Jonathan has been a wellness professional working with individuals and organizations for almost 20 years. He is also a Maine Potter and speaks regularly on the subject of art for meditation practice. You can find his work at OLDFIREHOUSEFARM.com. Practicing martial arts since age nine, seeking to understand health and resiliency through mind / body practices has become a way of life. As a passionate coach he is at his best when partnering with busy people to develop custom crafted fitness programs they can do on their own with limited time.
A Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, he focuses heavily on integrated movement and real food. While attending college at the University of Maine at Farmington where he received his degree in psychology with a focus in exercise science, Jon took an interest in resiliency based health from an interdisciplinary perspective. This led him on a student exchange to Cal. State University where he completed a research assistantship in health psychology.During this time Jon was also able to train at the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy headquarters, and became one of the early practitioners to bring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Maine.
In 2001 Jonathan co-founded The Foundry Jiu Jitsu team which now includes a network of instructors, grappling and MMA competitors throughout the Northeast. Recently he developed Foundry-One, a mindful based fitness program that blends strength, mobility, conditioning and diet with warrior based philosophy. With a diverse background Jonathan is available for one to one coaching online via this website through his online training app MiGym Coach. If you would like to join him in a group class, you can visit his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy The Foundry in Augusta, Maine.
2017-2018 Jiu Jitsu for Enhanced Defensive Tactics Instruction for Maine Game Warden Academy; Collaborative development of an 8 WeekIntensive grappling program plus ongoing Quarterly in service training (current)
2016: Developed Online Personal Training tool in collaboration with The Gym, Lewiston; MiGymCoach.com
2015: Collaberative Consultation, St. John’s Preparatory School; Impacts of Creative Process, Aesthetics and Alternative Athletic outlets on student motivation, sustainable learning
2010-2014: Corporate Wellness Specialist; Management of employee facing health and wellness programs for over 5 companies through the eastern United States
2007: Created and implemented PASS (Proactive Survival Skills). An 8 Week fitness lifestye skills and anti – bully course for youth; A collaberative program between Rangeley Health & Wellness and Rangeley Regional School
2006: Co-Creator of Post Rehabiliation Training Program, Rangeley Health & Wellness with Franklin Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy
2004-2005: Externship with Patrick Panico; Former Strength & Conditioning Coach, Arizona Diamond Backs
2001: Co-Creator of The Foundry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy (Formerly Elite) and ECOHealth Functional Fitness