Jim Schmaltz


Jim Schmaltz is a writer and editor with more than 25 years in the health and fitness industry. He worked at Flex magazine from 1994 to 2004. He lives in Los Angeles.


  • Meet Music's Most Shredded Ax Player

    Metal goddess Nita Strauss and her sculpted physique destroy stereotypes. Now, as lead guitarist for Hall of Fame rocker Alice Cooper, she's creating her own legend.

  • Did Creatine Cause A Policeman To Snap?

    "Inside Edition" blames creatine for a police officer's violent conduct in a South Carolina high school. We and the research respectfully point out that "Inside Edition's" claims are ludicrous.

  • Sex, Drugs, And Kardashians

    Here's what happens when today's quick-hit, listicle-heavy news environment encounters the specialized world of dietary supplements.

  • Pro Bodybuilding Has Lost Its Way

    The Olympia only reinforced criticism from Arnold Schwarzenegger of the sport he popularized. But while he implicates the judges for the sorry state of today's physiques, a closer look reveals there is plenty of blame to go around.

  • Joe Weider The Phenomenon: A Remembrance Of The Father Of Bodybuilding

    Joe Weider was more than a publisher and promoter. He was strength training’s most charismatic prophet at a time when it languished in obscurity. An editor who knew Weider ponders how the Master Blaster succeeded against the odds.