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.
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.
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