Testimonial

APRIL 17 .18

 

1. What made you join Johnny’s Fit O’hana?

The opportunity to join an enjoyable group of friends while training to become fit.

2. What did you get from joining the group?

Valuable knowledge of kettlebell and other useful workout resources for strength, cardio and nutrition.

A fantastic Ohana and social atmosphere full of music and humor surrounded by the midst of the beautiful outdoor Hawaii.

3. Do you enjoy the workouts?

Absolutely!

4. Will you recommend the KB workouts to your friends?

Most definitely!

5. How did the group & KB  help you in your fitness?

Helped in learning correct and incorrect ways to use KB, dumbell and other exercise techniques.  Positive encouraging energy in our Ohana begins the day on an inspirational note.

6. How satisfied are you with the coaching?

Very satisfied!

 SHERI 

APRIL 3 .18

 JUNE 22.16
Dearest Papa John and Amazing Brenda,
It’s been almost two years since that fateful day when we gave Nellie a ride to the North Shore for a wedding.  On that LONG car ride Ms. Always-Has-Something-Good-to-Share-Nellie, issued a life-changing challenge: “Now that you’re retired, why don’t you join our KB class?”   Me? Lift and swing those heavy weights? I’m not sure I could.
But I knew I needed a weight workout to build up my strength and balance.  So I showed up one sunny August morning with my little 5 lb. KB and was warmly welcomed by Brenda and the others in the class. I swung that little ball and struggled to complete maybe half of the reps of every exercise.  For the next two days, I couldn’t bend my arms more than 90 degrees! I was so sore! But I came back to class and haven’t stopped since.
I don’t know how to begin to thank you for all you have done for me.  Because of your selfless and generous sharing of knowledge and talent, your constant encouragement and positive attitudes, as I approach 60, I am the strongest I have ever been in my life.
I know it is due to this class because I don’t do anything else. These workouts are some of the hardest things I’ve ever done and the confidence I’ve gained is empowering. Two years ago I couldn’t have imagined that I would be doing 110 pushups in one workout. Me, who started with a 5 lb. KB!
It’s unbelievable how you two unselfishly give your time and energy without compensation to help others.  I appreciate you both so much and struggle to find the words to adequately thank you for improving my life. I look forward to swinging my 20 lb.(and more later) KB for a long time!
With much love and gratitude,
Grace
Here is my testimonial.
John is the inspiration, mentor and driving force behind our class. Each workout targets a different part of the body and it never gets stale. I know that I would never have the will power
to work on my fitness without this class. When I started with John I had just been diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune desease and recovered from double pneumonia and hadn’t even been going for walks. Totally out of shape and bloated from the drugs I have to take.
Now I’m in better shape and healthier than I have been since highschool and I walk for an hour a day, work out and swim lengths every other day.
Thanks for everything John.
Nancy (healthy 67 years old)

 

Hi John
In the Fall of 2013 I had a full knee replacement.  My surgeon said I was the perfect candidate for surgery because my weight was good, I was not on any medication and I exercised.  I had been exercising with John’s group at Parc Fitness for the past two years so I had built up good strength in all my body.  However, when the doctors say it takes a year to get your strength back after surgery they are correct.  I have been working with John since he came back in April but it has taken me until this Fall to get the full strength back in my knee and I am still working on my abdomen muscles.  John loves what he does and is there to encourage us to be the best that we can be.  Our work outs are directed at the whole body.  On these cool, dark Fall mornings it is easy to say I will just roll over and stay in bed, however I know I will feel much better and will be healthier if I get up and get to Parc Fitness and workout with John and his group of ladies.  All of us have made improvements in our bodies and we are so fortunate to have him working with us.  We promise to keep working on our own but will sure miss you when you and Diane go back to Hawaii!
Joan

 

John,
I cannot believe that my second 6 month term with you is coming to an end (thankfully only temporary).
You continue to inspire, challenge and push us to succeed. I am getting stronger, agile, and more mobile with each workout. You fine tune the workout to meet our individual problems. I achieved and continue to maintain my goal weight for the last year and a half (something I have not been able to do for over 15 yrs).  I feel and sleep better for it.
Your workouts are amazing, sometimes difficult, and always different. Your emails, full of healthy tips and recipes, are welcome. You do all the work, we reap the benefits.
So much of your time, given freely, to help us live and achieve a healthier life. I am forever grateful.
Aloha Coach,   thanks again.      Lise

 

 

DONNA
In May of this year, I was given the opportunity to join one of John's
kettle bell classes at a local fitness centre here in London. To be honest,
I did not know what a kettle bell was so thought it best to google the name
before attending my first class. I did not want to look too silly in front
of my new instructor.

