Jon Goodman is one of the more astute trainers around. I’ve been highly impressed by his knowledge and integrity.
Brad Schoenfeld (NSCA personal trainer of the year 2011)
I want to send a message to Jon Goodman. I want to thank him for changing the way we look at our fitness industry. He has helped to inspire many professionals, as well as directed many who are entering this exciting field. Second to none my friend…keep up the great work Jon we all thank you!
Dave Parise (24 year vet and National Fitness Hall of Fame Member)
Jon is a passionate personal trainer with a strong desire to better the profession. I commend him for his efforts
Bret Contreras (Author of ‘Advanced Techniques in Glutei Maximi Strengthening’ and writer for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Oxygen, and MuscleMag)
Jon’s dedication to his clients and to the fitness industry itself is inspiring & contagious. Anyone would be lucky to work with him!
Nick Tumminello (Author of 10 DVD’s and writer for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Oxygen magazines)
Jonathan Goodman is a rising star in the personal training world. His ability to bring together some of the biggest names in the business and to think beyond the short-term means that he will be one of the small handful of professionals leading the industry in a new direction in the coming decades. I’m looking to see big things from Jon, and consider myself lucky to call him a friend.
Dean Somerset (Medical and Rehabilitation Coordinator for the largest health club chain in Western Canada)
Jon is a Personal Trainer and Educator of the highest level. He flawlessly combines an unwavering passion for our field along with the technical know how and an excellent work ethic. Very rarely do I come across someone of this caliber.
Bill Sonnemaker (2007 IDEA Personal Trainer of the year and owner of Catalyst Fitness in Atlanta, United States)
Jon has demonstrated that he is a positive asset to the personal training industry — even since starting out in the profession, he has the right attitude and understands that continuously learning and bettering yourself is the key to a enriched success. Watch out for this kid…he is going to be influencing many people in the very near future.
John Izzo (Author of “Secret Skills of Personal Training”)
Jon’s passion and dedication to personal training is simply unmatched. He’s an outstanding guy with an incredible amount of knowledge and I’m proud to call him a great friend and colleague. I can’t thank him enough for all of his hard work and the contributions he has made to the fitness industry. Thanks, Jon!
Jordan Syatt (Syatt Fitness)
The personal training business has got some new standards. Jon thrives on excellence and is always on the look out for some new found information to use in his practice. Jon’s dedication to personal training is an example to follow. Thanks for your contribution to the personal training business Jon, keep up the great work.
Eric Falstrault (PICP 5 and owner of Bodhi Fit in Montreal, Canada)
“Jon is quite literally one of the most passionate guys I’ve ever met with regards to his commitment to forwarding the profession of personal training and staying on top of every single trend and technique.”
Mark Young (Creator of “How to Read Fitness Research)
Hey man, just read your last blog – awesome inspiration, thank you. Just wanted to drop you an email to say hi and thank you for the post.
I’ve also been trying to branch out and become less-obsure these last couple months, by trying to pick up more clients, write more, get published, etc… I’m still closer to the beginning stages however and it’s very inspiring to see your story.
I have spent the last few years reading blogs of most of the people you mentioned, living on T-Nation, Elite FTS, and The Fitcast, and finally decided I had a decent knowledge base and got NASM certified, and I’m one semester away from finishing my degree in Exercise Science, hopefully get my CSCS after. Also spent my first year in school studying Journalism, so I have a writing background and love it.
Anyway, I’m just starting to get things done, but it’s slow. Had a website last year, got invited, all expenses paid, to “Fitbloggin’,” which was an AMAZING learning experience for website development. I took the site down when after 6 months I never had more than 15 views a day. This past semester, I wrote a weekly fitness column for my college newspaper (goes to over 10,000 students and most local businesses), got published in CutandJacked.com, working on Bodybuilding.com, and decided I want to re-launch a blog and try again! So it’s slow and discouraging but your last post inspired me to keep at it!
I know it’s always great to hear encouragement, so great job man and keep up the good work. Once I get my site back up and running fully I’d love to get an interview with you or a guest post or something if you’d be interested, those got the most views on my last site. I’m sure someday I’ll run into you at a seminar or something, but until then keep up the awesome work on the site, and good luck with whatever your new decision is!
Thanks for everything,