John's Story


John Zumbo was born in Greenwich, CT, and died in a tragic automobile accident on
July 7, 2006 at the age of 28. He owned a very successful training and nutritional
counseling businesses in Greenwich called “John Zumbo’s Physique Transformations
LLC” and “Elite Fitness Professionals." In 1995, John decided to turn his life around by
taking control of his poor health and setting a weight loss goal of 130 pounds, which he
accomplished in three years. John authored a fitness book entitled
“Step Up! Get Fit!
…Tricks and Tips to Shape a New You"
which will be available at this year's race and
on our website.
 He then went on to have a nationally syndicated fitness radio segment,
entitled “Zumbo’s Hardcore Health Minute,” which was part of the news radio show
"Big World Central." As a trainer, John was able to motivate, inspire, and empathize
with his clients because of his own personal health accomplishments. His roster of
clients included models, pro athletes, power lifters, bodybuilders, children, pregnant
women, elderly, and high school and college athletes. He was a personal chef for many
of this clients and helped some of them lose as much as 220 pounds! He often taught
adult continuing education classes entitled "The Fitness Truth with John Zumbo" in the
Fairfield County area.

John Zumbo
Memorial Scholarship
Assisting students headed for careers in health

John held degrees in Human Development and Psychology from Norwalk Community College and UConn,
as well as certifications in Fitness Training, Nutrition, and Sports supplementation. His future plans
included establishing his own personal training studio in his hometown of Greenwich.
Race Results 2009