John Pangan Fitness

John Pangan Fitness

5.0 (2)
2 hires on
2 employees
8 years in business

About this pro

At an early age, my parents instilled upon me the idea that with hard work and dedication you can accomplish about anything you put your mind to. I was born in the Philippines and raised in the United States. As a child I was always small and skinny, and usually the last kid to be picked for any games at the playground.

That motivated me at an early age to start exercising. I lifted weights in high school and played in all kinds of sports. Though I was active and fit, my diet was extremely poor. I had no concept of nutrition and eating healthy.

In 2001, I suffered empyema and almost died. I was hospitalized and had surgery to put a chest tube in my back for 6 months so my lungs wouldn’t fill up with fluid causing me a slow painful death by drowning. Luckily I pulled through. That was a wake up call for me. I needed to change my lifestyle habits and care more about my body as I aged. I started by paying more attention to my nutrition and continuing my workout regimen, more committed than ever.

I’m a former IT geek but realized later in life that my calling is to become a fitness geek. My true passion is helping others get in better shape by promoting a healthy lifestyle. At the age of 41, I competed in my 1st ever natural bodybuilding competition and won 1st place and Best in Show. Not too bad for an old guy. It is never too late to accomplish what you want! bFitandLive!

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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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2 Reviews


  • Cassie Kalaw

    he’s always available for my questions, and has a lot of knowledge

  • Arjun Chimni

    Has really helped me change my mindset on fitness. 10/10


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A new trainee will go through a series of fitness evaluation to assess the trainee's fitness level. I will then build a customizepwriodize training program to ensure that the trainee achieve his or her fitness goals.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I'm a certified personal trainer with Over 20 years of strength and bodybuilding experience.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I do offer session packages that is affordable to all my trainees.

My normal rate is $70 a session.

10 session package - $65 per session

20 session package - $57 per session

How did you get started teaching?

Like most people, I just enjoyed working out. I was in the field of IT for over 15 years until I realized that I no longer wanted to do it. I switched career in 2012 and been training people ever since. I just love it.

What types of students have you worked with?

I worked with different types of people from as young as 14 year old wanting to improve his strength and speed for baseball to a 68 yr old lady that treks Mt Everest every year.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I just helped my trainee help loses lose over 20lbs. What astonishing is that he no longer taking his diabetes medicine and sleeping better. (He also have sleep apnea)

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a trainer that you enjoy working with. That's passion ate and care about your health and fitness.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

obviously their qualifications, experience and testimonials. Also, the intangibles. Someone who is passionate and able to motivate a trainee