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Can you really get a month’s worth of personal training for just $99? Absolutely! My small group classes (2 – 6 people) are just the thing. This class size allows me to offer group savings while still having the time for individualized attention.

Get workouts customized to you along with nutrition planning, social support and, most importantly, accountability. I am even going to give you a full 2 weeks to try me out, because I know that you will see results and stay on as a long term client.

Group Personal Training

Group training allows for individualized attention and tracking without the high costs of 1 on 1 personal training.

Enjoy full body workouts that include core work, resistance training and cardio. In addition, your low monthly dues include app access, nutritional counseling and most importantly accountability.

Group training is more than just class work. I will customize the workout just for you and will push you to challenge yourself. Miss a class, better believe I will be contacting you.

FREE for two weeks so you will see results before you pay a dime.

Men and wmen at an Oviedo boot camp.
Woman taking a group fitness class in Oviedo.

Covid Safe

Personal training sessions are held at Lake Concord Park in cooperation with the City of Casselberry. Lake Concord is the jewel of the park system and is located between City Hall and the Casselberry PD.

Our workout area is located just feet from a kid’s playground and splash pad, if you want to bring your children while you work. (Please note, NO childcare is provided by Carlson Fitness.)

The area is heavily shaded with 150 year old oaks, making it an ideal place to enjoy a workout without the traditional “gym scene”.

Functional Fitness

I have never encountered a barbell out in the wild. Your workout will focus on function fitness, in other words, strength you can use in real life. Every workout will include core training, resistance work and cardio.

For resistance training, I focus on unstable loads. Lifting an unstable weight allows for activation of more helper muscles, making the movement more effective and more relative to real life. As an added benefit, you can get a better workout while using half the weight.

Traditional dull cardio work is replaced by SAQ Training. Speed, Agility & Quickness drills are fun, fast and, once again, relate to real life. Steady state cardio is boring, less effective and grueling. We don’t do it because you do not need it.

Training outdoors in Casselberry near Orlando.
A smiling personal trainer in Orlando.


Certified Personal Trainer

My name is James Carlson and I am a Certified Personal Trainer living in Orlando. Like most Florida residents, I am not a native but I got here just as soon as I could. I grew up in Dallas, TX and moved here with my wife and three kids several years ago.

Having always been into fitness in some shape or another, I decided long ago to make it my career. That being said, you can be assured that I am not just a “gym guy” who knows how to work out. I hold a number of advanced certifications and I use this knowledge to create personalized, complete fitness plans that will allow you to thrive.

If you want to find a fitness plan that you can stick with for life and not get burnt out, I am your personal trainer.

If you don’t want to live your life in a gym, but still want to see steady progress, I am your personal trainer.

If you want to get fit without falling for all of the latest fads and by focusing on real proven science, I am your personal trainer.

It does not matter if your goal is to cut inches off your waist or add inches to your biceps. I would be glad to help and I will get you to the finish line.





Even after the free trial has expired, you get more with me than any other trainer in Orlando. For the price of just one session at the average personal training studio, you get 3 sessions a week, nutritional coaching, goal setting, progress tracking, and so much more. I am also very involved in the progress of my clients. If you miss a workout, I will be in touch.


Although you will be working out in a small group setting, the size of the group allows for personalized attention. Weights will be adjusted to your strength level, individual workouts will be assigned and individual goals will be made and monitored.


Functional fitness workouts are more fun and much more useful. Get tone, lose weight and make your body move better with less pain and discomfort. My workout program utilizes concepts that many trainers are not familiar with like unstable loads, balance training and SAQ (speed-agility-quickness). You will not only look better, but also feel better.


Let's face it, gyms are risky. Even before Covid, if you wanted to get sick, a trip to the gym is all it would take. Working out in a park setting is ideal if you want to stay safe. Fresh air, easy social distancing and a much less stressful or judgy atmosphere.


If you want to reach your goals, you are going to need more than just a few workouts. Unfortunately. that is where most personal trainers stop. Your program will include customized workouts, nutritional assistance, goal setting, progress tracking and accountability. I will do everything in my power to help you stick with the program.


Sometimes the willpower of one is not enough, and that is where I come in. Change is hard, but I will help you reach the finish line. Miss a workout or fail to chart your calories and I will be there to remind you.


7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
I work out of Lake Concord Park, in cooperation with the city of Casselberry. 95 Triplet Lake Dr, Casselberry, FL 32707.
As an Orlando area personal trainer, my clients come from Casselberry, Celebration, Doctor Phillips, Longwood, Maitland, Ocoee, Orlando, Oviedo, Sanford, Windermere, Winter Park, Winter Springs and surrounding areas.