Personal Trainer Tier II
Education & Certifications:
American Council of Exercise (A.C.E. – C.P.T.); B.A. in Music, Classical Guitar Performance and Composition from Muhlenberg College
Weight Loss and Strength Training for populations over 40 years old.
I play 23 instruments fluently, mainly from the plucked string and woodwind families.
Why did you go into Personal Training:
Through my personal experience, I found that a small investment in health and movement quality can yield exponential improvements in how you feel in day-to-day activities. I wanted to share that experience with as many people as I could.
John’s Success Stories
Johnny is a highly knowledgeable trainer. He led me expertly through a regimen of training to maintain my fitness (such as it is!–I’m 78 years old). When I asked him to focus on building muscle in my arms and chest, he turned his attention in that direction. I found him to be remarkably knowledgeable about anatomy. Johnny is conscientious about ensuring our workouts do not tax my blood pressure and addressing my problems with balance.
Most valued, Johnny is sensitive and mindful of my emotional state from session to session. He truly complements my psychological a physical well-being. We talk when I want to speak, not when I want to concentrate.
I am fortunate to have Johnny as my trainer.
After joining, I signed up for Personal Training, and was paired with Johnny. From day one, he was a positive, an upbeat advocate, carefully interviewing me and assessing my needs, strengths and weaknesses. He designed and supervised an intensive training session weekly, and NEVER let me slack off or drag him down. Despite his workload, and the fact that he must train dozens of people, I felt I was a valued client. He was funny, flexible, motivating, and would even shift gears if the program we were doing wasn’t working that day. On one particular day, when I was weary and beaten down, he took me outside for a boxing session that transformed my attitude. Well done, Johnny, and thank you.
I was still recovering after a decade-long battle with heart failure that required numerous open-heart surgeries and lead to a heart transplant. The heart transplant surgery was difficult on my body. After 18 hours of surgery, my kidneys failed. After a year of dialysis, a family member donated a kidney to me. The surgeries and powerful anti-rejection medications weakened my body. I made some progress on my own. However, the past six months of training with Johnny accelerated my improvement.
From my first meeting with Johnny, he clearly understood some of the health challenges I faced and my fitness goals. He knew I needed to be challenged but safely. Johnny checks my blood pressure before and after our sessions. He makes my time at the Center fun and productive. Our workouts are always challenging, diverse, and safe. Johnny is a technically strong trainer, but his caring attitude makes the difference. After only a few sessions, my wife began training several times a week with him as well. Johnny has become a fitness partner to us both. As a team, we are meeting our fitness goals.