Trainer Bio


IRON Personal Trainer JP Clelland

“Training today, isn’t as difficult as tomorrow’s regret.”

Name: John P. Clelland III
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Nickname: J.P.
Favorite quote: “Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem”-Ronald Reagan
3 adjectives that describe you: Loving, loyal, and insane!
How did you end up becoming a trainer/class instructor?: Moved to L.A. and was not getting key positions in hotel industry so I decided to do something I love, which was fitness……and I was too old to reenlist in the Marine Corps.
Describe your class style: Motivating with fluidity and purpose.
Describe your teaching/training style/philosophy: Educating and equipping the client with efficient training methods to maximize their results as well as enabling them. Love and nurture the most important person in their life…. themself!
3 most important things when it comes to training: Showing up, consistency, and willingness.
What sports or athletic endeavors you had as youth: Played High School Football, ran Track, Varsity Cross Country.
Most challenging lift/exercise or sport: Surfing
Hobbies outside of the gym: Sunbathing, water sports, comedy shows, movies, and nearly anything athletic if it’s fun.
Favorite food: Too many to list, yet prime rib, lobster, and most deserts would rank highest.
Dream vacation: Staying at an underwater suite in the Maldives sans any communication or media technology/devices.
Theme song: Depends on time of day, venue, etc. Stuck on you by Elvis Presley might be one and maybe Walk by Pantera
What does it mean to you to have ideal fitness?: Whatever training or physical activity coupled with nutrition that enables someone to move and feel better.
What do you love most about IRON?: The quality of the members and employees in our tight knit community
Certifications: NASM-Certified Personal Trainer