Who is Jesse James West? Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Net Worth & More

The young influencer taking the fitness industry by storm.

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The fitness industry has witnessed the emergence of so many rising stars in such a short period. And Jesse James West is one of the names you simply cannot gloss over when discussing rising talents in the fitness industry. With 1.1 million followers on Instagram, 1.2 million on TikTok, and 3.69 million subscribers on YouTube, Jesse James West has attained a significant level of fame and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Having always been a fan of excellent physique, Jesse started his fitness journey as a child. This continued through high school and college, where he played Lacrosse as a D1 and D3 athlete. During this period, Jesse began sharing fitness-related content on his YouTube channel. With years of consistency and a couple of well-timed collaborations, his channel gained traction, and now, Jesse has become one of the most recognised influencers in the fitness industry.

In this article, we will explore everything there is to know about Jesse James West, from his background, height, and weight to his net worth, bodybuilding career, and workout routine.

Jesse James West Quick Facts

Name:Jesse James West
Age (DOB):24 (January 25, 2000)
Height:5 feet 9 inches / 176 cm
Weight: 183 lbs / 83 kg
Girlfriend:Claudia Walsh
Net Worth: $3 million

Jesse James West’s Background

Jesse James West was born on January 25, 2000, which makes him 24 years old at the moment. Born and raised in Sparta, New Jersey, he grew up alongside siblings and cousins. While we do not have much information on Jesse’s parents, we know they are of White/ Caucasian ethnicity and are Christian, all of which are characteristics also shared by Jesse. As regards his siblings, we know Jesse has a sister named Chris West. Chris has appeared in Jesse’s videos and helped him produce some of his content, like this video on a vegan, low-calorie diet.

Jesse was not raised in a rich household and had his first job at the young age of 12. His father always emphasised the importance of perseverance and hard work, even in trying circumstances. This had a major influence on Jesse, as is obvious from his popular mantra, “Stay Relentless.” 

Jesse was an athletic kid who had a lifelong passion for sports. So, he played lacrosse in high school at Sparta High School and in college at Montclair State University. While many people believe that Jesse graduated from college, he dropped out in October 2020, as he shared in this video.

This was about the same time he decided to focus on a full-time career in fitness content creation. His parents were initially sceptical of this decision, but they eventually came around and supported him.

Jesse James West’s Height, Weight and Other Body Measurements

Jesse James West’s height has often been reported to be 6’2” (187 cm). However, this is incorrect. This misconception appears to have stemmed from a TikTok video where Jesse claimed he was of that height as a joke. Also contributing to misconception around Jesse’s height is the fact that his college, Montclair State University, reports his height to be 5 ’11” (180 cm) on the lacrosse team roster. This figure is also inaccurate, but that’s hardly surprising since contact sports teams tend to exaggerate the sizes of their players.

Jesse James West’s Height, Weight and Other Body Measurements
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Jesse’s true height was revealed recently when he had to measure for a bodybuilding contest. He measured his height to be 5’9” (175 cm), which means he is about 7 inches taller than his girlfriend, Claudia. He tends to round up this figure to 5’10”(178 cm) when stating how tall he is, but that’s not far from the truth. 

As regards Jesse’s weight, like every other person, his weight fluctuates daily. However, Jesse is able to keep his weight relatively consistent since he likes to stay lean and maintain the same shape throughout the year. When he is not competing, Jesse’s weight stays around the 183 lbs (83 kg) mark, with his body fat below 13%. However, while participating in a bodybuilding contest in 2023, Jesse cut down his weight to 172 lbs (78 kg) and 6% of body fat.

His other body measurements are:

  • Arms – 16” (40 cm).
  • Legs – 24” (61 cm).
  • Calves – 15.5” (39 cm).
  • Shoulders – 49.5” (125 cm).

Jesse James West’s Lacrosse Career

As mentioned earlier, Jesse James West was an avid sports fan as a child and went on to become a lacrosse player in high school and college. He participated in many junior-level championships, playing against different universities and gaining a huge fan following during his lacrosse career. 

