John Dickson Bio

I’ll be there for you each and every workout. By that I mean I’ll be there on time, ready to motivate and give you the benefit of my knowledge and experience.

As my Mom always tells the story, my passion for working out started when I came home from school one day at the age of 14 and told her a kid had teased me about being skinny! Now some 25 years later it’s still as important a part of my life as when I started. Even more so because I’ve made it my life’s work. I LOVE my job. I believe that my 12 years as a competitive power lifter and coach allowed me to develop the skills necessary to motivate and inspire people to achieve their goals.

In 1986 I entered my first bodybuilding competition. Training for over 10 contests further sharpened mt technical skills and knowledge about shaping, building,, and toning muscles. But just as importantly it instilled in me the compassion to identify with what I’m asking of a client because I’ve had to do it myself. Trust me, being a “fitness trainer” doesn’t insulate you from pain, sacrifice for dieting. I experience the same challenges that many of you will.

But I promise you this — I’ll be there for you each and every workout. By that I mean I’ll be there on time, ready to motivate and give you the benefit of my knowledge and experience. I’ll do it with a smile on my face and I’ll make it fun because to me, keeping it fun for you is just as important as what exercises we do and if you do your part — you can achieve the result you want.

Background

Attended Tennessee Technical University from 1977-1981 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Husbandry. Owner of Florida Fitness Concepts, formed in 1986. Awarded the personal training contract for the Peabody Hotels Athletic Clubs in 1992 and began post-operative rehabilitation for local doctors and chiropractors in 1992. Competitive Powerlifter for 10 years.

Powerlifting Coach for teams and individuals for 12 years
1985 Florida State Poerlifting Champion
1989 Orlando Bodybuilding Champion overall
1990 Southeastern Bodybuilding Champion light weight
1996 Jr. Florida Bodybuilding Champion light weight

Certifications

National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)

“Expert” rating for weight training, lifestyle consultant
“Master” rating on fitness assessment.

National health Club Association (NHCA) fitness instructor.
Basic CP
Johnny G Spinning ®Instructor.

Personal

I am married and have three children. My free time is spent with my children, enjoying their hobbies and my wife Susan, a local attorney for the Legal Aid Society for the Orange County Bar Association.