Current Top Pro
Hired 65 times
8 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
Mon - Fri
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Other injuries or medical conditions
Adding muscle mass,
Event to prep for
Athletic event or competition,
I love working with John because he listens what I want for my goal and we work little by little every time we meet. I've seen progress within a month! I really appreciates that he demonstrates the exercises so I can understand how to do it properly. He is a great personal trainer to work with!Feb 16, 2019Verified
John has been the catalyst I needed to take my strength training up to the next level. He has a keen knowledge of diet and exercise and can always articulate why he's having me do an exercise and why it's important. He developed a workout plan tailored to my goals—and he holds me accountable for the time spent at the gym and tracks my progress week to week (whether on my own or with him). I cannot recommend him enough!Nov 7, 2018Verified
I hired John as a personal trainer because I needed someone to help me stay on track with diet and exercise. I did a session with him, and I knew he was the one for me. He was professional and always pushed me to make that extra effort. Even if I couldn't do it, he was supportive and optimistic about me getting it next time. John will help you achieve your goals by giving you a detailed plan about what he expects from you. He helped me get to my goals, and if I was still living in the Twin Cities area, I would hire him again.Jul 19, 2017Verified
John is a great trainer. He listened to my needs and goals and designed a training program that really addressed my goals. He's very knowledgeable and skilled and is fun to work out with!Jun 27, 2017Verified
I have worked with John for the past 7 months. It has been a great experience. It was out of my comfort level to work with a trainer and John made the workouts at the gym comfortable. He has been excellent to work with helping me reach my goals. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a trainer.Jan 1, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?All programs are customized to the individual, so the overall price varies. Individual training starts at $45/session. My goal is to never let price limit you from working with me. I have clients who I train 3 times per week, and I clients I only see a couple of times a month. Obviously, the more often that we meet, the better. However, regardless of our training frequency, I will make sure that you know what to do between our sessions to make solid progress towards your goals!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first thing we do is schedule a complimentary initial visit. This gives you a chance to check out the training facility and for us to get to get to know each other. Then we perform an assessment, which consists of: - Goal setting - Review of Exercise History (including any injuries or limitations) - Fitness Tests (typically body composition and a movement screen) - Discussion of Training Options We then determine what the best overall program will be for you - not just how often we're going to train together (typically 1, 2, or 3 times per week), but also what you'll need to do outside of our sessions to be successful.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I earned my Coaching Certification from the University of Minnesota-Morris in 2001. I've been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2003, both with ACE (American Council on Exercise) and NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). I'm certified in MAT (Muscle Activation Techniques) and I'm a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist. These accreditations allow me work with clients who are recovering from injuries, surgery, or transitioning from physical therapy to a more normal exercise regimen. I'm also a Certified Kettlebell Instructor. Lastly, as an athlete myself, I'm competed in football, track and field, and boxing. Recently I started competing in mud runs. I've also coached Track and Field.