Our studio is cleaned after each use, social distanced, and with air purifiers
I love to dance, cook, create new recipes and I enjoy traveling with my family. I was able to fulfill my dream of joining the US Army to serve my country. I retired from the army and soon after met someone who shared my same goals and dreams in life. I was lucky enough to marry him and open up our gym so that we could continue to help people in their journey towards a healthy life style.
There is a song I like by Tim McGraw entitled How Bad Do You Want it. In this song he says " are you eating, sleeping, dreaming., with that one thing on your mind?" I am a firm believer that if something is important to you and you work hard, you will be rewarded. I tell my daughters often, do that which you are afraid of, it only makes you stronger. I have a bachelor's degree in Health Care Studies. I chose this degree because I love helping people.
I have been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2007. I am also certified by Total Gym in GRAVITY Personal Training and GRAVITY Group Training. I have education in Rapid Release Vibrational Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation. I have been a National Beachbody Coach for 10 years and work with such programs including P90X, INSANITY, and 21 DAY FIX.
I'm looking forward to meeting you and learning your story.
I am a very lucky man to wake up every morning and work in a career that I love and feel like I was destined to do. I have competed in just about every sport imaginable. All this training has prepared me perfectly to share my knowledge and experience with those looking for some guidance along their own journeys. After Graduating from Ithaca College with a Bachelors degree in Political Science I changed gears to work in an industry I love.
I have been a Personal Trainer since 1995 with certifications from The American Council on Exercise that include Personal Training, Behavior Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. I became a Master Trainer with Total Gym in GRAVITY Personal Training, Group Training, and Pilates Training in 2004. My years of experience in sports, and as an ocean lifeguard, has provided me with a thorough approach of specific conditioning. Some of these areas include, golf and tennis conditioning, triathlon training, agility and speed work, functional strength, and dynamic stretching.
In my never ending quest to help people become as healthy as possible I received my Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to address many health concerns. Rapid Release Vibration Therapy is another tool I use in my healthcare practice.
My wife Brandie inspires me everyday. When you believe in something greater than yourself you open up your eyes to all that is possible. Together we set out to change people's lives and guide them along a healthier path. Come by our studio and say hi. We look forward to meeting you.
ESTABLISHED IN 2012
We have years of experience in a wide variety of activities and conditioning. We look forward to speaking with you to see if we have the right plan for you!
Jon and Brandie are great at what they do! Both are extremely knowledgeable and great motivators in the fitness world. Each workout is different and challenging. I highly recommend Fitness Republic for your workout needs.
Jon makes fitness FUN and safe! If you're looking for something different from the "typical" gym, this is a must! I look forward to my classes. It's like having a personal trainer at an affordable price and working out with new friends. I have found my muscles again! I am getting stronger every day. You have helped me so much on my journey of growing older gracefully.
I just moved back to Vero from Grad School and I really love this gym. The class sizes are amazing and Jon is one of the best instructors I've ever had! Every class we do different exercises., so I'm always learning and am seeing results after the first couple classes. Everyone that works out here is really fun to be around. Its a great gym for anyone to get in awesome shape. I would highly recommend it!
Fitness Republic really works with you to make sure the workouts are geared to your age and your limits. I love the small group setting, it's like getting personal training but you get to be in a small group. Love the facility and all the variety for working out. Would recommend highly to anyone wanting to do strength training and improve balance and overall health.
Thank you Fitness Republic for setting up the ZOOM workout sessions. It's great right now to be able to receive some direction and helpful motivation to get off the sofa and work up a little sweat. The workouts have been challenging and effective even with the found tools we have in the house. No machines are necessary to get the heart pumping and muscles burning. And we're saving gas and time in the process.
Gary and Colleen B.
Fitness Republic workouts via zoom amid the COVID-19 stay at home order has worked out beautifully. The zoom app is easy to use and allows you to visually stay in touch with Jon and your fellow workout mates. Most importantly, Jon keeps the exercises challenging. You will work as hard at home as you do at Fitness Republic. Even though the workouts are in a group setting Jon make sure he maintains individual attention to each member of the class. Jon always makes it fun and works hard to put a smile on your face. I recommend Fitness Republic Zoom classes to keep you fit and motivated during these tough times.
Fitness Republic is a small boutique gym. Jon is a superb trainer, making exercise challenging, fun and always different. The website provides helpful, healthful information and delicious recipes (from Brandie’s kitchen) to keep you motivated. You shouldn’t miss out on an wonderful experience like Fitness Republic. I wish them all the best and continued success.
I started going to Jon's classes 4 years ago, and I love them. Jon does different exercises each class, never a dull moment. Jon is truly concerned about his clients. Even if there is more than one person in class, the exercises are personalized to each person. Consideration for the client is really thoughtful. Great examples for everyone!
Each of Jon’s virtual videos is unique and well paced, constantly changing, with new patterns and spins on the fundamentals and beyond. His fresh, breezy, enthusiastic delivery keeps you going. You never know what to expect. Each workout is an adventure -- the highlight of my exercise routine.
5 Stars for Fitness Republic and Zoom
Whether you are 20 or 80, Fitness Republic gears its workouts to accommodate you. Since the Pandemic, Jon has been hosting exercise classes online for all those eager to stay in shape but not willing to venture out to the studio. With little exercise equipment at home, the classes have learned to improvise with household items. Instead of drying dishes, we flip and snap our towels; instead of sweeping the floor, we sweep and twirl a broom. And, if there are no dumb bells available, a gallon jug of water serves the purpose. In thirty minutes, arms, legs and backs get tuned and toned.
Thanks Jon for making exercise a treat not a challenge.
Helen D. age 77
Fitness Republic is the gym I didn't know I was looking for. Jon's classes have improved my lower back issues and I'm more fit than I've been in years. Thanks Jon and Brandie!
Fitness Republic is a great small gym with excellent personal training. Jon and his wife Brandie provide individualized workouts each week for our small group of ladies. The workouts are challenging and have helped me stay in shape. I look forward to our workouts so much. Since we are all quarantined , Jon uses Zoom and we have our personalized workouts three times a week. I love it! Thank you, Fitness Republic!
I love Jon’s workouts! He focuses on balance (so important as we age so we don’t fall!), tightening those annoying upper arm Bingo wings and all over strength and cardio training. He changes each workout up so they’re not repetitive. He challenges us which can be difficult but is so rewarding when accomplished. The workouts are only 30 minutes so very doable.
Fitness Republic provides a wide variety for those that quickly get tired of the same old routine, while still providing a comfortable and fun environment. Jon and Brandie's knowledge of fitness mixed with real life experience makes them the best at what they do. They are the people you pray to meet, and for those of you out there who make wishes instead of prayers, you're really wishing for them.
I didn't realize the hardest part of this lifestyle change, would be more mental than physical. Jon and Brandie continue to challenge that voice in my head and prove it wrong every time. The support they have provided me with has kept me on this journey to a healthier lifestyle. I would not have been able to reach the goals I had set for myself without them.
Jon wants to show you that you can love it too. He wants to help you succeed and reach your goals, no matter how extreme they may be. I am incredibly thankful for Fitness Republic, and would recommend this boutique training studio to anyone.