Panther of the Week: Jionni Paige
By 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 21, 2015
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Name: Jionni Paige, Recreation Assistant
Unit: 460th Force Support Squadron
Length of Service: 5 months
Hometown: Denver, CO
Hobbies: Working out, watching movies, sports and cooking
Unique fact: Collects oldies music and loves to dance
Jionni graduated with his Bachelor's of Science from Colorado Mesa University in 2009. After graduation, he moved back to Denver to pursue a career in the health and fitness field. Jionni enjoys working with a variety of clients, helping them reach their fitness goals, and has a passion for helping others discover all they can accomplish. Jionni trains from experience. When he was 21 he decided to make a change in his lifestyle, and went from 265 to 187 pounds in two-years' time. He continues to share his experience and what he's learned with others, working as a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Jionni lives by the mantra "Those who think they can't, won't succeed; and those who think they can, will achieve."
"Jionni is one of four certified personal trainers employed at the Buckley Fitness Center. He conducts one-on-one fitness training sessions, provides equipment orientations and teaches a variety of group exercise classes that are a key part of the fitness center programs, including the Fitness Improvement Program. Jionni also instructs an exercise class specifically for retirees, which has increased in participants significantly in the past few months. Jionni assists with fitness events, and has been an important part of the 2015 Buckley Dash to Distance Race series. Jionni continues to provide excellent customer service, and has a positive impact on fitness center patrons and staff."
-Audra Robison, 460th Force Support Squadron fitness director