From hitting up a boxing gym in between Broadway shows to becoming one of Wilhelmina’s original fitness models, Julie “Jaws” Nelson has always been at the forefront of fitness trends.

Jaws is a New York City based performer, athlete, fitness instructor, and model. A classically trained ballerina and professional dancer, Jaws moved to New York to pursue performance, eventually making her way to Broadway. She then transitioned to both fitness modeling and instruction becoming well known throughout the New York City fitness scene. Jaws has taught at popular fitness studios, like SoulCycle, Shadowbox, and Rumble, as well as pop-up collaborations with Well+Good, Nike, and Athleta. Moreover, Jaws has been featured in major national fitness campaigns for brands as wide reaching as Reebok, Athleta, MZ Wallace, New Balance and, most recently, with Adidas a Global ambassador to the Brand.


Jaws’ fitness philosophy has always been to mix hard work with fun, values that have organically led to a massive social media following. A creative at heart, Jaws believes in the power of story-telling, authenticity, and integrity in all that she does.


Jaws’ can help promote your product or brand with not only outstanding visuals, but also with authentic engagement with her diverse following.

Technical Expertise in Fitness Industry



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