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My Fitness Journey

John Francis
Remote personal trainer and Fitness studio owner

My Fitness journey began in high school when I discovered a love for running cross country. Running came naturally to me and gave me self-confidence. It helped manage my stress and improved my overall mood. During the next stage of my life, I decided to challenge myself with fitness activities that extend outside of my comfort zone. Strength training, Taekwondo, and triathlons stimulated different muscle groups and kept me engaged in a way that sharpened my concentration.

After working for a decade in Physical Therapy, I decided to broaden my professional development and bridge my fitness knowledge with my experiences. I became certified in Pilates and Yoga, attended courses and conferences around the country, and began “traveling” Pilates group classes. This led to opening my own fitness studio for pilates classes, which then transformed into individual and partner personal training sessions.

After working for a decade in Physical Therapy, I decided to broaden my professional development and bridge my fitness knowledge with my experiences. I became certified in Pilates and yoga, attended courses and conferences around the country, and began “traveling” Pilates group classes. This led to opening my own fitness studio for Pilates classes, which transformed into individual and partner personal training sessions.

My Fitness Lifestyle

hiking for exercise

Finding time for my own fitness is a challenge but a priority. I believe MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE. Working out allows me to clear my mind of distractions and gives me a sense of peace. It allows reflecting more on the important things In life.

Fitness for myself definitely presents differently now than it did when I was younger. However, it still has the same effects. I enjoy routinely scheduled strength training workouts and I supplement with yoga, rowing workouts, and lots of walking. During the summer months, fitness is all about being outdoors… Kayaking, hiking, and walks with my wife Kelley, GrandDaughter Daisy, and our dog Ivy Mae. I have a unique interest in Honey Bees and enjoy being an avid beekeeper.

Training Philosophy

I believe fitness is an investment in yourself. It is about taking care of your body, your mind, and your overall health. Your body can do more than your mind often lets us believe… and I am here to help you! Fitness is truly a gift to embrace. The single most important factor that motivates me to train others is passing on this gift.