Trainers Bios

John Diaz Los Angeles, CA personal trainer

John Diaz 

Owner - Head Personal Trainer

An exercise professional with over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness field, he was first certified as a personal trainer in 1984. John has a degree in Exercise Science, is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, The Pilates Institute and also holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in the martial arts. He has authored numerous articles that have been published across the web and in print.

From 1985 - 1988 he worked as an assistant manager for Nautilus Plus in the Los Angeles - Hollywood area. During this time he co-authored the Nautilus Fitness Training Program. This instructional piece was utilized company wide as a standard for all of it's personal trainers.

In 1989 John partnered with his sister Joanne to found Ultimate Health Medical Exercise Center in Los Angeles also serving Hollywood, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Universal City and Burbank. This unique facility was designed to fill the gap  between fitness club workouts, Pilates salons and traditional physical therapy. Over the years the prescriptive exercise programs he designed and implemented have brought relief and real results to many individuals for conditions such as chronic pain, sports injuries, and weight related health issues.

John's most recent achievement is the creation of FASST-R (Functional Activity Speed and Strength Trained Resistance). This system is designed to give you faster results with no plateaus utilizing weights, kickboxing, resistance bands, body weight exercises, Pilates, suspension and micro burst training  in an ever evolving high intensity format.

John Diaz Los Angeles, CA Personal Trainer

Exercise Philosophy

Physical change through exercise is a process known as adaptive response. Simply put, whether you are toning, building or reducing, your physiology will respond to meet the demands placed upon it. To maximize the adaptive response, training protocols must continue to evolve. If you have been on the exact same workout regimen for more than a few weeks your results have stagnated. At Ultimate Health we incorporate not only alternating weight training routines, but other disciplines such as Pilates, kick boxing, suspension, core and functional training to effect recruitment of as many muscle groups as possible. See training for description.

Strength training is not enough, your ultimate health requires workout programs that enhance stability, flexibility, aliment, balance, coordination and of course aerobic and anaerobic capacity.

I have trained moms, dads, students, teachers, grooms, brides, firemen, policemen, marines, Navy SEALS, actors, professional athletes, and everyone has a fitness threshold. Elevating that threshold will bring you ultimate results.