Elite Trainer | Springfield, MO
John Gorman (BA, MA, CPT) is the owner of Team Gorman, a company that works with a wide variety of people ranging from professional bodybuilders, crossfit athletes, powerlifters, high school wrestlers, the mom of 3 kids looking to get into shape, athletes trying out for the NFL, and more. In the bodybuilding community John is highly sought after as one of the top coaches in the industry and his ability to help people achieve their best physique or athletic potential without sacrificing their health is highly respected.
John is the co-owner of the annual Physique Summit Conference, a traveling public speaker at conferences, colleges and high schools, is the author of the book “Metabolic Capacity and Reverse Dieting” and also for various publications and websites. He is a VERY proud father of his two boys Jay and Gavin.
MY "AHA" MOMENT
I cut my teeth following the Body For Life methods put out in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and after completing the B4L challenge in 2004 I became obsessed with learning more about the processes involved in losing fat and gaining muscle and the science behind how everything works. Without B4L I would never have sought this industry out.
MY SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
My clients that I work with every day. Nothing fires me up more than seeing someone achieve their all-time best physique whether it’s in a bodybuilding contest or just a personal journey. My favorite quote is “You are only as successful as the people you surround yourself with” and I surround myself with amazing clients. I demand a lot of my clients to reach new heights and crush goals and they work their assess off for me- THAT drives me every day as I get out of bed and look forward to answering my emails and working with them.
THE NEVER SETTLE ATTITUDE
I fear mediocrity and becoming comfortable. There should always be another step, no matter how much someone achieves. I am always looking to see how something can be done better, no matter how successful it is. That’s the only way to improve. Look at Michael Jordan, he could have easily slacked off on his shooting and just maintained while at the top of his game, but he constantly worked extra to make it just a small percentage better and never settled for good enough. I run my business and dieting/training approach for each client that way by asking myself if there is a better way, or a way to improve and do it in a more ideal fashion.
n the fitness industry I would have to say the first time I was invited to guest lecture at a University. At one point in my life I was a high school drop-out (I went back and finished after being out of school my whole Senior year). I was the first person in my family to graduate high school, and went on to get a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. To go lecture at a University was a very big deal for me, and one that really made me realize nothing is impossible as long as the drive to get better is present. Nothing is impossible. Now I speak all over the U.S. and it’s one of the most enjoyable experiences I get to have.
THE THING THAT KEEPS ME GOING
I am a very competitive person and when I do something I want to be the best, and my goal is to one day be recognized as the best coach in the fitness industry. I know that is a lofty goal, but I am hell bent on achieving that in an ethical, and respected way through hard work. There are coaches I look up to, and I also use them as motivation to get better, to learn more, to become more for my clients, for 1st Phorm and my other sponsors, and my family.
THE END GOAL
That’s hard to say because right now I have big plans and goals I read daily, but once they are done there will always be something new to work towards. I don’t think there will ever be an end goal, or retirement. That’s boring ☺