personal training st. john's

personal training st. john's
2014 was a fantastic year for me as I built up enough of a clientele to need a waitlist. My focus was on building the business which meant less time and energy left for blogging. Despite not writing as much as I did in 2013, I produced some beneficial exercise videos. Here are my top videos from 2014 in no particular order.

Troubleshooting the Deadlift

 

Troubleshooting the Reverse Lunge

 

Troubleshooting the Squat

 

Troubleshooting the Front Plank

 

Troubleshooting the Kettlebell Swing

 

Turkish Get Up Demonstration

 

My Current Best Deadlift 445lbs

 

 

The Killer Stick Walk Plank

 

 

Phyllis’ Deadlift Best 215lbs at 66 Years Young

 

 

Crazy Kettlebell Complex Demonstration

 

 

How to Successfully Fail a Bench Press

 

How to successfully fail when bench pressing. Going for a PR of 275#, hit 270# and went for more but not today.

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That’s a wrap!

I hope to write more in 2015 and finally come out with my Stronger Runner resource (ebook or book-book, depending on if I can get a publisher). Happy New Year and all the best!

-Jon

PS. JK Conditioning Dragon Tees and Tanks are still available at the SHOP page

Dragon Tee 2.0

Dragon Tank

I’m 35 and I started at JKC in November of 2019. I was coming off the win of the Royal St. John’s Regatta in 2019, and our crew was chomping at the bit to be stronger and faster for 2020. The reputation of JKC leached into our group and away we went! Unfortunately the regatta was cancelled due to COVID-19, but I just loved JKC so much I stuck around. JKC is different from other gyms because the level of experience the team has is unparalleled. Jon, Thomas and Craig all mesh well together and mentor me in a way that I know they love what they do and are genuinely excited to guide me towards my goals (and beyond). I really enjoy the atmosphere, the sense of community and all the positive vibes that I experience in every session. There’s never a time I don’t want to go because I’m motivated by the team’s coaching style and I get results.

The people and the training set JKC apart from other gyms or programs I’ve tried in the past. Truly Jon and Thomas meet you where are and help you get to where you want to be. There are no expectations and never any judgement. You can go there having the worst day and you always leave feeling better. Truly JKC has given me a level of strength and confidence I would not have had otherwise ❤️.

I joined JKC because I wanted to better care for my physical health, but didn’t really know how, or where, to begin.  Seeking help from a trainer seemed like a wise choice, and I had heard great things about the staff at JKC. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate exercising.  So, I’ve only ever tried sticking with a gym routine twice in my life.  Each experience consisted of me wandering around, not knowing what to do, and settling for an elliptical machine or something else that seemed comfortable and non-threatening.  Each session was the same, and I felt like I was wasting my time.

Each session at JKC, however, is specifically crafted for me.  I don’t have to think about what to do, because I’m told what to do.  I don’t have to worry about how to do things properly, because I’m shown (sometimes multiple times!) how to accomplish each task.  I don’t have to be concerned about slipping into a comfortable routine, because Jon and Thomas won’t let that happen.

I’m 30 — started at JKC Aug 2016. I moved to NL to open lululemon and we chose Jon as one of our store’s ambassadors, did one workout and have raved about it ever since! The JKC team can adapt a workout no matter what the situation — injuries, new goals, you name it! The trust and expertise can’t be matched!

I had signed up for other gyms in the past and never went or rarely went. Something always got in the way or I was just too tired and lacked motivation to go. This way I’ve made a commitment to Jon or Thomas and I try very hard to keep my sessions once I’ve booked in. JKC is different from other gyms that I’ve tried in the past because no one is there to be “seen”. We are all there to get a good workout in and go on with our lives. And it’s a small gym so you get to know everyone and it’s like a big family. When I joined JKC, I couldn’t do a chin up with an elastic band, but I’ve slowly worked up to 10 free hanging chin ups. That was big because I hate chin ups.

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