Jonathan Brungardt Personal Trainer

Trainer John Burngardt - John Lichtwardt PhotographyJonathan Brungardt has been a personal trainer in Los Angeles since 2010 and has helped more than 200 clients achieve better levels of fitness. He specializes in training athletes and those with current or pre-existing injuries, but knows how to customize a workout to fit any client’s unique needs. He has worked with strength and conditioning coaches in high school and collegiate athletic departments, is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise specialist and has also been certified in TRX and Crossfit. It was working with kids as a soccer coach for several years that inspired Jonathan to join the fitness industry as a professional. “We implemented a lot of strength and conditioning training and watching the kids get stronger and faster as a result was a great feeling. I decided I wanted to do that for people as a career.”

DISCOVERING POWER OF 10

After years of working as a personal trainer, and with his own fitness background including diverse programs such as Pilates, Yoga, Insanity, P90X, Kettlebells, Muay Thai and many other regimens, Jonathan happened upon Power of 10–the slow motion strength training program practiced by InForm Fitness. “My neighbor was an instructor for InForm Fitness in Burbank. While talking about what we do professionally she told me about Power of 10. I was skeptical, as I have been training for years. How could a 20 minute, once-a-week workout do much of anything? But after talking about the science behind it I felt like I had to give it a try. I’ve tried so many workout routines over the years, might as well try this. The first machine she put me on was the leg press. After 180 seconds of the slow motion lifting under her guidence I lowered the weight back to the resting position, turned, attempted to stand up, and couldn’t. The only words I could muster was ‘holy…’ That’s when I was sold.”

“Now I believe in it because I’ve seen results in myself and after studying kinesiology the science just makes sense. I had actually been implementing a similar science over the years of training, but had been doing it in a far less efficient manner. I’ve now converted many of my own clients over to this training program and they love it. They all have a love/hate relationship with the intensity but love the feeling afterwards and especially love not spending 10 hours a week in a gym.” With regard to training in the Los Angeles gym studio both Jonathan and his clients have much to say. “Clients love how semi-private this fitness studio is. They love that they can wear their work clothes or not wear shoes and it’s totally ok. Also they love that there isn’t terrible dance music playing on an endless loop like so many gyms. The equipment is awesome and kept up very well. Also all of the trainers are not only very knowledgeable, but are also very nice and easy to get along with. There is no drill sergeant yelling in your face or sweaty people dripping sweat all over you. It’s just a very pleasant atmosphere.”

 

WHY CHOOSE INFORM FITNESS LOS ANGELES

Looking back now, Jonathan now has a broadened perspective on many of the other fitness programs he has worked with both personally and professionally. “Many of these programs worked for what their purpose was but also had some bad after effects down the road. P90X and Insanity showed great results but were so hard on the joints. Many nights of icing and anti-inflammatory meds followed these intense workouts. Yoga and Pilates are great at strengthening the core and enhancing flexibility but don’t do much for building muscle or feeling stronger throughout the total body. Crossfit was great for feeling strong and looking great but did more damage to my body than anything else I had done previously. Here, with Power of 10, our great equipment, great trainers and gym studio, you get the best workout possible in the least amount of time, in one of the safest environments I’ve ever witnessed.”

WHY CHOOSE JONATHAN AS YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER

“I’ve been training and coaching for a long time and I understand people’s needs. I never approach a workout with a “one size fits all” mentality. Part of the fun is learning about how someone’s body functions, and creating a strategy to specifically target their weaknesses and make them stronger. I am a tough trainer, but only because I am a good judge of what people are capable of, even if they don’t see that capability in themselves.”