jlfitnessmiami-bio

Hello!
I’m Juan

I help people stay in shape through visual workouts.

WHO AM I

I’m a fitness trainer from Miami. I love to teach and to design.

I was born in Granada, Nicaragua and I came to the United States when I was a year old. I’m a bit of an introvert, even a self diagnosed recluse. But I consider myself a very friendly and helpful person nonetheless.

 

I disliked school very much growing up. But I loved to learn.

 

When I graduated high school, I attended Miami International University of Art & Design to learn fashion design and marketing. I did not complete either of these paths- I wish I had though.

 

My world revolves around my son, my partner, my family, my work and my passion for learning.

 

I love to travel and I’m crazy about ⚽.

WHY JLFTINESSMIAMI?

I wanted to be creatively satisfied. I wanted to merge my passion for health, wellness and movement with visual design.

I am a multi-passionate person. I’ve worked as a fitness professional for well over 10 years but I’m also a self-taught graphic designer.

 

FITNESS TRAINER + GRAPHIC DESIGNER= JLFITNESSMIAMI

 

Why visual workouts?

 

I believe visual workouts are easy to comprehend. You see the exercises, the format and the workout description (reps, sets and rest periods) all in one image.

 

If your workout routine needs structure and purpose, then this is the place to be.

MY TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

Before I let you in on my training approach, let me introduce you to one of my favorite quotes.

Have a mind that is open to anything, and attached to nothing.- Tilopa

You see..

 

There are many ways to get in shape and stay in shape. 

 

I’m very careful when I use the following phrase when I give fitness related advice, “you should”..

 

You should do high intensity intervals…

 

You should not use machines, only free weights…

 

You should use kettlebells instead of dumbbells…

 

Try to incorporate different training styles if you can. Your body and your mind will thank you.

 

Different training approaches have different benefits.

 

Kettlebells are good for strength and mobility. Dumbbells and barbells are great for bodybuilding and high intensity work.

 

Machines are good to focus on a set of muscles and bodyweight exercises are good for overall vitality and core strength.

 

Those are just the tools, then you can create different workout protocols around them.

PART 2 OF MY TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

In order to get significant results from your training sessions, one should should seek continuous improvement with every workout.

 

Here are a few good examples of that:

 

  • Add weights to your exercises in small increments, e.g, 2.5 lbs.
  • Add new range of motion.
  • If you’re doing a conditioning circuit, rest less between rounds or sets (2-5 seconds less).
  • Add one more rep to a set.

 

Over time, this approach has a positive compounding effect.

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? SUGGESTIONS?