James Carlson CPTCarlson Fitness Orlando

Welcome to Carlson Fitness!

My name is James Carlson and I am a Certified Personal Trainer lucky enough to be living in Orlando. I believe that physical fitness is something that you should be able to enjoy. You are not going to find any crash diets here or 4 week programs that are going to get you “shredded”. Gimmicks and quick fixes will only burn you out and leave you in a worse place than you are right now.

What you will find here is logical, science based fitness that takes the entire person into account. Get healthy in a way that you will enjoy and be able to stick with, long term.


Are you tired of gym routines that have no bearing on real life? I believe in the concept of functional fitness. Exercises and workouts that mimic real life and will actually improve your quality of living. While my workouts incorporate many traditional aspects of resistance training, they also use the concept of unstable weights. This forces your body to use more stabilizer muscles and synergists. The result is a more effective workout using less weight and taking less time.


Every workout program needs resistance training to tone and build muscle. What good is it to lose weight if you have no muscle under the fat to show?

Even if you are not a fan of barbells and weight plates, you will be able to appreciate my version of resistance training. I use the concept of unstable loads. This allows you to get twice the benefit of a workout while using half the weight.


Exercise is important, but it is your nutrition plan that will allow you to drop the weight and build muscle. This is not to say that you will be on a diet however.

I can make virtually any diet work and I will use my skills as a Certified Nutrition Coach to make small but effective changes to your diet. Keep eating the foods you love and lose weight without the constant hunger or fatigue.


This is one of the greatest things that you get from hiring a personal trainer.

I will be with you every step of the way, motivating you and keeping you on track. Unlike the typical “gym trainer” I actually care about my clients and have built my reputation on success.




I train in your home, within 15 miles of Oviedo FL. This includes Winter Park, NE Orlando, Casselberry, Longwood, Maitland and surrounding areas.