John DeFendis


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.


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