JUSTIN GIBSON, B.S., NSCA-CSCS, ACSM-CPT
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Kentucky
National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
"As a teenager I was very overweight. I virtually never exercised to any real degree, and my nutritional habits were those of a typical teenager. One day after getting bullied, I decided to start a workout program to get bigger and stronger and hopefully gain the self-confidence I’d never had before. Although I was clueless the first time I walked into a fitness center. One of the trainers there was nice enough to show me the basics and encouraged me to learn as much as I could about fitness, it worked! I lost the weight, got some funny bumps in my arms, and haven’t stopped working out since. Not only that, but I wanted to pursue a career in helping others do the same.
I believe that the gym should be an inviting, inspiring place, and no one should feel the need to “work their way up to the gym”. The important thing is not where you start but how hard you work to improve.
As a trainer, I believe in mastering the basics to get stronger and getting creative to burn calories. I’ve worked with high school athletes, college professors, retirees, and children. I can say that even though everyone has unique strengths and contraindications, we’re more alike than we are different. I’ve trained at the University of Kentucky and several gyms and athletic training centers in Lexington, and I know I can use what I’ve learned to help anyone achieve their goals!"