Meet Your Coach, Jessica Smith
Jessica has been a certified trainer and fitness instructor since 1999 and has taught and trained at some of the most prestigious gyms in the country, including Canyon Ranch, EQUINOX, The Sports Club/LA and World Gym. She has held certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and the International Sports and Conditioning Association among others. Her specialty training includes aqua, barre, dance, functional training, kickboxing, pilates, wellness coaching, and yoga. She often works with medical experts and other field specialists in order to develop comprehensive, safe and effective exercise programming.
Her philosophy? Life is hard enough, fitness should feel good! Tired of seeing programs solely focused on a “no pain, no gain” mentality, and super tough workouts, Jessica developed her exclusive, four-phased Walk STRONG System based on over a decade’s worth of work with physical therapists, neurologists, clients, and students. Her primary goal is to help women live their healthiest, happiest lives — not simply to look good in a bathing suit.
Named one of America’s Hottest Female Trainers by SHAPE Magazine, she has created workout content for companies such as Anchor Bay, Gaiam, Women’s Health and SHAPE. Today, she produces her own line of home workout DVD programs featuring her philosophy of healthy, safe movement that enhances all aspects of daily life. In addition to her DVD and digital programs, she offers her largest body of work (450 full-length workout videos — and counting!) for free online through her YouTube Channel, jessicasmithtv.
Meet her sidekick, Peanut
A frisky french bulldog who guest stars (well, mostly sleeps) during our YouTube videos, Peanut’s mission is to help our community members remember not to take their workouts too seriously (it’s only exercise after all!). With a degree in napping and bone chewing, she loves to provide plenty of entertaining distractions during tougher exercises and aims to remind viewers who are negotiating pets, kids and spouses, that home workouts aren’t always perfect — and that’s OK. To learn more about Peanut (or just to watch a few of her antics), click here.