John Spencer Ellis MD

John Spencer Ellis

Each week, over one million people around the world enjoy a fitness program created by John Spencer Ellis. He is the CEO of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association), and the Spencer Institute for Life Coaching. These two professional associations have 45,000 members in 35 countries. John is also the CEO of the Get America Fit Foundation and on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Select Comfort (Sleep Number Bed), Conference for Healthy Living, Irvine Valley College, Life & Leisure Television and Health Journal Television. In addition, he is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners. He is the author of “How Badly Do You Want It? – Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness,” and a contributor to “Power of Champions”. He created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp program in the world. His TriActive America signature series of outdoor exercise equipment is used worldwide. His fitness programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and health clubs. John held the post of Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine, and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, SPIKE, ESPN & BRAVO. He is a host for The Fit Show, and the producer and host of The OC Body TV show and The Spencer Power Hour radio program. John is a Nautilus sponsored athlete and Fitness Apparel Council Member. He stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp™ & Kung-Fu Fitness™. He created fitness programs used by Cirque du Soleil and the U.S. Secret Service, and consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).

John has been continuing his professional education since 1987, and holds bachelors degrees in business and health science, an MBA, and a doctorate in education. He also completed doctoral level studies in naturopathy. He has fifteen certifications including massage therapy, plyometrics, self-defense, fitness kick boxing, fitness boxing, water fitness, exercise rehabilitation, golf conditioning, Pilates, personal training, clinical hypnotherapy, sports hypnosis, PACE circuit training and yoga. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in kung-fu, has completed the Ironman triathlon, and finished 5th at the U.S. National Biathlon Championships. His medical training includes a license in radiological technology, a medical assisting certification, and training in McKenzie rehabilitation. John was nominated for the California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. 

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