ACE certified personal trainer

Charlie Spence lightening bolt

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About Charlie

As a person who has been in the health and fitness industry for over two decades, I bring a wealth of experience to the industry. I have a thorough knowledge of fitness assessments, functional development, human anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and fitness program development. I also have over a decade of customer service, rapport building, management and team building. Given the opportunity, I will prove to be a valuable and effective force in your lifestyle development and wellness. I provide a unique approach to personal training by incorporating martial art techniques into the fitness regimen for optimal health and fitness.

My favorite client story

I had an elderly gentleman of 65 years come to me because he struggled with weight 285lbs, had type 2 diabetes, struggled with PTSD and had little endurance and energy. Using my training methods and incorporating HIIT and Martial Art Techniques, after 6 months my client had greater endurance, increased energy, went down to 225lbs, no longer had to take diabetes medication and is living a healthier and happier life.

My favorite exercise

Performing Martial art patterns with high intensity.

My favorite quote

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

My training philosophy

I believe in addressing the core first as it is fundamental for the peak performance of all other parts of the body. I strive to heighten functionality through balance and stabilization, movement and load training. Then I will strive to improve cardiovascular efficiency through aerobic and anaerobic training. Overall you will experience increased flexibility, cardio vascular endurance, increased strength and optimal health.

My training experience

I have taught fitness classes in cardio kickboxing, spin, and Body Pump. I have taught Martial Arts for over 25 years. I have been a college-level athlete in football. I have studied applied science, anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics. I have college credits in health and fitness, and nutrition.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Kickboxing
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications




Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Men, Middle-aged, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

Anxiety, Autism, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Cancer, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Knee Pain/Issues, Obesity, Prediabetes

1725 S Coronado Rd

Gilbert, AZ 85295

No Gym Membership Needed!

Charlie is great. Haven't had a lot of training with Charlie yet, but he is personable, kind, and compassionate about my health issues. Enjoyed my first work out and introduction to his style and methods.

Lynda A.

Charlie is certified, knowledgeable, patient, caring, and he has a unique training approach of implementing both fitness training and Choi Kwang Do. Your goals are his goals! Charlie enabled me the motivation to not only lose weight, tone-up, build endurance, improve my overall health, but the confidence to know it can be done and though it takes dedidication the end result of feeling better and looking better - score!

Sarah B.

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