Author Archives: Jason Layden

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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Well and Good: ‘Reese Witherspoon Loves Plyojam’

Well and Good did a great write up on Plyojam, when word got out that Reese Witherspoon (Wild) started taking classes with Jason Layden to burn “more than 600 calories in 60 minutes”.

Writer, Rachel Marlowe, just had to experience this for herself. “I immediately packed my gym bag.” I immediately packed my gym bag

“The class—a heart-pumping hour of booty shaking combined with what seemed like a million 180 jumps, lateral hops, and ski jumps—was a serious cardio session that left my calves on fire. There was no time dedicated specifically to arms or ab work on the floor, but both were constantly engaged. Plus, the routines were easy to pick up, and there were modifications for every move—a good thing, given there were no breaks or changes in tempo.”

Thanks for coming and joining us! We’ll try to get you some face time with Reese 😉

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PlyoJam Founder Jason Layden Named Top Ten Hottest Trainers on Instagram

In July 2015 SELF Magazine decided it was time for folks to give their Instagram feeds a fit makeover. They rounded up the best trainers who are worth following because of their latest workout routines, exercises and expert tricks…as well as major abs, arms, butt, back, legs inspiration. And guess who made the list? Our founder Jason Layden! We love seeing dance fitness and plyometrics getting the attention it deserves. Click HERE to read the article!!!


PopSugar: Jason Gets Down With PopSugar

Jason Layden creator of PlyoJam on PopSugar

Pop Sugar TV loves fitness, and they definitely think PlyoJam is a great way to get fit!

Besides helping you to lose weight and tone your body, this workout is guaranteed to challenge your speed, agility, and balance, while keeping a huge smile on your face.”

Check out this awesome workout he did just for PopSugar TV.

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SELF Magazine – PlyoJam Featured at Self Up & Out Studio in NYC

PlyoJam has been invited to showcase in the SELF Magazine Up & Out Studio in New York City in June 2015. SELF has invited the ten most cutting edge fitness formats from around the country to participate in this event. An expected 2,500 attendees will have access to ten of the hottest trending workouts, including PlyoJam, a dance fitness format powered by plyometrics.

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Sign up for #UpNOutStudio, a full weekend of fitness classes, access to world class trainers, and so much more: Registration opens May 1st! Get more details here.

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FabFitFun – PlyoJam Highlighted as Favorite Among Fitness Formats

Pilates Platinum owner and ambassador Heather Dorak tries four new fitness formats and raves about PlyoJam as her favorite way to get fit and work up a sweat.

PlyoJam is my new favorite way to shake my booty and get my sweat on! The hour flies by dancing to songs on the top 40 charts as well as oldies but goodies, likeFootloose and Baby Got Back. The class blasts calories and gets you dancing like no one is watching while adding in plyometric movements.”

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PlyoJam Lands on Best Cardio Dance List for Well+Good L.A. City Guide

Created by two journalists—and joined by many more—Well+Good is known for its impeccable reporting and trend-spotting on the healthy living beat. In four years, Well+Good has become the leading source of intel on boutique fitness and the juice industry, plus cutting-edge nutrition, natural beauty, and more. Well+Good is your healthiest relationship. Every year Well+Good publishes lists boasting the best of the best when it comes to nutrition and health. This year we’re proud to say PlyoJam landed on the best cardio dance workout list in Los Angeles! Read more HERE

Huffington Post – “Stacey Beaman Wanted to Take Control of Her Health” and She Did it with PlyoJam

One of our favorite PlyoJammer’s gave us a shout out when The Huffington Post wanted to talk to her about Healthy Living and how she was able to lose 75 pounds in a life changing story that was published today on Huffington’s Heathy Living section.


I also found a workout that I fell in love with called PlyoJam.[/su_pullquote]In the article Stacey discusses her weight gain, and what triggered her to take control of her health and how she empowered herself to lose nearly a hundred pounds, with more to go.

I also found a workout that I fell in love with called PlyoJam. I had tried so many different fitness programs over the years — bootcamps, treadmills, kickboxing, hot yoga — and nothing stuck. It was so hard at first. I was embarrassed by my lack of conditioning, I was embarrassed to wear workout clothes, I was embarrassed that I couldn’t quite keep up at first. But I kept at it, and I fell in love with it. Last summer I challenged myself to take 40 classes in eight weeks, and I accomplished that goal. Dance fitness has become an integral part of my journey. I think anyone on a weight-loss journey must find a method of fitness that fills their heart with joy.

Read Stacey’s full Weight Loss Story on The Huffington Post

I’d like to lose another 30 pounds, and I know I will, but right now I celebrate every single day how far I’ve come.

Want to tell us your PlyoJam success story? Give us a shout.

Read Stacey’s Testimonial.