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Meet Jono Green of Symbiotic Training Center in Poway

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jono Green.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jono. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I began my career in physical performance preparation while going to college around 12 years ago in Columbus Ohio. Growing up in rural England, my only experience with strength and conditioning was P.E. classes at school and a tiny loft style gym in a neighboring village that I joined in my late teens. Playing college basketball for three years, choosing to major in Sports and Exercise Science (on a whim), and then landing that first job in my 4th year of college has meant that my life has since been dominated by the strength and conditioning field.

After moving to Southern California in 2011 to further pursue my career, I landed a job with a regional company who specialized in training large groups of young athletes. Over the course of eight years with the company, I went from knowing almost nothing about the sports of baseball and softball to being obsessed with the physical preparation of the two sports. Throughout that time, I also became disillusioned with the large group training model that is so commonly used for training young athletes. I wanted to take the individualized model that I was using to train my MLB guys and utilize it with all of my clients. So, my now business partner, Dana Sorensen and I decided to create Symbiotic Training Center, and here we are!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Getting our gym up and running has been far from easy, with many hiccups along the way. From finding an affordable building that was zoned correctly, to having the then tenant vacate almost a month late and mean some of our scheduled contractors were no longer available, it was certainly a stressful time. After opening our doors October 1st, the pace hasn’t slowed at all, but we’re incredibly fortunate to be busy with clients who are choosing to support our new business.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Symbiotic Training Center – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
Symbiotic Training Center provides sport-specific training programs in a unique and intimate environment. We are really excited to have partnered with Water and Sports Physical Therapy, sharing a beautiful space off of Poway Road. Symbiotic specializes in assessing, providing programs for, and training athletes, particularly baseball and softball. The stress put on the body from these rotational sports, particularly the arm and spine, require a high level of specialization, especially at the college and professional levels.

Now that our professional baseball players are heading back to spring training, we are beginning to offer training programs to the general public along with athletes of all sports and ages. Our combined physical assessment with Water and Sports provides us the opportunity to create specific programs for any individual, regardless of their abilities or goals. We take the model that is remarkably successful with our athletes and make that training available to everybody.

Dana and I began our professional journey together with a little over a year ago, but in that short time, we’ve proudly worked with UCLA and Florida State, along with over 20 professional athletes. As great as these accomplishments may be, we get equally excited to share in the success of our youngest athletes on a weekly basis. Simply providing a space and services that give people the tools to be happy and healthy is what we’re most proud of.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Looking to the near future, we are planning for our high school and college summer programs, along with adding private and semi-private adult training.

We’re excited to start working on our distance-based training programs as we get a lot of inquiries from different states. We currently have some athletes that fly to us for assessments, so using our training app we are going to be providing training programs for them with accompanying videos. We also want to provide more free content to athletes via social media as we see there is an awful lot of bad training advice out there at the moment.

As for long term goals, we want to grow our consulting side of the business, particularly with Educational Institutions. Working together with training staffs allows us to help many more athletes than we can from the comfort of our own gym. We’re also excited to develop an internship program for local students interested in entering our professional field and give them hands-on experience working with youth and elite athletes.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 12234 Poway Road #120,
    Poway, CA 92064
  • Website: www.symtraining.com
  • Phone: 614-633-8122
  • Email: jono@symtraining.com
  • Instagram: sym_training
  • Facebook: @SymTraining

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