ACE certified personal trainer

Jonathan Lau lightening bolt

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About Jonathan

Jon has approximately 10 years of experience in health and fitness. he was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Health Science.  He moved to New York City in 2017 to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry.  Before entering the fitness industry Jon worked in different healthcare settings including pain management, phlebotomy and chronic retina diseases.  He comes from a sports background and was a baseball player for13 years.  Jon enjoys training others for their specific sport, he mainly works with clients aiming for weight loss, increase in strength, toning and mobility.  Jon considers his training style to be positive and upbeat.  He uses a science approach to help clients understand why the movements and exercises he uses will be beneficial for them.

My favorite client story

a client bought 3 tailored suits for Christmas before the start of our new program. When he received the suits 8 weeks later the tailor was pissed to find our client’s chest and arms were too big for the suits. Client was happy to wait for them to be remade :)

After spending 3 months working to get full body weight pulls up with a client we were doing sets of 3 before the Thanksgiving holiday. Our first session back he told me that he got into a pull up contest with his brother a few times and beat him every time. I asked what was the most pull ups he got in a set? His response with a big smile was "10."
I said "show me."
He jumped up on the nearest pull up rack and proceeded to do 10 pull ups. Told me the friendly competition gave him some a drive. And after doing it he had a new found confidence and wanted to showcase his pull ups. (We immediately increased the rep count in his pull up sets.)

My favorite exercise


My favorite quote

"What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

My training philosophy

Love the process.

My training experience

It's gratifying and motivating to help people achieve the goals we set week in and out, to watch clients change their ultimate goal as we get closer because they realize that they have come so far already why not keep aiming to go up, to be healthier or find a new challenge.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

CPR/AED, Kettlebell Athletics Level 1


BS in Health Science

Who I Especially Like Working With

Brides-to-be, Men, Overweight/ Obese, Runners, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

Back Pain/Issues, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues

Jonathan helped me so much with my goals and motivation for getting back in shape. After over 5 years away from working out and mostly living a sedentary lifestyle I thought getting back in shape would be a struggle. I suffered a few injuries in high school and college and had some nagging pains in my lower back and knees. Jonathan took the time to listen to my medical history and helped develop an amazing workout plan. We were able to focus on my problem areas and now I don't have any more pain in either my knee or back. I went from barely being able to do a single pull up to now easily doing a few sets of 10. Even my girlfriend has noticed a huge difference in me. Jonathan didn't try to upsell me and he didn't push supplements; he just made sure my technique was sound and every week we added one or two more exercises to the routine. He brings a passion and energy that is refreshing and he made me look forward to going to the gym twice a week. If you are considering a trainer Jonathan is exceptional.

Adam H.

Jonathan is a knowledgeable and awesome trainer! As a working actor in New York I’m always trying to find ways and motivation to stay fit. Working out with him has boosted my confidence level so much! He also keeps it real in terms of goals and how to reach them; whether gaining muscle or slimming down/toning -he not only shows you routines but also the right postures and exactly how each exercise targets what muscle group! Always leaving the gym so proud of my workout!


Johnathon really knows what he is doing, his love and passion for health and fitness shows everytime he would train me. He is dedicated to clients. Making sure his clients set goals are reached. Call up Johnathan and your not only getting a trainer, your getting a friend as well.

Michael Jones

Jonathan’s training is absolutely superb, I was able to make gains in the short period of time we have been working together. Although, I’m required to travel a lot for work, he’s understanding and ensures I’ll be able to make progress even on the road. His attention to detail in addition to his knowledge is impressive.


I have known Jonathan for some time and he always takes each of his sessions seriously. He pushes me, and motivates me in a way that I respond to, and I love working with him.


One of the best trainers I've worked with. Super professional, great positive attitude that really motivated me through my workout, helpful with technique and form, and got me to see the results I was looking for. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good trainer!

Angela C.

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