“I was first introduced to weight training by my dad at age 12 while attending Sacajawea Middle School and participating in both school and club sports.  It didn’t take me long to realize the impact that an exercise regime would have on my athletic ability and I went on to play varsity football and basketball for Ferris High School.  A Spokane native, I consider the South Hill neighborhood to be an integral part of my upbringing and I value the tremendous community that has been so supportive of me as a student, athlete and professional over the years.
Recognizing my love for sports and exercise early in life, I decided to continue my passion and pursue a BS in Exercise Science from Eastern Washington University.  During my sophomore year I became certified through the American Council on Exercise and began personal training as a profession.
Throughout my nine years in the field of exercise I have trained hundreds of clients with an expansive range of ages and abilities.  Over the years I have enjoyed assisting clients reach their fitness and weight loss goals, helping student-athletes excel in their sport and working with my wonderful clients in their golden years looking to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.  I enjoy working with clients of all abilities with a variety of goals and it is the dynamic nature of this industry that motivates me to continuously seek new knowledge and methodologies to improve the training systems I provide for my clients.
It is a wonderful blessing to have the opportunity to train individuals motivated to better themselves.  Regardless of the goal, I respect and thank those that put in the time and effort to improve their quality of life.  As long as you show up ready to better yourself I want to train you.  I am committed to providing training and service that will exceed your expectations.”
~ John Copeland


  • BS in Exercise Science, Minor in Coaching
  • Certification of Applied Functional Science ( Gray Institute of Physical Therapy)
  • EXOS Performance Specialist Certification
  • IFPA Flexibility Specialist
  • APEX Personal Training Certification
  • TWIST Sport Conditioning Coach- Bronze Achievement
  • FMS Y-Balance Certification



  • Functional Movement
  • Flexibility and Corrective Exercise
  • Weight Loss
  • Athletic Performance