Meet the CEO Who Is Teaching Others How to Manage Their Mental Illness With Fitness
Today, over 40 million people suffer from depression and anxiety in the US. In 2016, founder and CEO of JSCULPT Fitness, Jaz Jackson, was struggling to pull herself out of the black hole of depression and knew it was time to make a change. Doctors originally suggested that she consider taking medication to get her illness under control, but she decided to take a more holistic route. She changed her diet, began exercising regularly and using journaling and meditation as an emotional release. She narrated her journey on social media and found that there were many women like her who were struggling with mental illness and looking for a way to manage it. Little did she know, the community she built along her journey to mental and emotional freedom laid the foundation for JSCULPT Fitness.
JSCULPT Fitness is the only workout accessory brand on the market that focuses not only on physical fitness, but on emotional and mental wellness for women of all backgrounds. Through fitness, Jackson found a way to keep her body healthy and her mind focused on maintaining a balanced state of being. She makes it a point to push the importance of both through her brand by using the JSCULPT platforms to host holistic experiences such as live wellness informational sessions and beginner workout tutorials. In a time where mental and emotional health are finally being recognized for their impact on people’s physical health, Jackson wants to make sure that women of color aren’t left out of the conversation. She hopes to show Black women that it is okay to not be okay and fitness is a major key in helping them on their journey to becoming their best selves.