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About Jesse



I was born and raised in Sarasota Florida and moved to Central Florida in the summer of 2003. I have my Associates of Arts Degree in Sports Medicine from Manatee Community College and my Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida. I am certified with PTA Global, NASM and have my level one nutrition certification with Precision Nutrition. I absolutely love fitness and have been a board-certified fitness professional for over twenty years. I fell in love with fitness at the age of fifteen because I was born with cerebral palsy in which I lacked muscle tone, coordination, strength, balance and weakness on the left side of my body, and I wanted to improve on my weaknesses. I was also very skinny and lacked confidence. When I lifted weights for the first time my whole life changed. I felt good about myself. As I started gaining muscles and improving the coordination, strength, balance and muscle tone on the left side of my body, my confidence grew. With what I have experienced, and what fitness has done for me lead me to want to help others to experience for themselves what fitness can do for them in all aspects of their lives. I have trained many people with different goals, backgrounds, lifestyles, limitations and injuries. Today I specialize in helping people who may be a beginner, intermediate or advanced with in person or online nutrition counseling. My fitness programs are specially designed for everyone, providing them with strength training and cardiovascular exercise that will help them tone up, lose body fat (weight) and gain lean muscle. I help people reach their fitness goals in a variety of ways, such as one-on-one training, paired training, group training, boot camps and online fitness training to help them reach their fitness goals. If you’re looking to change your life, remember it starts by changing what you do daily. Have a great day and God Bless!





My favorite client story

I have so many awesome testimonials from clients, but if I had to pick one. I would say helping a client lose over 150 lbs and seeing that clients whole life change physically, mentally, spiritually and socially!

My favorite exercise

My favorite exercise are deadlifts because you have to use every muscle in your body to do the exercise and it builds your strength, cardiovascular system and helps with flexibility all at once!

My favorite quote

Don't wish it was easier wish you were better!

My training philosophy

My training philosophy is that there is know one size fits all nutrition, cardiovascular, strength training or psychological development program that fits all! Every individual is different and each of us has our own baggage, stresses, fitness, health and personal goals that makes each one of us special and unique! I tailor my programs specific to the individual and each individual should have their own subscription for success!

My training experience

I have over twenty years of experience and have trained people with different fitness, health, and life goals. I believe fitness is more of a psychological challenge than a fitness challenge because the body will not go where your mind won't take you!

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Cross Training
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

PTA Global Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications



AA in Sports Medicine, BS in Psychology

Who I Especially Like Working With

Bariatric, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Disabled, Military, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ADHD, Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Cognitive Delays, Depression, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea

Jesse is awesome. He goes above and beyond what I'd expect him to help me with. He constantly adjusts to meet my needs and maximize my workouts. During my train time, he is completely focused on me and keeps me motivated as much as I sometimes want to give up. I could go to any number of trainers within 5 min of my house, but I choose to drive 30 min to be able to work with him.

Lorraine M.

I decided to go with Jesse because of his professionalism and desire to help give me the results I wanted. He not only helped me get down to a size 6 but has helped me regain my confidence in the gym as well as in life. What he does well is empower you with the strength you didn’t realize you had, no matter your gender, age or size. His program is designed according to each person. I trained with him 6 years ago and recently am training with him again. Best trainer in Central Fl by far!

Valerie S.

My experience Jesse and his fitness program for me has far exceeded my expectations. He is attentive to the needs of his clients and makes sure each person gets the individualized attention they need. He is concerned not only with training the physical body but his approach wholistically makes him an excellent and knowledgeable fitness trainer! Thanks Jesse for all you do.

Angelina B.

I really enjoyed working with Jesse. He challenged me appropriately, and kept things fun and interesting. He was very knowledgeable and I got great results! I highly recommend him.

Jessica S.

Jesse is such a great Personal Trainer. He listens to you, and really wants to help!

April B.

A great workout everytime. A professional and the best at what he does. Excellent work ethics and he leads by example

Pooya P.

If you want to get all you can get out of a coaching experience than Jesse is the trainer for you. He continually provides workouts that push you to be the best that you can be as well as providing nutritional guidance. Been working with Jesse for over a year and I totally enjoy each session.

Heidi P.

Jesse Wolford is a great trainer. With his training I am stronger than I’ve ever been and in really good health. He always challenges and motivates me. And at 74, I need all that I can get. I highly recommend Jesse.

Susan T.

I was referred to Jesse about 1 year. He is the best trainer I've had. He is a wealth of knowledge he covers all facets of fitness from food, mental and physical health. He is fully invested in your health and fitness goals and helps you understand this is a lifestyle. I would definitely recommend Wolford Built Fitness.

Angel B.

Jesse is extremely professional and works hard to help you meet your fitness goals.

Angela T.

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