“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” -Seneca
Name: John Cioffredi
Hometown: Lebanon, New Hampshire
When and why did you come to Austin?
I came to Austin in the fall of 2020 because I was looking for a city that valued health and wellness and would allow me to continue to grow as a professional and as a person. Austin has given me the opportunity to do both and so much more!
What is your background? How did you get into personal training?
As a lifelong athlete who competed in track and field at the Division 1 level, I’ve always been fascinated by the capabilities of the human body. This led me to study exercise and movement science in college and enter the field of strength and conditioning. As I developed as a strength coach I realized that in addition to working with athletes I’m passionate about helping a wide variety of people achieve their fitness goals while discovering the joy of movement. This newfound passion ultimately led me to accept a position at Austin Simply Fit as a personal trainer.
Tell us about your current fitness goals and training.
I was a high jumper in college and still train competitively. My goal this year is to break my personal record of 6’8” while enjoying every step along the way.
What is the most common fitness myth you work through with your clients?
That lifting weights will always make you “big and bulky”. Lifting can make you big and bulky, slim and fit, and everything in between, it depends on how you train! That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced professional with the knowledge and skills to create an individualized training program to address your specific needs using evidence-based research. That’s why I love my job, I get to help people achieve their ideal state of body and mind.
What do you want your clients to take away from each training session with you?
I want my clients to come away from each training session feeling empowered and excited about what their body can do, and to recognize they’re one step closer to achieving their goals.
What sets you apart from other fitness professionals?
My advanced understanding of human anatomy and biomechanics as well as my experience working as a professional in nearly every realm of fitness sets me apart. From athletic performance to personal training, to group fitness, to functional movement rehabilitation, I’ve got the knowledge and skills to help you achieve your fitness goals, whatever they maybe while having a great time.