Jesse’s stats as a lacrosse player are also pretty impressive. While playing for Montclair State University, he managed 36 goals and gave 1.29  assists per game in the 2019 season. The 2020 season, Jesse’s last season with the Montclair State University lacrosse team, was cut short by COVID. Nevertheless, Jesse managed nine goals and four assists in his five games before the season was cancelled. 

Jesse James West’s Girlfriend & Dating History

While we have no complete information on Jesse James West’s dating history, we know of at least three love interests the fitness influencer has had through the years. From his old Facebook posts, we know he had a former girlfriend named Brooke. Although several photos of Brooke can still be found on Jesse’s Facebook profile, the two are no longer together, and this has been the case for at least three years. 

Jesse was also previously involved with another woman named Noelle Leyva. She’s a fitness model and social media personality with over 700k followers on her Instagram account. Interestingly, Noelle was once featured in one of Jesse’s YouTube videos alongside his current partner. 

Currently, Jesse is in a relationship with a woman named Claudia Walsh. The two of them met about four years ago when Jesse went to shoot a video with Claudia as a collaboration. They fell in love and have been together since July 2021. Claudia is a qualified nurse, but like her boyfriend, she has also chosen to pursue a career as a social media personality. She makes YouTube videos and is an Instagram model with over 400k followers. In addition, Claudia is the co-founder of a clothing store and fashion firm called Moods Clothing, which she established with her siblings. 

Claudia has appeared in many videos on Jesse’s YouTube channel, and the two also work together to produce instructional videos. Recently, Jesse announced that he and Claudia are engaged, and he shared his proposal to her in a video. It certainly doesn’t look like their relationship is ending anytime soon.

What is Jesse James West’s Net Worth?

While there is little detailed information about Jesse James West’s net worth, most sites estimate his net worth to be around $3 million. Much of his income naturally comes from his self-titled YouTube channel. Jesse has over 3.6 million subscribers (almost a million more subscribers than he had a year ago) and has accumulated over a billion total views since he opened his channel in 2016. 

Jesse’s YouTube channel is still growing pretty fast, and his estimated earnings from YouTube continue to increase. Based on data provided by YouTubers.me, Jesse earned an estimated monthly average of roughly $40k from his channel in the past year (January 2023 – January 2024). This puts his annual income from YouTube alone at about $480k.

What is Jesse James West’s Net Worth
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However, YouTube content creation is not Jesse’s only source of income. He makes additional income by selling workout programs on his website. The cost of his training programs ranges from $14.99 for the Home Workout Program to $59.99 for the 12-Week World’s Greatest Workout Program. Jesse also sells merchandise on his website. This includes various items such as t-shirts, hoodies, and crewnecks. 

Jesse makes some money from sponsorships and partnerships with fitness brands. Major brands like Rise and Transparent Labs have previously sponsored him. He is currently in partnership with brands like Young LA and Gorilla Mind, a company, and he earns a commission when people purchase products from these brands using his affiliate code.

So, the U.S. $3 million estimation for his net worth seems pretty accurate.

Jesse James West’s Fitness Career

Jesse started his now-famous YouTube channel in 2016 to document his fitness journey. However, Jesse has shared on Instagram that he’s been making YouTube videos since he was 12. This means his career in YouTube content creation really began in 2012, just around the same time his interest in finance started to develop.

Jesse only posted content occasionally, typically fitness tutorial videos and vlogs at this stage. His channel slowly gained traction as his content became more engaging in the following years. By 2021, Jesse already had a couple of viral videos. One of his earliest popular videos is about picking up girls on Tinder, which now has more than 5 million views.

Jesse also expanded his subscriber base by leveraging partnerships with influencers and fitness enthusiasts like Chris Heria and Thor Bjornson. With his YouTube channel doing so well, Jesse quit college in 2021 to focus fully on content creation. That decision appears to have paid off, as his channel is now one of the most recognizable in the fitness industry.

