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  • JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFI
    Health Correspondent and Nutritionist
As a 25-year veteran of the health and fitness industry, JJ Virgin has worked extensively in both the business and performance sides of the industry. In the mid 1980's she became one of the first personal trainers in the country and has had nutrition and lifestyle coaching practices in Rancho Mirage, Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas and Beverly Hills for many years. She is internationally recognized as the creator and leader of the breakthrough Weight Loss Resistance Revolution programs.

Ms. Virgin has worked with performance athletes, CEO's, and A-list celebrities from around the world, including Gene Simmons, Ben Stiller, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tracie Thoms, Janeane Garofalo, Joshua Rexford, Stephen Bishop, Benny Mardones, and Superman Returns star Brandon Routh. She appeared for two years as the nutrition expert on the top-rated Dr. Phil Show, and made appearances on ABC's Extreme Makeover, NBC's iVillage Live, and the E! Channel's Modern Girl's Guide to Life. Ms. Virgin has authored numerous articles and has been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows, at international conferences and in popular magazines including US and SHAPE, and appears regularly on popular websites and in newspapers. She has led national health campaigns and also trains other health care professionals and speaks to doctors about weight loss, fitness, nutrition and related health issues.

Ms. Virgin is a member of Mensa, and has a multitude of educational degrees and programs to her credit, including a PhD in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health, a degree in Exercise Science from UCLA and graduate coursework in six different graduate and doctoral programs including Biomechanics from California State University Northridge, Sports Medicine from University of Miami, doctoral level courses in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Aging from USC, and Nutrition studies from University of Bridgeport.

Ms. Virgin is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist with the American College of Nutrition; Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition; Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist with enhanced qualifications in nutrition, advanced personal training and exercise for the older adult; Certified Nutritional Counselor with the American Association of Nutritional Consultants; President of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals; and Member of the American Nutraceutical Association.
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