John studied English and journalism in college. A lengthy career in publishing included freelance writing and editing for nutrition and exercise periodicals, and in turn personal training certification and work in the field.
Over the years John realized that helping people enhance their quality of life was critical. His experience includes helping those with Alzheimers, MS, strokes, knee replacement, fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s, as well as rehab from cancer and significant injuries. Whether someone wishes to lose body-fat, gain lean tissue and get into better shape for life, sport-specific situations or to reverse medical conditions, John has practical experience in the area.
He also understands first-hand how important eating and exercising properly are. In his 20’s John stopped working out and eating/drinking healthily for a couple of years, and saw his weight balloon to a peak of 305#! His wake-up call was not recognizing himself in family photos taken at a wedding. Within a year his weight was 180#, and he’s remained in good shape since.
John has explored many different diet protocols, living through the Pritikin, ketogenic, Protein Power, Zone, Mediterranean, and Atkins diets. For years now he’s lived comfortably on a modified form of Paleo. In other words, he’s eating real food, using logical supplements, and avoiding sugar, white flour, grain and processed food-like products.
Helping people achieve their goals, feel good about themselves, and live a full, healthy and energetic life is how John approaches his work as a trainer. The value of an active lifestyle is clear to him and is reflected in his attitude and energy.
The last eight years John worked full-time in Appleton for Gold’s Gym and Xperience Fitness as a personal trainer.
John, his wife Anne and dog Jack live in an older home and neighborhood in Appleton. They are involved with CrossFit and weight-training, biking in the summer, gardening and landscaping, and spend as much time with their family as possible.