Jesse James West’s Workout Routine

Depending on his current goals, Jesse James West’s workout routine changes as needed. However, the fitness influencer typically works out for five days a week. His routine incorporates various exercises to train different body parts, from chest to abs. Since he lives near a beach in New Jersey, Jesse integrates surfing into his routine, which serves as a great cardiovascular exercise to strengthen his shoulders and back.

Jesse James West’s Workout Routine
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Here’s what Jesse James West’s training split looks like:

  • Day 1: Back and Chest
  • Day 2: Arms and Abs
  • Day 3: Rest
  • Day 4: Back and Biceps
  • Day 5: Abs and Legs
  • Day 6: Surfing
  • Day 7: Rest 

Day 1: Back and Chest

  • Bench press – 5 sets, 8 reps
  • Wide grip pull-up – 5 sets, 5 reps
  • Incline barbell press – 5 sets, 10 reps
  • T-bar row – 5 sets. 10 reps
  • Bent over row – 5 sets. 10 reps
  • Dumbbell fly – 5 sets, 10 reps
  • Tricep dip – 5 sets, 10 reps
  • Reverse grip lat pulldown – 5 sets, 10 reps
  • Dumbbell pullover – 5 sets, 10 reps
  • Cable fly – 5 sets, 10 reps 

Day 2: Arms and Abs

  • Cable curl – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Cable extension – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Bar hang – 4 sets, 30 seconds
  • Dumbbell curl – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Skull crusher – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Incline curl – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Tricep pushdown – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Plank – 4 sets, 60 seconds
  • Cable crunch sit-up – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Reverse crunch – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Hanging leg raise – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Oblique crunch – 4 sets, 15 reps

Day 3: Rest

Day 4: Back and Biceps

  • Wide grip pull-up – 3 sets, rep till failure
  • Seated dumbbell rows – 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Lat pulldown – 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Cable row – 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Seated barbell curl – 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Incline dumbbell curl – 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Zottman curl – 3 sets, 10 reps

Day 5: Abs and Legs


  • Barbell back squat – 4 sets, 10 reps
  • Hack squat – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Stationary lunge – 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Calf raise – 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Leg extension – 4 sets, 20 reps
  • Hamstring curl – 4 sets, till failure


  • Hanging leg raise – 4 sets, rep till failure
  • Russian twist – 4 sets, rep till failure
  • Dead bug – 3 sets, 30 seconds (rest and repeat till failure)
  • Crunch – 2 sets, rep till failure

Day 6: Surfing

Day 7: Rest

Jesse James West’s Bodybuilding Contest

Jesse James West’s Bodybuilding Contest
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Jesse James West participated in the 2023 Summer Shredded bodybuilding competition which was held in Houston, Texas. He documented his entire preparation process for the competition on his YouTube channel. Jesse consulted with different athletes on how to train different segments to get in the best possible shape for the contest.

First, he joined internet sensation Liver King. He picked up King’s habit of eating raw meat and also underwent an intense workout routine based on the nine ancestral tenets. Jesse then went to Jay Cutler for chest training to acquire a killer upper body. He later partnered with Brandon Williams and Larry Wheels for other intense workout challenges.

A few weeks before the contest, Jesse collaborated with four-time Men’s Physique Olympia champion Jeremy Buendia for a rigorous shoulder workout. One week later, he enlisted the help of bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman. Ronnie took Jesse through a high-volume chest workout regimen.

Eventually, Jesse’s hard work paid off as managed to get shredded to an incredible 6% body fat. He also performed well in the competition, placing second overall in the Men’s Physique category, although he did not manage to win the overall finals of the Classic Physique.


  1. Where does Jesse James West live? After growing up in New Jersey, Jesse moved to Los Angeles for a while. However, in order to be closer to his girlfriend Claudia, Jesse moved to Baltimore, Maryland and in 2023, they purchased an apartment in the city together.
  2. Who is Jesse James West’s girlfriend? Jesse is presently in a relationship with Claudia Walsh, an Instagram model and fitness influencer.
  3. What does Jesse James West do for a living? Jesse is primarily a fitness content creator. He also makes additional income by selling fitness programs and through partnerships with fitness brands.