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About James

My name is James Barnett but I go by JB most of the time. I have a Computer Engineering Technology degree, however 5yrs after getting my degree I found my nitch which is personal training. I worked for 24hr fitness for 14yrs as a certified master trainer. The past 2yrs I have ran my own business JB APEX FITNESS LLC. I have always been athletic and involved in sports growing up so choosing that path in my career has been one of my best decisions I have made. I love working with different kind of clients because its a challenge for me and I love to create new exercise programs for each client. It doesn't matter how old, young, beginner, rehab, post injury, core strength, total strength, over weight, obese, Parkinson, balance issues, enhance sports performance etc. Remember we are on this journey together and I won't let you down. The best part about training to me is when your client sets a goal and they achieve it. I'm also a national qualified NPC mens physique competitor.

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
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

NASM CES, NASM Master Trainer, NASM PES, NASM Golf Fitness Specialist


Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Law Enforcement, Men, Middle-aged, Military, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Seniors, Student-athletes

Medical Conditions Experience

Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Depression, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Neck Pain, Obesity, Pregnancy, Shoulder Issues

11619 Padon Rd

Needville, TX 77461

No Gym Membership Needed!

JB has been my trainer for over 7 years. He is amazing in making every session focused on what I need to get the best results. He knows when to push and when to ease things up. Very knowledgeable about diet, key exercises and health issues. Highly recommend.

Faraz K.

I’ve been going to James now for over a year, and I can honestly say, he’s the best trainer I’ve ever had. This is the first time I’ve seen a real change in my body… I can’t say enough good things about James!!!

Mika C.

I have been training with James Barnett for over ten years. I went to him initially as I was actively working to lose weight and get more fit. He was and is an integral part of that plan. We have worked together to strengthen all parts of my body, especially my core, which is so important as we age. We vary our workouts so all body parts get a piece of the action! James is a very empathetic person and is always in a good mood (even at 6 am!). I highly recommend him if you are considering using a trainer.

Kim M.

JB has been my trainer since 2016. Thanks to him I am soon to be 80 years old and am stronger and healthier than many 50 year olds. He is always attentive in our sessions, being the voice of reason when needed. He challenges me but prevents me from being injured by my own need to over achieve. Knowledgeable, creative, kind, patient, reliable, professional. The perfect trainer!

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