Super Ninja Testimonials:

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“I love my trainer Jonathan! He makes working out  both fun and super effective.  I always look forward to coming to NYC and training with him, I just wish he was in LA so I could train with him all the time.”


Jillian Michaels ~ Fitness Icon ~ NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”






“As a chef I eat a lot and work crazy hours and sometimes get stuck in a terrible cycle where the gym seems like somewhere thousands of miles away. Jonathan not only got me back into the gym but made me look at it in an entirely new way.  His knowledge of the human body and what exercises to do was really eye opening and life changing. I find myself making time that I never thought I had to get into the gym 4 to 5 times a week instead of 4 to 5 times a year, and doing exercises I never even heard of before thanks to Jonathan.”


                                                                     Marc Forgione ~ Iron Chef

Derek Flanzraich



“Jonathan is just at a whole different level, both as a friend and a trainer. He’s super experienced and crazy knowledgeable, sure. But the true, extraordinary benefit of training with Jonathan is that he’s your partner, your trusted friend along the path to deepening your relationship to your body. Because he knows that long-lasting, profound results are what really matter; that awakening and finding the ninja inside of you can change your life forever. And he truly cares you get there just like he has.”


Derek Flanzraich ~ Founder & Ceo ~


Elena Brower


“Jonathan has such a beautiful and beneficent lens through which he sees everything.  His work has resulted in a new closeness to myself and my body. He is a diamond in the world of fitness- providing space for healing, deep contemplation, and kickass physical results all at once.”

 Elena Brower ~ Author ~ “Art of Attention”



Don Saladino“Learning Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong aka “ninja training” from Jonathan has been a profound experience and deeply therapeutic. He is always 100% present and focused; he clearly loves what he’s doing and it shows. Every single time I leave a session with Jonathan I feel incredible. My body feels better, more balanced and more mobile; it also recovers faster and I sleep deeper! And quite frankly, I’m even happier than before.  I couldn’t speak more highly of him, as a trainer and now as a friend.”

Don Saladino ~ Strength Coach & Owner ~ Drive 495





“This is going to sound ridiculously corny, but working with Jonathan has literally changed my life.  I could immediately tell he really cared about me and my goals, and I truly believe that Jonathan cares about my mind, body, and soul.  He is SO MUCH MORE THAN A PERSONAL TRAINER, he is more like a personal guru, a friend, and family.  I am so grateful for the results I have achieved while working with him.  I recommend him to all my clients and friends.  I am 35 and my body looks and feels better than it did in my 20′s.”

Adina Azarian ~ Owner of Adina Equities ~ NYC Real Estate Maven




“Jonathan’s expertise in personal training and passion for learning about the human body is only surpassed by his commitment to his client’s and their goals.  Through the years, he and his team have been there to guide, coach, and inspire.  I recommend his services to my patients every week, knowing that they will be in safe hands and will come back to me in a year much healthier.”

Dr. Warren Licht ~ Doctor of Internal Medicine






“Training with Jonathan has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Aside from his vast knowledge of anatomy and movement, his positive outlook and encouragement gives me confidence during our sessions and forces me to be more proactive about training on my own. As a physical therapist, I would highly recommend Jonathan to my patients and know that they are in great hands!”


Karen Litzy, owner Karen Litzy Physical Therapy, P.C.






“I felt like a new person after 1 session with Jonathan.  I was taken by his incredibly sharp and intuitive assessments.  As much as we were communicating as we went along, I felt he always had an inner eye on what was needed.  A very special approach.  The Zen Trainer and the Art of Peak Mountain Climbing.”

 Natalie Galazka, Executive Producer





“Jonathan is an awesome, positive force of nature. He pulls everyone into his vision of a beautiful Life.  Every word he says is true.”

Phoebe Legere- Transmedia Artist






 Certifications, Awards, Experiences, & Education


  • B.S. in Psychology from New York University

Completed Fitness Certifications:

Seminars and Workshops:

Ninja Street Cred

  • Black Belt Shotokan Karate – Sensei Howie Friedman
  • Taoist Dragon Gate School of Complete Reality: 22nd Generation Lineage Holder
  • 2011 Warriors Dash 38th place of 10,321 finishers
  • 2012 completed my first vision quest, a 4.5day fast alone in the high desert of New Mexico.
  • 2013 Empire State Building Run-up 14th place of 700+ competitors
  • 2013 Rated the 7th Hottest Trainer in America by Shape Magazine (They were measuring inner beauty, of course.)
  • 8 years of uninterrupted health. Not a single sick day!
  • Self-healed disc herniation in neck C5/C6
  • Self-healed drug addict
  • Health Expert for
  • Volunteer for Stoked, a non-profit that mentors inner city kids through surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding
  • To date have raised over $10,000 for youth fitness charities


 Ninja Publications

Love, Drugs, & The Transformational Power of Exercise

Stairway to Hell: Racing Up the Empire State Building

The 30 Minute Bodyweight Workout: Playground Edition

So You Want to Do a Handstand

The Top 50 Hottest Trainers in America

The Olympic-Inspired Bodyweight Workout

Fit Review: Tai Chi, a Moving Meditation

The Massive Fitness Trend That’s Not Actually Healthy at All

Ever since I was a child, I wanted to grow up and become on of the hottest trainers in America!  (Joking)

Ever since I was a child, I wanted to grow up and become on of the hottest trainers in America! (Joking)