About Jonathan

His “800 Pounds of Parents” directly inspired Jonathan’s prolific fitness career.  He is a multiple Personal Trainer of the Year Award-Winner (ACE, IDEA, and PFP Magazine), creator of Funtensity, brain fitness visionary, blogger and master trainer for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Additionally, Jonathan is the Foundation’s Director of Education where he provides course development leadership to our authors to help us craft courses that provide both excellent content and an enjoyable learning experience.

As a speaker he captivates while inspiring change with an approachable, accessible personality and common sense insights to commonly confusing fitness topics. His book, Abs Revealed, delivers a modern, intelligent approach to abdominal training. He creates serious fitness without taking it too seriously to ensure it is an effective, enjoyable, engaging experience. His methods create unfakeable smiles, unshakeable brains, and unforgettable fitness.  A former astronomer, Jonathan used to study stellar bodies – now he builds them!

Speaking Engagements

If you need a…

  • Powerful keynote
  • Captivating presentation on brain health, willpower, and motivation
  • Fresh perspectives on some of the most confusing health topics today like organic vs. conventional foods, the best way to exercise to age well, how much exercise is “enough,” and many more…

…we can start planning it here.

Jonathan can develop something for you and your organization or team. His unusually broad experience with fitness encompasses everything from posture and corrective exercise to brain health and training to performance training for most sports and activities.

In addition, his personal experience with obesity and two decades coaching successful change in the most challenging of situations has led to insights that can help anyone be better and enjoy the process of getting that way.

If you’re interested in booking Jonathan for an event, complete our Speakers Bureau Request Form.

See Jonathan’s IGNITE Talk: “You Don’t Have to Love Exercise: Just Get a Crush on It!”