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Dr. John Spencer Ellis

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Dr. John Spencer Ellis

Fitness, Wellness and Personal Development Expert:

Each week, over one million people enjoy a fitness, wellness and personal success programs created by John Spencer Ellis. His programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and fitness centers. John is the CEO of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, International Triathlon Coaching Association (ITCA), and the Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA). John created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp system in the world. He also created Intense Mixed Performance Accelerated Cross Training (IMPACT), Kung-fu Fitness and TACTIX. His TriActive America signature series of outdoor exercise equipment is used worldwide. He created programs used by Cirque du Soleil, the U.S. Secret Service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).

Endurance Athlete:

John has ridden his bicycle enough miles to circle Earth. He raced in cycling and triathlon competitions for over 10 years. He completed the Ironman triathlon and finished 5th at the U.S. National Biathlon Championships.

Martial Artist:

John holds a 2nd degree black belt in Kung-fu, and a black belt in Ninjutsu. He now trains in Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Kempo Karate. He has experience in Muay Thai and boxing. He is a certified instructor of self-defense, fitness kick boxing and fitness boxing.


John holds two bachelor’s degrees (business & health science), an MBA, and a doctorate in education. He also completed doctoral level studies in naturopathic health education. He holds fifteen certifications including massage therapy, plyometrics, physical education, flexibility, nutrition coaching, water fitness, exercise rehabilitation, golf conditioning, Pilates, personal training, clinical hypnotherapy, sports hypnosis, PACE circuit training and yoga. His medical training includes a license in radiological technology, a medical assisting certification, and training in McKenzie rehabilitation. He has specialized training in ropes course facilitation and corporate teambuilding.


John is the former Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine, and has been featured on Oprah radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Reality, SPIKE and ESPN. He was featured as the fitness and lifestyle expert on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County and Daybreak OC. John has also appeared on Starting Over, Life Moments and Camp Reality. He is the executive producer of the movie The Compass. He has hosted The Fit Show, Core 360 Personal Gym infomercial, Personal Trainer TV, The OC Body, The Spencer Power Hour radio show, and the Ms. Fitness U.S.A. and World pageants on Fox Sports Net. John is featured in the movie Riches.

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