John is blessed by his amazing wife Catherine and their 9 wonderful children (Camryn, Robert, Joshua, Lucas, Julia, Matthew, Dominic, Mary, and Clare). John grew up in Gillette, Wyoming in a blessed home immersed in the faith life and surrounded by an unbelievable support network.
He credits his Iron-Will to an upbringing that taught him to overcome many hardships including; child onset Type 1 Diabetes and multiple injuries.
John Chick as CEO of Iron Will Fitness; a 12 year career professional football career in the NFL and CFL, a 3 x All-Star, 2 x Grey Cup Champion, Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Ed Block Courage Award Winner with the Jacksonville Jaguars, 4 year D-1 starter All-WAC Defensive End, and High School State Champion, brings years of personal and professional experience as well as the fortune of those same years working with the best players and coaches in the business.
John’s expertise comes from knowing first hand what it takes to keep up with the competition and win a job. He knows exactly what it feels like to be number on a scale rather than the person behind the number and has learned every trick of the trade in which he mastered for 12 years professionally as a player.
John stepped away 2 years ago from his life as a player to provide a more stable life for his growing family. He then started Iron Will Fitness, to help make a difference in the lives of the people he serves and help instill in those he serves that same Iron-Will. He joined Walker Sports because of his passion and love for the game. He wants to pass on what he knows to the talent in the Jacksonville area and help make these student athletes the best they can be.
Since 2007 John has been an advocate for JDRF Saskatchewan and Jacksonville FL chapters, Medtronic Diabetes of Canada, Sunlife Diabetes of Canada, SGI Saskatchewan for Safety Promotion, Knights of Columbus Member, a Speaker at 2 Grey Cup Breakfasts and hundreds other church, faith, father, marriage, leadership, anti-bullying, and health & fitness related speaking engagements and lectures.
What can John do for you? Don’t hesitate to reach out and he’ll do his very best to serve your needs or help point you in the direction of someone who can. John loves to inspire, motivate, teach, serve, play, and have fun.