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About JD

Hi! My name is JD (or a lot of people call me Buttons- I’ll get to that in a bit) I’m 29, a Cancer, and more importantly an NASM Certified Personal Trainer! •My fitness journey began at a young age trying to find a sport I would enjoy. After a few attempts and failures I discovered a passion/excelled in Track & Field. I was always a skinny kid and had a desire to build muscle but found myself intimidated by gyms and would often literally hide out in the bathroom during lifting days. After graduating high school I became a dancer/go-go boy/stripper (whatever you wanna classify it as and hence the nickname Buttons) my body was on display and judged nightly as I worked to put myself through community college. It was such an interesting awakening to be so vulnerable and have my body on display in that way and it inspired me to get my first ever gym membership. • I had major gym anxiety and went to 24 Hour Fitness so I could work out super late when it was empty. I hated going at peak busy hours (still do but now for different reasons lol) because I was intimidated and felt awkward, like everyone was judging me, and all those crazy social anxiety feelings a lot of us get. While I had no clue what I was doing at first, I took it upon myself to do the work and research as well. I eventually became more and more confident at the gym, saw some decent physical changes, and most importantly I really just FELT BETTER and ended up loving and looking forward to working out each day •NOW, I look forward to sharing the knowledge I’ve gained with you all and hope to help inspire and actively take part in helping others reach their ultimate potential. I’ve struggled with body image issues and know exactly what it’s like to be intimidated by the gym so I can definitely relate and want all my clients to feel safe and comfortable with me and get to the point I’m at now where they have an active love for (well at least don’t hate lol) fitness. My goal is to help women and gay men get in the best shape of their lives and feel confident and happy. I welcome people of all ages, genders, races, sexualities, belief systems, and levels of experience

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Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscular Definition

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, LGBTQIA, Overweight/ Obese, Women

JD is a FANTASTIC trainer, knowledgeable, approachable, and flexible. He is genuinely interested in my fitness goals and offers a pragmatic program for me to hit them. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to anyone looking for an outstanding personal trainer in DFW!

Brad B.

JD is truly a one of a kind trainer. He not only is technically proficient and professional but he genuinely cares about his clients as people. As a former college athlete, I can undoubtably say he’s one of the most talented fitness professionals I’ve ever been around. A perfect balance of leading by example, teaching and motivating - my only regret is that I won’t be here to receive his training in person after I move! Thank you JD, you make working out rewarding and fun!

Myles J.

I have had trainers my whole life and James is my favorite so far! He is so fun, flexible with scheduling, and has helped me get great results! Great price packages too for sessions! You won’t regret!

Tara F.

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