Jessica Smith

Who is Jessica Smith?

Jessica Smith is an American fitness influencer who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. She shares a name with an English actress who portrayed the Sun Baby in the kids’ show Teletubbies. She is known for posting fitness-related content on her social media. 

Early life and biography of Jessica Smith

Jessica grew up as an active child who liked to play outside and move around a lot. When she was a child, her parents signed her up for dance classes because she always enjoyed dancing at home. Jessica attended dance classes throughout high school and stayed active, but puberty hit her hard. Although she led a healthy lifestyle, Jessica suddenly gained a lot of weight, probably due to hormones. As most girls her age would, Jessica started to panic, searching for weight loss tips. She tried many popular diets but, unfortunately, always ended up with a yo-yo effect

While no method she tried seemed to work, Jessica gave up, going back to her old habits. Since her school was located far away from home, she borrowed her father’s old rusty bike to ride to school. Since her father didn’t use that bike anymore, Jessica started to ride around the town just for fun. While enjoying her everyday activity, Jessica noticed that she started to lose weight. As it turned out, this repetitive constant physical activity showed its results better than any extreme diet. Motivated by her progress, Jessica denied herself unnecessary snacks, and soon after, she started to feel more like her old self. 

Education and fitness journey of Jessica Smith 

Jessica continued dancing because she wanted to pursue a career as a professional dancer. With that goal in mind, she applied to Fordham University, where she attended a dance program. She managed to get through the first semester but realised that it was just too stressful. To achieve her goal, she constantly had to worry about castings while maintaining the same weight because it served her cause. Even though her parents didn’t approve, Jessica dropped out of school, finding a job as a secretary instead. She took a part-time job as a trainer at the New York Sports Club while pursuing certification as a personal trainer

After getting the required certificates, Jessica moved to Miami, where she worked as a personal trainer. Her training became popular as many clients recommended her to their friends. This came in handy when the Women’s Health magazine set up a casting for a new influencer who would film fitness tapes. Jessica was recommended by one of her friends, and soon after, she got instructions to film one video. She set up a camera in front of her parents’ pool and performed her favourite workouts while mentioning her weight loss journey. After one month, Jessica got a note that she was chosen for the video, which will be directed by Andrea Ambandos. Andrea taught Jessica how to act in front of a camera, which became a stepping stone for her future career as a fitness influencer. 

JessicaSmithTv YouTube channel

Jessica created her self-titled YouTube channel in 2009 to entertain people while encouraging them to stay active. Her channel gained huge popularity because of her motivating workouts and her emotional-support companion, a dog named Peanut. While adding Peanut might look attention-seeking, he actually supports Jessica’s message. She doesn’t try to help people lose weight, at least not primarily. Her goal is to make her audience enjoy exercising because it helps them to stay consistent. While riding on her father’s rusty bike might be a simple, joyful memory, it helped Jessica to recognise the strength of consistency. 

Jessica’s most popular series are Walking Workouts alongside the 1-Mile Walk n’ Talk series. While her goal is to provide people with easy workouts that aren’t too tiring, walking sessions are the right way to go. Even though it might seem like a non-targeted workout choice, Jessica managed to spice regular walking up by adding some specific moves which target specific muscle groups. Her most popular video is 15-Minute Abs, Butt & Thighs Workout, with over 3 million views. What makes Jessica’s channel more welcoming towards women is that she doesn’t show any extreme fitness models or athletes. Jessica often asks her friends to join her, showing her audience that her workouts are meant for real women with various body sizes. Everyone can be healthy while exercising regularly, and body shape or size doesn’t change that. 

Personal life of Jessica Smith

Jessica is married to Sensei Guillermo Gomez. While his choice of physical activity is slightly more challenging, he shares Jessica’s enthusiasm and positive vibe. Guillermo owns a fourth-degree Aikido black belt, which he acquired after practising martial arts for 25 years. He makes a living by teaching martial arts and producing training DVDs. They have a daughter together who shares their passion for fitness. 

Interesting facts about Jessica Smith

  • She attended dance classes throughout her childhood and high school era. 
  • She attended a dance program at Fordham University but dropped out because of the stressful environment. 
  • She is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor
  • She has over 541 thousand subscribers on her YouTube channel called JessicaSmithTv.
  • Her most popular video is 15-Minute Abs, Butt & Thighs Workout, with over 3 million views.
  • She is married to Sensei Guillermo Gomez, who owns a fourth-degree Aikido black belt.