John Platero

  • NCCPT CEO & Spokesperson, Premier Personal Trainer
  • National Council of Certified Personal Trainers
  • Newbury Park, CA   
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John Platero is the founder and CEO of the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) which has certified thousands of personal trainers both nationally and internationally.

As if starting and growing a thriving business wasn’t enough, John simultaneously was the National Director for LA Fitness. He recruited, staffed and provided education for more than 500 trainers during his eight-year tenure there beginning in 1996. In March 2003, Platero left LA Fitness to focus all his efforts on managing all divisions of Future Fit and The National Council of Certified Personal Trainers. He was one of the original members of the IDEA board of directors for Personal Trainers and continues to teach Health & Fitness.

Since 2008 John has competed internationally as a cyclist to win over 40 medals in cycling, including two national championships and three gold medals at the Master’s Pan American games. His athletic pursuits began with his interest in bodybuilding competitions. He placed third in the Mr. Teenage Florida contest and won the IFBB, Mr. South Florida in 1978. Mr. Platero also has appeared on a variety of talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Sally Jesse Raphael and AM Los Angeles.

John is headquartered in Newbury Park, CA just outside of Los Angeles. He has a B.A. in Sports Recreational Management and a dual MA in Sports Medicine and Health and Fitness with an emphasis in personal training.

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