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Education, Experience, Achievements & Interests

The My New Trainer, LLC Advantage


Why John Became A Trainer:


     -John is a competitive athlete who leads by example & walks the walk he talks. John Derek Zvonek is the Owner, Operator & Founder of My New Trainer, LLC.  In 2010 he took his passion for healthy active living and decided to share it with those who want to learn.  He prides himself in helping his students accomplish fitness goals they never dreamed possible on their own. 


Education & Experience: 


     -Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200), CPR / AED Certified for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers (infant, child, and adult) Former Youth Wrestling Coach, Former Training Instructor for US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Edson Division. He is Trained in Kickboxing, Kickboxing Choreography, Wrestling, Indoor Group Cycling, Punk Rope (Jump Roping Group Exercise) Exercise for Cancer Survivors, Nutrition for Performance Athletes, Youth Exercise Planning, H.E.P.A (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) and much more.


About John: 


     -John Derek Zvonek‘s passion for exercise started when he was very young. As a youth, he participated in football (8th grade undefeated conference champions), karate and any other sport he could try. When he was in high school, he tried out for the Wrestling Team where he was a 4-year varsity-letter winner. He was all conference his senior year and won many all-academic awards for maintaining honor roll or high honors while on varsity.


John's Recent Personal Achievements:


    2019  World Instructor Training School Trainer of The Month.  -Ironman 140.6 Louisville Finisher, Ironman 70.3 Syracuse Finisher, Completed CT’s 52+mi of The Appalachian Trail in  26hrs Straight ,  Completed a 28mi Presidential Traverse in 1-Day. Summited Mt Washington (Summer), Summited Mt Lafayette (Winter),  Summitted Connecticuts Highest Point & Peak on Multiple Occassions. Summited Massachusest Highest Mountain. Summited Mt Monadnock Winter. Climbed Mt Mansfield Winter. 7X Tough Mudder Finisher, 1X Tough Mudder 1/2 Finisher, Spartan UltraBeast Competitor (DNF). Ragnar Trail Relay (2nd Place in Division) Rangner Trail Relay Push-up Contest Winner, Jay Peak 22mi Trailfest Finisisher, MS Muckfest Finisher, Warrior Dash Finisher, Zombie Run Finisher,

Hartford Full Marathon Finisher, Hartford 1/2 Marathon Finisher, Hartford Marathon Charity 5k (Top 10 Division Finisher), Glastonbury Santa’s Run Muliple Finisher (Top 10 Division Finisher 1X)

Straton Faxon 20K Finisher, Shamrock N Roll 5k Finisher (costume winner), 3X Roller Polar Run Finisher (1X costume winner), 1ST Place Westfield River Canoe Race, 1ST Quinnipiac River Canoe Race, Hockanum River Canoe Race Finisher, MS Bike 50mi Finisher, 3X MS Bike 25mi Finisher, Cottontail 5K Fundraiser ( MNT was the Bunny & 3rd Place Division Finisher). CT Trailmixers Spring Fling 50k Trail Ultra Finisher, Ragged Mountain-Run Ragged 15.5mi’s Completed (5th Place-Lap 5 Championships) & Espn Employee 5K Participant & Top 10 Finisher. Espn Employee 5K Volunteer & more races!!!  Silver Metal In Tai Chi Form @ 2017 7th New England International Wushu Championships. US Army PT Patch Awarded (For Physical Fitness Excellence).    


John's Hobbies Include: 


     -Hiking, Running, Swimming, Cycling (Road, Mountain, and BMX), Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Mountaineering, Sledding, Canoeing, Kayaking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Basketball, Football, Frisbee, Reading, Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, Stretching, Volunteering, & more.


John's Motto's:


     -“Train Hard...Eat Well...Live Long!!!”


     -"Together We WILL Achieve Your Fitness Goals."


     -"Turning Average People Into Athlete's...One Person At A Time."


     -"Train Hard...Race Easy!"


     -“Making America Strong...One Person At A Time!”

Moments After Finishing A 50k/31mi Trail Ultra @The CT Trailmixers Spring Fling

Moments After Finishing A 50k/31mi Trail Ultra @The CT Trailmixers Spring Fling

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