Working at a desk, predominately over the years, meant I had become out of
shape and heavier than I had ever been. Shopping for clothes had become an
unpleasant experience.

My first classes with John were challenging. I immediately migrated to one
of the lightest kettlebells in the gymn as I knew my fitness level was poor.
As the days and weeks unfolded, I was able to increase my weights and began
to feel stronger. Changes were beginning to take place not so much on my
bathroom scale but in my measurements. My body was beginning to shed
inches. With John's instruction, I was beginning to challenge myself to do
more than I ever thought possible. My energy levels were dramatically
improving and I was feeling so much better. My bouts with anxiety and
depression were disappearing.

John has been a wonderful teacher. Throughout this whole process, whenever I
have had a question or challenge, John has been there to guide me and
provide me with a wealth of information. I have learned so much from my
experience and am deeply grateful for a teacher who is totally committed to
the health and well-being of his students. 

I had an appointment with my family doctor this week and he is thrilled that
I have committed to improving my fitness and loves the idea of the
kettlebells.
I have been working out with kettlebells with John for about 6 months and am very happy with the results.  My fitness has been limited for a couple of years by knee pain and chronic low back pain caused by severe low back degeneration.  I have been looking for answers and have worked through chiropractic, physio and massage treatments.  All of them have helped a little bit and helped me to learn about what I can and can’t do, but I knew I needed to be stronger to protect the bones that I have left and prevent things from getting worse.  Plus – I really like to stay active!  John’s classes were tough at first, but I have been able to increase my weights over time and now feel much stronger, and have no pain when I work out.  My knee rarely gives me trouble any more if I position it properly, and my back and core are definitely stronger and I can do things that I have not done in a while, without pain or after effects.  The best part is that I enjoy the kettle bells and we have fun in our class.  John is a great teacher and  is always helping us to learn.  He is a fountain of information on health and wellness.
Thanks John! 🙂  Not happy to see you go off to Hawaii, but we will keep your place warm at the gym and do your workouts faithfully!

 

1795915_10153985664400370_1251183391_oHI John

Prior to surgery, the physical therapist told a group of us (about to have surgery that we needed to have a strong upper body because we would need to lift ourselves from a seated position using just our arms while our knees were healing.  There were alot of groans from others in the room but I just smiled – knowing that I was well conditioned to do so because of kettlebell.  I could have dropped to the floor then and done 20 pushups – but didn’t want to show off!!!

On May 5th I had partial knee replacement on both knees. After surgery I began physical therapy immediately.  Upon discharge I went right to Stay Fit Physical Therapy.  The goal was to have 120-degree range of motion in 6 weeks.  Four days after surgery I had 90 degree range of motion and within 2 weeks I reached the goal of 120-degree range of motion.  This usually takes 6 weeks for most.  I firmly believe this was due to the workouts, squats, etc. that my legs were used to doing in KB.  Other benchmarks included strength and balance.  After one month in physical therapy I had surpassed all of the goals and they discharged me.  I continue in KB and know that because of the fitness I had, my surgery and recovery was “a piece of cake”

Dottie Sunio

HI JOHN

Went to my yearly doctor’s visit at the MS Clinic up at University Hospital yesterday. I told the doctor that for the past 9 months I had been exercising regularly ( 5-6 days a week at 6:45am) The last 6 months I had been exercising with the bike, treadmill and kettle bells along with squats, leg raises, and various other strengthening routines. I did have to explain what a kettle bell is and how it is used, as this was something foreign to him. Needless to say he was very impressed!

Now to the good part. He tested my reflexes, my balance, walking and my leg and arm strength. He could not push my legs down from a raised position – last year I could hardly hold my legs in a raised position. My arms were even stronger than my legs! – (yeah kettle bells!) He couldn’t see any spasticity in my legs this year. He took me off my muscle relaxant drugs after I told him I had not taken any before this appointment. He thought I must have done so since my legs were so good. My balance was 150% better. Yeah kettle bells again! And squats, and leg raises, and mountain climbers, and all you encouraged to do!! He was blown away by my improvement! He said and I quote “Exercise is the cornerstone to good health.” ” You need a motivation and a good support system to make it a success.”

You are my inspiration and my motivation!! The class has become a support system, not only for me but for everyone in it. We could not continue without that support from each other.

Thank you for telling me yes I could join your class and yes I would become strong and to keep going at my own pace. My own pace soon became even with everyone! I did become strong and I am going to get stronger! Wait till next spring!

Thank you so much John, you gave me my health and my life back.

Becky

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