Jim Karas is a Lifestyle Expert and Health Futurist who combines his knowledge attained at the Wharton School of Business with over 30 years of invaluable experience helping people look and feel their very best. At an age-defying 56 years old. Jim feels (and looks) at least 10 years younger – a testament to his ability to understand, maintain and improve the human body. His energy and passion permeate everything he does from personal training, television appearances and speaking engagements to his #1 New York Times bestselling books.
Media Appearances and High Profile Clients
As Good Morning America’s fitness contributor, Jim helped Diane Sawyer get back into shape and shed 25 pounds – not only for the cameras, but also for her own well-being. When Hugh Jackman needed to get into shape for the filming of X-Men: The Last Stand, he needed to put on muscle quickly and efficiently, but in the safest and healthiest way possible – the intelligent approach. That’s why he turned to Jim. Jim has been frequently seen on the Dr. Oz Show and The View. He has served at a contributing editor for Good Housekeeping magazine and has been profiled in countless other national publications, including The New York Times, Business Week, Time, Town and Country, Vogue and “O” The Oprah Magazine.
Jim’s energy and passion make him a widely sought-after keynote speaker for many of the world’s most prominent corporations and organizations, such as The World Future Society, Oprah’s O You live events, Kraft Foods, Fortune Brands, Northwestern and Lake Forest Hospitals, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, The Chicago Tribune, and Young and Women’s Presidents’ Organizations. As a world-class health and fitness expert, Jim is able to speak on a variety of subjects for nearly any audience.