I will not lull you to sleep by a catalogue of all my physical education, schooling, training, internships, bodybuilding competitions, nominations, and titles. You will access all this data after my introduction to you.
In Provence, in this land of enchantment and dreams, in the city of Arles where Vincent Van Gogh finished 187 paintings, I was born and raised. If painting had been my passion, I would have remained in that golden city and executed magnificent landscapes inspired by our resident painter, but painting was not my calling. What enthralled me most was the human body, its miraculous anatomy and spectacular morphology.
The spark of inspiration that altered my life at the root level was my visit to the only gym in town, “Arena Gym” in my town of Arles in May 1983. Several posters of men in bodybuilding competition poses illustrated the wall of the exercise room. It is at that moment I realized how the body could be transformed into a work of art that could rival the colorful painting of that impressionist.
I was a very skinny kid, with a small stature and a victim of cruel classmates. Designing a new body became my ambition and my vocation. I became a regular visitor to this body workshop and laboratory. Within a few years I had achieved a physique and knowledge of musculature that placed me in a special category. I realized then that to further my education I had to go to the New World, NEW YORK to enhance my knowledge and train with masters.
On an icy day of January 15, 1989 American Airline flight #65 landed at JFK airport.
WHO IS JEAN-FRANÇOIS ALCANTUD?
An Inspirational Trainer
Jean-François is a superb Personal Trainer, certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT, CES, SFS) and by the American Council on Exercise (ACE-CPT).
Jean-François is a Postural Alignment Specialist (PAS) taught by the principles of the Egoscue Method of postural therapy and certified by the Egoscue University.In addition Jean-François Alcantud is and ELDOA student – Practitioner and received a certificate for participation and completion in the course of ELDOA level 1&2 Combination.
Jean-François is extraordinarily dedicated to his clients and his profession. He possesses the rare ability to motivate his clients to meet their goals and build confidence through a combination of training and education. He has a talent for inspiring his clients not only to succeed but also to surpass their training goals, while making the process enjoyable, yet efficient. As a result, his clients learn to feel more confident about themselves and their bodies.