What Clients Experienced When Working With Me

Testimonials From 12-Week Warriors

Here are testimonials from clients who have completed my 12-Week Warrior Program.

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“This is the least I've weighed since I was like 14”


I've always struggled with weight loss and being healthy. I joined the academy about 2 months ago with a goal of losing 15 pounds in 12 weeks.

I'm in week 8 right now and have lost 25 pounds! I feel amazing, have so much energy, and love the day to day challenge.

If you stick to it and am adamant about following the program, it will work. I'm now 195 pounds, which is the least I've weighed since I was like 14.

Don't let slow progress get you down, don't give up! Keep pushing and you'll love the outcome!

Thanks again Johnny Els!!

Jason S - 12-Week Warrior

“Thanks for being a great trainer and adapting to current situations.”


I want to thank Johnny for being an awesome trainer! I started working with Johnny two weeks before the quarantine which then forced me to workout at home. He accommodated the workouts and routinely changed them so it didn't become repetitive. I avoided gaining the quarantine 15 and was able to drop 16 lbs. My goal at the beginning of the program was to build muscle however due to gyms being closed I had to switch gears and revise my plan. Thanks Johnny for being a great trainer and adapting to current situations. Keep up the hard work!

Max P, Jr - 12-Week Warrior

“I loved the accountability!”


It was great. I loved the accountability. The 12 week course online was great because it helped keep me motivated. I think I enjoyed the accountability the most. The coaching calls gave me a chance to ask any questions I had for the week. He is great. He never judged his clients and I think that is most important. I’ve met really condescending fitness coaches in the past. But Johnny finds POSITIVE ways to help and encourage his clients. I saw it on countless coaching calls.

Amanda M - 12 Week Warrior

“I now live a healthier lifestyle and feel so much better!”


In the past I have tried to diet and workout on my own. I would start the week out good, but by the end of the week I’ve turned back to my own ways and habits. For this reason, I decided to join the TruFit Academy Warrior program. I wanted someone that could provide me with exercises I enjoyed and that worked for me. I also needed guidance on my diet. Most of all I needed someone to hold me accountable and I needed support.

Johnny is an amazing trainer. I highly recommend Johnny, and his program works.

I now live a healthier lifestyle and feel so much better. My energy levels are up, and I have a positive mindset. Johnny takes the time to customize the program to your needs. I have always struggled with lower back issues and Johnny gave me workouts to strengthen my core and back. I am pleased to say, I hardly have any back pain anymore.

Naomi K. - 12 Week Warrior

“Working with Johnny was a blast - His program works!”


Working with Johnny was a blast. He was flexible with my schedule, catered around my needs and goals, and was available for questions and advice whenever requested. He took any time necessary to make sure I was comfortable with what we were doing and why we were doing it.

I'm typically a big "question-asker" and Johnny was more than happy to help any time. Unlike many other businesses, I did not have to work around his schedule but rather he worked with mine. I felt like a priority with personalized training and guidance. And most importantly, we achieved all of our goals and then some.

Short-term, Johnny and his 12-Week Warrior program helped me achieve all goals we set out to accomplish. These included losing 15-20 pounds, gaining a more toned and athletic physique, and a noticeable increase in well-being and motivation not only physically but mentally as well in other aspects of life. Long-term, I feel I have a more than adequate foundation to continue to meet my goals, as well as the motivation to enjoy the process!

I have recommended Johnny's services to others and will continue to do so. His program works, and I have the results to show for it. Even as I move forward with my goals, I know it is only possible because of the foundation set by him and the TruFit Academy.

Jacob B - 12-Week Warrior

“I feel sexy!”


This program is solid. People have already commented on how I look more swole and it's only been two weeks. I feel great! My confidence, brain power, libido, energy, everything is up. I feel sexy!

Landon L

“I encourage anyone that needs a boost from a trainer to contact you!”


