Jamie Martin is the editor in chief of Experience Life, the award-winning health and fitness magazine (published by Life Time–Healthy Way of Life) that is dedicated to empowering its 3.1 million readers to live their healthiest, happiest lives, most authentic lives. Jamie’s career at the magazine began as an editorial intern in June 2005, after earning her BA in professional journalism from the University of Minnesota. Over the past decade, she has worn many hats, including serving as the senior director of content, then executive editor. She was named editor in chief in January 2016.
Since taking the helm, Jamie has focused on an integrated print and digital content strategy, while continuing the publication’s mission to provide realistic, actionable, empowering healthy-living information. Under Jamie’s leadership, the publication has won numerous regional and national awards for its print and digital initiatives, including four top FOLIO: Awards in 2018. In 2017 and 2018, Jamie swept the category for Editor’s or Publisher’s Letter at the regional Minnesota Media and Publishing Association’s Awards.
A lifelong healthy-living enthusiast, Jamie’s fitness interests include running, strength training, and yoga, including a certification in prenatal yoga instruction. She is also an advocate for Minnesota newborn screening legislation to include rare genetic disorders like Krabbe Disease.
Thanks to her long tenure with the magazine and depth of knowledge about health and wellness, Jamie is often called upon internally by colleagues and externally by the media and other groups for insights on health, fitness, and optimal-living topic. She’s a regular guest on KARE 11 (the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis).
She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and their two daughters. Together they enjoy biking, gardening, exploring, and spending time on Minnesota’s beautiful lakes whenever they get the chance.
In the News
Five Foundational Tips to Build Healthy Habits | The Balancing Act (Lifetime Network | January 7, 2020)
Health Magazine Editor Talks Superfoods | WCCO (Minnesota.CBSlocal.com | May 12, 2019)
From Intern to Editor-in-Chief, Jamie Martin | Real Leaders With Roshini (WCCO Radio | April 27, 2019)
Breaking Free of Technology’s Grip | Kare11.com (Kare11.com | May 16, 2018)
Five Tips to Avoid Burnout and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions | Kare11.com (Kare11.com | January 17, 2018)
Finding Calm in a Frantic World | Kare11.com (Kare11.com | November 1, 2017)
Researchers Study Smartphone Thumb | Kare11.com (Kare11.com | July 10, 2017)
Why Are We Leaving Vacation Time on the Table? | Kare11.com (Kare11.com | July 3, 2017)
Coping With Email Stress | Kare11.com (Kare11.com | March 9, 2017)
Set Your Circadian Clock for Better Health | Kare11.com (Kare11.com | January 10, 2017)
Probiotic Shopping Tips: What to Watch Out For | Kare11.com (Kare11.com | November 28, 2016)
Improving Your Heart Health (Kare11.com | September 29, 2016)
Avoid Energy Traps (Kare11.com | September 5, 2016)
From Intern to Editor-in-Chief: Meet Experience Life’s Jamie Martin (FOLIO: | July 7, 2016)
How Lack of Sleep Adds Up (Kare11.com | May 23, 2016)
DIY Nut Milk (Kare11.com | May 9, 2016)
Helping Seniors Stay Fit (Kare11.com | April 26, 2016)