About Us

About Terry Johnson, Owner and Operator, CPT

Terrace Johnson’s personal training certification with AAAI began 22 years ago with his passion for physical fitness and helping others to get healthy. It led him to open Meriden’s first and only personal training studio in 2007. In 2010, he opened a second location in Wallingford.
Throughout his career, he has worked with thousands of people helping them to reach their goals and to improve their quality of life. Body Temple Fitness Personal Training Studio caters to clients of all ages.
Many of the clients at Body Temple Fitness are families! Terrace likes to say, "I have a heart for healthy strong families." Having a big family himself, and having more families join Body Temple Fitness, was another reason he opened his Wallingford location.
To accommodate the growing client list, more space was needed, and the new Body Temple Fitness became a "Family Fun Fitness Facility." Terry continues to promote a healthy community by integrating fitness classes, offering nutritional counseling (check out the Juice Bar!), and staffing knowledgeable personal trainers and instructors to enrich and engage his clients.
Fitness Training
Fitness Training

Excellent Client Retention

Whether you’re looking to lose or manage your weight, sculpt your body, or simply maintain a healthy life style, Body Temple Fitness provides you with the motivation and guidance that is necessary to build confidence. We want you to not only achieve success with your health, but in every aspect of your life. The BTF Team is here Monday through Saturday to help you and your family get started on your new healthier lifestyle. You don't have to make a long-term commitment, as you can come on a month-to-month basis. Military and senior discounts are available. We provide semi-private and bridal boot camp training as well. Every two years, our staff attends training for the latest in exercise and fitness.

Call and text for more information: 203-213-6369
John Zvonek Jr.

About John Zvonek Jr.

Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor, Certified Punk Rope Instructor, CPR / AED Certified for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers (infant, child, and adult), Wrestling Coach, Training Instructor for US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Edson Division.
Trained in: Kickboxing, Kickboxing Choreography, Wrestling, Exercise for Cancer Survivors, Nutrition for Performance Athletes, Youth Exercise Planning, H.E.P.A (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) and much more.
John Zvonek‘s passion for exercise started when he was very young. As a child, he participated in football, baseball, and karate. When he was in high school, he tried out for the wrestling Team where he was a 4-year varsity-letter winner. He was all conference his senior year and won many all-academic awards for maintaining honor roll or high honors while on varsity.
After high school, he stopped exercising, but kept eating. At 250lbs. and a 42 in. waist (as a wrestler, he had been as low as 119lbs. @ 4% body fat), he decided to change his life. “I was getting tired just walking up a flight of stairs and knew this had to change.” He lost 80lbs. and was able to fit into his high school size-32 pants again.
His recent personal achievements include:
  • Ironman Louisville Finisher
  • 4X Tough Mudder Finisher
  • 1ST Place Westfield River Canoe Race
  • 1ST Quinnipiac River Canoe Race
  • Hockanum River Canoe Race Finisher
  • Zombie Run Survivor
  • Warrior Dash Finisher
  • Straton Faxon 20K Finisher and many more races
John's Hobbies and Current Hobbies Include:
Running, Swimming, Cycling (Road, Mountain, and BMX), Snowboarding, Snow Trekking, Sledding, Ice Fishing, Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Camping, In-Line Skating, Rock Climbing, Basketball, Football, Frisbee, Reading, Meditation, Yoga, Stretching, Volunteering, and more.
John's Motto's:
"Together We WILL Achieve Your Fitness Goals"
"Turning Average People Into Athlete's...One Person At A Time"
"Train Hard...Race Easy"
Kyle Bennett

About Kyle Bennett

Kyle Bennett, owner and independent contractor, is now located at, and affiliated with, Body Temple Fitness. The Art of Fitness Training Solutions (TAFTS) strives to improve the health and physical fitness of today's society.
He is the owner and founder of TAFTS. As a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, former competitive boxer, and current USA Boxing Certified Boxing Coach, he ensures TAFTS implements the training concepts from these various disciplines to provide an exciting and progressive training regimen based upon each person's individual fitness goals and desires.
Kyle also holds an A.S. Degree in Sports and Exercise Studies from Manchester Community College, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. As a competitive boxer, he was a 200 Western Massachusetts Golden Gloves winner in the 165 lbs. Novice Division. As a Professional CPT and business owner, Kyle also ensures that TAFTS brings the same focus and dedication needed to achieve such goals to the forefront in his mission to help others have a successful journey to the realization of their fitness goals!
Tammy Lagacé C.P.T.

About Tammy Lagacé C.P.T.

"Nothing motivates me more than empowering people through physical fitness training. I create programs based on your personal goals and interests.
"Workouts should not only test and improve your physical abilities, but your mental abilities as well. Strength training that incorporates mobility, flexibility, coordination, and balance allows each client to reach their fitness goals, prevent injury and disease, and enhances all aspects of everyday life.
"I would love the opportunity to help you tap into your true potential. Mind, Body, Fitness Specializing in Personal Training, Small Group Training and Boot camp NASM Certified since June 2012. I am also First Aid CPR / AED Certified."
Matt Newton

About Matt Newton

My name is Matt Newton, and I am from Middletown CT. Growing up, I was always playing sports and staying active. I started really getting into fitness while in high school. Once I began to realize all the benefits of it, I was hooked. For me, fitness became more than just working out. It turned into a lifestyle. I gained strength, more energy, bettered my mood, and found a healthy way to relieve stress. My new lifestyle sparked the passion that led me into my personal training career. It has become a passion of mine to help others attain their health and fitness goals so they can look and feel their best. "Do something today that your future self will thank you for."
Lucy Petrella

Lucy Petrella

I began my fitness journey in my senior years when I became a client at BTF. It has changed my life completely - increased physical stamina, medications dropped and lowered, increase in bone density, and a real zest for living life to its fullest! As a result of this life change, I became a personal trainer as a second career so that I could share this gift of life with anyone who is willing to make the commitment. Our bodies are amazing and will respond to our efforts - no matter our age or physical issues. During the two and a half years that I have been a trainer, I have seen amazing transformations in so many. Never let age prevent you from living your life to the fullest.
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