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ACE Fitness Expert Jessica Matthews

Jessica is an exercise physiologist and Senior Health and Fitness Editor for the American Council on Exercise, a fitness blogger for Weight Watchers, Fitbie and Shape magazine, and a regular contributor to numerous publications including CNN, USA Today, and She also serves as an adjunct professor at MiraCosta College, where she leads courses in the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education teacher education from Coastal Carolina University, a master’s degree in physical education from Canisius College, as well as three ACE certifications (Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Health Coach). A long-time lover of yoga, she is also an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance. Follow her on Twitter at @fitexpertjess.

Jessica in the news

    7 Reasons to Do Moderate Intensity Exercise More Often
    Jessica discusses the importance of mixing up your workout routine
    Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks for Anytime of Day
    In Jessica's latest blog post, she discusses the pre- and post-workout snacks for exercise at any time of day
  • USA Today
    Exercising Close to Bedtime is OK, Sleep Experts Say
    ACE's Jessica Matthews discusses the topic of exercising in the evening
  • Huffington Post OWN
    Questions About Fitness: Things People Ask Personal Trainers
    Jessica talks about unusual questions people ask trainers.
  • Fitbie
    Gym Class: CrossFit
    Jessica discusses her firsthand experience with a CrossFit WOD.

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