About Jonathan Gray, PFTA Personal Fitness Training AssociationTraining Philosophy
My training philosophy is simple. Exercise regularly, eat natural-whole foods and get plenty of rest, water and sleep. However, there is a whole industry that has made millions telling us a different story by selling us fad diets, magic weight loss pills and fitness gimmicks. It is my job as a fitness professional to help inform and educate my clients about productive exercise, proper nutrition and how to lead a healthy lifestyle. I empower my clients with the knowledge and tools to succeed. I develop customized, results driven programs that focus on quality, form and function. Routines are goal/lifestyle oriented, challenging, innovative, fun, and most importantly safe and effective! My training style incorporates a combination of strength training using bodyweight, resistance bands, stability/medicine balls, free weights and machines as well as utilizing some basic principles of pilates and yoga. Whether a client has access to a full gym or has no equipment at all, my programs incorporate all components of fitness.
*Small Group *Partner *Youth *Nutritional Consulting
*Strength & Conditioning *Muscle Growth & Development
Outdoor Training Activities:
*Mountain Biking *Jogging *Rollerblading
*(SUP) Stand Up Paddling *Swimming *Kayaking
*(TRX) Suspension Training
*Beach Boot Camp
Certifications & Education
NSCA: National Strength & Conditioning Association -Certified Personal Trainer
NASM:National Academy of
Sports Medicine -Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Suspension Training-
TRX Course Certified
Previously Held Certifications:
WITS: World Instructor TrainingSchools -Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
ACE: American Council on Exercise -Certified Personal Fitness Trainer -Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant
AFPA: American Fitness Professionals & Associates -Certified Personal Trainer, Children's Fitness Specialist & Sports Nutrition Consultant
AAAI: American Aerobic Association International
Certified Pilates Mat Instructor
IDEA- Member- The Health & Fitness Source
American Red Cross- CPR/AED For the Professional Rescuer
Ocean County Community College- A.A. in Liberal Arts
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey- B.S. in Business Management
Clayton College of Natural Health- currently attaining:
Dual M.S. /Ph.D. in Natural Health w/ concentration in Nutrition and Lifestyle
Kean University- currently attaining: Elementary Health and Physical Education Teachers Certification
PFTA President/Owner Personal Fitness Training Association
-Specializing in Fitness, Nutrition and Lifestyle Products & Services
-Organization developed to help personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts by providing them with all the tools they need to succeed in the fitness industry.
-Services: Personal Trainer Consulting, In Home/Online Personal Training, Nutritional Consulting, Authorized Retail of Fitness Equipment/Accessories and Studio Design
Ocean Club Former Fitness Director
Changing People's Lives
- Main responsibilities included hiring and training fitness staff including personal training and weight loss department and maintenance staff. Other duties included developing fitness budget, overseeing facility and fitness equipment.
Ocean Club Current Master Fitness Trainer
- Main role is creating safe and efficient customized programs based on clients current skills and fitness level. Different styles of training offered include:
-One-on-One, functional, pre/post rehab, sport/youth specific, senior, partner, and small group
GET LEAN Co-Founder/Lead Instructor: Growing with Exercise, Training, Lifestyle, Education, Attitude & Nutrition -Children's School Fitness Program that provides education/training about healthy lifestyle with respect to nutrition and exercise to participants and their families. Children participate in 45 minutes of moderate exercise that include games and fitness routines then receive a healthy meal afterward.
PCPFS NJ State Coordinator:
President's Council On Physical Fitness and Sports
-Developed to help improve students awareness and knowledge of comprehensive physical activity/fitness and health statewide.
Good2Go Former Co-Founder/Owner
-Healthy catering company that provided organic, fresh whole-food meals and snacks. -Create customizable grocery lists, menus and meal plans.
-Provided food demonstrations and healthy cooking classes
-Cater large functions (Weddings/Reunions/Corporate Functions)
One2One Health & Wellness Former President
-Private Personal Training and Nutrition Consulting Service
-Sub Contracting Services for health clubs/fitness studios