ACE certified personal trainer

Jon Padilla

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About Jon

*Only training clients at my facility in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn:

Hit Factory

7914 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209

(No additional fee required)


As a personal trainer with over 13 years of experience working with men and women of all ages, my passion is guiding you toward achieving your goals — whether they be general fitness, weight loss, or shaping and toning.


Other trainers may define their process by how tough THEY can be. Unlike them, my focus is on your personal development, helping YOU set and accomplish YOUR personal fitness goals. I consider our work together a team effort: your willingness and determination, paired with my training and nutritional insight, will help you build strength, shed body fat, and ultimately shape your ideal physique.


I utilize a combination of free weight, bodyweight, cable pulley and resistance band exercises specific to your ability and goals.

My favorite client story

A few years ago, one longtime client of mine named Joe D., was determined to lose 50 pounds. After coaching him through some strategies on how to deal with his food preparation, exercise frequency, and his work schedule (he had an overnight shift), he shed the weight over a period of 6 months.

One day while at the gym, I handed him two 25 lb plates and instructed him to walk to the end of the gym and back to me. It wasn't difficult for him, but he did have to work a bit. I told him "that's how much weight you were carrying around before!" That really cemented the change for him and has kept the weight off ever since.

My favorite exercise

I love pull-ups!
It's one of the ultimate upper body movements, and it balances out a lot of the pushing from chest and shoulders.

My favorite quote

“Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.”

Horace Mann

My training philosophy

To utilize the main movements (chest pushing, back pulling, overhead pressing, squatting, hip hinging) to work all the major muscle groups. No matter what your goal is, those 5 movements with critical accessory exercises wil get you stronger, leaner or more muscular when performed with the correct modality and intensity.

I establish a client's baseline strength, endurance and motivation, and then incrementally progress from there. It is then further tailored by incorporating aspects from various methods of training (i.e. powerlifting, bodybuilding, bootcamp) to suit your abilities and achieve your goals.

My training experience

Certified as A.C.E. Personal Trainer in 2010
Worked with men and women from ages 18 to 60 and older
Competed and ranked in the top 5 in three natural bodybuilding competitions

Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Nutrition
  • Functional Training
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer


BS in Communications

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Men, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Seniors, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Depression, Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility

Training Areas Served

7914 3rd Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11209

Session Surcharge: $0

No Gym Membership Needed!

Amazing! He’s very smart and passionate! I admire that a lot. The way he is at the gym is his lifestyle. I could honestly say he’s a great trainer, he’s made me lose about 20lbs. And I was so happy with my results. He’s very dedicated. Go to him! I always complain about being there, but he makes it worth wild. Thank you Jon.

Sarah H.

I have been working out with Jon of JP Total Fitness for several years. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced professional, he varies your workouts and makes them fun, so that they are never boring. Jon is very attentive to your goals and needs, as they charge over time, and adjusts them as necessary. I would highly recommend JP Total Fitness, as the very best out there.

Lana P.

Jon has trained me for 4-5 years and we specifically train lower body. At 38 years old I fill out a pair of jeans better then I did in my 20's. He is humble and professional and one of the only men I'd train with. Go see Jon!

Jen D.

Jon is an excellent trainer and all around nice guy. He's concerned about my goals and tailors my workouts to meet them according to my ability. He pushes me just enough to challenge me beyond my comfort zone. I've become stronger, leaner and toned.

Nadine T.

Jon from JP Total Fitness has been my trainer for over 7 years. He has not only helped me develop a better health regime but has shown me better ways to train and develop my body. While some trainers only focus on weights, and one part of the body. John's technical workouts not only build strength but endurance. I come out feeling like I had a full body workout and a better overall training session.

Jose D.

Jon is the best thing to ever happen to my health and wellness. I've worked out with Jon for half a decade now and he still treats me with the same freshness as a brand new client. And I in turn love my sessions as if I just got started. Feeling stronger, fitter and healthier than ever thanks to Jon!

Max H.

Jon is a excellent trainer. He spent time to know me and made sure that I was doing my exercises the right way for me. He always has a great attitude, is always on time and he made my routines achieve my goals.

Bert H.

Jon is a top-rate excellent trainer! He knows exactly what he’s talking about. Before working out with him, I had no idea what to do in the gym, how to workout or how to work out correctly. That was all solved very quickly once I worked out with Jonathan. What I learned from him is priceless and will help me for years to come!

Steven B.

I have trained with JP Total Fitness for over three years. Jon Padilla has been the best trainer that I could have ever expected. I had never worked with a professional trainer before working with Jon. From our first consultation to now it has been a rewarding and productive experience. Jon caters my workout program to meet my realistic expectations, making sure to explain each exercise and how they will benefit my body. He makes training fun and is attentive to any aches, pains, or limitations that I might be dealing with on any given day. He is caring and takes an interest in his clients' well being. With each day of training I am another day stronger and my body feels and loves the results. I am a big fan of JP Total Fitness. I am just thrilled to have found the perfect trainer for me.

Vicki D.

Amazing trainer always on time never any problems changed my body to exactly the way I wanted.

Solange D.

Jon is a wonderful trainer, Great techniques he helped me achieve great results in short time. Thank you Jon.

Erica Ali M

Jon is an excellent trainer, with a great combination of empathy, encouragement, and expertise. He knows how to motivate me, and tailors the sessions to meet my specific needs and goals. Each of my training sessions are challenging but rewarding. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as your personal trainer if you want to achieve your fitness and health goals.

Gali A.

Jon is a great trainer! He was my trainer a few years ago and everything he thought I still apply today. I use many of the workouts to this day. He is informative and helpful. He would explain every exercise and would also explain the why to it. Working out with him helped me gain extensive knowledge of fitness and encouraged me to go beyond just my goals! If you are looking for a trainer, Jon would be the best!

Diana K.

I’ve been training with JP Total Fitness for several years on and off. One thing I know for sure when it’s time for me to get fit and strong Jon is the only trainer I go. He is very professional, he makes you feel comfortable during the session. Very knowledgeable about his job. The best!!!! Highly recommend.

Janna Y.

Wonderful training sessions with Jon Padilla. Patient and understanding guy.


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