John Pierre on the Pillars of Health and Movement Over Exercise


“Think good thoughts, do good deeds”

Sometimes you meet someone whose heart is just massive and you can’t comprehend the amount of service they’ve done for the world. John Pierre, or JP as he’s known, is one of those guys. From animal activism to being Ellen’s personal trainer, geriatric physical therapy to rescuing victims of sex trafficking, building an animal sanctuary from the ground up to teaching women’s self defense classes, JP does it all. In this episode, we dive into JP’s background plus all of this stuff and have a really stimulating conversation that will hopefully leave you with something valuable to bring into your own life. Some of the things you can look forward to in the conversation:

  • JP’s early adoption of a plant-based vegan diet and how that culture has shifted over time
  • Some stories from his work as a celebrity trainer working with people like Ellen Degeneres and Emily Deschanel
  • Why movement is more powerful than exercise
  • Why the three Pillars of Health are so important to living a healthy and happy life
  • How to integrate more functional habits into your life
  • And much more!

JP has become a friend of TFF and like we talk about in the beginning of the episode, was very integral in us starting a project like this. The three of us went on a long hike about a year ago and discussed how we could get more involved in the plant-based nutrition space, and here we are! We also have a really cool project in the works which involved JP and his new animal sanctuary, Living With Harmony, so stay tuned on that!

If you’re reading this post, you’re probably on our new website! Super super stoked about how it turned out and we hope you do too! It’s definitely a work in progress and isn’t finished yet, so we seriously value your feedback and criticisms to how everything is looking, and let us know if something is wrong!

Also let us know what you thought of the intro to today’s podcast. Did you find it too long? What did you think of the gratitude segment? We want to hear what you think and if you liked it. Thanks guys!

One more thing: Massive thank you to everyone who has left us a review on the iTunes store, we read each and every one so it’s greatly appreciated! Really helps us grow. And thank you to everyone who’s shared the podcast and TFF content with your friends and family and on social media, this is how we grow a movement and change paradigms, so it’s awesome to see! Keep doing what you’re doing guys, you are all amazing. Alright, Jackson and Aaron over and out, enjoy the show.


Show Notes

JP’s stuff:


Living With Harmony 

His books: Pillars of Health and Strong, Savvy, Safe

Connect with JP:

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3 Replies to “John Pierre on the Pillars of Health and Movement Over Exercise”

  1. Great show. Please consider discontinuing the use of “F bombs” during the show. “F bombs” are often used during aggressive arguments and violent episodes. The “F word” consequently can be startling and can result in the audience’s attention being on that word rather than on the intended message. Just a thought. Thanks.

    1. Hey Caryl,
      Thanks for listening! We’re sorry you are offended by our profanity. This show is definitely not for everyone, as we use adult humor and language. We never use it or mean it in an offensive, violent, or abusive way, it’s just our personality. If you dislike this part of our podcast, we suggest you don’t listen. Have a nice day!

  2. Got the message. I had actually stopped subscribing once. Then listened when I saw JP was the speaker. Interesting reply to a program which mentioned Ahimsa multiple times. Best of everything.

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