Thank you to Johnny for getting me started on my way to a healthier lifestyle! You listened to my story and guided me to success. I needed your motivation to get moving. Your workouts are incredible. I appreciate your enthusiasm, assistance, and determination to see me through this journey. I encourage anyone that needs a boost from a trainer to contact you!

Wendy L

Testimonials From Others

Here are testimonials from others that I have worked with before. 

“My swimming is much smoother”


Johnny used different drills to break down each stroke to improve my form, speed, and endurance. He was very patient and provided positive feedback and encouragement. If you need help with your swimming skills, I would highly recommend Johnny!

Lynn V.

“I Have Never Met Such A Skilled Coach”


In my 20 years in the aquatic and fitness industry I have never met such a skilled and instinctual coach, instructor or trainer as Johnny Els! He is by far the most instinctual and talented coach I have ever had the privilege to work with!

As testimony to his talent and gift for personalizing his instruction, seamlessly for each student, he is the only one I will bring my 3 girls to for Swimming/ stroke refinement lessons. I have had the privilege of watching him take non-swimmers and within weeks they are not only confident in the water, they are refining technical strokes and all with a smile.

I strongly recommend working with Johnny!

Emily W - Swim Coach, ACE GFI Group Fitness Instructor, ACE NWS Nutrition & Weightloss Specialist

“Johnny improved my swim speed and endurance”


I came to Johnny with 2 months before my first Olympic Triathlon and we went straight to work. He broke down my swim stroke and help me to understand what needed work in order to be the strongest, fastest version of myself. He gave me some insider tips that help me tremendously during my triathlon. I ended up 14th in my age group! He’s an amazing coach

Not all great athletes are great coaches but Johnny Els certainly is. He sees the areas that need to be improved and has a great ability to be able to communicate them in a way that just clicks.

He improved my swim speed and endurance in a very fast time period.

He’s an amazing coach and I would recommend Johnny to anyone wanting to compete in Triathlon. He gets it and will help you get to the next level.

Cary K - Triathlete

“His workout changed my life!”


I don't usually post these but I have to. I just wanted to thank Johnny Els for his video call so we can chat about my issues. He gave me a workout to try out in the pool and I just have to say this workout changed my life! Johnny, what you did in an hour for me no other coach or Youtube video could do! Thank You!

I should also add I am almost as remote as you can get, in Canada! Our borders may be closed but we can always stay in touch. I just wish our pool let me record a video for you. May try to sneak something. ?

Jeff D

“Highly Knowledgeable and Willing to Help!”


Highly knowledgeable and willing to help no matter whether he’s coaching you directly or not! I was in town for a meeting last week and getting my early morning swim in during his normal coaching and he still took the time to give me pointers between coaching his normal students. Can’t say how thankful I am for your advice! Keep up the great work brother!

Mike G

“You rock! Thanks a million!”


You helped me lose 12 pounds in 4 weeks. I cut my cardio down and went from an hour to 20 minutes of working out. My body fat is just melting off and I'm seeing more muscle tone like I have never seen before... and so fast! You rock! Thanks a million!

Caitlin A

“Johnny has a really great way with kids!”


Johnny was absolutely fantastic with my kids in the pool. We hired him to get my girls ready for summer swim team and the progress they made in the pool was better than with any coach they have ever had. And maybe most importantly, they had a blast and really loved working with Johnny.

Johnny has a really great way with kids, is kind and has no ego, and is a very chill, fun-loving coach. Made swimming and stroke work fun for my kids which is not usually the case with a lot of swim coaches.

I would absolutely recommend Johnny to a friend or parent looking for any coaching or training for either their kids or themselves.

Mike L. - Parent & Swimming Enthusiast

“I actually enjoy going to the gym cuz of this dude”


Johnny Els is a BOSS! Spends way more time & energy than I would expect him to to make sure you're getting the results you want. A big part of that is making it sustainable and engaging... I actually enjoy going to the gym cuz of this dude.

Nick V - Fitness enthusiast