By Antisia King


When you see Sydni Jones she always has a smile on face, and it’s clear that she takes her physical fitness very serious.

She’s easily one of Detroit’s most popular socialites and I understand why. Sydni is gorgeous, funny and a lot of fun to be around.

One day last year I saw a post on Facebook where she revealed that she had a TIA- Transient Ischemic Attack. Basically, Sydni had a mild stroke. I didn’t understand this because she’s in great shape so I was confused but happy she was okay.


I recently asked her what did that situation teach her, she replied, ”to slow down and focus on the important things in life. I had to do a total detox of my life, I got rid of all my toxic relationships, I changed my diet and my health is my priority. I always take time to smell the roses. It also reminded me that every second we live is a gift and tomorrow is not a given, so I live in the moment and treasure all the beautiful things life has to offer.”


Nowadays, Sydni spends her time helping other people live their best lives as an instructor at JABS Gym in Eastern Market.

Her group exercise classes seem more like a celebration of life than a fitness class. She’s supportive of her clients and makes everyone feel comfortable. Sydni radiates confidence and it’s very infectious; her clients rave about her and her classes are often sold out.

She’s still smiling, still gorgeous and she’s in the best shape of her life. You can still catch her at the A-List events and she never hesitates to lend a helping hand.

And when she’s not at JABS Gym she’s a Celebrity Makeup Artist and is always in high demand.


I recently asked her, where do you see yourself in five years, she replied “just being healthy and happy, and I wouldn’t change what I’m doing for anything. I’m not just helping people lose weight, I feel like I’m helping people save their lives. And there’s nothing better than seeing someone feel good about themselves after achieving their fitness goals. That’s my life now and it’s a beautiful thing.”

JABS GYM is located at 2501 Russell Street you should go pay them a visit, look for Sydni she’ll be the pretty one with a big smile on her face.