JOHN J. SMITH
PO BOX 1673, Callahan, FL 32011
(800) 991-5187 ▪ E-mail:
PHYSICAL FITNESS INSTRUCTOR / PERSONAL TRAINER
Natural leader with 10+ years of progressively responsible military experience, specializing and excelling in the development of
physical fitness programs, special fitness initiatives, and customized exercise training programs for individuals, community sports
teams, and large military units. In-depth knowledge of exercise science with ability to recruit, motivate, educate, and train others to
achieve higher levels of wellness and fitness. Honored with multiple medals of commendation for leadership, service, and achievement.
Areas of Strength
Proactive Leadership ▪ Physical Training Strategy & Design ▪ Program Management ▪ Exercise Evaluation
Superior Communication Skills ▪ Team Player ▪ Teaching & Coaching ▪ Volunteer ▪ Fundraiser
Nutrition Management ▪ Functional & Sport-Specific Training ▪ Personal Motivator & Recruiter
Transformed and led 200-person Air Force unit fitness program by developing innovative training program than enabled
continuous improvement of physical fitness. Leadership recognized with lead role in wing formation workout for 2,500 Airmen.
Revamped squadron physical training program, preparing 230 Air Force personnel for new AF fitness standards;
designed and developed a program that instilled discipline and allowed squadron to maximize fitness capacity without
interrupting work schedules. Result was 20% improvement in personnel pass rate.
Coached, mentored, and trained a number of youth and adult soccer leagues and programs.
Recognized as top recruiter in Air Force Sergeants Association monthly magazine for recruiting and retaining 14 members
for the Program Executive Office within 1 month. Doubled meeting attendance within 1 year.
Active community member and volunteer—organizing, participating, and raising money for a number of charity events.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Personal Training Certification—American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness), Completion expected May 2011
CPR Training Certification—American Heart Association, current through 2012
Associate’s Degree in Information Systems Technology—Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), 2005
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
Communications Squadron, Town, Air Base, England (2008—Present)
Led assessment and physical training for 190 Airmen, conducting 52 fitness sessions that readied squadron for new standards.
Motivated and recruited 120 participants for unit sports day, promoting camaraderie and a fitness-based lifestyle.
Designed physical training program and oversaw evaluation of 14 deployed Airmen, achieving 100% pass rate.
Taught 20 Airmen and Army Soldiers Level 1 of Modern Army Combative Program, which included basic Greco-Roman
wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques, instilling a warrior ethos/belief.
Coached 4-week youth soccer clinic, teaching fundamentals and teamwork to 15 children.
Competed in 5 charity fun runs, modeling physical fitness and finishing in top 2 for all events.
Communication Squadron (AETC), XYZ Air Force Base, Las Vegas, NV (2005—2008)
Led a team of 8 physical training leaders in the restructuring of unit fitness program. Established fitness standards, tests, and
measures. Managed fitness and nutrition records. Result was 50% reduction in fitness failures within 6 months.
Directed physical training programs that challenged troops to excel by integrating incentive with flexibility. Achieved 96%
current status and 26% rated excellent. Taught self Aid and Buddy Care training to 15-unit personnel.
Instilled principles of sportsmanship, teamwork, and community by mentoring and coaching local youth and varsity soccer
teams. Coached men’s varsity soccer, traveling and competing in many Armed Forces tournaments. Recruited players,
organized teams, set up tournaments across the base, and solicited funding to play against higher-skilled leagues.