John Burk

John Burk


Mendelson Entertainment Group proudly represents John Burk.

John Burk is a war veteran and former Infantry Drill Sergeant. Burk enlisted with the United States Army at the age of 17 to pursue his dream of fighting for his country and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan for three tours.

John is best known for his direct, drill-sergeant style of motivation. Through his many motivation videos and programs on several platforms, John has inspired thousands of people to make a commitment to health and fitness. John's social media presence and radio show appearances reach hundreds of thousands every month.

John Burk is currently starring on American Grit, a brand-new competition series on FOX starring WWE Superstar John Cena in which sixteen of the country’s toughest men and women work together to face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges.

John is also CEO of In The Arena Fitness, a motivational and inspirational do-it-yourself fitness guide to living a healthier life through proper exercise and healthy diet.

John is deeply committed to our veterans. Through various avenues such as public speaking and commenting on critical news stories that affect the well-being of veterans, John has become a figure within the veteran community nationwide.


In collaboration with MEG, John is developing a program that will motivate others to attack their goals. Drawing from his personal experience, he will inspire others to achieve success in their own endeavors - whether it be a transition from military to civilian life, starting a business, growing a following on social media, etc.

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