Jon Jung

Don’t try to reinvent the wheel, just make it better. Listen to your head and ideas and take action.


Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Jon moved down to Orange County on an academic scholarship to attend the University of California, Irvine. As a student Jon, also worked as a pharmacy tech and an athletic trainer. There he studied Pre-Med and Business. His pre-med emphasis was on Biochemistry, Kinesiology, Sports Medicine and Nutrition. With the love for traveling the world, his business major was international studies with an emphasis on business management, marketing, finance and education. As soon as Jon graduated from UC Irvine in 2004, Jon pursued his dream to open his own fitness and health business. This passion sparked in 2002 when he competed in power-lifting then later bodybuilding, fitness model campaigns and men’s physique. In 2007 & 2008 he was internationally recognized as Mr. Asia. He is nationally qualified in the National Physique Committee (NPC) in both bodybuilding and men’s physique. He balances managing a business with spending time with family and friends, traveling the world and experiencing different cultures.

Where did the idea for your company come from?

My nickname growing up was Jungle for my last name Jung. Hence Jungle Fitness, Inc.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

This is a typical Monday-Friday.
4am: wake up
4-5am: emails, social media marketing.
5-530am: walk dog, drink an all green veggie shake.
530am-7am: workout
7am-12pm: meetings, conference calls, phone calls, emails, misc to do’s around my gym.
12pm-1pm: lunch and more phone calls.
1pm-2pm: errands and more phone calls.
2-3pm: go home shower, walk dog, more phone calls.
3-530pm: Pick up my son from school and spend time with him.
530pm-930pm: meetings.
930pm-1030pm: office work.
1030pm-1130pm: eat dinner & catch up with my wife and how her day was.
1130pm-1am: office work, emails, prep tomorrow’s task and to do list.
1am-4am: sleep.

How do you bring ideas to life?

Take risk and action.

What’s one trend that excites you?

Social media and the power to reach people in masses.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

To do lists. Waking up early. Working out and staying active and healthy.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Don’t be afraid to fail and if you do learn from your mistakes and improve.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

You don’t need 6-9 hours of sleep to have energy, function and be productive.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Workout first thing in the morning within 1-2 hours of waking up.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

Don’t try to reinvent the wheel, just make it better. Listen to your head and ideas and take action.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Not hitting my goals when I wanted to hit them and being ok with restructuring and resetting my goals.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

Create a separate stream of income utilizing social media.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

I purchased Beats by Dre Bluetooth headphones ($200ish). I use them daily from working out, to making calls, taking calls, listening to music, etc. Best $200 investment.

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?

My apple calendar. I schedule everything to the minute.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Lessons on learning and simple real estate.

What is your favorite quote?

Aspire to Inspire.

Key learnings:

  • Schedule you day by the hour along with task you want to complete.
  • Prioritize your task list in rank of priority and give them all deadlines.
  • Get input from family, friends, and others you respect.
  • Write your goals down and read them daily.
  • Create a vision/goal board and create a story of the future you and your future life.

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