In a world where fitness and physical activity is often relegated to the dark dungeon-like machine-filled gyms, it is the inner desire to break through the status quo and challenge the human body that led John to leave conventional gyms back in 2013 to focus on bodyweight training & calisthenics. The ultimate goal? Complete bodyweight domination, taking control of all human body parts to execute complex, functional and challenging movements that make full use of the human anatomy.
Born and raised in Italy, continued his studies in London, and now currently resides in China since 2010 - John has combined his corporate life with his passion for fitness by finding a healthy balance between the two. Business professional by day, Ninja Warrior by night.
A passion for fitness that led him, after numerous years of training, to start teaching monthly Ninja Warrior classes in Shanghai, and to team up with YEYU to help this young start-up grow and thrive in the vibrant sports&fitness scene in Shanghai.
Differently from many other forms of fitness, Calisthenics and Ninja Warrior are disciplines that rely almost exclusively on your body weight to help you improve core, agility, strength, functionality while at the same time acquiring new skills and exploring the limitations of the human body. Commitment, persistence and a general desire to challenge yourself on a daily basis are the driving forces behind this type of training, where there is no space for machines, burpees or 20-minute long planks.
Wherever you live, and wherever you travel, there is no place on earth where you can’t find a good spot to train or challenge yourself.
Whether at home.
At the gym.
On Shanghai rooftops.
Wandering around your hometown (Milan),
Or exploring Jeju Island’s beautiful sceneries.
Remember, your fitness regime shouldn’t be limited to the gym.
The World is our playground.
If you want to learn more about Calisthenics & Ninja Warrior, or simply want to challenge John at some funky and unorthodox exercise feel free to add him on the YEYU app or on WeChat (JD4000).