”Just be kind and serve others however you can.”

John believes his calling is to help others value and optimize their health. Raised in a military family, John lived in several places before calling San Diego home. He was born in Coronado, lived in Puerto Rico and on the Gulf Coast in south Texas before graduating from high school and college in Corpus Christi. An avid surfer and weight trainer, John strives to live a life of optimal health to reach his life-long goal of being able to surf and travel the world. Described as easy going, deeply caring, determined, and fun-loving, a healer by trade, and a life-long learner, John digs into his own experiences to help others achieve their goals and live a healthy life.

As a VEBA Resource Center Well-Being Coach, John specializes in helping Members manage their health by teaching preventative care. Having experienced a serious back condition of his own, John understands the importance of managing one’s health. His background in Fascial Stretch Therapy, which enhances mobility, flexibility and decreases pain, influences the classes he teaches, as well as the exercises he leads for low-back care, maintenance, mobility and flexibility. He coaches Members to help them discover what they truly want for their well-being and how to achieve and maintain those particular goals.

John started his career in health and wellness in 2005 as a Personal Trainer at Frogs Club One Gym in Mission Valley. He is a credentialed Personal Trainer through International Sports Science Association and a Level 3 Fascial Stretch Specialist through The Stretch to Win Institute. He values a higher power, family, friends, his career and serving others. He has traveled and surfed all over the globe with many places still yet to visit. When not at the VRC, you can find him surfing and walking his dog at the beach.

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