Our Personal Trainers

Donnie Jackson, CSCS, CES

Donnie Jackson is not your run of the mill personal trainer. He has been in the fitness field for almost 15 years! For 10 of those years he served at Fitness Director of the A.E. Finley YMCA where he oversaw personal training programs, 85 employees, 110 group fitness classes, and over 6000 members. In addition to hands on work with clients himself, he designed fitness programs and protocols for best practices in training the large volume of clients that walked through the door everyday. In essence, he trained the personal trainers!

Donnie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. These two certifications complement each other beautifully. When designing a program for a client he is able to lay a solid foundation based on proper training techniques and movements for both injury rehab and injury prevention using his CES. On top of that solid foundation, he then takes the clients to the next level of performance utilizing his CSCS.

His personal trainer style incorporates a variety of tools to keep clients motivated, having extensive experience with TRX, sandbags, bands and bodyweight. He doesn’t just train. He coaches. He believes he and clients work together in partnership to build something. Clients stay more motivated as a vested partner as he guides them with his expertise explaining “the why” behind each exercise.

“Embrace the process of getting better step by step. None of us are finished yet.”
– Donnie Jackson

Reviews & Testimonials for Donnie Jackson

My family and I have benefited greatly from working with Donny. He is mature, knowledgeable and fun, bringing a wide range of best-practice workout activity to every session. He is a great listener and targets his expertise to help you reach your goals—whatever they may be.

– Susan Landis