Get To Know Coach John Welborn

“If You Don’t Start Today, When Will You?”


My name is John Welborn and I’m a Fat Loss Specialist in the Portland/Fairview area and the owner of Welborn Fitness. I specify in helping overweight and obese individuals transform their bodies, lives, reclaim their freedom and confidence, and reach the best shape of their lives.

I started on this journey because I decided I wanted to help rid other families of the pain that I experienced when I was growing up. I, like you have my own pain and past that has motivated me to get healthier.

When I was younger, all I wanted to be was a school teacher. I knew from seventh grade that I wanted to teach and educate. Looking at me now, I’d say I accomplished that. Although I’m not a teacher lecturing about run-on sentences or mathematical equations, I’ve educated thousands on what it takes to be healthy for life and reach their ultimate fitness goals.

Growing up was a struggle financially for my family and I. My mom worked two jobs and my father worked one really long shift that started in the crack of dawn and ended past sunset. We, like many, were hit hard by the market crash in 2008. Needless to say we had pretty terrible diets. We lived off of bread and TV pizza dinners. I didn’t know any better and when I was 12 years old I could eat anything and sustain my weight and energy. My folks on the other hand suffered. My mom gained 40 pounds along with my father but my father got the worst of it.

When I was in 8th grade my dad started having uncontrollable seizures. Turned out he had a major infection on his brain and needed brain surgery. I spent my 8th grade Christmas and New Years in the hospital helping my father learn how to write, and talk again.

When I was in my senior year of high school my father had a heart attack.

He had heart surgery and was told that he couldn’t get away with much more in regards to his health. We had no choice move towards a healthier lifestyle.

My dad motivated me to turn to health and fitness as an avenue to keep families together. I hated waking up wondering if my dad was going to be around much longer. Opening gifts in the hospital room or watching a parent fight for survival is terrifying for anyone not to mention someone that age. I made it my mission to transform people’s lives so they can live healthy and happy lives with their loved ones.

I’ve helped thousands of people so far but my mission is never over. I strive to help someone new every day and my mission- to put health and fitness in front of every family I meet, will continue to motivate me for the rest of my life.

Since my senior year (many years ago), my father and mother have lost 40 pounds and they have maintained their healthy weight for almost 7 years now!

I wanted to share that with you today. Little insight on my life and my motivation. Family is a powerful thing!

If you’re ready to make a change and you want to take back control of your health, I encourage you to contact me and I will help you through this journey.

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