On today’s podcast we are lucky to have the director of training and programming for Onnit gym in Austin Texas, Juan Leija. Juan has been with Onnit since the beginning from working long hours in the warehouse to finally getting tapped to head up one of the most talked-about gyms in the country. Juan has a diverse background between commercial fitness, private training, and now marrying the big lifts with unconventional training techniques.
In this episode we get to talk about one’s background, how he approaches group programming when it comes to the highly technical moves, and what rounds him out. Juan has always lived in Austin Texas and the sudden influx of people moving to the area is definitely an odd dynamic.
And yes, he has probably met Joe Rogan but no they aren’t best friends.
1:00 – Intro to Juan
8:15 – Life in Austin
18:00 – Hobbies
19:45 – Programming Variations
25:00 – Making Tweaks in Group Training
28:00 – What Does Onnit Look for in Trainers?
35:00 – Big Lifts and the Unconventional
39:30 – Rapid Fire Questions