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Style Spotlight: Jessie Hodari {Pilates Guru}

unnamed{SS}: Can you give us a brief background on your career… and of course,  how you got involved with Equilibrium? 10443425_10152785570003460_5516876138930220466_n

{Jessie}: I made the move back home to Michigan from Los Angeles, where I was working in Marketing and PR,  in the beginning of 2012 to be close to my family and my high school sweetheart (who is now my husband). His mother, (Nancy) owns Equilibrium Studio and I took classes when I first moved back and really liked the experience and became a committed client!  My passion for health and helping people drove my excitement and interest in joining their team. I started off at Equilibium solely on the business side doing Marketing for the studio and the STOTT Pilates Training Program. I was taking Xtend Barre classes and all I kept thinking about was my days dancing at Star Trax …and I knew I had to get trained to become an Instructor! rjspit

I have been teaching Xtend Barre and Mat Pilates for almost 3 years and am currently completing my Full STOTT PILATES training and certification at the studio.

{SS}: Have you always been into fitness?  unnamed (1)

{Jessie}: I have always been into fitness, I was never obsessed with working out but I grew up dancing and always tried to stay physically fit!

{SS}: What do you enjoy most about teaching? 

{Jessie}: I LOVE being able to help people. Helping people feel better physically and even more importantly, mentally, is the most rewarding feeling in the world.  I feel so lucky to be able to work with such a diverse clieriontele. Teaching clients ranging from 8-88 is a unique and wonderful experience. I have amazing clients and I care about making a difference in their lives.  I teach group classes as well as one on one private training.  I love the music and the tempo or teaching group classes and they are always FUN and full or energy while still being safe and effective! But, I also love being able to work one on one with people and really focus on their body and needs while teaching them about the STOTT PILATES Basic Principles and how to enhance their future through better posture and alignment.


{SS}: What is your connection to SPLITS59? 


{Jessie}: I lived in Los Angeles so I was familiar with the line years ago and one of my sisters best friends growing up is one of the main reps for the company so when she found out I was going to become a fitness instructor she reached out to me about becoming a Fit Pro Elite and I was so excited to help spread this incredible brand. We had a few events, with Styleshack, at the studio when the line was first making its way to the Midwest and it was a huge hsplits595it!

{SS}: Current favorite Splits59 pieces?  

{Jessie}: Singlette Tank 


Everest Green anything! (You can shop Splits59 Tendu Grip Performance Tight on Guys N Gals page!)

High Waist Tight

Now onto your personal style….

unnamed-1{SS}: In regards to your personal style, do you have a signature look or accessory?

{Jessie}: I wear a lot of black. I always have. Its classic and clean. From time to time I add in pops of pattern and color from Splits59 but I would say that I am definitely most comfortable in my all black uniform.


{SS}: A few items in your “Styleshack” A.K.A closet that you can’t live without?

{Jessie}: My Splits59 Ashby Tanks… I wear them all the time. Scarves, favorite accessory by far! And Bags… I am the bag lady.. I couldn’t function without them!

{SS}: Who or What inspires your style?  Favorite Style Icon?

{Jessie}: I’m inspired by “functional fashion.” I like to wear what I feel good and comfortable in. My style tends to be more edgy but in a minimal kind of way.

{SS}: What is your Style Archetype

{Jessie}: A cross between Edgy, Sporty Chic and at times… Classic!


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Jessie wearing her SPLITS59!


{SS}: A few of your current favorite pieces on  

Nicole Miller High Neck Tuck Dress  from SHE

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Nicole Miller Cold Shoulder Blouse from SHE


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Guys N Gals Summer Jumpsuit

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Click to SHOP!


Diffusers from ZiebenMare!


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{SS}: Favorite fashion or lifestyle blog?





{SS}: Favorite Mobile App? 

{Jessie}: Pic Stitch. I love pictures and I always take lots of photos… so I like to create a photo collage to document an event rather than selecting just one (I am a bit indecisive so this awesome App for sure helps!)

picture of the charming ZibenMare shop in Franklin, MI.

{SS}: Favorite “local” boutiques in your area or anywhere in the world? 

{Jessie}: Lori Karbal and ZiebenMare (You can shop Zieben Mare products on Styleshack!) I love a store where you can find something for anyone! #onestopshop!

{SS}: Favorite local restaurant? 
{Jessie}: I love to eat… My favorite is my husbands cooking but you could most likely find me out at Phoenicia, Street Side, Luxe, Da Nang, or of course, Steve’s Deli!


{unnamed (3)SS}: Words to live by? Or Favorite Quote? 

“If the core of your body is strong the rest of your body will follow” – Joseph Pilates










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