My name is John Bruno and I am a former NCAA strength and conditioning coach
and martial arts instructor originally from Erie Pennsylvania, where I worked
for about 10 years at Mercyhurst University, also in Erie. I am truly
passionate about my career as a strength and conditioning coach and personal
trainer. I love helping others learn and succeed. Also, I very much enjoy bettering myself through
my own training journey by practicing what I preach. On top of that, I am
passionate about continuing my own education as a fitness professional and
regularly read, attend seminars, and practice new skills in both nutrition and
fitness. In late 2014, after finishing graduate school, I moved to Sarasota
Florida where I now reside full time; I live in The Meadows area.
is a summary of my credentials and Qualifications:
John J. Bruno, MS,
CSCS, PES, CSS, FMS, USAW
Masters Degree in Exercise Science – Performance Enhancement / Injury
Masters Degree in
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
Nutrition Level 2 Certified Nutrition Coach
Isolated Stretching Practitioner Aaron Mattes Method
FMS Functional Movement Screening Specialist (Level II)
RKC Certified Kettlebell Lifting Instructor
AKC Certified Kettlebell Lifting Coach
Certified Associate Grappling Instructor, Harris International
Certified Apprentice L5 Jeet Kune Do, French, Filipino, and Indonesian Martial
have trained elite athletes as well as out of shape people looking to get back
in shape, and elderly people with orthopedic problems such as hip and knee
replacements, and everyone in between of all ages. I have the education and
experience to help anyone succeed. I am excited to work with you and guide you
am very much looking forward to helping you succeed in your fitness journey,
whatever that may be for you. In my own education and development, I have been
coached by and mentored under some of the best in the industry over the past 18
years. I look forward to sharing this knowledge and these skills with you.
I have created an outline of my background and services so that you have the
choice to read everything in depth or quickly find the section(s) that are of
most interest to you.
forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest.
John Bruno Strength and Conditioning
1 – How to Get Started
start out with, I would like to offer you a complimentary fitness assessment.
This is where we will discuss goals and training schedule. This way, you will
see I am the most qualified trainer to help you tone up, lose body fat, build
muscle, gain strength and look and feel great. I will teach you a complete
comprehensive program including protocols for cardiovascular aerobic and
resistance training. Also, we will better organize your nutrition to enhance
your results. I will track your body composition regularly as we go. This will ensure
we are creating the desired changes (for example, to make sure we are losing
fat and not muscle).
ask you to read the reviews on my profile. See what my previous and current
clients have to say about training with me. Also, I have many certifications
but would like to specifically point out that I am a Certified Strength and
Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). This is considered the gold standard of
certifications; it is the hardest to attain and is the only one accepted by the
NCAA for working with Division One athletes.
this is about you and I am eager to hear your story and find out what your
fitness aspirations are. This way I can customize your programming so that you
can optimally attain your fitness goals by working smarter.
best way to contact me to schedule your complimentary fitness assessment is to
text my cell phone at:
is good because if I am with a client, I can get back to you when I am on
break. If you would rather call my cell phone, please feel free. However, keep
in mind that I may not be able to pick up as I may be with a client. However, I
do regularly check my messages.
can also email me or leave a message on google or email me at the address below:
2 – Location of Training / Nutrition
currently train the bulk of my clients at the SRQ Performance gym near the I75 exit
at Fruitville Road… about 5 minutes from the exit. This is a smaller
performance center style gym. Only people working with myself or one of the
other trainers go here. YOU DO NOT NEED A MEMBERSHIP TO TRAIN WITH ME AT THIS
GYM. I will give you directions when you schedule your assessment; The address
2183 Porter Lake Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240
I also train people at the Indoor
Pool and Wellness Center at Sun N Fun RV Park which is also about 5 minutes off
the Fruitville road exit of I75. This is a larger facility with more amenities.
It is a good fit for those looking to join a gym to work out at times when you
are not training with me one on one. YOU WILL NEED TO BUY A MEMBERSHIP TO TRAIN
AT THIS GYM. I will give you directions when you schedule your assessment; the
7125 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34240
I also provide in home training
services or training in your community fitness center; for example, people that
live in condos with gyms or people that have their own facility at home.
Because drive time is involved, I usually have to charge more than my regular
rates but for some people the time saved is worth the additional cost (see them
in fees section).
Nutrition services are done in
person by appointment at a mutually decided location, over Skype or Facetime,
or by phone. Ongoing communication is done by email, text, and phone call, and
in person meetings when needed.
Section 3 – Prices
me be candid and say that this type of customized training will not fit everyone’s
budget. These prices are for customized one on one personal training.
The price range for personal training ranges from 160.00/month to 1200.00+/month
with the average monthly packages running from 400.00 to 800.00 per month.
training packages are available which generally save you 5 to 10 dollars per
session from the single session rate, which is often a 50 to 80 dollar per month savings. Generally, packages require a minimum of
a 3 months commitment. I do have the ability to customize a package for special needs and cases and I will cover exact pricing options during the
assessment. However, the single session rate for 1 hour is 75.00 and single session rate
for 30 minutes is 40.00 at one of the gyms listed in “Section 2 – Location of
Training / Nutrition”; so if you sign up for a training package, you will receive a better rate than the single session rate.
Section 4 – Types of Services Provided
Training and Strength and Conditioning for Sports
Training Customized for Each Individual Client
Programming – Teaching you how to do it on your own
Clients / Senior Fitness
Fat Reduction and Weight Loss
Building and Weight Gain
Exercise / Movement Correction / Posture Correction
Preparation Training and Post-Surgery Recovery Training
Pain (example: Knees, Hips, Shoulders, etc.)
Pain Reduction, Therapy, Strengthening, and Safety
Isolated Stretching / Flexibility
W. Osteoporosis Prevention
X. Self Defens