Most known for his Animal Flow and bodyweight movements, Miami fitness professional Jeremy Abramson seems to be everywhere these days. After growing up on the West Coast, Abramson found himself in Miami needing to make a major life change. We caught up with him for a Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport, but you can also follow him on Instagram – @coachjeremy305.
Tell us about yourself – where are you from and how did you find your way to the 305?
I’m from San Mateo, CA, about 20 minutes south of San Francisco. After graduating from the University of Oregon, I landed my “dream job” with the Oakland A’s. Life was good. However, things took a twist in July 2014. In the same week, I got fired by the A’s and found out my girlfriend was cheating on me. At 24, I decided I needed a change of scenery.
I had a friend in Boca and visited him shortly after my life unraveled. We spent a lot of time in Miami, and I was so attracted to the energy (and weather) of the city. 2 months later, I packed up my Honda CR-V and moved my life to South Florida.
How did you get your start in fitness and as an instructor?
Ever since 18, I was passionate about fitness. However, I saw it as a hobby, rather than a career. Things changed after waking up one morning with zero excitement for the day and dreading getting out of bed. I knew I had so many gifts to offer the world, yet I wasn’t doing it. That same day, I quit my job and decided to gamble on myself. That is when my life changed forever and my career in this industry began.
How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?
My energy is my superpower. First off, I prioritize high-quality sleep. I have a very sophisticated morning routine that consists of a 25-superfood green juice, mushroom-infused coffee, and a lot of water.
I also make sure to move my body throughout the day. Whether it is a 5-minute walk or a 10-minute stretch, we need to keep our bodies and brains active throughout. I avoid sitting for long periods of time and make sure to fuel with clean, high quality, nutrient-dense food.
What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?
“No Pain, No Gain” – I literally cringe when I hear people say this. While some mental discomfort and physical fatigue are beneficial, you should never train when you’re feeling high levels of physical pain. Instead, focus on recovery. That may mean making love to a foam roller, having an ice bath, or stretching in the sauna. Just listen to your body, because it is the best teacher you have.
Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miami to train?
Muscle Beach, South Pointe Park, and Margaret Pace Park. I love training outdoors with a beautiful view of Miami. There are so many powerful benefits to connecting with nature. The average American spends 93% of their life indoors, so I encourage everyone to take advantage of our beautiful climate and get outside!
What are you excited about right now?
I’m extremely excited about the StandUp2Sitting Podcast, that I launched in March. It allows me to connect with the top Miami health professionals in a very intimate way. By having these powerful guests share their stories, we are empowering every single listener to do the same. So far, it has been listened to in over 35 countries and continues to grow. You can find it on iTunes, Spotify, and all other platforms.
What is a long-term goal you are working towards or would love to achieve?
To launch a non-profit, aimed at impacting inner-city youth through fitness and nutrition. There are so many kids in our city who are struggling and don’t have a positive or safe space to hang out. I want to fill that void.
What is the one thing you do every day to stay fit?
There’s A LOT of things I do that contribute, but I’ll say that nurturing my relationships is huge for me. I’m so grateful for the people that I have in my life, especially my parents. I try to communicate with them every day to let them know how much I love them. Those conversations always leave me inspired. And I always sleep better knowing that my relationships are thriving. And I need that quality sleep if I want to energize and inspire people!
How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?
A cold shower is non-negotiable. I rarely want to turn the knob all the way to the right, but it’s a great practice of mental toughness. I’m able to translate that overcoming of fear to other aspects of life. It’s a great way to reduce inflammation and speed up your metabolism.
What do you love about the South Florida fitness/health & wellness community?
That it is so diverse, and it continues to evolve. From Acroyoga jams to cacao ceremonies, there are so many unique experiences to connect with the community and elevate our consciousness.