About your Trainer / Coach

Jonathan Sorto-Velasquez BS, C.P.T – E.F.S

     Introduced to Health and Fitness at the young age of 15,  Jonathan furthered his education in personal training by completing the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education’s personal training course and nationally accredited personal trainer-exercise fitness specialist certification in July 2011.

     Additionally, Jonathan is a 2014 Graduate of Dowling College earning a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Jonathan is dedicated and passionate about helping clients overcome health and fitness obstacles; he believes with motivation and the guidance of a fitness specialist, any goal is possible. Jonathan believes that personal training is not a just job, but a long-term career of sharing in the journey to success through physical, mental and emotion achievements. He takes great pride in the privilege of assisting his clients to successfully meeting their goals.


     Jonathan is the Health and Wellness Coordinator for Empowered Training. He continues to hold his certification as a Certified Personal Trainer though the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education, by taking continuing education classes to provide the credits needed to renew every 2 years. Going back to his roots, Jonathan is also a lab instructor for the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education, where he teaches the new and upcoming students pursing a certification, how to properly train clients on exercise machines, tools, and body weight exercises.