John Leidholt

Whether it’s an error in exercise technique that needs to be cleaned up or just a rough day and you’re not feeling 100%, I’m here to help you become the best version of yourself!

Hyatt Training Portland physical therapist John Leidholt
Hyatt Training Portland personal trainer John Leidholt

Hyatt Training Portland physical therapist John Leidholt

John Leidholt

Physical Therapist, Personal Trainer

Personality: Ambitious, genuine, empathetic, meticulous

Certifications: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), EXOS: Performance Specialist, Titleist Performance Institute Health Provider (golf), Smart Tools: Blood Flow Restriction Training, RockTape: Functional Movement Taping.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Sports & Exercise Science from University of Wyoming, Bachelor’s degree in Sports & Exercise Science from University of Northern Colorado, Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences

Proudest athletic achievements:

  • Participating in college athletics (baseball and football)
  • Four-time state champion in baseball

About me

I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry for almost 8 years, including as  physical therapist, personal trainer, sports performance coach and manager for a sports nutrition store. Two years into my college baseball career, I experienced two major injuries that required surgery. The support and motivation I received from an awesome physical therapist and strength coach were exactly what I needed to crawl out of the dark place that an injury can put you in. Fast forward one year, and I received my personal training certification with the goal of helping others the way I was helped. I then chose to take a route of both strength and conditioning and physical therapy so I could work with people trying to recover from injury, improve performance or increase their overall fitness.

My job is amazing because it combines my three biggest passions: exercise, education and acts of service. I’ve worked with a wide variety of people, and I learn as much from each client as they learn from me. I get the same amount of joy working with a professional athlete as I do when working with someone who has never been in a gym before. Clients like working with me because I do my best to create a professional yet comfortable environment that is centered around them.


My specialties include injury rehabilitation, injury prevention, strength and conditioning, and sports performance. However, I feel comfortable treating or coaching individuals from all walks of life.


I aim to promote optimal health and wellness by providing clients with the proper support and education while maintaining a positive environment that allows all parties to thrive. I was once the person who was extremely intimidated by walking into a gym. I know the uncomfortable feeling of being pushed outside of your comfort zone. That’s why I try to create a supportive and positive environment.

Outside the gym

Outside of the gym I typically enjoy a weekend of camping & fly fishing, snowboarding, or a day spent reading at a local coffee shop or brewery. I’m new (ish) to Oregon so don’t hesitate to send your recommendations my way!

For the first time in my life, I don’t have any pets. Growing up, my dad was a veterinarian so our house was full of animals. It has been a weird adjustment; however, I’m looking to get a golden retriever as a hiking and camping buddy soon!