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Jason Layden – Creator and Co-Founder

Celebrity dance fitness trainer Jason Layden was born with a natural talent for dance and he fostered his passion for the art when he studied it at Penn State. In 2012 he decided to blend his love for dance with his interest in fitness and began teaching cardio dance classes.
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Stacey Beaman – COO and Co-Founder

Always having a passion for dancing and music, Stacey Beaman first joined PlyoJam on the dance floor as a student. She was looking for a form of exercise that wasn’t torturous, but still delivered results. PlyoJam was just that. PlyoJam became an integral part of her fitness journey and sparked a passion in her.

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Neha Patel – Master Choreographer

Neha fell in love with dance fitness classes many years ago when working out became a FUN PARTY. What was once a hobby turned into a true passion when she discovered the “PlyoJam” format. Since being one of the very first certified PlyoJam instructors, she’s been hooked. Watch out, she’s been told her classes feel like you’re at a CLUB! She believes dancing is for all ages, genders, and sizes and strives to bring people together in unity through dance.

 

Manu Fernández Barrio – Master Choreographer

Manu Fernández Barrio was born and raised in Germany. He started dancing Jazz/Modern when he was 4 years old and transitioned into Hip Hop at the age of 13. Manu has taught dance in Spain, Switzerland and throughout Germany. When he was 23 years old he luckily won the green card lottery and was able to fulfill one of his biggest dreams: “Moving to Los Angeles”.  He’s worked with Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Beachbody and Chevrolet. Manu went to college for Personal Training and Sports therapy in Germany

Heidi Llovet – Nutritionist, Personal Trainer

Heidi’s background is in dance, fitness and personal training. She is a graduate of UCLA and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NY. As a professional dancer for 12 years Heidi was very active, but developed some poor eating habits. Skipping meals, eating too much sugar and not balancing her diet were daily issues for her. A few years after Heidi transitioned from dance to fitness, she added personal training to her repertoire and began to learn more about healthy eating and nutrition.
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