Jon-Michael Stone was born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina. His father was a power lifter and certified strength and conditioning coach who introduced Jon-Michael to strength and athletic training at the age of 6. From then on, Jon-Michael was entrenched in the world of sports, constantly training year-round. He went on to play two years of 1-AA college football at Campbell University where he earned his degree in Biology.
Aiming for a career dealing with wildlife, he went to South Africa for a marine biology internship, and ultimately became interested in wildlife film-making. While pursuing his film-making career field, he continued strength training and kept himself updated on the advances in fitness and health.
As he grew older, Jon-Michael was constantly running into nagging injuries in his joints and lower back. He learned a lot from physical therapists and his own research. Looking to gain strength and stay healthy, he sought a better method of training.
From his years of experience and knowledge gained, Jon-Michael had begun training his friends and developed a passion for it. His continuing self-education brought him to a method that was both safe and effective — slow-motion strength training. He believed in it strongly and decided to take the next step and become a Personal Trainer.
In 2018, Jon-Michael joined The Perfect Workout and began training clients in the Rockville studio where he remains today. He feels very lucky to have the clients and the relationships he does in the studio. “I love when clients tell me this is working, or when something clicks and you see that light bulb goes off in their head. “It’s a joy for both of us when they come into the studio!”