Local Small Business of the Month:
“I never want someone’s health to be put on hold because of what they don’t know.”
—Jonas Raymond, Owner & Founder of MyTrainerJonas
An ACE-certified personal trainer based out of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Jonas Raymond is on a mission to educate people about the best practices for training and eating.Through his business MyTrainerJonas, he provides fitness and nutrition coaching to individuals of all ages, sizes, backgrounds, and abilities, empowering them to live their best lives. In fact, his whole-person approach to helping his clients is why Jonas is perfect for November’s Local Love!
Like Simply Lush, Jonas knows you are unique. He knows you have the motivation and desire to change your life…You just need the right tools. That’s why he customizes every workout and nutrition plan to suit your body’s specific fitness goals. With a lifelong passion for fitness, Jonas spent the last 16 years studying his craft and building his career. In 2016, he began promoting MyTrainerJonas as a business and a brand, and less than a year later he officially incorporated the name.
“I needed a more efficient way of getting my message out there to the public. The 1-on-1 training wasn’t doing it,” Jonas said. Considering the prevalence of misinformation surrounding health and wellness, this is not an easy task. All too often, people are misguided or outright exploited when trying to get fit. In Jonas’s experience, this leads to discouraging, debilitating, and even dangerous results.
“Growing up, I knew I would have been much further in life if someone had given me the knowledge I so desperately needed [to achieve my goals]…I never want someone’s health to be put on hold because of what they don’t know,” he said. And that’s the best part about MyTrainerJonas: The freedom of independence and sharing a message of empowerment with the community.
Above all else, Jonas aims to help people understand a healthy lifestyle boils down to exercise and nutrition—not fads or the latest trend, but a willingness to learn and implement the plan that works best for you.
Raised in Irvington, New Jersey, Jonas is 33 years-old. He realized his love for all things fitness early in life. Though his resources were limited, he wasted no time learning everything he could about health, exercise, and nutrition.
“The reason I got into fitness is that I valued my health and realized my passion for learning [was something] I could easily share with others.”
If you’re curious about MyTrainerJonas’s services, please visit their Facebook page and check out the Q&A videos for more information. Additionally, Jonas offers both in-person and online training. You can contact him at any of the following:
MyTrainerJonas on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Snapchat
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