Already at the age of 4 Johannes won several competitions in the swimming club of his hometown Leipzig. At the age of 8 he moved to Berlin together with his family. Between the ages of 11 and 13 he tried several disciplines from tennis to martial arts to American football. He performed a little dumbbell training at home from time to time. When he entered a fitness centre for the first time in 1997, he was smitten. Since then he has been infected with the fitness and body-styling virus. Since 2001 he has taken part in bench-pressing competitions and has run a fitness centre. Since 2005 Johannes is a personal trainer and attends to competition athletes as well as average people or obese groups receiving unemployment benefits II. Further information can be found on his Website.