Meet Your Coach, Jessica Smith
As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica found that the key to her own lasting weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes that led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellness coach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. Jessica is now able to reach millions of people online through her YouTube Channel and home exercise DVD series.
Her philosophy? Life is hard enough, fitness should feel good! Tired of seeing programs that only focused on a “no pain, no gain” mentality and super tough workouts, Jessica’s been developing her exclusive Walk STRONG System based on over a decade’s worth of working with physical therapists, neurologists, clients and students to create the most effective (and fun!) way to stay in shape. Her primary goal is to help women live their healthiest, happiest lives, not simply to look good in a bathing suit.
Recently named one of America’s Hottest Female Trainers, she has created several internationally recognized home workout DVD programs and is a regular contributor to MyFitnessPal and the host of JESSICASMITHTV on YouTube. With a BA in Communications from Fordham University, Jessica has held certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, the International Sports and Conditioning Association, Powerhouse Pilates (in both mat & reformer method), Martial Fusion and Johnny G’s SPINNING™ Program.
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 that with pets, kids and spouses to deal with, 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.