Our Staff

Beware of so called “personal trainers” who may not even be certified or are “club certified”. Lean Physique is the only personal training and weight loss facility in the State of Connecticut that requires potential staff to take and pass a written exam. This ensures that our studio is staffed with the best EDUCATED trainers over everyone else.

john Our Staff

John C. Yobst – Owner, Founder

John currently lives in Vernon, Connecticut with his wife, Amy.  John started in the fitness industry as a competitive bodybuilder and personal trainer in 1989. After sustaining a serious leg injury that required physical therapy, John was inspired to attend college and learn more about the human body.  He studied sports medicine and completed 1000 clinical hours in athletic training working in various settings from high schools to colleges. After growing tired of the “gym scene”, he wanted to open a facility that would foster a good environment for people to achieve their fitness goals. John is a firm believer that everyone, if given the proper tools can change their bodies and their lives.

In 1996, he founded Lean Physique, and in 1998, opened Lean Physique personal training studio in South Windsor, Connecticut. John has been a national fitness presenter with AAAI/ISMA teaching other trainers on how to become certified. John also developed and taught curriculum for an international fitness organization. John has received awards and special recognition from the South Windsor Chamber of commerce as well as the state legislature for his success and contributions to the local business community. With the value of over 19 years in the industry, John brings his many years of dedication and knowledge to all of his clients and staff members at Lean Physique. John’s clients often comment on his positive energy and how they thrive off of it to power through their own workout sessions.

John competed as a natural bodybuilder from 1992-1996, placing at the top of many categories and winning many best posing awards in the American Natural Bodybuilding Conference. After ending his competitive endeavors, John became a judge in the ANBC and was selected to judge the 1997 Natural United States bodybuilding championships in Pittsburgh, PA. John is now regional head judge for the OCB/IFPA, NGA and INBF/WNBF and judges 8-10 contests per year. John is a regular writer/contributor to the publication “The Natural Physique” and does lectures/webinars on fitness and nutrition for the University of Phoenix.

Articles written by John, and later published include:

  • Creatine–Natures Muscle Builder
  • Contest Preparation, Fact and Fiction
  • Glutamine–Roles in Positive Nitrogen Balance
  • Whey Protein–Not Just For Bodybuilders

John’s Certifications Include:

  • Certified personal trainer
  • Advanced certified personal trainer
  • Sports nutrition
  • Post-rehabilitation trainer
  • Certified bodybuilding judge
  • Sports Conditioning Specialist

The Lean Physique Team:

Brendan Bowidas  – Certified Personal Trainer

Brendan is an ACSM certifed personal trainer as well as a NASM corrective exercise specialist. Breandan employs a variety of efficent and fun training methods to help each client reach their goals. Brendan is sure to give each and every client his full attention during sessions,while providing the support and motivation needed to help them make a permanent lifestyle change. Call today to schedule your appointemtn with this fun,energetic member of the Lean  Physique team.

Jon Beane- Certified Personal Trainer

Jon has an associates degree in applied science-fitness technician from Briarwood College.Jon loves to help people achieve their goals. He has worked with many different populations of clients. Jon has held numerous positions in the fitness industry from Head Trainer to manager of a fitness center. Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and son when he is not training clients. He is a diehard New England sports fan and cheers on the Boston red Sox and New England Patriots. Call today to schedule your appointemtn with this very knowledgable and creative trainer.

Tammy Pawlowski – Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA

Tammy lives in Lebanon and has two children. Tammy has been a client of Lean Physique’s owner John for four years.  Her passion for Lean Physique led her to wanting to train clients here! Tammy is an accomplished bodybuilder with two wins to her credit thus far including the 2006 OCB Spirit of AMERICA OVERALL title as well as the heavyweight class in the 2006 NPC Vermont state championships. In 2012 Tammy WON THE OVERALL WOMENS BODYBUILDING TITLES AT THE NPC JAY CUTLER CLASSIC AND THE NPC VERMONT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.  Tammy is the epitome of the fitness lifestyle living it everyday through her training and recovery from major back surgery that she endured in 2006.Tammy has also been a client of our owner John since 2002. So she understands the value in having a personal trainer. Call today to schedule your appointment with this enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer.

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