Hybrid Athlete / Performance Specialist

 

My name is Jonathan Simos, FMT, CHP and other fun letters :). I am a certified personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist with a certification in applied functional science from the Gray institute.

 As a lifetime drug-free, hybrid athlete I strive to push past conventional limitations to inspire others to break down self-imposed limits and live up to their truest potential.

At various competitions, I demonstrate Neuxist, my hybrid training system that empowers others with fitness education while promoting deeper ideals of health, wellness, and overall functionality.
 

 

My Story

​ I began my fitness journey at a young age and couldn't afford a personal trainer, so I learned through trial and error along with whatever resources that I could find.

I experimented with almost every training style,

but even though I had good strength gains,  I eventually began to suffer a series of injuries and imbalances.

These ranged from illiotibial band syndrome to

separated shoulders to lower crossed syndrome,

plantar fasciitis, two broken noses

(lol don't ask!) runner's knee, and the list goes on! 

​In an effort to self-correct my imbalances, I began pursuing additional knowledge and credentials within

the fitness industry and discovered a passion for empowering others with fitness education, providing them with the guidance I never had.

​I have worked as a personal trainer with a wide range of clientele and in various group fitness settings. Throughout my time as a coach and trainer, I continued to refine my hybrid training style as I integrated this new knowledge with my experience.

As these imbalances were slowly corrected, my performance improved drastically and I began to jump into every type of competition I could find: obstacle course races, ninja warrior competitions, strongman events, and many others.

​I achieved substantial progress as I continued to adjust my technique over the years. My training style consists of a fitness foundation made up of seven components. The methodology involves maximizing movements while keeping energy systems as separate as possible

for better recovery.

​When you train each component individually and then bring them together, it allows you to perform on a different level. Using this hybrid style of training, you can have power and endurance; strength and agility; skilled movement and functionality.

Most cross training workout styles blend resistance training and cardiovascular training to such a degree that every workout becomes more of a competition style format. This style simply burns you out in a session rather than offering long term progression, simply being "exercise", rather than training. Training requires a progressive focus, continuous adaptations to achieve progress in a systematic and quantifiable way.

I named my hybrid style Neuxist for its holistic nature. “Neu” represents the neurological, mental aspect of training, “x” is for cross training, and “ist” is short for exist;  representing a new, stronger way of being.

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STATS

Height: 5. 11"

Weight: 175-185 lbs

 

PERSONAL RECORDS

200 meter sprint: 25.3 seconds

400 meter sprint: 53.3 seconds

Fastest Mile: 5:17

Fastest 5k: 19.03

Maximizing Movements

Hex Bar Max Deadlift: 500 lbs

Max Squat:

Max Bench ( H push) : 345 lbs

Max Barbell Row (H Pull) : 315 lbs

Max Pullups : 30 reps

Heaviest Weighted Pullup (V Pull): 155lbs+Bw

Max Military Press (V push): 185 lbs

Max Dips : 40 reps

Heaviest weighted Dip: 180lbs + Bw

Max barbell curl (EF) : 145 lbs

Max Tricept ext (EE) : 165 lbs

Max Clean/Jerk:

Max Barbell Snatch:

CHALLENGES

Max Hold : Hex bar 500lbs for 32 seconds

Farmers Carry (logs): 500 lbs for 40 yards

Heaviest Monkey bars: 40lbs vest + bw (sawtooth)

 
 

Career Achievements

Spartan 5k Sprint Jacksonville, June 13th 2020-----------------------------------------------8th overall out of 1252

Stadium Blitz, Tallahassee: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------7th overall

Spartan 5k Sprint Central Florida, December 9th 2019------------------------------------------------18th overall

Epic Race San Diego, 2017:------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 16th overall

Roman and Roman Tampa Bay Oct 24th, 2020

Classic Strong man Competition

in the 198 weight class at 173.4 lbs bw.-------------------------------------------------------------4th Place overall 

Roman and Roman Tampa Bay

Classic Strong man

Competition -Hercules hold

in the 198 weight class at 173.4 lbs bw------------------------------------------------------1st place (only in this lift)

Osceola Battle of Seminole Bay Sept, 2020

310 lbs zercher carry 40 yards for time -----------------------------------------------------2nd place (only in this lift)

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