of time on the road educating fitness professionals and you can check out my calendar here.

I have been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for over a decade. I post videos, workout ideas, and fitness tips that everyone can use on my blog!

LOK Fitness was started in 2016, and I am proud to be the co-creator of this company. We offer 3-hour educational workshops to make you a better fitness professional. Plus, we were awarded Innovative Program of the Year and Up-and-Coming Female Presenter from SCW Mania California 2016!

I also help people like you start your own fitness programs, blogs, websites, social communities, fitness companies, and much more. Need advice? Check out my services!

Questions? Please email me! I would love to answer all of your questions!

My Newest Blogs

Science Is Key In Group Fitness Classes

SCIENCE IS KEY IN GROUP FITNESS CLASSES ALIGNMENT.  EQUIPMENT. CLASS DESIGN. How many times in the last year have you heard someone say “I hurt myself while doing _____________(insert fitness activity here)”? From running to indoor cycling to Crossfit to Zumba, people seem to injure themselves at some point during their fitness journey. As group […]

5 Tips for a Fun Filled Class

5 Tips for a Fun Filled Class! 5 TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPANTS AND HAVING TONS OF FUN! Many group exercise instructors do not realize the full influence they can have on their students. In some cases, your class could be the best part of their day. But why?What about a […]

4 Tips to Create Freestyle Dance Choreography

Originally posted on CREATE EASY AND FUN DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY! 4 TIPS FOR SUCCESS KEEP THE CHOREOGRAPHY SIMPLE TO ALLOW FOR FUN AND SUCCESS IN DANCE CLASSES. Within a lot of the dance formats currently offered in the group exercise world, you have the ability to freestyle choreograph your own dances to include in your class. […]

Trainer Tuesday : Gym Junkies Fitness

In my travels, I have encountered some AHmazing fitness professionals. Not just amazing instructors, but genuinely wonderful people. People who go above and beyond for their clients as well as for humanity. Trainer Tuesday is about turning the spotlight on the people who we should all try to be more like. Often, I complain about […]

Easy Cranberry Mini-Muffins

Yummy. Just no other words for these vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free cranberry mini-muffins. Sure, I made them for the kiddo, but the adults ate most of them. They were super simple, made from ingredients I had in the pantry, and some of the best I think I have made in a while. They did not rise […]

Recess Ideas

Originally posted on RECESS ISN’T JUST FOR KIDS…GET YOUR CLASSES PLAYING GAMES! School’s out for summer and even hardworking, stressed-out adults look forward to the fun that this season promises. As the weather and moods improve, people start to spend more time outdoors and less time in the group ex room. Even dedicated group […]

Why you should be hosting private trainings

Did you know that in 2015, there were over 35,000 fitness centers in the states? That’s a lot of competition. Three years ago, we witnessed the surge of Zumba focused dance studios and Crossfit boxes. Now, barre franchises are opening at a rate that compares with Starbucks’.  Think about how often you drive by a […]

Miso : Not all Soy is Created Equal

I love miso soup. But it is soy, right? There is a lot of “information” out in the world right now about soy. Soy is bad. Soy is good. Soy is the devil. Soy has come to save us all. There are books claiming that soy causes more cancer than dairy, yet there is other books […]

4 fun cardio moves to do anywhere and anytime. While I show them with the bender ball, you can use a water bottle if you want. Check out the new blog at for more info, see these slowed down, learn why I don't think the gym is for everyone, and read why I do believe people may not have time to "workout". Want more moves like this? Join me in Asheville August 27th for Tabata GX instructor training. 6-hours. 6 CECs. At least 6 jokes. to register!
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How often do you use transverse lunges in your training session? We love this transverse lunge with thread the needle with the Surge®. #TrainerTip: focus on pressing back with your hips to maintain that neutral spine. ... See MoreSee Less

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Finalizing plans for the STEPS in September at-home program that begins Sept. 5th. In my research, I found I need more positivity reminders in my life. What do you do to stay stress-free, happy, and positive? Share with me. ... See MoreSee Less

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