Born in Bangkok, Thailand and raised on the East Coast, Jon Torerk, the founder of BioMechanix Strength and Conditioning Clinic, has an extensive background in exercise physiology, kinesiology, strength training, periodization, and functional and corrective training. Jon has been a certified and practicing Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 1999. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he was the Assistant Director of Training at a prominent New York City based Sports Medicine Clinic, where he was responsible for the training and supervision of 115 Exercise Physiologists, Athletic Trainers, and Strength and Conditioning Specialists. He also assisted in the management of 19 Manhattan based facilities.
In 1993 Jon received a B.S. in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in cardiac rehabilitation from the William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He interned in the Cardiac Rehabilitation center at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pequannock, New Jersey.
In addition to a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) CSCS designation, Jon also holds the following credentials:
• ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine HFI certification
• KIEP – Corrective Exercise Specialist
• FMSC – Functional Movement Screen Certified
• FMT – Fascial Movement Taping Certified Rock Doc Level 1 and 2
• KT tape – Whole Body Kinesiology Therapeutic Taping Certification
Jon is also a HEAT Protocol Specialist (Hyper Efficient Anatomical Triggering) and an Advisory Board member for the Southern California Health Institute (SOCHi).
Outside of work Jon’s hobbies are custom building and riding Down Hill bikes, playing bass guitar, mogul and cliff skiing, snowboarding, surfing, longboard skateboarding, ice hockey, bass fishing and studying wing chun gung fu.
“Strength and conditioning training and eating clean are not a part time thing, they’re a lifestyle. There is no such thing as going on a diet!”
My Name is Willie Harris and I am a Master Trainer. I started this journey into The Field of Exercise Physiology 30 years ago. It feels like it was yesterday. The Fitness Industry has grown immensely over the past 10 years. The science is finally catching up with the industry, and the time is ripe for opportunities for both the trainers as well as the clients they work with… 656 different muscles as well as 206 bones comprise the adult human body… science was indeed the one thing that the Fitness Industry needed to embrace! I extend my dearest sentiments to the staff here at Dr. LeRoy Perry’s International Sportscience Institute and Elizabeth Taylor’s Aquatic Center for providing both the environment to stimulate growth as well as competent staff whose focus remains the health of each individual who comes to this facility to explore living a healthy but independent quality lifestyle.