Body Chemistry Fitness was founded by John Wardell in 1988.

For the last three decades we have been changing the way people relate to fitness.

We sell a lifestyle not weight training routines or nutrition programs. 
With a team of trainers that are the best in the business, we have seen some life changing results on a daily basis. Wether it be from our patented Evolution nutrition program or our 30 minute ultra efficient training sessions we offer a fitness experience that is second to none. 

Come see why we have been in business for over 29 years and

continue to grow every year. 

Meet John Wardell

For over 25 years, John competed on a National/International level in both sports. He has set 26 world records in powerlifting and won numerous world and national titles. At the age of 35, became the second person in the world to officially squat over 900lbs and bench press over 700lbs at a bodyweight under 230lbs in national/international competition. In 1995, he was one of the first pioneers in the Conjugate method, better known as the Westside principles; and has been educating athletes and coaches ever since.

John graduated from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in Chicago in 1991 under founder Dr. Bob Goldman.

Some training clients and patrons of club:


 Darrelle Revis–NY Jets. Voted Best Player in NFL 2010.                                             

 Devin McCourty–Rookie of the Year 2010. Pro bowl 2010 NE Patriots.                       

 Jason McCourty–Tennessee Titans.                                                                              

 Kevin Haslam–Jaguars.                                                                                                            

 Kenyon Martin–NJ Nets.                                                                                                                       

 JR Inman–European pro basketball player.                                                                    

 Michelle Damon–Sports Illustrated swim suit model, wife of Johnny Damon.                  

 Bill Murray, Didi Conn, and Mitchell Modell, owner of Modell's sporting goods.          

 Justin Combs, P Diddy’s oldest son and highly recruited college corner back.

The central focus is always helping people achieve their fitness goals and that is Body Chemistry. I founded Body Chemistry 21 years ago. Then, a small personal training studio with 1000 square feet; today, a full service facility that occupies over 16,000 square feet. We now train high school athletes, housewives, high profile executives, seniors, actors, fitness models and professional athletes.


Accomplishments Include:

  • 1st place. Iron Man Bodybuilding/Powerlifting in San Francisco, CA.

  • 1st place. Mr. Continental USA in Detroit MI. Heavyweight.

  • Won 1st Powerlifting Competition in 1980 at age12.

  • AAU New Jersey State Bench–180lbs at114lbs bodyweight, age 11.

  • Best Lifts 900 lbs squat at 220 bodyweight.

  • 854lb squat at 198lbs bodyweight–ranked 5th all-time highest squat by bodyweight.

  • John was the second person under 230lbs to officially squat 900lbs and bench press 700lbs in International competition) in the history of the sport.

  • Ranked in Top 3 in the APF Nationals (American PowerLifting Federation) from 1995-2000.

  • WPC World Champion Powerlifting; best lifter award at 242 (226.5 bodyweight) with a men’s world record bench at 705 lbs in Calgary, Canada.

  • Winner WPO Bench Bash for Cash, Orlando, FL.

  • 2nd Place World Champion Powerlifting, Helsinki Finland.

  • IPA National Champion Powerlifting and Best lifter.

  • Featured on CBS “Under Cover Boss” 2013.

  • Finalist Arnold Classic, just missing 740 World Record Benchpress.