What happens when your life suddenly takes a detour, your career as a boutique fashion designer suddenly comes to a halt, and you wander into a fitness studio at the suggestion of the owner of the studio? Probably not what you thought, but then suddenly 30+ years later fitness is your life and we do mean your life. Jon Griswold, fitness consultant and international master instructor/trainer, talks about his life in the world of fitness where for many years he was a stand out, simply because he was a guy in a female dominated world. But the icing on the cake of this conversation is the nimbleness of his fingers that led him to his side gig, which we will knit all together as the story unfolds.
Fitness and lifestyle expert Jon Giswold has been a leader in the fitness industry for over two decades. A best selling author, fitness consultant and international master instructor/trainer, Jon has travelled the world pioneering new ideas and techniques to the masses. He has authored 2 books, BASIC TRAINING and BEYOND BASIC TRAINING both found on Amazon and other retailers worldwide. Jon has developed programs for leading fitness companies Nautilis, Schwinn, and Les Mills of New Zealand. His digital fitness programs are currently available on YouTube and the PumpOne Fitness Builder App, offering subscribers a variety of his original signature classes for the iPad and iPhone. His experience has led him to become one of New York’s best most sought after gym designer/consultants. His company JMG Management has outfitted luxury fitness amenities for some of the most prestigious real estate and urban development companies in New York City including The Brodsky Organization, The Clarrett Group, Field Real Estate and many more. Jon currently hosts a social-knitting group Knit in the Pit - a monthly meet up at The Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ. The group focuses on commuKNITTY building and social outreach. Jon also hosts Moments that Matter with Jon Giswold… a podcast. This podcast can be found on Apple Podcast and Spotify. Jon currently teaches two classes exclusively at the Rockefeller Center Equinox Fitness Club in New York"Jon's presence establishes the arrival of a successful health club" The New York Times.