Jimmy Peña


Jimmy Peña is the founder of PrayFit (www.prayfit.com) and has been the exercise physiologist to Tyler Perry, Mario Lopez and LL Cool J. He 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.

The former Fitness Director at Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Jimmy was the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, Extra Lean by Mario Lopez & Jimmy Peña and he designed the women's training programs for LL Cool J's New York Times bestseller Platinum Workout with Jeff O’Connell. Jimmy later authored the Amazon bestseller PrayFit: Your Guide to a Healthy Body and a Stronger Faith. (Regal Books.)

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 Enterainment, 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. His latest work, The PrayFit Diet (Simon & Schuster) is on newsstands now and everywhere books are sold.

Jimmy Peña 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.