Juan’s first introduction to fitness was at a small local gym in Red Deer. He credits fitness, and a mentor he met in that gym, with truly saving his life in a time of hardships in his youth. Through many personal struggles he understands the impact that physical fitness, and lack thereof, can have on all areas of life.
While this was his starting point, it was not until later in life that he was driven to make a difference in the health and fitness industry realizing his true calling in helping others to overcome their own challenges and improve their lives.
It is his personal experience, and the experience of all of the people he has been able to help over the last 10+ years in the fitness industry, that drives him to continue to bring the best in training and support to all of the people he has had the honor to work with at Movimento Fitness.
With a background in Human Performance and Athletic Development, specializing in Functional Training, Juan is passionate about enhancing the lives of those around him through the power of simple, safe and effective exercise and an empowered mindset.
Juan is humbled to have been nominated twice for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the St.Albert Chamber of Commerce and awarded the St. Albert Small Business of the Year in 2016. He’s been featured on several radio shows/podcasts, blogs, speaking on fitness, mindset, lifestyle change, and has also co-authored the Best Selling Book Better, Faster, Stronger along with several other leaders in Functional Training in North America.
While he has worked with a wide variety of people, athletes and private clients, he ESPECIALLY loves helping people new to fitness discover it’s life changing effects. He wants to help as many people as he can remove their limitations and enjoy a MUCH better quality of life.