John's interest in fitness began in 1968. At 11 years old, John was ‘husky’. He had a naturally ‘heavy’ body type. By changing his eating habits and exercising, he lost 25 pounds and found his passion….fitness. A three sport athlete in high school, John also studied martial arts and boxed.

His love for athletics led him into coaching his daughter and son on their baseball, softball and basketball teams for 13 years.

In 2000, at 42 years old, John again found himself heavier than he wanted to be. Through proper nutrition and exercise, he lost 70 pounds and has maintained it to this very day!
In 2005, John became a Certified Fitness Trainer through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) so that he could help others attain the many benefits of a healthy, fit lifestyle.

John’s own real-life experience gives him a unique understanding of how to succeed in attaining fitness as efficiently as possible in our busy lives.

John’s continuing education has earned him the following certifications: CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from ISSA, TPI CGFI (Certified Golf Fitness Instructor) from Titleist Performance Institute, and Certified Speed and Agility Trainer from The Agility Training Institute, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Exercise Therapist to help people recover from injury, post surgery and to help those who need to regain balance, strength and mobility. John is also an Exercise Therapy Specialist and has specifically designed exercises to help people recover from injury, post surgery, pre or post rehabilitation and to help those who need to regain balance, strength and mobility. Lastly, John is a Certified Senior Exercise Specialist to help our 55 and up clients maintain strength, balance, agility and mobility as they age gracefully!

John has worked with athletes from junior high through college and adult and senior of all ages and abilities. He is associated with physical therapy clinics to stay current on the latest injury rehab techniques. John has worked with patients recovering from stem cell transplants, knee replacements, back surgeries and rotator cuff surgeries.  John also works with clients who have been referred to Destination Fitness from Marionjoy Rehab Institute!  John has worked with Destination Fitness for 10 years!

Here is a note of thanks from one of his clients:

"John, I just wanted you to know that I got the results of a bone density test today. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis 19 years ago. My test today showed that I am no longer osteoporotic! It has to be due to the exercise and I thank you so much for all you've done for me during the past year. I'll be 69 years old on Tuesday and this is a wonderful gift from me to me." --Anne

"John is great, too! I had a really terrific and unique workout with him. He's very knowledgeable about joint health!" -- Chef Jill