John Essel

Media, PA 19063-4407


Verified Cert/Training

About Me


Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Personal Trainer
Les Mills - BODYPUMP® Qualified
Pending Verification
SCW - Sports Nutrition Certification
Pending Verification
Spinning - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 1)
TRX - TRX Group Suspension Training Course
Not Verified
Boot Camp Challenge - Boot Camp Instructor and Licensee
Agency Unavailable
AFAA - Group Exercise Certification
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Safety and Health Institute
American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Safety and Health Institute
American Red Cross

Liability Insurance

  • Hoffman Insurance

Additional Information


$220.00 / hr, Per 6 week Camp

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken




5 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Dawn Shore on Mar 29, 2012

    I started Johnny G's bootcamp several years ago with much hesitation. I have never been athletic and being close to 50 I did not see much hope of it. After 6 weeks I found myself very motivated and anxious to continue with more. I became a more fit person, made great new friends and became a great believer in the importance of physical health and strength. And I had FUN doing it!!! Yes...FUN!!!! Johnny G's bootcamp program is the best!!!! He is great to work with...very helpful, supportive, knowledgable and motivating when you need it most!!!!
    Thanks Johnny G!!! I am so glad I took that first step outside of my comfort zone! You Rock!!!!!!!

  • by Doug Osborne on Mar 26, 2012

    I have been working out with John for at least 6 or 7 years, from spinning and body pump at the Rocky Run YMCA to John's own boot camp.

    John is a tremendous motivator, and he works both your body and mind hard as he explains to you WHY you are doing everything he asks.

    If you need to exercise, you need John Essel.

  • by Amy Varacalli on Mar 25, 2012

    After a boot camp with Johnny, I lost 6.1% body fat! I was so scared that I couldn't do it but he convinced me that I could and he was right! He makes you want to do your best. It was the hardest workout I've ever done, but definitely the most rewarding. I feel stronger now and can't wait to start my next boot camp in April.

  • by tony dileva on Mar 25, 2012

    I think John is a tremendous teacher and fantastic fitness instructor. If you need to get in shape get in touch with John.

  • by Gerry Paulson on Mar 25, 2012

    I have been working out with John for almost 4 years now, and I can honestly say that I am in better shape at 45 (+ or -!) than I was at 35 ... the workouts are very challenging but fun, and apply to all fitness levels. If you are thinking about a funtional fitness experience, I would recommend Boot Camp Challenge in heartbeat!!!