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Jonathan Ross


Jonathan is unquestionably one of the best personal trainers, receiving awards for his work from the fitness industry and from the media.  He is a master of fitness motivation, and possesses a rare combination of deep fitness knowledge and a terrific ability to communicate that will change your perspective on fitness.  His personal experiences with obesity, (see 800 Pounds of Parents for more details) make him a professional that brings empathy and understanding to his charismatic fitness information delivery. 

His insights are highly-valued by the media, and his presentations are not to be missed.  He is an expert at keeping the "person" in personal training and can quickly identify the most important parts of a fitness routine. 

Education and Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council on Exercise (ACE)
    National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Integrated Flexibility Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Bachelor of Science, Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • IDEA PFT Recognition System (Elite Trainer)


2010 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year

2008 "Best Personal Trainer" in Exercise TV's Top Trainer Contest

2006 ACE Personal Trainer of the Year

Personal Fitness Professional Magazine's Personal Trainer of the Year

  • 2003 Personal Training Director 

Men's Journal Magazine's Top 100 Trainers in America


2008 Discovery Health - National Body Challenge Fitness Expert

Media:  Jonathan is a frequently quoted fitness expert in the following publications:

  • WebMD
  • Women’s Health and Fitness
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Fitness Magazine
  • Tennis Magazine
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • The Washington Post
  • Cooking Light
  • IDEA Personal Trainer
  • ACE Certified News

 IDEA Health & Fitness Association
  The Gold Standard for
Health and Fitness Articles

Latest News

Maximize your willpower - my guest spot on the 15 Minutes to Wellness Podcast.

Jonathan on the 15 Minutes to Wellness Podcast

Jonathan named to Washingtonian Magazine's list of
Top Trainers in the Washington, DC-area.

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Jonathan's book,  Abs Revealed, is getting amazing reviews - get it and found out why!

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Workouts with Jonathan

TRX Suspension Training
Tu. @ 9:30 AM
Th. @ 9 AM

Fitness Playground
Wed. @ 10:30 AM

Location: Sport Fit, Bowie, MD

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3 Things Every Man Should Know
3 Things Every Man Must Know
"Sexy Abs in 15 Minutes"
Oxygen Magazine
Feb. 2011 Oxygen mag cover
Today's Diet & Nutrition Magazine 
May 2010
"LIfting to Lose" 
cover - Today's Diet and Nutrition - May 2010 featuring  
Tennis Magazine 
Apr. 2010
"Maximize Your Metabolism" 
 April 2010 Tennis Magazine Cover Image 
Fitness Magazine 
Feb. 2009
"Flab to Firm - Fast!" 
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...more coming soon!