Jessica Matthews

Jessica Matthews is assistant professor of exercise science at Miramar College. As a leading fitness expert, writer, and educator, Jessica is a regular contributor to numerous publications including CNN, USA Today, and Oprah.com, and has a featured blog, "Fit For Life," on WeightWatchers.com. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education teacher education from Coastal Carolina University and a master’s degree in physical education from Canisius College. She is also a certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as well as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance and a trained stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga instructor.

Prior to teaching at Miramar College, Jessica worked full-time ACE, serving in a number of key roles including exercise physiologist, certification director, and senior health and fitness editor. Her past work experience also includes serving as aquatics director at Conway Medical Wellness and Fitness Center in South Carolina, and designing health and physical education curriculum for grades K-12.

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Step up your workout by training the same way your favorite athletes do: with total-body moves that test everything from your flexibility to your agility. By blending the health-related...

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These full-body exercises bring the best of barre, bootcamp, and other fitness classes together for an effective at-home sweat session
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So you're standing at the weight rack, eyeing everything from 1 lb handweights to barbells, kettlebells, and more. Don't just grab something at random—what you lift has a significant...

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As we learn more about how the body is truly designed to move, it’s clear that in everyday life, muscles rarely work in isolation—even though that’s how most of us train our bodies at...

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Pressed for time but still want to do something beneficial for your body? This easy to follow, yoga-inspired sequence is the perfect pick-me-up—and you can do it in just 10 minutes, in...

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Sculpt a killer body while bonding with your man with strength training exercises designed for partners
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Get a cardio and strength training workout done in just one training session thanks to this effective piece of exercise equiptment
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Kettlebells, resistance bands, and foam rollers are more versatile than you think. Try these 5 moves to make your favorite exercise equipment feel new again
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Upgrade your strength training routine by throwing in these medicine ball moves for total-body toning
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