AREAS OF SPECIALTY.

  • Strength & Muscle Development
  • Run Coach & Program Design (Beginner-Boston Qualifier) 
  • CrossFit & Sport Conditioning 
  • Weight Loss & Body Composition Changes
  • OCR Training: Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash, Spartan Race, Muddy Buddy
  • Pre/Post Natal

BIO.

Wax on, right hand.
Wax off, left hand.
Wax on, wax off.
— Mister Miyagi

Jon has always been an athlete. Originally from southern California, Jon was a Tight End/Cornerback, Shooting Guard, Midfielder Extraordinaire, but Baseball was his true passion. Pitching and playing third base all the way through the collegiate level, Jon has shared the diamond with many professional athletes, coaches and trainers and knows what it takes to compete at a high level. After graduating college with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Jon traded in his spikes for running shoes and in his first race, finished top 10.

Combining his passion for physical activity with a degree and over 20 years of athletic experience, Jon started JDLT in hopes of providing a top-notch personal fitness and run coaching program to help anybody that wanted to get better. In addition to his college education, Jon holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM CPT), Metabolic Specialist (NewLeaf Fitness), CrossFit CF-L1 Coach (CrossFit), and CPR/AED (American Red Cross). Jon also coaches and works with runners of all levels, couch to 5K, all the way to Boston Qualifiers, and is constantly training for his next race. Personal Records include 3:05 Marathon, 1:26:59 Half Marathon, and 39:41 10K. When not exercising, Jon enjoys jamming out to Reggae music, checking out new breweries with his wife, and roaming the city with his corgi, Hamilton. 

EDUCATION.

  • B.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology)
  • San Francisco State University
  • Certified Personal Trainer - American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)\
  • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
  • Certified Metabolic Specialist - NewLeaf Fitness
  • CPR/AED - American Red Cross

philosophy.

For me, fitness is life. Fitness is more than exercise, it’s more than the countless hours logged in the gym, it’s more than the beads of sweat running down my face, and it’s more than the thousands of miles ran on the road.
— JON DE LA TORRE

TESTIMONIALS.

Jon is an excellent personal trainer, passionate about his work and who cares deeply about his clients. Athlete or couch potato, you will benefit from his deep knowledge in all aspects of fitness and health. Jon will design a program that will get you results beyond your expectations. Work with Jon, you will be in good hands! What does JDLT stand for? It’s not just a name... it’s a fitness experience that will so profoundly change your life that you will never think about going back to a sedentary lifestyle again. Join Da Luv Today!
— VM
I met Jon at DIAKADI, where his positive energy, and enthusiasm to help others immediately got my attention! I approached Jon to help me discover the most accurate metabolic rate training that I needed to enhance my body composition for a show! I scheduled both EMR/RMR tests with Jon & he created an online program for me to follow using the results! As a result of working with Jon, I understand my optimal training protocol, prevent injury/metabolic damage, and maintain longer workout periods rather than feeling burnout or quit due to over training or under eating, which is what I experienced in 2010 when I hired another coach to train me for a bikini contest. If you want to bring a healthy balance back to your training, desire more accurate & optimal levels of fitness, I highly recommend Jon & both EMR/RMR tests!
— EW
When I first met Jon, I was training with another personal trainer; however, after spending just one hour with Jon, I knew he was the one who would get me to my goal: qualify for the Boston Marathon. My best marathon time was 4:20 and I just couldn’t figure out how to get my time down. With Jon’s plan, I accomplished my goal within 4 1/2 months (twice; 2 separate marathons). I also lost 20 pounds and have never felt stronger. Jon is very knowledgeable about what he does and so supportive; he personalizes each workout plan to the individual. Even when I have a bad day, I leave our workouts feeling like all is right again. With Jon leading the way, I know I will make it to my next goal: running the Western States 100. I have no doubt!
— DH