Meet Jeff Bezos’ personal trainer, Wes Okerson

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Buff Jeff Bezos turned to former trainer Tom Cruise to help him refine his physique, Page Six has learned.

The Amazon founder, 57, showed off his shirtless figure on vacation in December 2021 with his bikini-clad girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, 52 – looking just as fit – in St. Barts.

The man behind the muscles is reportedly fitness guru Wesley Okerson, whose clients also included Cruise and his ex-wife Katie Holmes, as well as Gerard Butler, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher.

“Wes is amazing, he’s one of the hardest working guys. If you train with him, you’ll look legitimate, ”a source close to Oerson’s work told The Post.

The celebrity trainer is also in St. Barts for the 2021 vacation, with his wife, fitness trainer Lindsay Bushman, according to their Instagram accounts.

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Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez created a media storm, showing off their fit physique in St. Barts.
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Sanchez herself paid tribute to Oerson’s hard work. Posting a photo of her and Bezos paddling a canoe on Instagram last month, which he “liked”, she wrote: “Good job Wes!”

Okerson was a trainer on the Netflix “Strong” reality competition, originally on NBC and hosted by former volleyball pro Gabrielle Reece, which put women’s teams through fitness challenges. He was also part of the Hyrox World Series of Fitness.

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Okerson regularly posts Instagram photos of himself training in various locations.

According to Okeson’s biography, he received a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in 2001, then moved to Los Angeles, where he established his own fitness business and began working with Cruise in time. full in 2007.

Okerson got Tom Cruise (right) in shape for his role in, "Valkyrie."
Okerson got Tom Cruise (right) in shape for his role in “Valkyrie”.
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He spent over six months in Berlin with Cruise while the star filmed “Valkyrie,” then coached Cruise’s wife, Holmes, for the New York City Marathon. Okerson and Holmes were even seen crossing the finish line together in November 2007.

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Okerson would train their clients using a low impact, high resistance program.
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“Used to working with actors who have very little time, [Okerson] knows how to get results fast, ”according to a bio.

He allegedly used the LIT method, a “low impact, high resistance” program that incorporates rowers and resistance bands.

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After Sanchez, seen here with Bezos, posted a comment about his gratitude to the people in his life, Okerson responded with flexed arm emojis.
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Bezos representatives were unavailable for comment.

Bezos and Sanchez spent the holidays with their family, including his brother Mark Bezos and his eldest son, Nikko Gonzales, and his sister Elena.

Wes Okerson coached Katie Holmes for the New York City Marathon.
Wes Okerson coached Katie Holmes for the New York City Marathon.
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Posting photos of the trip on Instagram, Sanchez wrote: “I am so grateful for all the love that surrounds me every day. My partner, my family and my friends. I love you all so much and thank you for your love and support. Bring it in 2022 ”- to which Okerson responded with two flexed arm emojis.

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