Jesse DeYoung

Jesse DeYoung is a professional photographer, specializing in fitness, active/wellness brands and portraits. Jesse is the co-founder of The Local Skill, a creative wellness collective in DTLA. He's got 13 years of experiece as a celebrity trainer, an avid passion for cycling and unique musical tastes to Sanctuary Fitness. Jesse's class is not for the faint of heart, be prepared to get strong and focus on performance and results while enjoying alternative rock, dark dance and trance music. 


Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Hanover Massachusetts aka the "South Shore"

It is Friday night - beer, wine, cocktail, or fresh pressed juice?

Definitely beer.

If you had one last meal, what would you eat?

I would have to go with a burrito. Hopefully it's a good one since it would be my last ;)

Do you have a favorite movie or actor/actress?

Will Farrell.

You are stuck in LA traffic - what music are you playing to pass the time?

Well I usually get obsessed with one song that I've found on either hype m or new music Friday's on Spotify and listen to that song over and over again. If I don't have a current obsession I'm searching for new tunes on Spotify.

What first got you into fitness as a lifestyle and career?

When I was 18 I got my first gym membership and was hooked on fitness. After awhile of working out on the reg I wanted to share my plan of success with everyone so I became a personal fitness trainer.

What is one of your favorite fitness moments so far in life?

One of my favorite fitness moments in life was entering my first and only mountain bike race because one of my co workers asked if I wanted to join.. I got crushed in the race due to a lack of conditioning but loved the experience!

What is your favorite and least favorite exercise?

My favorite is indoor cycling. Least favorite: Hip hop dance class.

What is one of your favorite inspirational quotes?

"Winners never quit quitters never win."

What does the word "Sanctuary" mean to you?

A sacred place.