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Dr. Jessica Matthews, DBH, MS, E-RYT500, is a internationally recognized fitness and wellness educator. As a sought-after and trusted media resource for over 10 years, Dr. Jess regularly contributes as a wellness expert to numerous media outlets, including, but not limited to, CNN, The Washington Post, Women’s Health and NPR. In addition to her full-time appointment as a professor of kinesiology and integrative wellness, Dr. Jess has served as a contributing editor for SHAPE magazine and has been a featured health and fitness host on the Oprah brand OWNTV web-based series, #OWNSHOW. Learn more at www.drjessmatthews.com
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