Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Roche

Jonathan Roche is an Award-Winning Fitness Expert, Best-Selling Author, a 12-time Ironman Triathlon Finisher and 23-time Boston Marathon Finisher (running 22 of them to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute). 

In 1995 Jonathan weighed 224 pounds and was wearing size 38 pants when his Dad (who was obese) died suddenly of Cardiac Arrest.  After losing his Dad, he went on to drop 44 pounds and has kept it off for 23 years. 

Jonathan is the Founder and CEO of Breakthrough Health, Inc. and his first book (“The No Excuses Diet”, which is an Anti-Diet book) hit #3 on the Amazon Best Seller List and was featured on The Today Show.  He is currently finalizing his second book titled “The 12 Laws of Permanent Weight Loss!” that will be released in January of 2019.

Jonathan started creating personalized interval training plans for people trying to get fit and lose weight in 1998.  He has now been awarded two “Interval Fitness Training” patents (Patent # 7,641,592 and Patent #7,981,002) that are at the core of Breakthrough Health’s proprietary software ( that personalizes an individual’s interval workouts based on their health status, goals and schedule.  Jonathan currently has a third patent that is pending for the “Wellness Optimization System” which is a machine learning software platform.

Breakthrough Health’s mission is to positively transform 100 million lives by 2025!