Hello
I’m James Smith
Removing all the bullshit from the fitness industry one post at a time… there’s no guarantee you’re doing it right. Use the Learn tab in the JSA with hundreds of videos made…
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Don't just follow,
understand.
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Don't just follow,
understand.
Imagine putting together IKEA flat pack without the right instructions, it’s frustrating and there’s no guarantee you’re doing it right.

Use the Learn tab in the JSA with hundreds of videos made specifically to help you understand what really matters when working towards your fitness goal.

Forming an understanding of the crucial principles will allow you to make decisions for yourself and remove dependency on all the fitness fads.

Exercise programs
which fit your needs.
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Exercise programs
which fit your needs.
When working towards your fitness goal, it is important that your exercise supports your goal. If it does not, you may be putting a lot of time into something with poor returns. This is why we offer a range of different exercise services.

Personalised exercise programs are created exactly to suit your needs. We write exercise programs for customers with less than a years experience to more than four years experience and for home and gym training. If you need any changes to the program or just have a question, we provide a designated program messages chat.

A little nutritional
guidance.
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A little nutritional
guidance.
We will not write generic meal plans for you. Instead, we help you calculate your macro and calorie requirements, provide you with tasty recipes and provide you with a meal generator and planner, which helps you create your own meal plans, which you will stick to.

Recipes are added weekly by our members, which means there will also be new recipes available for your meal planning.

Download mini_j JSA app now.
James Smith Academy is available on the App Store and Google Store for free and lets you get the most of the app through In App Purchase extras.
Motivation
when you need it.
Once you have learned the fundamentals and have set up your program and nutrition, we realise how important motivation is. All members will have the privilege to access to a JSA unofficial Facebook community group.

For premium members you will also receive weekly check-ins via the in app trainer support chat and access to our famous 3 month challenges.

About Challenges
Meet my team
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Andrew

Andrew and I worked at Fitness First together in Sydney. Andrew is a training partner for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu too. He’s a Texan who not only has contributed great things to the content and coaching modules but with writing great programmes for members too. Nicole, Andrew’s wife (also a PT) supports him with the chats whenever he’s looking after their daughter Madi.
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Sarah

Sydney based Exercise Physiologist supporting the chats at all times with an extensive background in eating disorders and diet psychology Sarah adds huge weight to the support part of the James Smith Academy.
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Ste

Ste and James Shaw studied together at Loughborough University, a fitness fanatic and former shot-putter Ste contributes to chats and programming and proves to be continually very knowledgeable trainer on all subjects.
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Sean

Sean also is from the same Fitness First in Sydney as Andrew, Diren and I. Sean is Irish with a BSc in Psychology and a longstanding reputation of great results with his clients online and face to face. Sean is on hand to help with the support chats.
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Pippa

My first ever plug on social media was from Pippa in my early days, ever since Pippa has been an integral support to my own growth and the members around me. Contributing recipes, on the chats and playing a maternal role for members Pippa is known as my ‘online Mum’ to thousands of members.
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Shaw

Also called James, aka ‘the Tech guy’. Shaw and I both own the James Smith Academy since building it up from an idea over a coffee both on a break from Fitness First in the Sydney CBD. Shaw makes sure that everything runs smoothly and that members are happy at all times.
Member Transformations
Some transformations from our amazing members. 💪
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Betty

Progress from March this year til now. JSA works and I'm eternally grateful :) Still goals to smash but its so encouraging to see what all my hard work has achieved so far. Consistent CFD, weight training and NEAT up where possible.

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Thomas

I loved watching the Facebook content before I joined the academy and have loved the content and support inside. I feel I have gained so much knowledge I find myself on a daily basis offering advise to people I know. I have recommended the academy to many friends which has led to two joining who absolutely love it. I have been amazed at what I have achieved in such a short space of time during the Bali challenge and I feel very proud and driven to keep going.

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Rebecca

You know what’s nice. Not wanting to cry every time I pass a mirror naked. 8 weeks of CFD. I’ve ate Nando’s, drank beer and ate chocolate (a lot!) but I have the tools to make this work in my diet thanks to the JSA. The beauty of it all is I know I’ve just started and I’m actually excited to keep going. I’ve never had such a healthy relationship with food, gym and myself ❤

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Paul

My Christmas eating spilled into the rest of the year 😂 and I was unhappy about the fat I’d pilled on. Full on dad bod! I’d been following James on Facebook for a while. I liked his no bullshit approach and plain easy to follow advice. I decided to sign up for the free trial and loved it, so I signed up for 3 months. This is my progress 7 weeks in. I’m really pleased with the difference in body shape although there isn’t a huge difference in actual weight. CFD works 😊.

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Betty

Progress from March this year til now. JSA works and I'm eternally grateful :) Still goals to smash but its so encouraging to see what all my hard work has achieved so far. Consistent CFD, weight training and NEAT up where possible.

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Thomas

I loved watching the Facebook content before I joined the academy and have loved the content and support inside. I feel I have gained so much knowledge I find myself on a daily basis offering advise to people I know. I have recommended the academy to many friends which has led to two joining who absolutely love it. I have been amazed at what I have achieved in such a short space of time during the Bali challenge and I feel very proud and driven to keep going.

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Rebecca

You know what’s nice. Not wanting to cry every time I pass a mirror naked. 8 weeks of CFD. I’ve ate Nando’s, drank beer and ate chocolate (a lot!) but I have the tools to make this work in my diet thanks to the JSA. The beauty of it all is I know I’ve just started and I’m actually excited to keep going. I’ve never had such a healthy relationship with food, gym and myself ❤

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Paul

My Christmas eating spilled into the rest of the year 😂 and I was unhappy about the fat I’d pilled on. Full on dad bod! I’d been following James on Facebook for a while. I liked his no bullshit approach and plain easy to follow advice. I decided to sign up for the free trial and loved it, so I signed up for 3 months. This is my progress 7 weeks in. I’m really pleased with the difference in body shape although there isn’t a huge difference in actual weight. CFD works 😊.

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More than just a PT.
It is not uncommon for the JSA team to meet up with its members. In Bondi, coaches Nicole and Andrew organise a weekly weekend walk! Check out some selfies our members have captured with James and some of the team.
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