Jimmy Peña: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Jimmy Peña

NYT Bestselling author, Founder of PrayFit, and Exercise Physiologist to the Stars

Jimmy Peña is a New York Times bestselling author, the founder of PrayFit (www.prayfit.com) and has been the exercise physiologist to Tyler Perry, Mario Lopez and LL Cool J. Peña earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Baylor University in 1994 and his master's degree in clinical exercise physiology from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1998. Peña served as the fitness director for Muscle & Fitness Magazine authoring and editing thousands of articles on training and fitness, making him one of the nation’s most published experts with articles on newsstands today and each month since 1999.

Peña was the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, Extra Lean by Mario Lopez and designed the women's training programs for LL Cool J's New York Times bestseller Platinum Workout. He later authored the Amazon bestseller PrayFit: Your Guide to a Healthy Body and a Stronger Faith.

Mentioned by Tyler Perry with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, CBS’s The View, CNN’s Piers Morgan and seen on HBO’s Pay-Per-View Championship Boxing, Prayfit’s popularity paved the way for two workout DVDs with Lionsgate Entertainment, the first of which (PrayFit: 33-Day Total Body Challenge) was released in December of 2011 and remained Amazon's #1 Hottest New Release in Faith for 53 days. The second DVD released December 2012 hit #1 on Amazon in January 2013 and has remained one of Amazon’s bestselling DVDs ever since.

On stage, Peña offers a motivating, inspiring and eye-opening perspective of health and how it relates to faith. Through storytelling, he uses biblical examples to motivate the heart to move the body. We have permission, an obligation and privilege to honor the body God so wonderfully made. The Bible says that God only sees the heart and yet He urges us to honor the body… Peña doesn’t see that as a contradiction but rather as a priority list.

Peña was recently named as the first advisory board member of Pastor Rick Warren’s The Daniel Plan weight loss initiative. He is rapidly becoming a keynote speaker of choice in venues ranging from churches, businesses, expos and conferences. His storytelling approach along with his targeted and motivational message of faith & health is nothing short of captivating.

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  • Health as a means of praise.
  • Becoming a fitness-minded, faith-driven believer.
  • Providing ourselves with an abundant life while avoiding vanity and gluttony.
  • Motivating the heart to move the body.

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