With a track record of proven exercise and nutrition programming, as well as field-tested leadership and an education in the facets of Performance Psychology, Jonny Pietrunti has the tools to get you to your goals!
Blogger, coach, loudmouth, lifter, leader… all of the above.
Jonny has been involved in the world of fitness and nutrition since receiving his first set of free-weights at the age of 14. An avid reader and natural researcher, he began immediately training and tinkering with numerous variables, particularly diet. These efforts quickly transformed him from a chubby youngster to a lean distance runner, providing the catalyst to fuel a passion that has spanned nearly two decades.
Upon graduation from LaSalle Academy (Providence, Rhode Island), Jonny briefly went to college, decided he lacked direction, and enlisted in the United States Navy. His knowledge of exercise and nutrition was quickly noticed, resulting in his nomination as a Command Fitness Leader (CFL), a position he held throughout a 13 year career, ultimately ensuring the fitness and body composition needs of various combat deployable Fighter Squadrons and Surface Ships ships were met.
Drawing off of his CFL knowledge, he quickly sought a Personal Trainer certification, attaining the International Sports Sciences Association’s Certified Fitness Trainer. As well, Jonny was on of the first wave of personnel to become a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Coach. With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, Jonny went on to attain numerous other certifications in nutrition, functional movement, and corrective exercise, in addition to attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sports Psychology.
Having risen to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, Jonny has a combination of leadership and management skills that combine to offer unique coaching qualities that are often the missing link between success and failure in the world of fitness. This, combined with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Psychology, allows him to quickly identify individual coaching needs of clients and apply sound techniques in mentorship and performance psychology. If you are looking for bolstered intrinsic motivation and personal growth, he has the tools.
When he isn’t writing articles, Jonny is working with the clientele and “coaching coaches”, training in Mental Skills and Performance Psychology, as well as military preparation programming.
Jonny is also a firm believer in constant learning and is currently studying for New York state manual therapy licensure. His credentials include:
Bachelor of Arts – Sport Psychology (Applied)
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Precision Nutrition Level 1
- Functional Movement Specialist (FMS)
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
- NKT Level 1
- RockTape FMT Level 1 and 2