John Hoadley

Middletown, CT 06457

John currently coaches clients of all backgrounds & fitness levels at gyms through out Middlesex & Hartford, Ct counties. He has been an avid fitness enthusiast all his life. John has had a passion for martial arts & fitness since age 12. He is a Black Belt Instructor of Ninja-Ryu Koga Ryu Ninjutsu, has studied the Blazing Phoenix System, Kung Fu and more. John is the former owner of Knights Academy of Martial Arts & Fitness, where as Sensei (Master & Instructor of Martial Arts) John created and taught his unique form Tai-Fu Jitsu (Art of the Hurricane) to children and adults of all ages and backgrounds for ten years. (1992 – 2002) John was commissioned by State of Connecticut for Instruction of Troubled Children to Find a Positive Outlet. (1993 – 1994) John and his students have competed in The Best of the Best and the Battle of New England martial arts tournaments. John decided he wanted to reach and help more people with his love for martial arts and fitness. He became a NESTA Certified Elite Training Specialist in 2010. John has been training clients and students in their homes, outdoors and at fitness facilities through out CT. He constantly strives to grow and learn from every resource he finds, including those around him, other trainers, instructors and even clients. John believes we all have something to learn and share with each other.

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About Me


  • Human Anatomy and Physiology, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT
  • Teaching credential, Hatha Yoga , Aura Wellness Center

Certifications / Trainings

NESTA - Biomechanics Specialist (BMS)
NESTA - Core Conditioning Specialist (CCS)
NESTA - Elite Training Specialist (ETS)
NESTA - Fitness Nutrition Coach (FNC)
NESTA - Functional Training Specialist (FTS)
NESTA - Kettlebell Coach
NESTA - Sports Yoga Instructor (SY)
NESTA - Tactix Method Arts Group Fitness System
PN - Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
ACE - Senior Fitness Specialist
Pending Verification
NESTA - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification (PFT)
Pending Verification
NESTA - Speed Agility and Quickness (SAQ)
Pending Verification
Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT - Human Anatomy and Physiology Certification
Agency Unavailable
Blazing Phoenix Martial Arts - Martial Arts Training with Sifu Steven Soto
Agency Unavailable
Ninja-Ryu Martial Arts - Martial Arts Training with Sensei Dwight Cicione
Agency Unavailable
SFA / ASFA - Senior Personal Trainer
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

AHA American Heart Association
Expires: 2024-01-31 08:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

AHA American Heart Association
Expires: 2024-01-31 08:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Lockton

John's Locations

The Gym & Beyond

Within 25.00 miles of 06457 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken




2 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Jennifer Desiderio on Sep 15, 2012

    I attended John's kickboxing class at Rugged Fitness for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and it was definitely a great fitness experience! John is a "smiling drill sergeant" who will put you through your paces and kick your butt. You will not slack while in John's class! He definitely makes sure you get the most bang for your buck!

    If you have a chance to take a kickboxing class at RF with John, I HIGHLY recommend it!!! You will not regret it!

  • by Andrew Arsenault on Jul 17, 2011

    Ive trained with John for about ten years, and have been very satisfied with his guidance and expertise. He has been an unparalleled mentor and instructor throughout my entire time training under him, would definitely recommend his services to anyone with any level of experience.