Our Staff

The Personal Training Staff at Body by John


John Emond-Owner Body by JohnJohn Emond, Owner of Body by John.

John is a Certified Kettlebell Trainer and expert nutritionist.  He is APEX-CPT, CrossFit, Kettlebell, ExpertRated and Mad Dog Spin Certified.

A Portland Maine resident, John has developed a progressive training experience.  He utilizes the latest training science to help you reach your personal fitness goals.

Let John help you transition to a healthier lifestyle which will enhance your entire life.


Pam EmondPam Emond (aka Pammy) is the wife of John Emond.


Kettle 1 Certified 

Expert Rating certified in nutrition and personal training

Manager of Body By John Inc.

Her love of working with the public and changing people’s lives through diet and exercise is crucial in her day to day, as she raises their daughter that was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2004.

Her belief of “Be the best YOU can be for you. And the results will come.” are words she stands by. 


Ben GrigoBen Grigo


He is certified by the American Council on Exercise as Both a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Health Coach (CHC). He’s also a certified Kettle bell Instructor LV 1 by BBJ. He has over four years of experience training clients as a full time career.

Ben is a very versatile trainer that has trained all different fitness levels and special populations. He specializes in weight loss and functional training with a passion for rehab and athletic training. Struggling with obesity and fitness goals at a younger age, Ben knows the ins and outs of becoming a healthier you no matter the obstacle!

“Health and Fitness should always be a top priority for anyone. It is the number one positive habit to achieve. There isn’t a single aspect of our lives it does not improve. It is my passion to keep my clients always maintaining a healthy, fit way of life.”

Ben is an avid power lifter and bodybuilder in his free time, making the gym his second home. Get in touch with him today to reach any fitness goal, large or small!

Lauren Keenan

Lauren Keenan


I started weight training at Body By John a little over a year ago and it went from being something I really enjoyed doing to something I grew extreme passion for. I gained a lot of positive changes in my life when I chose to be healthier and weight train it’s definitely an amazing lifestyle.

Watching my own body go through progressive changes was really fascinating to me but I always wanted to know how my body was changing. I decided I wanted to become a personal trainer and took the NASM course to help maximize my knowledge of fitness and the human body.

Throughout my training I realized I needed more out of the fitness world and I wanted a way to be more involved so I decided to compete in the OCB 2014 Bikini Competition. It was a great experience that I learned a lot from and I was honored to be representing BBJ on the stage.

In my future I see myself being a full time trainer at Body By John and definitely competing in more shows on the side.

I’m excited to help change peoples lives through fitness and health as it did my own!


Jenn DyerJennifer Dyar

NASM Personal Trainer

Jenn has been interested and actively involved in health & fitness her entire life.

She approaches health & wellness as more than just physical well being but also spiritual development and how you reflect upon yourself!

-mens sana in copore sano-  // A sound mind in a sound body!  -Roman proverb

Jenn is an experienced personal trainer whom makes her clients feel comfortable in the studio and motivated to pursue their goals with enthusiasm!

She focuses on properly evaluating her clients current health status and developing short and long term goals, utilizing proper exercise and fitness prescription, to safely and effectively guide her clients toward their goals.

Passionate about her career, Jenn is a professional, fun, energetic, and dynamic personal trainer and is an asset to Body by John.

Areas of interest include:

Circuit training, group training, youth soccer, flexibility, strength training, sport specific training, healthy weight loss and proper weight management program design, body shaping, rehabilitation & injury prevention, core strengthening and functional fitness development .

Accomplished: Athletic trainer internship through Windham high school: Taping, stretching, dynamic, and plyometric exercises for the athletes.

  • high school athlete
  • Participated in Premier & ODP ( Olympic Development Program) soccer league
  • Semi-pro experienced All-Star soccer player
  • Middle school head soccer coach
  • Maine State Certified Fire Fighter
  • licensed Emergency Medical Tech
  • CPR & AED Certified


Quote:  “If you always put a limit on everything you do, it will spread into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them”- Bruce Lee

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