Jess Fracalossi

Jess is The Handle Bar’s founder and operator. She opened the first HB studio in 2013, and has grown the brand to now 3 major neighborhoods in metro Boston – South Boston, Fenway, and Harvard Square.


She grew up a competitive swimmer and developed a love for fitness at an early age. Attending college at Northeastern University, Jess discovered her love for group exercise, specifically spinning. An avid music lover and listener, Jess hopes to bring her love for music to the studios and riders.  She hopes to offer classes with the intensity she craves, set to playlists composed with care. Jess spins to house music, hip hop, pop and much more. Her classes are crafted to challenge riders physically, and inspire them to achieve greatness both on and off the bike.


what’s your spirit animal?
A lioness! I even have one tattooed on my forearm. I love the ferocity, strength and grace that the lioness embodies. She is fierce, strong and capable…but maternal and majestic at the same time. Everything I want to be. 🙂


what’s your favorite quote?
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” (How inspiring and humbling is that?)


what is something that most people don’t know about you?
I have a BS in Biology and was accepted into graduate school for Speech and Language Pathology… I wouldn’t be writing this if I hadn’t changed my mind.

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