John DeFendis

Background

John has been a Personal Trainer for over 26 years. He started training people and helping them reach their goals long before Personal Training was a business. His love for the gym and helping people is what inspires him to be passionate about his work.

His expertise lies in:

  • Weight Loss
  • Toning
  • Shaping
  • Firming
  • Bodybuilding/Fitness.

John has trained thousands of overweight people with incredible success. One of his biggest accomplishments is that he has taken over 100 pounds off of each of 22 individual people in the last 2 years with his ULTRA FIT program. He recently took over 50 pounds off of the Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. John also trained 17 Senators & Congressman at the Congressional gym.

He also trained clothing designer Calvin Klein, the CEO of American Express Jim Robinson, Professional Ballplayers Mike Piazza and Luis Alicea, and performed several Seminars for the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, and Phoenix Suns. Mr. DeFendis has personal trained Professional boxer Andrew Golatta and over 300 champion titleholders in Fitness & Bodybuilding.

He has been featured on 24 national and International magazine covers and won the Mr. USA title himself. John hosts his own radio talk show on: Fitness, Nutrition, Sports, Weight Training and Weight Loss. He has written a syndicated Newspaper column called "The Fitness Expert" that is carried in 28 different newspapers, and he has won "Trainer of the Year" for the last 9 years for the state of Florida. John is also the Director of Exercise for the IFPA (They certified the Olympic Doctors in 1996) Years Training: 26+
Titles: Mr. USA @ age 30.


Articles

  • Supplements That Will Help You Reach Your Goals!

    Learn which nutritional supplements work! Here is a breakdown of nutrients to look for when you set specific goals, such as losing weight, gaining muscle, increasing energy, and reducing water retention!

  • Is Someone Jealous Of Your Progress?

    These are typical situations that you will come across when you follow a successful weight loss program. Find out why many people have a natural tendency to be jealous when you are successful at something that they have consistently failed at.

  • Inspiration To Help Defeat Depression!

    Learn to be happy and then set goals. If you want to lose weight and be healthier than start your program immediately. Do not wait for Monday to come around. Don't even wait for tommorow. Start NOW!

  • 4 Tips For Working Out In Your Home!

    I believe and always will that you will have a better chance of achieving your fitness goals when you join a gym and follow a program designed by a fitness trainer or an experienced veteran...

  • Stay Motivated With These Inspirational Quotes!

    The following is a collection of quotations that has inspired me over the years. I am sharing these quotes with you in hopes that you will be able to identify with one or two enough to help each and everyone of you to reach out and touch your dreams.

  • Healthy Recipes For Weight Loss!

    Over time you will be able to come up with new and exciting healthy meals that will allow you to lose weight, feel healthier and look your best. In the meantime I will give you a few ideas and recipes that will help you enjoy your new lifestyle.

  • Why Do I Need Exercise?

    Exercise may be described as the active use of the body to build or maintain strength and endurance and to make the body healthier. Learn the different types of exercising and why exercising will help you live a longer life!

  • Nutrition And Fat Loss Quiz

    It's time to see who has been paying attention to their Weight Loss, Fitness and Nutrition Program. Are you really as smart as you think?

  • Lose Weight Now!

    Find out the importance of eating less sodium induced foods and how and why to read nutritional labels. Learn the secrets of fat loss from John DeFendis.

  • Believe In Yourself & You Will Reach Your Goals!

    Everybody has the ability to believe in him or herself and achieve incredible things in life. Learn how to believe in yourself to obtain your goals!

  • Get In Shape For The Summer!

    You see, it is two months before this very real scene will take place and you will want to be ready. So, get up, get motivated and let's all look our best for the summer!

  • Fitness & Nutrition Tips For Optimum Weight Loss.

    This week I would like to give everyone some very simple and effective tips to help you burn fat and firm up. Once again it is important to realize that a successful weight loss program should have 3 main components.

  • Stop Making Excuses!

    I get so many people come up to me and ask how do I lose weight and I tell them. As soon as I get done, I get excuses from them. Well ... Now is the time to STOP MAKING EXCUSES!

  • The Beginners Guide To Getting In Shape.

    You only have to commit to a mere 45 minutes a day and just 3 to 4 days each week.

  • How To Get Started On A Fitness Program!

    It's time to stop procrastinating and start putting our weight loss and fitness goals into perspective. Learn what you have to do to get started!