John became a certified trainer when he was 19 years old. Combining his knowledge from successfully coaching cheerleading and gymnastics, training and teaching martial arts, and participating in various sports, John has customized his training techniques to cater to the personal fitness training market. Aside from John’s proven success as a trainer and his unique training methods, his passion and sincerity of helping each client is the reason his popularity has continued to grow in the Chicago area.
He started on an acrobatic gymnastic team when he was about 13 years old and continued through college at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. His team performed throughout the U.S. as well as travelling outside of the country occasionally. Two out of the three years he competed he was national champion. He later went on to the Indiana Pacers and worked in Gaming Operations as a cheerleader and coordinator of half-time and other shows because of his experience. John then expanded his career in two separate sports. He coached apparatus as well as acrobatic gymnastics. He coached cheerleading for a number of years as well.
He has been training in many different styles of martial arts since he was about 12 years old. He holds 4 black belts: ATA Tae Kwon Do, KTA Tae Kwon Do, Shorei Gojo Ryu (2nd Degree), and Gojo Shorei Jitsu Ryu (4th Degree). He has combined his many styles of martial arts to help create a self protection program. John educates people of all ages. He has taken his gymnastics experience to incorporate it with martial arts tricks training. John continues to train with various instructors in our area. He enjoys working with young martial artists whether it be in self defense, forms, sparring, or tricking.
He also works at a chiropractic office performing myo-fascia release, helping relieve clients with different types of pain issues. He also shares with them various exercises they should be doing in order to relieve the pain, improve balance/stability, and strengthen the body. Now he finds that he is working with more clients, including athletes, on strengthening joints and teaching them body mechanics in order for them to understand why they do what they do and how to alleviate the pain.