James D. White: RD, ACSM HFS. ADA Spokesman; Owner & President of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios and HR Fitness Magazine
Growing up, Jim was not the biggest or strongest kid on the block. At 5'11", 135 pounds, he was often termed as being too skinny by many of his classmates. In his junior year of high school, his brother introduced him to weight lifting. Jim’s dedication and persistence in the weight room helped him go from a 135-pound “weakling” to 195 pounds of “solid muscle.” He not only saw changes in his body, but he began seeing changes in other areas of his life: His energy levels skyrocketed, confidence soared, and motivation level remained high. He soon learned that leading a healthy lifestyle cannot only improve one’s body and health, but it can also have a positive influence on many areas of one’s life. This realization led him to carry out his lifelong mission: “Inspire others to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives, which can be achieved through the proper exercise and nutrition.”
After high school, Jim attended college at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude) with a B. A. degree in Dietetics and was honored “Nutrition Student of the Year”. After college he became credentialed as a registered dietitian by the American Dietetic Association and certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist. He moved to Virginia Beach where he started his own personal training business, JDW Fitness and Nutrition L.L.C. His clientele includes those from all walks of life (athletes, actors, models, business owners, elders, and teens). On November 1, 2005, Jim strengthened his brand by opening Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, VA. He followed this trend by opening up two more studios to date. His second studio was opened on November 1, 2006, on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach and his third was opened on November 1, 2009, also in Virginia Beach on Great Neck Road. Jim did not stop there as he knew his calling was much more than being a gym owner. In 2008, he self-published his first book entitled, The JWFit-in-30 Plan. In 2009 he followed by launching his very on fitness magazine “HR Fitness” available to the Hampton Roads seven cities. In his little spare time, Jim managed to live the life of fitness by competing in bodybuilding competitions, running marathons and acting as a fitness model.
Most recently, Jim was named one of the top male spokesman’s for the American Dietetic Association. As a spokesman, Jim has been featured in the news all across the country and is rapidly gaining the reputation as one of the top personal trainers/dietitians in America. Jim has been nationally featured on the ABC Family Channel, The 700 Club and “Living the Life", TLC, Radio Disney, and the Discovery Channel. As an avid fitness writer, Jim is on the nutrition advisory board for Men’s Fitness magazine and has been featured in Men's Health, Oxygen, Shape, Maximum Fitness, Fitness, Men's Journal, Prevention, Muscle Mag, Better Homes and Gardens, Newsweek.com, WebMD.com, Forbes.com, USNews.com, CNN.com, New Body, and Wine Spectator magazine.
As a community leader, Jim is a regional spokesman for the Alzheimer’s Association and has teamed up with the nationally recognized Junior League as their chairman to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic. He also signed on with Old Dominion sports as their head Dietitian. In December of 2009, he started his own community fitness foundation, raising money for school fitness programs, holding food, clothes and toy drives, serving food to the hungry and offering free fitness services for people in need. He is the past president of the Tidewater Dietetic Association and won the “Recognized Young Dietitian Award” for the state of Virginia in 2009. Now at age 31, Jim’s future plans are to open a chain of branded Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios expanding nationwide. His many projects include a fitness reality show, fitness video, a second book, and his own line of supplements and fitness apparel. Jim’s main motivation is to help people, either personally or by means of mass communication, to change their bodies and lives. He is available for public appearances and speaking engagements by calling Gerrie McLaughlin at 757.469-8625: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"No matter how vast the Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios franchise grows, I will continue to find value in changing people’s lives, whether on a one-on-one basis or through the mass population. It’s my passion for helping people, through fitness and life, that has motivated me and gotten me to where I am today."