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James Dixon, BA, CPTFounder I collectively trained in these establishments for a few years up until 2015, before I realized I had outgrown paying for shared training space. It was time for me to start my own official business. I registered the name "All Around Strong" (LLC), as it speaks to my belief that physical and mental strength go hand in hand.After working as a personal trainer at a commercial gym for a couple of years, I became an independent trainer in 2010. I mainly trained my clients by subleasing gym space; starting out at Spirit Anacostia Health & Wellness in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast DC before transitioning to the Hard Training Club and ultimately Fit 360 DC, both in Northwest DC. I collectively trained in these establishments for a few years up until 2015, before I realized I had outgrown paying for shared training space. It was time for me to start my own official business. I registered the name "All Around Strong" (LLC), as it speaks to my belief that physical and mental strength go hand in hand. Shortly after establishing the business, I located a 500 square ft. studio for lease in my neighborhood on Kennedy St. in the NW section of Washington, DC (locally referred to as "Uptown"). I leased this studio for close to two years and was making great strides in the local community. It was around this time, however that my third child was born. I knew that the overhead of maintaining a commercial brick and mortar training business would be too much to take on with the new addition to the family, so I made the decision to leave the studio and began shifting my focus towards growing the brand in other ways.I began to research ways that could provide a valuable service as a personal trainer while not having to always train clients in person. While researching, I came across the Online Training Academy (OTA) and enrolled and eventually completed my Online Trainer Academy Certification. Since earning this prestigious credential, I have continued to develop my niche in coaching people online to become mentally and physically stronger; while continuing my in person personal training services. The active lifestyle of today calls for targeted, intuitive fitness support that often extends outside of the walls of a gym; something most training facilities simply aren’t able to provide.
"I really enjoyed the training. It embodies the name of this company All Around
Strong. We worked every muscle group sometimes with isolation and others as complex movement that worked multiple groups simultaneously. Definitely recommend to all types of fitness levels from just starting, to the professional athlete."
Austin "No Doubt" Trout
1x World Champion
"As an aspiring personal trainer, training with All Around Strong showed me how everything I was learning in my own studies would eventually be applied to my future clients."
"Working with All Around Strong was a great way to get high quality training in while on break from school."
Marshall University Alumni
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