Just Lifted

Just Lifted

5.0 (3)
1 hire on Lessons.com
5 years in business

About this pro

I was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 8th round in 2011. In 2014 I was the Red's Humanitarian of the year, while also posting a.317 average with 20 stolen bases and 88 hits.  Throughout my baseball career, I took pride in taking care of my body so I could perform at a high level consistently. I want to share that knowledge and give you a full understanding of what it means to live a clean lifestyle from a different perspective molded after a professional athlete's regiment. I've been in the trenches, and know exactly what it means to dedicate their life to fitness and athletics. As an athlete, you're always looking for ways to better yourself and to find every little advantage. Most of my "secrets" come from functional lifting, a clean diet, and training your brain how to be stronger in every aspect. Those things alone will grant a lifestyle change. Just Lifted is more than lifting weights or losing weight. It's a lifestyle that will uplift your overall attitude and health. Stay lifted and be the best version of yourself that you can be. 


22 years of baseball experience and 5 years of professional experience with the Cincinnati Reds has given me ample amounts of knowledge for the game of baseball and how to properly take care of an athlete's body. Nutrition, fitness, and the mental side of the game is what I specialize in. Some of my closest friends and mentors that I've trained and worked with are Ken Griffey Sr., Billy Hamilton, Eric Davis, and Barry Larkin to name a few. I still work closely with the Cincinnati Reds head strength and conditioning coach and the training staff. My clients get a top-notch training experience at an affordable price. I handle the nutrition, fitness, and training exercises for all of my clients to ensure they are getting a professional level workout. 

I've managed to modify some of my favorite workouts to work for the everyday person as well. If you want to train like a professional athlete and see results that actually transfer over to functional movements while gaining strength, I'm your guy.

I also have a tutoring service that is an option as well. From elementary to college, you get your own personal trainer with professional ties with a top of the line tutor as well. My business partner, Junho Han, is a Private Standardized Test Prep and College Admission Advisor. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City and Emory University in Atlanta, Ga, scoring within the top 10 percentile in all standardized test including the SHSAT, SAT, and ACT on the first try. He masterfully blends his experience from personal cultural and socioeconomic exposure and knowledge from attending renowned institutions, in order to best adapt to every student accordingly and bring lasting and measurable improvements in test scores and academic performance. Training session will be a 1-1:30 Academic session will be 1-2 hours

I love the process and watching the development of all of my clients. There's also something to be said for doing exercises and training drills that ACTUALLY transfer to the next level. Fitness is a journey, but if I can push someone to get more out of themselves to achieve their goals I'm ecstatic. There's nothing more rewarding as a coach. 

Drafted in the 8th round in the 2011 MLB Draft

2014 Cincinnati Reds Humanitarian of the Year 

Instagram: jkmatt & dryp_life


Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/Jon-Matthews-680abb154

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Encinitas, CA 92024
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3 Reviews


  • Daniel Logsdon

    Highly motivated to help make you the best version of yourself, if you are serious about fitness, Jon is your guy.

  • Harry Coppedge-Reaves

    His service was great and he was super professional!

  • Mary Gibbs

    He was super professional and pushed me to hit my goals. Definitely will continue to work with him.


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

-online or personal meeting

-goal assessment

-nutrition breakdown

-workout/practice session

-weekly check-in

-meal plans

-grocery list


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

D1 collegiate athlete

Cincinnati Reds baseball player for 5 years

Cincinnati Reds "champion" athlete while playing within the organization

Certified for Nutrition

Tutoring Service

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


-Tutoring Service & Personal Training: Contact me at [email protected]

-Group: $50 per person/ 1:30

-1 on 1: $70/ 1:30

-Online: 6 week-$150.  8 week-$200.   10 week-$250

-Speed & Agility: $50/ client

How did you get started teaching?

During my third offseason I had a knee surgery. I got obsessed with learning the ins and outs about the human body and how to train at the highest level. I worked directly with the training staff, and grew a passion for working out. My passions in fitness turned into helping othes, and I loved seeing other achieve their goals. 

What types of students have you worked with?


-High school 

-Business professionals


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

While playing at a very high level in the Reds organization I reveived the Humanitarian of the Year Award for my contributions in the community. Giving back and helping others is something that I take pride in, no matter how much success I have. 

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

-know what your goals are

-be prepared to get pushed

-dont settle

-do whatever it takes to be better


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

Are they willing to put in the time and cut out outside distractions?

What is a realistic goal to hit in a timely manner?