About John

John Blankenship,
Certified Personal Trainer

John Blankenship worked as a Master Trainer for 24 Hour Fitness in the Seattle area for 7 years before moving to Kauai 5 years ago. He began his journey to becoming a personal trainer while pursuing a degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. His interest in helping people change their lives sparked John’s studies in counseling and psychology. It was only after graduation that he melded his passions for psychology and the health and fitness world. He wanted to help people transform the mind and body through physical fitness in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

John Blankenship pitching
in 2010

He was raised in the Pacific Northwest and played many sports growing up, among them football and baseball through high school. Today he plays in and organizes the Kauai Adult Baseball Club. You can find him playing basketball in Kilauea, soccer at Lydgate Park and tennis.

One of the things John enjoys most is working with all types of clients. He has trained fire fighters, pregnant women, post rehab injuries, hockey players, cancer patients, motor cycle racers, physical therapists, soccer players, massage therapists, stroke victims, boat racers, post back injury, fused spines, golfers, runners, bikers, military, professional scuba divers, people with chronic pain in their head, shoulders, knees and toes, people with arthritis, high school football players, doctors, dancers, volleyball players, surfers, stand-up paddle boarders as well as other personal trainers.

Education and Certifications

National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer

• National Academy of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialist

• National Academy of Sports Medicine – Performance Enhancement Specialist

• National Academy of Sports Medicine  Golf Fitness Specialization

• National Academy of Sports Medicine Senior Fitness Specialization

BA in Psychology from San Diego State University

• CPR – First Aid Certification – American Heart Association