Welcome to Endeavor with Jase, where fitness meets diversity and inclusivity in the heart of Palm Springs. Our mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for individuals of all backgrounds and orientations to embark on their wellness journey. We believe that fitness is not just about physical health but also about creating a community where everyone can feel seen, heard, and valued.
Endeavor with Jase offers a distinct fitness experience. While weight management and muscle gain are common fitness goals, our focus is on movement and motivation, key elements for achieving these objectives. Our environment is fun, inclusive, and friendly.
Our one-hour aerobic and conditioning hybrid workout targets major muscle groups, enhances cardiovascular health, builds strength, flexibility, and agility. We encourage attendees to set and work toward personal fitness goals in a non-competitive environment.
Low Impact, High Benefits
We understand that everyone’s fitness journey is unique. That’s why we embrace low-impact exercise, which offers several advantages, including reduced joint stress, a decreased risk of injury, and improved cardiovascular health. Low-impact exercises are gentle on the body, making them suitable for people with medical conditions or those recovering from injuries. Additionally, they help enhance flexibility, balance, and overall physical fitness without excessive strain.
At Endeavor with Jase, we’re more than just a fitness class. We’re a vibrant, inclusive community united by the pursuit of wellness and shared values. Join us on this exciting journey towards a healthier, happier you, and let’s endeavor together!
Founder/ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Jase Nagaia is a native Californian whose passion for fitness, community engagement, and inclusivity is transforming the landscape of wellness. While recognized as a dedicated fitness instructor, Jase’s journey extends far beyond the gym floor. His career in Fintech led him from the bustling streets of San Francisco to Southern California. As a full-time CRM Specialist and as a philanthropist, he has woven a tapestry of purpose that encompasses both professional and personal realms.
With a heart dedicated to serving his community, Jase embarked on a mission that would change lives. Recognizing the growing need for an inclusive fitness environment, he stepped up to the plate and created “Endeavor with Jase,” a unique and free low-impact cardio class. The creation of this class was deeply influenced by his own experiences of overcoming hurdles in the fitness industry. Driven by a determination to surmount these challenges, he conceptualized a safe haven where individuals from all walks of life could embark on their wellness journey without any inhibitions.
At the core of Jase’s ethos is the understanding that representation matters. Jase’s family is from the Fiji Islands. As a person of color and member of the LGBTQ Community, he uses the wisdom having overcome adversity to foster a fitness environment that empowers participants to focus on their wellness journey without the hindrance of self-doubt or exclusion. In his classes, it’s not just about the physical aspect of fitness; it’s about providing a safe space where individuals can feel seen, heard, and valued.
Beyond the sweat and the workouts, Jase’s impact reaches into the very heart of the community he serves. In early 2023 he was recognized by The City of Palm Springs Human Rights Commission for his community service work. Jase also dedicates his time as a volunteer, leading warm-up sessions at local 5K runs that champion the causes of community nonprofits. Furthermore, he extends his support to numerous organizations that align with his commitment to the local community. These include The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert, DAP Health, AAP – Food Samaritans, and Palm Springs Pride, among others.
Jase’s narrative exemplifies triumph over challenges, an homage to his cultural heritage, and a testament to his commitment to nurturing a community united by wellness and shared values.
Having a diverse fitness instructor can bring several valuable benefits to individuals and fitness communities:
Inclusive approach: A diverse fitness instructor can cater to a wide range of participants, creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for people of different backgrounds, ages, and fitness levels.
Culturally sensitive programming: With diverse knowledge and experiences, the instructor can design workouts and programs that are culturally sensitive and relevant to various communities.
Representation and role models: Seeing a fitness instructor who represents different ethnicities, genders, body types, and abilities can serve as positive role models, inspiring more people to pursue fitness and healthy lifestyles.
Varied teaching styles: A diverse fitness instructor may bring unique teaching styles and perspectives, keeping classes engaging and appealing to a broader audience.
Understanding individual needs: Instructors from diverse backgrounds may have a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and preferences of their participants, allowing them to tailor workouts that better meet individual needs.
Broader range of fitness knowledge: A diverse fitness instructor may have expertise in a wide array of exercise disciplines and cultural practices, providing participants with a more comprehensive fitness experience.
Breaking stereotypes: Diverse fitness instructors can challenge stereotypes and biases related to fitness and health, promoting a more inclusive and positive perception of body image and physical activity.
Foster community and connections: A diverse fitness instructor can create a sense of community and belonging among participants, bringing people together through shared experiences and values.
Promote social impact: Diverse fitness instructors can use their platform to address social issues, advocate for inclusivity, and promote health and fitness in underserved communities.
Empowerment and motivation: Seeing someone from a similar background succeed as a fitness instructor can empower others to pursue their fitness goals and foster a sense of motivation and determination.
Having a diverse fitness instructor enriches the fitness landscape, making it more accessible, accepting, and enjoyable for everyone involved. It fosters an environment where individuals feel supported, respected, and encouraged to lead healthier lifestyles