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Jonathan Ross

Brain Health and Fitness

Inspired by his own “800 pounds of parents” growing up, Jonathan Ross embarked on a fitness career that’s seen him win multiple awards, author the book Abs Revealed and create Funtensity™, combining brain health and fitness to make exercise fun. As a brain fitness visionary, he’s changing the future of brain health through fitness. Jonathan has an Aussie wife, a Mexican dog (with a Swedish name!) and lives in the USA. Back in the 90s, he leapt to the cutting edge – quite literally – by fully shaving his head long before the trend caught on. A former astronomer, Jonathan used to study stellar bodies. Now, you could say he builds them – in fact, he just may be the first Astro-Fitness-ist we’ve ever had!

Key expertise:

  • Brain fitness visionary
  • Creator of Funtensity™
  • Blogger for the American Council on Exercise
  • Director of Education for the MedFit Education Foundation


Qualifications & Awards

IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year
ACE Personal Trainer of the Year
ACE Certified Personal Trainer

CPD Courses by Jonathan Ross

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Alzheimer's Disease Fitness Specialist
The Alzheimer’s Disease Fitness Specialist Course blends current science with common sense to present cutting-edge ideas to optimise the impact that fitness can have in the lives of those you serve who are concerned about or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. Students will gain understanding of brain health and dementia at a level appropriate for a fitness professional. Develop an understanding of how to coach clients in the appropriate lifestyle factors most relevant to brain health and brain disease. In particular, the essential nature of creating a sense of enjoyment around healthy behaviours is emphasised. Gain comfort with integrating cognitive challenge elements and social connection elements seamlessly into workout plans, including cardiovascular and strength training in both one-on-one and group formats. Develop the confidence to implement the techniques equally well for those individuals directly and openly seeking brain health improvements as well as those not actively seeking it but who may benefit from an optimised brain fitness approach.