Meet Jon Merritt.
The son of a bodybuilder, Jon grew up competing in karate, soccer, and long-distance running. "Sports taught me the need for strength, flexibility, endurance, dedication, focus, and - most importantly - how to keep a clear calm mind in an intense situation,” says Jon.
For his clients he combines nutrition and fitness data with rigorous full body workout plans to achieve dramatic results for those seeking peak performance or transformation towards their full potential.
Jon also helps clients develop mindfulness about their habits outside the gym. "Understanding food, including ingredients, cooking techniques, and nutrition is essential for educating and inspiring clients to eat healthier while making food taste great,” Jon notes. A passion for cooking combined with an ongoing deep study of nutrition brings a full-life approach to Jon's training.
Outside of work Jon trains and competes as a mixed martial artist (MMA) in the Bay Area, combining his background of karate, boxing, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiu jitsu. He began martial arts training at 8 years old, first receiving his black belt in Kenpo Karate at the age 18, then moving on to more traditional martial arts like Shaolin Kung Fu, Wing Chun and Escrima.
1058 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Monday: 5am - 3pm
Tues-Fri: 5am - 4pm
Saturday: 8am - 3pm
Additional hours available upon request
Personal Trainer Certification: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
About the NASM Integrated Training Certification
According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), integrated training is a reconditioning and rehabilitation program that can be used with any client to reach any goal by incorporating six forms of training: flexibility, cardio, core strength, balance, power and resistance training. The approach is a systematic way to enhance sports performance. Incorporating the six foundational fitness components into every training program improves all biomotor abilities, builds high levels of functional strength, increases neuromuscular efficiency, and powers dynamic flexibility.
Group Fitness Instructor Certification: Total Resistance eXercise (TRX)