Jon Feinman was appointed as a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition on March 24, 2023, for a 2-year term.
Mr. Feinman founded InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) in 2010, building upon his experience in AmeriCorps and as a personal trainer. As CEO, he’s focused on aligning the vision, strategy, culture, and growth of ICW to flip power dynamics, bridge social capital, and amplify the voice and agency of people at ICW. Over his 13 years at ICW, the company evolved from a weight training program to a workforce development track to a social justice organization. What started as a gym is now a community where people belong, together — where people are valued as equals and people with lived experience are listened to as the experts. It’s a person-centric organization where goals are determined by and driven by each individual. Rather than doing something “for” someone, ICW partners with and alongside each person to assist in empowering personal success.
Feinman received his Master of Business Administration from Babson College in 2010, where he launched ICW. For his work, Feinman has received awards from the Boston Celtics, Year Up, Good Sports, BostInno, and Babson College. In 2014, he was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and in 2015 he received the Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year for Social Entrepreneurship. ICW has been featured on ESPN, CBS, NESN, and in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and NPR.