Sheila's Fitness Jam is committed to helping each client and student to become healthier through safe and effective fitness programs. We will only endorse and represent solutions that are science based and clinically tested, to improve and sustain the issues that are of concern to your health and well being.
We follow the standards of the fitness industry as recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine and the International Dance Exercise Association and ACE. All Licensed SFJ associates, pledge to maintain professional conduct dealing with each client, customer, student, and affiliate.
Our dedication to learning in the field of fitness will assure your success as we assist you to reach your fitness goals. Each licensed fitness affiliate will individually and personally follow the same standards that we recommend to our clients.
She saw her first aerobic dance workout on television over 45 years ago, and it changed her life and the lives of thousands of others. Through her various fitness programs, Sheila Samson-Powers has taught more than 10,000 students and trained more than 400 fitness trainers her unique methods of choreographed exercise classes.
Sheila's Fitness Jam, LLC, was formerly Sheila's Aerobic Jazz, Inc. Since 1980, we have been bringing men, women, and children in western New York, the most advanced fitness programs. Sheila's Aerobic Jazz was the original choreographed aerobic dance company in Western New York.
In 1998 Sheila opened Sheila's Fitness 2000, where people of all ages, shapes, and sizes came in and exercised to these fun choreographed classes. A group strength training class called Muscle Flex, mat Pilates, and yoga, were added to the menu of classes as well as state of the art exercise equipment.
In the spring of 2004, the businesses were sold to a local health club, and now Sheila's classes are back, being offered in convenient locations throughout the Greater Buffalo area. From the beginning, people of every age, shape, and size have been getting healthy, staying healthy, and reaching their fitness goals through their participation in these fun choreographed exercise classes.
All licensed SFJ Associates maintain nationally recognized certifications in the fitness industry. The branded fitness programs guarantee consistency throughout the network of locations. No matter where you participate in the classes, you are getting the same fun, safe, and effective workout.
Sheila remains committed to staying on the cutting edge of the most current research from the most respected leaders in the fitness industry. This insures that participants will always have the safest and most effective fitness programs around. Sheila and her instructors just happen to make it fun.
In the spring of 1980, this mother of four used her background in dance, music, and fitness to launch her fitness program called Sheila's Aerobic Jazz. It soon became Western New York's largest aerobic dance company.
In 1998 she opened Sheila's Fitness 2000, where people of all ages, shapes and sizes, came in and worked out to her choreographed Aerobic Dance, Step Aerobic and Group Strength Training routines.
Sheila and her team of certified and well trained instructors, teach all her branded programs in Community Ed Centers, church halls, school gyms, and dance studios. It's the same great fitness programs under the new name... Sheila's Fitness JAM.
Sheila received The YMCA Toast of Buffalo Award. This award is given to people who have made a significant contribution and a difference in the Buffalo community. Over the years, Sheila's businesses have raised over $275,000 for various children's charities in Western New York.
In 2004, Sheila received The YWCA Leader Luncheon Award Entrepreneur Of The Year. This award honors women who work or live in Western New York. It is given annually to women who have new ideas, bold vision, and a deep commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.
Sheila's #1 accomplishment is that she has three daughters, one son, six granddaughters, six grandsons, and two great-grandsons, who are all the joy of her life.