J.P. is a fitness expert with a fighter’s heart. Growing up in East Los Angeles, J.P. grew up in a fighting environment around boxers and was trained to hit a speed bag at the age of 6. After fighting in tournaments at a young age, he transitioned his focus on school but never left fitness or his love for boxing behind. After graduating college, J.P. found himself as a high school counselor for at-risk youth. J.P. also realized he could balance both his passions when he competed in and won a 2012 Gold’s Gym Fitness Challenge. That journey led him to becoming certified as an NCCPT personal trainer so he could conduct small group boxing boot camps, health classes and in-home or outdoor individual and small group personal training. J.P. also does nutritional consulting and conducts volunteer health and fitness consulting with inner city youth.