Personal Trainer and Judo Martial Artist
My name is Jon Paul and I am the owner of Body and Way of Life Fitness. I am a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and a Judo 4th degree black belt with USA Judo. I have been training clients for over 13 years now in both fitness and martial arts training and have been training and competing myself in Judo for 26 years now.
My trainings consist of a combination of fitness and self-defense/martial arts training. I like to utilize my background in boxing, kickboxing, judo, and jiujitsu to have the client experience a unique style of training. I have experience in strength training, toning, hypertrophy, muscle building, circuit training, weight loss, aerobic and anaerobic training. I grew up doing judo with my father and have traveled all over the world visiting many countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Germany, Brazil, Italy, Morocco, Argentina, Cuba, and many other countries for both trainings and competitions. Traveling to Japan many times for training has been one of the many places where I have improved myself as a spiritual being through self-discovery and has enabled me to find the approach to effectively connect the mind, body, and soul together as one.
Through Judo, I’ve gone through many obstacles which have become gifts in which I learned a lot about the philosophy behind the martial art and have challenged myself to grow. As of now, my accomplishments include being a two-time judo national champion, I was a two-time world team member with USA judo, I have placed in many World Cup tournaments and was ranked top 30 in the world for my division. I have been to Japan, Korea, China, Germany, Brazil, Italy, Morocco, Argentina, Cuba and many other countries for both trainings and competitions!
I am very passionate about training clients, building relationships with them, and helping everyone I train to be the best version of themselves. I train with purpose and use creativity in my craft to not only better myself, but to help better my clients and for them to reach their full maximum capacity!