Neda Soderqvist

Fitness & Movement Guru

Neda is one of the top fitness instructors in the country, winning the title of Top Fitness Trainer in 2008 by Exercise TV. She is known in Hollywood as one of the Top Fitness Movement Teachers to the Stars. She is the creator of the highly popular JÄM (Juicy Athletic Moves) classes that combines carefully selected fitness exercises and original dance routines – incorporating moves anywhere from hip hop to Bollywood to a tango -- to contemporary and international music. JÄM is one of the few disciplines that works every muscle group featuring weight training and cardio dance moves in a single workout. Students often remark that Neda's classes are so addicting, they find themselves rearranging their lives around the classes.

Known for her dynamic, exuberant personality, Neda has an intense passion for inspiring people to achieve their goals, motivating students and clients to feel better, both inside and out. Neda loves seeing the excitement of her students and clients as they see results and their mutual dedication to her.

An all-around athlete, fitness has always been a part of Neda's life. For over 15 years, she has been teaching/participating in just about every sport imaginable. She has competed in triathalons, marathons, adventure races, 220 mile bike races overseas – just about anything that challenges the mind and body.

Neda's devotion to fitness dates back to her school days where she excelled in swimming, track & field, volleyball…even captaining the cheerleading squad. Blending her skills as a gifted athlete and her studies in physiology, Neda realized the importance of cross training, carefully developing her own unique style of workouts -- which takes the best from many sports and practices.

JÄM focuses on maximizing cardio training, strength building, and toning by combining dance and fitness --all in a supercharged, fun atmosphere. Neda makes it a point to learn every student's name, whether it's a group of eight or eighty. If there are any physical limitations, she offers modifications to keep each person safe from injury. It's been said that her classes are like personal training in a group setting.

As an instructor who has built a large following, Neda teaches JÄM at some of the top L.A. fitness clubs, Her clientele range from stay-at-home moms to the professional athlete -- back up dancers, marathon and triathletes, bodybuilders including a former Mr. California as well as Hollywood's top artists, actors and actresses.. She also teach JÄM classes as well as other fitness programs to children.

In addition to fitness coaching, Neda has also worked as a professional photo model for over 15 years. Her work has been featured in a national magazine, in billboard ads, as well as countless runway shows, which she still does as a hobby.

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Q&A: Neda Soderqvist

January 27, 2015

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