Meet The Staff
At Bootcamp with Jess, each of our personal trainers know the value of endurance, strength and a good attitude. When you partner with Bootcamp with Jess to work on your health and fitness, you’ve got a team dedicated to your success. Each of our trainers has their own story of struggle, weight gain and loss, and triumph. They have worked with thousands of people and are eager to start you on a better path of mental, emotional and physical health.
Our Bootcamp classes cover circuit workouts, agility and weightlifting to get you in the best shape of your life. Meet our personal trainers to learn more about the minds and the muscles behind our Bootcamp programs in the Salt Lake City, UT area.
Jess Thomas began his journey towards personal training while serving in the US Army as a military police officer at home in Ft. Carson, Colorado and abroad in Germany. When he returned from the military, he pursued a career in law enforcement and his passion for fitness.
He worked in local fitness gyms as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor helping people wherever he went. Jess stayed with law enforcement from 1979 to 1992 to put more time and effort into fitness.
Vice President, Corporate Administrator
Jeannette Thomas is the co-founder of Bootcamp with Jess and is a certified Spinning Instructor. As early as second grade, Jeannette struggled with her own weight problems, tipping the scales at 204 pounds in her college years.
Due to this program, she has overcome her personal weight challenges and has seen this program help others in their war against obesity.
Instructor Kevin Coleman, NSCA CPT, was born in Cedar City and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Hillcrest High School and received his Personal Fitness Training Diploma from Eagle Gate College with a 3.90 GPA.
He enjoys basketball and all types of athletic and outdoor activities with his friends and family. Most of all, he enjoys changing lives on a daily basis. Coleman has become his own success story after losing over 100 pounds. This created a passion within him for helping other people make this positive change in their lives. He is an energetic and fun-loving instructor who truly cares for each and every one of his PTs.
Instructor Leedy is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, Spin and Schwinn Instructor Certified and holds a BOSU Ball Certification. After graduating from the University of Utah, she trained for 2 years with a personal trainer to compete but switched disciplines many times over those two years never finding the best avenue for herself.
She then switched to training and showing horses for the next 15 years, putting her personal fitness aside. Since joining Bootcamp she has lost 50lbs and is in the best shape of her life! Now, she balances her love of horses and exercising and enjoys helping others win the war against obesity by becoming Bootcamp Strong!!