Jon Ham

Newbury Park, CA

I have been a Personal Trainer since 2001, but before that, I was a gymnast. I have been doing gymnastics since I was 3, and it has shaped the form of my life more than one could imagine. In November 1995 I had a tragic accident at gymnastics practice where I fell off the High Bar and broke my neck. I am extremely fortunate to not be paralyzed, or worse. Even though I was not paralyzed, I did have to go through an extensive recovery process, as well as a lengthy rehabilitation regimen in order to go back to the sport that I love. I came back to gymnastics after 5 months of being in various neck braces and collars. One year after breaking my neck I signed a letter of intent to compete for the University of Illinois gymnastics team on a scholarship. I left my roots in August of 1997 to pursue my education and career as a gymnast at the University of Illinois. At the U of I I was a member of the third place national team in 1998 and a Big Ten bronze medal winner on the High Bar in 2001. In May of 2002 I graduated with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Dietetics. Ultimately I opened up my business (Fitness On The Run) from which I can help individuals by working with them on their nutrition and fitness training. My background has provided me with education and experience necessary to change people’s lives for the better. I’ve been training individuals in their homes now since 2003 and I’m having a blast! I get tremendous satisfaction in seeing people progress in their fitness levels and adopt a healthy lifestyle. I have found pleasure in living my own healthy lifestyle as well. I ride bikes, paddle surf, play table tennis, lift weights, and take my two beagles for walks. I plan on writing fitness blogs, and videos in order to help my readers progress with their health/fitness goals.If there is one thing I’ve learned, it is this: “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have much.”

Hope to help you soon,

  • Work
    • Self Employed
  • Education
    • Bachelor
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign