Meet Ben Zorn, Founder & Director of Fitness Plan Development, Zorn Fitness
"How’s come second. Why’s come first"- Jim Rohn
I know truth of this philosophy from personal experience. As a student athlete at San Jose State University, I played offensive line and eventually tipped the scale at over 300 pounds. After my sophomore year, I made a conscious decision to change positions, risking my role as a starter.
Why? For my health AND my performance.
That offseason my WHY motivated me to lose 65 pounds. I showed up to training camp ready not just to play, but start at, a brand new position. And I posted stats beyond anything I achieved as an offensive heavyweight. I figured out how to change my life because my health and my interest in being a better athlete drove me every step of the way. While I no longer play football, my health is still at the top of my WHY list when it comes to my fitness commitment.
But I'm not perfect. I've both gained and lost weight--intentionally and unintentionally. And those experiences help me understand the struggles many people face with their weight and fitness. I always knew I wanted to help people, but that life-changing offseason led me to discover HOW I could help others find their own way to their fit life.
I want to help you find YOUR fit. Today, my clients are my WHYs. My mission is to inspire and motivate those who think a healthy lifestyle is unattainable. Give me 8 weeks of hard work and common sense moderation...and I'll show you how to eat what you love, work out efficiently and effectively, and achieve the fit life of your dreams.
- BS, Kinesiology, San Jose State University
- NCAA Division 1 College Football Scholar Athlete, San Jose State University
- National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- TRX® Qualified Trainer
Meet Sebastian Zorn, Director of Nutrition Science, Zorn Fitness
"Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food."- Hippocrates
I grew up in two places: in the kitchen and on the playing field. I liked to cook because I love to eat, but growing up, I also realized that hard work and natural skill wouldn't let me compete with the level of talent around me in the sports I played. I needed to enhance my fitness with the profound effect of excellent nutrition. I've made the kitchen my secret training weapon ever since.
Since then, I've been fascinated by the impact nutrition has not only on athletic training and physique, but simply on way you feel. I'm dedicated to helping people work with food--not fight with it. As an All-American student athlete at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, I know that eating right is essential to game day performance. As a nutritionist, I've learned that helping people face their weight and fitness challenges often starts by helping them relearn everything they think they know about food. (Hint: calories are NOT your enemy.)
Together with my brother, Ben, I've integrated my holistic, real food approach to nutrition into the Zorn Fitness plan. No extra steps. No special food. No weird stuff. Do his workouts, follow my menu. See what happens 8 weeks later. Then it's your choice: repeat or maintain!
- BS, Nutrition, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
- MCLA Lacrosse All American student athlete
Co-founder, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Sports Nutrition program under direction of Scott Reaves, Ph.D., Nutritional Science
Considered essential factor in leading men's basketball team to first NCAA Tournament berth in school history
- Masters Candidate, Nutrition, Ohio State University (expected conferral 2017)
- Registered Dietitian Intern, Ohio State University (expected certification 2017)
Member of nutrition team for all Ohio State University athletic teams, including NCAA Division 1 College Football National Champion Buckeyes
Consult, advise, create nutrition plans for all programs as well as individual athletes
- Experienced personal and small group trainer