Meet Wesley Okerson — Jeff Bezos' Personal Trainer

Sunday January 9, 2022
Originally published on December 29, 2021

He got Tom Cruise in shape. And Gerard Butler. Now personal trainer Wesley Okerson is working with the world's second richest individual, Jeff Bezos.

Bezos — the world's second wealthiest individual — has been showing off his bod lately when the paparazzi caught the ex-Amazon honcho on a yacht with girlfriend Lauren Sánchez in St. Barts over the Christmas holiday.

"Bezos put his buff body on full display, opting to go shirtless in just black swim trunks and a black baseball cap, wrote Page Six about the siting.

"The tech titan's abs looked tight and tanned as he sprawled out in the sun to catch some rays."

But how did Bezos get that way? Page Six reports that the man behind the muscles, reportedly, is fitness guru Wesley Okerson, whose clients have 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 will look legit," a source familiar with Okerson's work told The Post.

"The celebrity trainer also happens to be in St. Barts for the 2021 holidays as well, with his wife, fitness trainer Lindsay Bushman, according to their Instagram accounts."

Last month Sanchez praised Okerson's work with Bezos. "Posting a photo of her and Bezos paddling a canoe on Instagram last month, which he 'liked', she wrote: 'Good Job Wes!,' " Page Six reports.

Okerson has been a personal trainer for twenty years. He was seen on the Netflix reality competition "Strong," originally on NBC and hosted by former volleyball pro Gabrielle Reece, which put teams of women through fitness challenges. He's also been part of the Hyrox World Series of Fitness.

According to his bio at the Fit Expo, he earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in 2001 and relocated to Los Angeles soon after. "His first big break came in 2007 when he became Mr. Tom Cruises's private, personal trainer full time. During his two year span with Mr. Cruise, Wesley traveled through Europe and spent over six months in Berlin, Germany with Mr. Cruise during the filming of the movie, 'Valkyrie' ".

He went on to train Cruise's then-wife Katie Holmes for the New York Marathon. His current other well known clients include Sasha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher, Ed Weeks, and Casey Wilson, to name a few.