Jim Karas is unique in the weight loss and fitness industry because he combines a degree from the Wharton School of Business with over twenty years of unparalleled success as a weight loss and fitness professional. Jim has skillfully blended his business education and passion for helping people look and feel their very best by designing solutions that are meant for our busy and failure-intolerant society. His absolute devotion to bottom-line, results-driven thinking and exceptional ability to inspire people to take action make Jim Karas the expert amid a marketplace saturated with confusion and contradiction.
Jim is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Business Plan for the Body, and, Flip The Switch. His new book, The Cardio-Free Diet, was recently published on April 10, 2007. In this latest, groundbreaking book, Jim presents a research-based solution that challenges one of the fundamental misconceptions facing Americans today. Jim makes the case that to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life, regardless of your age, you should only perform interval strength and resistance exercise and never, ever get on a treadmill, elliptical trainer, bike or stair stepper again. As Jim says quite simply, 'Cardio is a 1970s solution to a 21st century problem.'
Jim is also the Fitness Contributor on ABC's Good Morning America (he helped co-host Diane Sawyer lose over 25 pounds) in addition to being the host of Couch Potatoes on ABC News Now. Jim has served as a Contributing Editor for Good Housekeeping magazine and has written feature articles for countless other national publications, including 'O' The Oprah Magazine.
Jim is widely sought after as a keynote speaker for many of the country's most prominent corporations, trade associations, small businesses and special interest groups because his common sense approach lends clarity to many of the complex issues facing America today that could be solved by simply making smarter, healthier choices. Among some of these organizations are the Federal Reserve Bank, 'O' The Oprah Magazine, Health Care Service Corporation, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the World Presidents' Organization, Leaders Magazine, Coldwell Banker, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital.