Our Fitness Expert - Johnny
Johnny Escalera - Group Fitness Trainer
Hi my name is Johnny Escalera, and I’m a highly motivated Certified Group Fitness Trainer. I’m 57 years old but don’t feel a day over 35.
I have always believed that age is just a number and if you take care of your body and your mind - you can stay healthy and fit well into your later years. I also believe that a healthy lifestyle is just that, a lifestyle, a way of life, done 24/7/365.
I started my fitness journey back in grade school, when I’d run home every day after school. In high school I joined the gymnastics team and after high school I served a few years in the military.
There was a point in my life where my weight shot up to 225 pounds - the heaviest I’ve ever been. But, with hard work and persistence, I’ve been able to successfully bring it down to, and maintain it, below 175 pounds.
Every year, I run 5K, 10K and 15K races in Philly, Atlanta and New Jersey. I run and train others for Spartan (Sprint/Super/Beast) and Terrain races. Also, I’ve been body building for about a year.
I plan on staying in shape and living a healthy lifestyle till my last breath and I’m hoping I can inspire as many people as I can to join me!