Jay Cardiello

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Title: Health Strategist, Best-Selling Author, TEDx Presenter
Education: University of Arkansas and William & Mary, B.A. in English Language and Literature/Letters
Expertise: Credible Leadership Change Agent (CCL-4), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Jay Cardiello is an industry-leading health professional, respected in both the fitness and medical communities. Jay uses his extensive knowledge of nutritional science, exercise medicine, and empathetic, motivational listening to accomplish a single goal: to improve the “quality-time” of your life in a way that is fun and achievable, one step at a time.


Jay starred in the ABC television show “My Diet is Better than Yours,” and is a TEDx Presenter. Jay is one of the most sought after and recognized health and wellness professionals in the world. He is also a strength and conditioning specialist to celebrities, professional athletes, and television personalities. He's a regular contributor to leading media outlets, a published author, and a strategic advisor to global brands.


Jay has worked with a number of notable clients, including Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sofia Vergara, Kevin Love, and teams in the MLB and NFL. He is the former Fitness Ed at Large for Shape and remains a contributor to several global media outlets.


Jay is the co-founder of Off the Scale, a healthcare intervention program to help slow, stop, and reverse the progression of chronic illnesses and diseases associated with obesity. He is also the founder of JCORE, which offers his multi-faceted wellness program and has been hailed as “one of the hottest at-home celeb workouts” by US Weekly and the “Workout Taking Over Wall Street” by Bloomberg TV. Jay is the author of Cardio Core 4 x 4 (Rodale 2012).

About Shape

Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.

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