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John Ford

Personal Trainer , Nutritionist , Group Fitness Instructor , Health Coach , Running Coach

Days available to train
Mon-Fri : Mornings, Daytime, Evenings, Sat-Sun : Mornings , Daytime , Evenings ,
Years of experience:
7-10 Years
Cert. Agency/ Degree:
American College of Sports Medicine - Health & Fitness Specialist
Yes - Lloyd's of London

About me
Lets make fitness fun. I specialize in creating innovative, fresh and effective workouts to get you the results you want. Pulling from a variety of methods and new trends in fitness, I create custom workouts that constantly challenge the body and keep clients engaged. Outlets like Men's Journal, Bustle.com, Thrillist.com, InStyle and Allure have featured my workouts and wellness tips.

More importantly, I try to make each session as fun as possible. Be prepared for jokes and lively banter.

As a former athlete at Harvard I know all about training for performance and combine that knowledge with my certifications to maximize my client's results

Any given workout with me will include components of: Weight Lifting, Agility Drills, Core Work, Muscular Endurance, Cardio, Metabolic Conditioning, Interval (HITT), Kettlebells, Mat Pilates, Components of Yoga, Running, Speed Work, and Body Building

Client Reviews
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Training at its best!A good friend recommended I try John when I was looking to change trainers. I went from a trainer who was more interested in making me do his planned workout of the day, created ahead of time for all of his clients, to a trainer who tailors my workouts to me. John pays close attention to my problem areas and builds workouts that have given me great results. He consistently entertains and motivates me while making me work hard. It's been 9 months and I feel (and look) great - all due to John. - Tara D
Best Trainer John understood that where I was physically when we began training and completely changed my health and fitness habits for the better. He incorporates exercises that I enjoy and will help me achieve my fitness goals. I appreciate his reliability and flexibility working around my constantly changing schedule. His fun and motivating personality makes time fly in the gym and I am always looking forward to our next session. - Lauren Sherman
Personal Training ClientJohn was terrific. Put together a great training program for my family. Challenging but fun. - Karen Fox
Outstanding!I could not rank John higher. I HATED exercise before working with John. He makes it much better with fascinating conversation on any topic that is of interest to you. He designs an ideal workout -- the first thing all my friends say when they see me is how much better I look. He knows his stuff and will use his expertise to advise all aspects of your life -- not just the workout but also give you tips on sleep and nutrition tips. I literally have been blown away. I could not imagine a better personal trainer. - Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Couldn't be happier!I began training with John a little over a year ago. The physical results of his training have surpassed my expectations, and his motivation has guided me to a routine of regular exercise. His sessions go by quickly since he’s sociable and keeps you distracted, and he is skillful at correcting your form so you can successfully work out safely on your own. He’s listened to my requests, yet always challenges me with new workouts, and has even helped me work safely through minor injuries. John has also been flexible with scheduling, and is always communicative. With his help, I was able to re-tone a post-partum body in a matter of months and I have successfully surpassed the goals I set for myself at the outset of our training. I couldn’t be happier! - Jocelyn
Smart, funny and super skilled trainerI have been working with John for a year and a half and he has helped me come so far in my fitness journey. When I started I was still recovering from a car accident that left me with permanent damage in my spine. I chose to work with John because he demonstrated his ability to train me vigorously while being cognizant of my limitations. John is very knowledgeable and quickly put me at ease with his care and patience in building my strength and working with me through setbacks. He is intuitive and passionate about fitness and it shows, not just in his own chiseled physique but in the way he tailors his workouts to suit my specific needs. Each session is new and challenging. I've really progressed with John's training. He knows when to push and when to push a little less. He is genuine and funny and super smart to boot! - Nasoan Sheftel-Gomes
Highly RecommendedJohn has been my trainer now for almost 1.5 years. I went to him with a shoulder issue, back issue, leg issue and not having gone for a real run in a while...somewhat embarrassing. However, my wife and I had found out we were pregnant, and I was determined to be an active dad. So, I found my trainer, John Ford. Each time we meet, he's got a customized workout for me. Never pushed too far from the getgo, and even has been able to change up the workout mid-workout if something is too hard or too easy. Bottom line, seeing John has changed my life - not just physiologically, as now I am proud to show off my dad bod, but physically and healthwise, I am more flexible, stronger, happier, and have no problem now crawling around and lifting my 11-month-old boy. Thank you, John! Highly recommended. - Evan Rutchik
Fun and Effective WorkoutsI gained 10 pounds after starting a new job and studying for the CFA. John and I started working together and developed a comprehensive action plan for our workouts. Based on my schedule, evening sessions are best; however, it's easy to get distracted after a long day and John helps keep me focused and ensures I get my sessions in. John is great at being both tough and upbeat so that the time goes by quickly. I'm starting to see more definition in the problem areas we identified - arms and thighs - something I was not seeing when I was taking spin or barre classes. I would highly recommend John! - Lorraine W.

My Training style
Drill Sargeant
Motivational Speaker
Sounding Board
I work with people who are
New to fitness
Already exercising regularly
Returning after a long layoff from regular exercise
My training environment
Residential Building Gym
Office Building Gym
Corporate Events
Fitness/ Nutrition Seminars
Trainer's only Gym
Group Fitness
Client Home (client's equipment)
Client Home (trainer's equipment)
Will Travel
Yoga style I practice (for yoga instructors only)
I have experience with injuries to the following areas
I have experience with the following medical conditions
High Blood Pressure
Cardiovascular Disease
I have experience with the following special populations
First Timers
Professional Athletes
I have special certifications in
Clinical Exercise
Nutrition & Lifestyle
Youth Health & Fitness
Weight Management
Functional training
Health & Fitness specialist
Sports Nutrition
Senior Fitness
Holistic Fitness
Well Coach
Kettle Bells
Beach Body
I have experience with the following sports/ training specific goals
Boot Camp
Marathon/ Distance
Weight Loss
Functional Training
Body Building
Power Lifting
Plyometric Training
Heart Rate Training
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash
1/2 marathon
Session lengths available
45 min
60 min
90 min
Payment method preference
Credit/Debit Card
I offer a complimentary first meeting of an
Language Spoken
Additional certifications I have received
BA - Harvard University - Biological Anthropology/Human Evolutionary Biology
I have training privileges at the following gyms
Brooklyng Fit Lab (645 Sterling Pl Brooklyn, NY 11238), Velocity Sports Performance (133 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022), Lift Gym (139 E 57th St New York, NY 10022), Soma Health Club (2107 South 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211), Work Train Fight (636 Broad
Current specials
%50 Off your first session
Session Rate? Trainer Charges Per Hour To Train
Discount packages available
Buy one session and get one free
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Areas Available to Train in ( city zip code/ area listings)
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