John’s journey into the realm of fitness started at age 9 when he enrolled in his first karate class. From there he went on to black belts in multiple martial disciplines and competing as a professional kickboxer. After retiring from competition he went to Emory University and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Theater, after which he began a personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a career as a movie stuntman and fight director, and discovered a passion for making people better versions of themselves through fitness and martial arts. John has worked with clients age 4-74 at gyms, dojos, and as a personal trainer for more than ten years all across the country.
Born: New Haven, Conn
Raised: Atlanta, GA
Favorite Food: Salsa
Favorite thing to do when he’s not at Empowering Punch: Watching or training MMA
Interesting fact: He’s a professional stuntman
Favorite thing about personal training: Empowering people to be unedited versions of themselves