Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. -John Wooden

Jon Arend

Co-Founder of Combat Science

  • Fitness trainer and health guru for A-list film and television celebrities, Discovery Networks, NFL and NHL athletes, professional and collegiate tennis athletes, executives of various Fortune 500 Companies, and members of the Forbes 400.
  • Certified NASM Personal Trainer for over 15 years.
  • Certified Level 4 Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist.
  • Certified Holistic Life Coach from the CHEK Institute.
  • Certified National College of Exercise Professionals Personal Trainer.
  • Certified in Scientific Core Conditioning, Scientific Back Conditioning, Primal Pattern Movement from the CHEK Institute.
  • Certified in the Functional Movement Screen from Gray Cook.
  • Certified in Secrets of the Shoulder, Hip and Knee From Gray Cook.
  • Certified in the Gray Institute’s, Chain Reaction and Functional Digest Series.
  • Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist who utilizes blood, urine, and saliva samples to determine client’s individualized sensitivity and reactivity to particular foods and food additives; gastrointestinal health and barrier function; full spectrum antioxidant analysis; full spectrum hormone analysis; and full spectrum neurotransmitter analysis.
  • In 2010, Jon partnered with Duke University’s tennis coaches to open Court Strength, an integrated fitness and tennis facility in Santa Monica, California, which trains professional, collegiate and junior tennis players.
  • In 2011, Jon was asked by Nike and Microsoft to be one of their motion capture trainers for their Nike+Kinect Training game for the Xbox 360 platform.
  • In 2011, Jon teamed up with The Teeter Corporation as one of the trainers for the Thunderbell fitness program, performing the hardest routines designed by the top military trainer for the Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and Air Force Special Forces.
  • Attained certification in Sniper/Counter Sniper course from International Tactical Training School.
  • Holds Defensive Handgun Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications from International Tactical and Front Sights Schools.
  • Attained certification in Tactical Carbine Rifle from International Tactical School.
  • Competed in IDPA pistol matches in Southern California.
  • Competed in Desert Marksman’s 1000 Yard Long Gun Matches.
  • Received handgun, rifle, shotgun instruction from San Diego SWAT instructors and owners of Executive Protection Group.
  • Studied JKD from Instructor Steve Grody in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Currently studying and practicing Freedman’s Method Ketsugo Jiu-Jitsu*.
  • Completed 6-Day Alpinism Course from American Alpine Institute, summiting by the Easton Glacier Route.
  • Summited Mt. Whitney by the East Buttress Route and Mountaineer’s Route.
  • Completed Basic Ice Climbing course from Sierra Mountain Guides.
  • Completed Formula Skip Barber’s Racing School.
  • Graduated from The University of Texas and worked in Seton Northwest Hospital’s Emergency Room before embarking on a more “holistic” approach to health and wellness.
  • Turned down the opportunity to serve as one of the original star fitness trainers on a popular network television show. Arend felt that the program was exploiting peoples’ physical challenges and did not have proper protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of the televised contestants. To this day he still wonders if walking away from this multi-million dollar opportunity was the dumbest decision he has ever made or if his integrity will win out in the end.
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