We had the good fortune of connecting with Sandra Jersby and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sandra, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The success behind my brand have been an on going combination of constantly staying current in my field by always learning new things and new modalities in both the training and bodywork area that I provide to my clientele. In addition, the human connection factor of reaching out and networking at health and wellness events, and keeping a good report with current and past clients. For me I’m very passionate about what I do and I have a genuine care for my clients and their success of their health so keeping a relationship beyond just being my client and really becoming more of a trusted friend have nourished my client relationship and led to numerous other referrals and the growth of my business. Lastly, providing a structured model to clients from the time they reach out to me and throughout take measurable data to see their progress from when they first approached me is crucial for their personal and physical growth and it also keeps them trusting the service they are receiving to wanna keep going.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My versatile skill set is what sets me apart from most in the health and wellness industry -with a degree in Nutrition & Food Science, certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine in Corrective Exercise & Sports Performance, to my bodywork training in Fascial Stretch Therapy, FRC Mobility Specialist, Thai Massage, and Yoga. By combining the above mentioned trainings and methodologies, I have been able to create my own unique & integrative approach for optimal health, healing and recovery of the body. My extensive knowledge have landed me opportunities to work with both the novice exercisers to professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, and MLB and also being on the road with Academy winning artists & Victoria Secret models getting them ready for showtime. In addition to my hands on work with athletes and working professionals, my expertise in the mobility and assisted stretch world have gained the trust and recognition by Oxygen Magazine where I have been a contributing author and model for a little over two years now. My work have been featured in their mobility section, and my fitness modeling can be seen in a couple of their spreads. I will also be releasing a training program through them via an app this upcoming August.
Getting where I am today was a recipe of passion, drive, and excitement of constant learning of new things and also keep practicing what I have already learned repetitively. I always look at obstacles and failures as opportunities for growth and learning. Whenever, something seemed impossible or a bump in the road I would instead look at it as how can I learn from this, embrace it, grow, and move beyond. I love the quote “the road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same” -Colin R. Davis. I have learned not to take things personal and it’s not always about me when clients or opportunities seems to be at a still point. I have found that those are the organic moments to shift my focus to other areas of my business that might have been neglected and also checking on myself –in such way as are my needs covered, what can I do to make sure I bring self-love and care to myself to continue to be at service for others. My brand is really a product of my own personal growth and the desire and passion to impact as many lifes as possible in the most profound and life changing way through the work that I do. I am the guide and connector for people to get in tune with their bodies to experience what it’s like when all the dots connect.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Best Friend Visiting Itinerary: 1. Monday: Hollywood, walk of fame w/ a cheesy celebrity bus tour with TMZ. Then a hike up to the Hollywood sign for a classic pic for the memory books and if time permits continue on to the Griffith Observatory for a marvelous view of Los Angeles and ofcourse learning all about space and the Universe inside the Observatory. Finish off with dinner at Figs & Olives in West Hollywood. 2. Tuesday: We’re going for my favorite hike, the Paseo Miramar trail, which is a 2.5 hour hike up into the Santa Monica mountains with an overlook of the ocean and you can even spot Catalina Island. After our hike we will head down to the Shrine lake which is about 5 minutes away to absorb the beauty of this lake and find a spot to meditate. Next it’s time for food so we will head to Malibu Farm of the pier in Malibu for a gorgeous, sunny, ocean view and clean eating and after we will keep going up the coast and find a beach to relax at for the remainder of the day. 3. Wednesday: Today we will explore Santa Monica, shopping at 3rd street and then going on the rides on the Santa Monica Pier and finalize the day with dinner at the Lobster house. 4. Thursday: We will start off the day with what is so typical for LA, a Hot8Yoga class and then head over to Nektar Juice for a green juice and a Acqui Bowl. Next we’ll head over to Marina Del Rey to rent bikes and head down the coast to Manhattan beach for lunch at Le Pain Quotidian, then coffee and dessert at Blue Star Donuts next door before we head back on our bikes along the sunset beach route to Marina Del Rey. 5. Friday: Beginning day with a Soul Cycle class to get our heart pumping and inspiration going for the day. Then lunch at Urth Cafe. The evening we’ll spend with laughter and an extended group of my friends at the Laugh Factory for a comedy show. 6. Saturday: Since we both absolutely love training and simply part of our lifestyle we will explore one of the latest trendy exercise modalities here in LA, Rumble boxing! of of Sunset blvd. in Hollywood for post workout snack and coffee we’ll head over to one of my favorite coffee places, Alfreds in Beverly Hills. This will be a perfect opportunity to also explore the famous Rodeo drive and check out the street and hotel where our favorite move Pretty Woman was shot wayyyy back in the day :). Next we’ll head up the hills to drive along Mulholland drive to explore the magnificent view and all the incredible homes along the route. For dinner later at night we have reservations for Catch ( a place I’ve always heard many great things about but actually never been to myself). 7. Sunday: Last day…. Sleep in and lunch at Nobu in Malibu to take in the last of the gorgeous pacific ocean view before we head to the airport and say our farewells.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My inspiration and biggest cheerleader have been my partner of 11 years, Olympian and 400m sprinter Malachi Davis. From day one he always encouraged me to go beyond my current comfort zone, explore different training and bodywork trainings. He would usually find and learn about the latest and greatest training workshops that his professional athlete clientele would seek out for their optimal recovery to help them perform better in their respective sport. Not only did Malachi become the source & inspiration for advancing my knowledge in various trainings but he always challenged me emotionally & spiritually to find my true purpose and understanding of who I am and who I wanna become and most importantly finding my inner voice & confidence while creating my own unique footprint here on earth.
Website: www.stretchtoflex.com Also, coming soon! next two weeks and most updated website: www.sandrajersby.com
Instagram: @swedefit @stretchtoflexla
Bodywork pictures: Jessica Zuleta Fitness Pictures: Ian Spanier