Jean-François is an expert on the human body. He can conjure the right combination of exercise, rest and nutrition which each of his clients needs to fulfill his or her goal. This by itself would make Jean-François stand out among personal trainers, but there’s more. Since Jean-François is a born teacher, he doesn’t hold back any of his hard-earned knowledge as he trains and, in effect, he trains his clients to be [their own] trainers in the process.

But Jean-François’s biggest asset, what makes him truly unique, is his incredible capacity to motivate. He convinces his clients that everything is possible through discipline and hard work, and he inspires them to willingly embrace that discipline and to look forward to the hard work.

Jean-François has transformed my body, and he has transformed my way of thinking about, and responding to, the challenges that come my way in all aspects of my life. If he can do that for me, he can do it for anyone.”

Rafael Pi Roman, MetroFocus host

Executive Producer, Thirteen/ WNET-TV

“Through a combination of care, understanding and awareness, Jean-François has craftily brought me around to not only develop a sense of responsibility and pride in myself and my health and fitness, he has above all been a friend whom I have no hesitation in recommending as a gifted and extremely able personal trainer.” Thanks J.F.

Mick Jones


“Jean-François has been extremely valuable in helping me to achieve my fitness goals. His programs are aimed specifically toward the individual. I’ve found my personal program to be not only effective, but always interesting and motivational. Jean-François is a consummate professional of the highest caliber, and I enjoy working with him.”

Lou Gramm


Jean-François is without a doubt the most inspiring individual I know, both in the way he looks and how he works. I recommend Jean-François to people who are really serious about their training goals. Jean is not a mere “spotter”. When I workout with Jean, I know I am getting 110% of his attention. In addition to teaching correct form, he is helping me to develop my concentration and visualization skills to get more out of my workouts. In every session, Jean pushes me to go beyond what I think I am capable of doing. And that is what has helped me to increase my strength almost threefold since I started with him. Although I work long hours as a lawyer, Jean has helped me to maintain my training as a priority in my life. As a result, I look better, I feel better, and I have gained confidence I never had.

Lisa Bogardus

“It is with pleasure that I compose this letter of endorsement for Jean-François Alcantud. We started working together and I discovered just how amazing he is! He totally inspired me and motivated me to maintain an exercise program that has not only lowered my weight and flattened my stomach, but increased my muscle mass and endurance. He has a very easy going and personable style, and at the same time, encourages you to surpass what you think is your limit!”

Todd Thaler


Since I began personal training with Jean-François 2 years ago, I have seen steady improvement in my muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, dietary habits, personal motivation to achieve my physical goals, etc. Jean is a consummate professional, always organized, punctual, and dedicated. At the same time, his demeanor is a joy to be around, especially when training gets difficult.
Having completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championship, experimented with a great variety of performance enhancing diets, being very actively involved in sport since childhood, and working in the industry of health and fitness for over 5 years, I have yet to come across another individual with all of these qualities. Jean is truly unique.

Greg Manocherian