Ethon has been a personal trainer for over 20 years, beginning with his days assistant coaching the Iowa Hawkeye TaeKwonDo team to nationals and coaching Junior Olympic TaeKwonDo camps, to owning personal training studios in the Chicagoland area, to coming back home to bring the culmination of his training experiences to the Iowa City Corridor.
Ethon specializes in functional movement so that all his clients become not only stronger and more powerful, but also move better and feel their best. Ethon strives to bring the latest training protocols and fitness knowledge to his people, including in the realms of olympic and power lifting, functional bodybuilding, Crossfit, sports-specific training, mobility, and, most currently, Gym Jones and Onnit philosophy and practices. He has a degree from The University of Iowa in sports psychology, with minors in exercise physiology, nutrition, and kinesiology. Ethon's current specialized certifications include USA Weightligting, Gym Jones Level 1 & 2, and Crossfit Level 1 (with associated certificates in Mobility, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Endurance, and Defense). He is also a Certified Onnit Academy Foundations Trainer and Onnit Academy Battle Ropes Specialist.