Introducing the Mohawk Valley Wellness team

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Mohawk Valley Wellness

Our team of fitness and nutrition professionals are invested in your health. We make every decision with our members’ well-being in mind. Achieve your goals with us!

The Team

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John Bartholomeo


John Bartholomeo is the proud owner and head coach at Mohawk Valley Wellness, where he helps individuals become healthier and happier individuals. Alongside his dedication to fitness, John is also a devoted husband and father to two young boys. Mohawk Valley Wellness, established in 2011, stands as the first CrossFit affiliate in the Utica area, a testament to John’s commitment to community wellness. John’s journey in fitness began during his time in Iraq, where he served first as a Marine and later as a private contractor. Introduced to CrossFit during this period, John experienced a transformative shift in both training and nutrition, leading him to pursue certifications and expertise in various disciplines. Currently a blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu, John holds certifications including CrossFit Level 1 and 2, CrossFit Olympic Lift, Endurance, Kettlebell, and Gymnastics certifications, along with being a USAW Sports Performance Coach. With a passion for coaching, John relishes the opportunity to work with individuals of all skill levels. While he has competed in various arenas including CrossFit, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, and Strongman competitions, John finds immense joy in guiding and training new athletes, prioritizing their growth and development above all else.

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