Stephanie “Boom Shock” Jones is an extreme motivator. She’s a fitness coach — a personal trainer and group fitness instructor — who pushes her clients to do more than they’ve ever imagined.
Her mission is to help women find what works for them on their “fitness journey.” She uses an explosion of energy to create individualized fitness plans for sustained success. As their partner in this journey, she helps in virtually every area of fitness, from organizing schedules to ending defeatist attitudes.
“What makes me different is that I look to connect with my clients from a place of need first: what is it that they need to help them do better on their fitness journey and how can I help them,” Stephanie says.
Stephanie didn’t start out focused on fitness, but decided to live a healthier lifestyle when she moved to Atlanta in 2001. She watched her cousin — a professional bodybuilder — train consistently and commit to his clean diet. The results of his labor sparked her interest. She wanted to treat her own body just as well, and in 2004, she participated in her first bodybuilding competition. She also completed a massage and wellness program at Atlanta School of Massage that same year. She was hooked.
In 2010, Stephanie started her professional fitness journey. The University of Maryland accounting grad officially traded in her briefcase for weights. She became an IFA certified personal trainer and opened up her business, Boom Shock Fitness. In 2015, she received an AFAA group fitness certification to add to her growing accomplishment list.
“My mindset was not to become a professional bodybuilder or fitness model,” Stephanie says, “But to help that average, everyday person figure out how to become better on their fitness journey.”
Stephanie is partnered with the Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Atlanta Girls’ School, The Single Wives Club, and Highland Athletic Club to spread her energetic influence to large audiences throughout Atlanta. Additionally, Stephanie provides her signature cardio dance aerobics and body sculpting session called Book Shock N Lock at events such as the FireFly Run, Women’s Health and Fitness Expo, Black Celebrity Giving, and the Annual Ice Cream Festival.
Stephanie happily resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and when she’s not pushing clients to their limits, she’s at her local roller skating rink enjoying a fun workout of her own.