Jay Cardiello Bio


Jay Cardiello Bio

Jay Cardiello is an industry-leading Health Strategist, 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 is also the star of the ABC television show “My Diet is Better than Yours,” and is the creator of the “Jay Cardiello No Diet Plan.


Jay Cardiello 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 and professional athletes, television and radio personalities, a regular contributor to leading media outlets, a published author, and a strategic advisor to global brands.

Jay’s Bio includes a a number of notable clients with whom he works with.  He has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sofia Vergara, Julianne Hough, Kevin Love, Minka Kelly and teams in the MLB and NFL. He is the former Fitness Editor at Large for Shape, a regular contributor to Men’s Fitness, Star and OK! magazines, and a member of the Advisory Board for Muscle & Fitness.

Cardiello 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, hailed as “one of the hottest at-home celeb workouts” by US Weekly and the “Workout Taking Over Wall Street” by Bloomberg TV. Cardiello is the author of Cardio Core 4 x 4 (Rodale 2012).

Jay was named the #1 Motivator in Health and Wellness by Shape in 2013 and ranked by Greatist.com along with Michelle Obama and Dr. Oz on a list of those who have made an impact on health and wellness worldwide.

Finally, Jay’s bio includes much philanthropy, as he works as a fitness advisor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, striving to win the battle against cancer. Jay resides in New York City with his wife Paula and son Max.


Jay graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1999.

Jay is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the International Sports Sciences Association and is an “Exercise is Medicine” Professional.

Jay Cardiello

Are you sick and tired of being “SICK” and being “TIRED?”  Good.  Because you’re not alone!  80 percent of Americans do not meet the minimum recommendations for physical fitness.  70 percent of us are considered overweight, and 36 percent are diagnosed as clinically obese.  Surprisingly, a majority of these root causes show some form of previous physical or emotional trauma or illness.

My methods aren’t about me.  They are about you.  I invest time in you to identify, learn about and heal those wounds at the core to create a sustainable solution for the rest of your life.  That is your miracle!

I’m with you one step at a time.  Make the decision to change your life and walk with me.

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Change your life, not your lifestyle

Is the theory behind Jay’s exercise product, JCORE, where he is celebrated for his no-fail, time-crunched – 20-minute workouts that require no equipment or weights. His body-weight model of conditioning and training synergistically combines incredibly effective cardiovascular, strength, agility and core balance exercises that rapidly transform the body to burn fat and tone faster. Each of his programs requires just one’s body, 20 minutes a day 4-days a week, and a 4×4 foot space. Jay’s bio includes his intriguing personal story.  This story is a testament to his expertise – he developed the protocols that rebuilt his own body after suffering a major spinal injury that required 13 major surgeries.

Jay is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the International Sports Sciences Association, and is a member of IDEA Health and Fitness Association. Jay devotes much of his spare time to such charities as the Harlem Children’s Zone, St. Jude’s, City Harvest and The Families of SMA.

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