Johnny Jackson

Fitness Journey

EDUCATION: California State University Long Beach – B.S. in Kinesiology

The University of Edinburgh – Masters of Science in Strength and Conditioning

CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)  NSCA;  Performance Enhancement Specialist  (NASM) ;  Corrective Exercise -Specialist – NASM ;  Certified Speed and Agility Coach – NSPA;  Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) Level I and II Certified

I have been a competitive rugby player my entire life and  have been a  strength and conditioning and fitness coach for over 10 years. I got into coaching after I tore my ACL playing rugby when I was 18. This injury was a blessing in disguise, as it inspired me to get into strength and conditioning to help prepare athletes to succeed and reduce their chances of injury. I currently play for The Columbus Rugby Club, where I’m also the S & C coach. 

I completed internships at EXOS and Velocity Sports Performance and have worked at several elite sports performance training facilities. There, I had the chance to work and learn from some of the best coaches in the world and helped coach NFL, MLB, NHL, professional rugby, collegiate rugby squads,  youth athlete development, high school volleyballs squads, NFL combine prospects and a wide variety of general population clients of all ages.  While working on my Masters degree at the University of Edinburgh, I was a graduate strength and conditioning intern, where i supported the Olympic rowing and swimming developmental teams.

As a strength and conditioning coach, my specialty is improving athletic performance in the most effective way possible. Regardless of your levels and goals, you will train like an athlete while working within your limitations.

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Fitness Advice

Try not to chase numbers. How much weight you put on the bar is not important – it’s HOW you move that weight that matters.  Find the reason why you want to train, and use it as your north star every time you feel lost and discouraged.

Style of Training

Strength and Conditioning (Speed and agility, Sports performance), Injury Prevention, Return to fitness /rehab

Favorite Exercise

Box Squat
Quote to Live By
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
— Confucius