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Sparta Academy
Sparta Academy

Sparta Academy

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Introduction: The best of the best the proof is in the pudding check out my reviews, you can go cheaper but you won’t get results🏋️‍♂️🥋🤾‍♀️🤸‍♀️ would love to get the chance to be your trainer check out my profile and let me know if you have any questions at all

Hired 127 times

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12 employees

24 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and value.

Excellent 4.9

76 reviews


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Amy C.

Private Self Defense Lessons

At 5’1” and under 110lbs, I started to feel increasingly vulnerable in current times. I decided to learn Krav Maga and set out to try a couple of schools in LA. JJ is straight forward, no bull💩, and possess a vast wealth of knowledge! I walked in having paid for just 1 private session to test the waters. Half way in, I knew this was the quickest and most effective way to learn self defense - tailored made privates vs a more structured traditional Krav school. I absolutely think color belts are cool too (JJ is a black belt) but right now it’s more a priority that I can save my 🍑. He gave me an honest assessment of my weaknesses (he didn’t call it that). Fact: it is highly unlikely I’ll KO or outrun anyone but he also assured me with the right techniques, training and repetition under stress, I can get out of sticky situations. A pragmatist - exactly what I was looking for. We worked VERY hard for an hour - from weird floor warm ups, to wrist grab escape techniques, to punches, punch combos, and kicks. I walked out feeling a little more bad ass, with my very own Sparta Academy rash guard and a 20 class package. I HIGHLY recommend Sparta Academy! Random info: JJ tests weekly. Gym is super clean. Parking is $3. You need a rash guard and MMA gloves. Stay healthy. Stay safe. ✌🏼
Jan 19, 2021
Adam J.

Private Self Defense Lessons

Inspiring experience. For years I have desired to learn BJJ but was intimidated. JJ has a great personality and is passionate about his skill. Ten minutes into the session I am breaking out into a sweat and learning things I never thought I would that soon. Great experience and I look forward to being an ongoing student of JJ's. Thank You for the motivation and inspiration.
Jan 10, 2021
Pablo O.

Private Self Defense Lessons

I have been going to a few private classes at Spartan and I'm really happy! Jonathan is a great personal trainer and he really pushes your limits. I'm actually really motivated for my classes and making good progress.
Sep 15, 2016
Alison F.

Personal Training

I am still in the early stages of personal training, but so far the experience has been good. Jonathan challenges me with workouts I wouldn't do on my own.
Feb 11, 2016
Doug O.

Personal Training

Jonathan has been a great addition to my exercise life. As I'm lucky enough to be a trainer of the 2012 KY Derby winner, my personal fitness had gone to the crapper. Jonathan has designed an environment to get me back in shape. I couldn't be happier since hiring Jonathan. Doug O
May 10, 2014


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    It begins with a consultation on the phone or in person to discuss goals and past injuries. Then I provide an assessment of what we can achieve together and then I put together a comprehensive workout plan to get the desired results.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Finding his calling in football and track, Jonathan learned to train hard and smart becoming the second team All-American Running Back JC. He moved on to professional football in the U.S. and Europe where he received multiple rushing and scoring records and titles. During these pursuits, Jonathan trained under NFL and SAC International speed coach, Charlie Parker, and Olympic sprinting and hurdling coach, Brent McFarlane, and was a class instructor at Barry’s Boot Camp. He also has experience coaching football as an offensive coordinator and running coach at championship level. Jonathan pursued mixed martial arts training, specifically Jiu Jitsu Black belt with the world famous Gracie family, Muay Thai, training at the world famous Fairtex Gym in Pattaya, Thailand and Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand. He trained in Krav Maga, receiving his black belt at the Alliance world headquarters. He has trained with countless MMA, Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing greats. Some accomplishments include: undefeated kickboxing record, the Gold Medal at the Pan-Am International Jiu Jitsu Tournament, the Gold Medal at the Southern California Pankration Tournament, the Gold Medal at the Worlds International Jiu Jitsu Championship, and multiple United States Fighting League national titles.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    * Strength and Speed Training * Functional Kettle Bells * MMA, BJJ,Kick-Boxing Krav Maga and Pancratian * Sprinting and Flexibility Skill Improvement * Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting and Plyometrics

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