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JC Santana

Fitness maverick, founder of the Institute of Human Performance (IHP) , dynamic speaker, sought-after consultant, prolific author. . . for over 30 years Juan Carlos “JC” Santana has been raising the bar in the fitness industry. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Exercise Science, JC is involved in several ongoing research studies with several universities and on his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology.

Santana has been referred to as “the country’s leading practitioner of functional fitness” and personally trained and developed specific programs for all professional sports, youth fitness, fitness for the mature populations, and accelerated rehabilitation. His advanced understanding of biomechanics and conditioning have made him the go-to guy for those interested in reaching their optimal performance levels, from individuals, to professional sports teams, to fortune 500 companies. His consulting clients and endorsement hail from the full spectrum of government agencies, educational institutions, college and professional sports teams, equipment manufactures, and fitness facilities.

As an inspiring and motivational speaker, Santana has been a featured speaker at over 300 major conferences in the fitness industry. This prolific speaking tour and publishing endeavors have made Santana one of the top continuing education providers for fitness professionals. He has authored over 60 DVDs and books in areas of fitness and performance enhancement. 

Santana is currently the Founder and Director of IHP, his state-of-the-art training facility in Boca Raton, Florida. IHP has been recognized by several awards as one of the top training facilities in the world, and the country’s best “core-training” facility. Founded in 2000, IHP provides an unparalleled training environment for elite athletes including World Class Tennis Champions, NFL and MLB players, World Champion Brazilian Jujitsu and mixed Martial Arts Fighters, numerous NCAA Division I teams, and hundreds of nationally ranked teen hopefuls from a broad cross-section of sports disciplines. Within this exciting training environment, weekend warriors, soccer moms, NASCAR dads, and their children also call IHP their training facility. Santana has been part of the strength and conditioning program for several Florida Atlantic University Sports teams over the last 10 years. He is currently responsible for the men’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, track and field, women’s volleyball, and the men’s and women’s swimming strength and conditioning programs.