All About us: Jackie

 GRIT Rockstar Jackie dishes on her favorite dive bars, music festival themed playlists, & traveling the world!

Meet Jackie

I grew up in a very athletic, competitive family and have played sports my whole life (volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, golf…you name it, I’ve tried it). My aunt has been a fitness instructor for years and she let me tag along to her classes since I was young, where I fell in love with the challenge of training and trying new practices. Being a uforia Rockstar is the culmination of everything!

Favorite Local Hot Spots?

My favorite hot spot near Nob Hill is North Star, an awesome dive bar down the street from my apartment and my soccer team’s sponsor – I love the bartenders, popcorn machine and low-key vibe. BUT, the top of Russian Hill is my favorite spot in the city to run stairs, stretch after a workout, or enjoy a great sunrise/sunset.

uforia instructor - JackieWhat do you do in your spare time?

I tend to fit a lot into my day between being committed to my career in tech, sitting on the development board of America SCORES Bay Area (a great charity right here in SF), playing on soccer and volleyball teams, and training for races such as the Ragnar Relay. And of course uforia! I also am obsessed with traveling so I spend a lot of time planning and taking trips with friends to places all over the world – Croatia Yatch Week is up next on the itinerary 🙂


Where do you find your uforia?

I find my uforia when traveling with friends to adventurous places and finding off-the-beaten-path excursions. My favorite past adventure is probably hiking Hihimanu in Kauai with a local – when he picked us up, he asked if I brought my gloves…why would I bring gloves to Hawaii? Needless to say, it was a bit dangerous and I loved the thrill – been chasing that rush ever since.

What are your favorite pre/post workout snacks?

I love drinking Vega Sports pre-workout energizer before long runs and morning uforia classes, and you can’t go wrong with apples and almond butter post-workout!

Favorite Song At The Moment?

My favorites usually relate back to recent festivals I went to with friends, so at the moment anything by The Chainsmokers brings back great memories of Austin City Limits, and Big Gigantic was a huge dance party at Lightning in a Bottle.

Anything else you want to share with our uforians?

I love meeting people, especially those that share the same passion for fitness and adventure. Let’s find an excursion up or down the coast and explore what’s right around the corner on this gorgeous Cali coast!