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 started strength training at JKC in the Spring of 2021. I am in my 60’s but happy to say I feel much younger since joining this gym. I joined JKC upon the advice of a doctor. I went through some difficult medical issues last year, that’s when one of my doctors recommended strength training at JKC. I have been physically active most of my adult life but mainly running and completed many road races as I am a distance runner. Strength training has definitely benefited me by increasing my stamina and energy. It sure has enhanced my recovery over the past year. I have the added benefit of becoming a stronger runner as well.

Astrid Billfalk-Kelly

Personal Strength Training by Thomas King

I wanted to add strength training to my cardio, but have always felt gyms to be a bit intimidating, and was worried I would hurt myself without some supervision and help. JKC was highly recommended by several work colleagues. Thomas and Jon are both fantastic, making sure that everyone gets a highly personalized work out in a very supportive environment. The attention to detail and professionalism are second to none. The groups are very small, but very supportive and make the workouts even more fun. Since getting pregnant (36 weeks as I write this) I’m so happy that they continue to help me get stronger while always being safe.

Not having much if any experience with professional gyms I though it would be along the lines of going to a facility and doing your own thing, getting some instructions from time to time, if you asked for it, and for most part working out on your own, in a large impersonalized setting. I was a bit apprehensive as I figured I’d be standing around a lot looking at all this equipment wondering what to do with it, or worst doing something to hurt myself. Well I couldn’t have been more wrong. Both Jon and Thomas are very attentive, professional trainers, who lay-out an exercise program, from start to finish, for you. They demonstrate the exercise they want you to do and then watch you do it to make sure you got it right. Jon and Thomas are very thorough, patience and non-assuming.

I was referred to JKC by my sister-in-law and had heard good things about it from many people in the running community. I also saw Jon’s picture on the wall at lululemon years ago! I really like the personalized training and the variety the guys provide. I started for strength training for running. I love cardio and do tons of it but wasn’t motivated to do much strength work on my own. Jon mixes up my strength work week to week so I don’t get bored but also lets me work in a hard circuit for the last 20 minutes of most sessions to get my cardio fix 

My original reason for joining JKC was to get some sage advice to help with my running. I had been looking for awhile, came across Jon, met for an assessment, and was quite happy with how that all went. Apart from the running specific strengthening and conditioning approaches, JKC is different from other gyms as I am a fan of the small group sessions where everyone has their own goals and individualized programs. As well, the run coaching is super. All the coaches go the extra mile to make sure you get the best out each training session. They are fantastic motivators! My favourite memory is deadlifting 330lbs. Making a lot of great friends and meeting some really cool people is pretty high up on that list, too.

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