John Hinkle

John Hinkle

John Hinkle

MS, Z Health R Phase

Personal Trainer

John has 20+ years of experience working in the fitness industry, which has included working with a wide variety of fitness levels and health conditions, 7 years focused on weight loss for women in the Durham/Chapel Hill area, lecturing on a national level, and being a fitness business owner. John realizes that the body works as a single unit to accomplish whatever task it sets out to do. So, our workouts should closely mimic the way the body functions on a daily basis. His exercise programming includes whole body movements in order to integrate the body. John joined the Empower Personalized Fitness TEAM in early 2016.

John played a variety of sports through his childhood and began weight training in the 8th grade to further enhance is athletic skills. In high school, he narrowed his athletic interests to distance track events and cross country. While in college, John competed in two amateur level bodybuilding competitions. In his professional career, John spent 3 years in corporate fitness, 6 years at the Duke Center For Living, and 10 years as a fitness business owner.

John earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University. He is currently R-Phase certified through Z-Health Fitness Solutions and has held certifications from The American Council on Exercise and The National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In his spare time, John likes to spend time with his wife Lisa and his son Hunter. His outdoor passions include camping, hiking, white water rafting, and watching Hunter kick butt on the soccer field. John likes to cheer on his WVU Mountaineers and the Duke Blue Devils.