John Haubenstricker

MS, RD, CSSD, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist®, IFPA Professional Bodybuilder

John Haubenstricker - Physique Coach

John Haubenstricker – Physique Coach

My love for bodybuilding all started when I was 15 and for my father’s birthday he received a barbell weight set. However, instead of my father putting the weights to use—I did! I was hooked and I completely fell in love with lifting weights and soon began going to the library to read up on how to work out from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joe Weider. I even took weight lifting classes in high school to continue to hone my skills, while I expanded my gym at home. Once I graduated high school, I enrolled at the University of Maryland to pursue a degree in Engineering. Soon I became apparent that it would take a lot of time and possibly limit my workouts, so I immediately switched to obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology. That’s when I knew I was completely committed to life-long learning on how to achieve the ultimate physique.

Fast forward 15 years, I now have a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences as well as being a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Specialist.

Currently, I am a Nutrition Education Associate for the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter directing their Wellness, Weight Management and Cooking Programs. I am also pursuing my Doctorate in Public Health from Loma Linda University. Previously, I was a Faculty Research Associate for the University of Pittsburgh within the Special Operation Forces community; and I have been a personal trainer for over 20 years helping everyone from corporate executives, professional salsa competitors and politicians achieve optimal health and wellness.

I am a natural bodybuilder who has been competing for over eight years. My passion, education and experience has driven me to working with physique athletes—bodybuilding, physique, fitness, figure and bikini competitors. Through my education and experience I help these individuals achieve the ultimate physique on and off stage. This is epitomized in my ethos, “To help develop each athlete to be the best they can be through scientifically-based education, achievement of personal health, inspiration, and ultimately preparing them every step of the way for competition. I am passionate about helping others achieve their health, performance and physique goals through education, personal health, inspiration, and competition and hope I can do the same for you.


John Haubenstricker, MS, RD, CSSD, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist®, IFPA Professional Bodybuilder


My Ethos

The fundamental values are:


I have always found it best to have an action plan to determine how to get to a goal.

Personal Health

Proper training and nutrition is not only the road to competitive success, it is also an investment in your personal health.


The path to one’s goals is always a unique, and often a challenging, journey. Regardless of one’s goals staying inspired is a must, and can look different for each person.


Whether a competitor in bodybuilding, fitness, bikini, figure or physique, we all want to sculpt our physiques to perfection.


Real people. Real testimonials.