Welcome To 247 Fitness

247 Mission

The purpose of 24/7 Fitness & Athletic training is we not only believe in getting the body healthy and fit, but

"That the GOD of Peace Himself (Jesus Christ) sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blame less at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

247 Fitness & Athletic Training has something for everyone. From the season trainer or beginner, we have equipment to fit 8yrs old to 100. We offer a full line of cardio, treadmills, ellipticals, steppers, dumbells, tires and anything to meet your personal training needs as well as food and nutrition programs. 24/7 is the place for anyone


James Benfield

18 Years At 247 Fitness
Email: jabenfield98@yahoo.com
Phone: 828-896-1674

James is a certified master trainer with 40 years experience in personal training. Our personal training comes with money back guaranteed results. James is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine of Fitness Professionals; is International Weightlifting Association (IWA) certified; was the sports trainer for Robert Yates Racing at the Winston Cup level for five years where they won a championship in 1999, and pit crew of the year in 2002, with an average crew age of 40 years old. James was also the chaplain/strength coach for Lenoir Rhyne University football team for three years.

James has had success with thousands of average people, getting the results they desired. The average loss per week is 2 - 5 pounds plus 5 inches, with many having results in the 8 - 12 inch loss range in one week. James is the only personal trainer in the Hickory Metro area that has the backing of the medical community.

Sam Benfield

5 Years At 247 Fitness

High school carrier. Avg 8.9 yards a carry. 4.5sec 40 yard dash. 40 inch vertical. Shrine Bowl combine record, benching 185 a total of 31 times as a running back. Named elite athlete in National Underclassmen Combine.


Cardio Machines

- Tredmills
- Stationary Bikes
- Elipitals

Weight Machines

- Life Fitness & Cybex
- Sectorized Machines
- 50+ Machines

Free Weights

- Squat Racks
- Hex Bars, Power Bars, Fatbars
- At Least All We Can


- Tires Up to 700 lbs
- Fitness / Strength / Agility
- Boxes / Ropes

6,250 Square Feet
Over Fifty machines
24/7 Survalence & Security
Male & Female Lockerrooms
Fatbars, Hexbars, Powerbars
Tires Up To 700 lbs
Dumbbells Up To 110 lbs


Personal / Sports Training

Training for Anyone & Everyone

247 Fitness offers personal training and specialized sports training to help you get a college scholarship. James is a master-level trainer with over 40 years of experience training everyone from seniors, youth, to athletes of all shapes and sizes. James has guarenteed results from his personal training that will show in your body and more importantly your performance. Over the course of his career he has trained tons of athletes from all kinds of sports, many of which have went on to play at the next level.

Lucas Clarke

"James helped me add not only strength, but also flexibility. He increased my stride by nearly 1/2 a foot and added explosion to my delivery which took my fastball in high school from low 80's to upwards of 87mph, and ultimately led me to playing at the Division I level for UNC-Asheville with a 90mph fastball. James trains smart, safe and specific to your sport and position to help you play at the next level. Not to mention he knows how to push you to your full potential."

- Lucas Clarke

Who Is Jesus Christ?

Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior?

Have you ever received the Lord Jesus into your life? Realize that God loves you and made a way for you through Jesus Christ.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish [in hell then the lake of fire], but have everlasting life [in Heaven with Jesus Christ].for God did not send His Son [Jesus Christ] into the world to condemn the world,but that the world through Him might be saved. Whoever believes in Jesus Christ [born-again] is not condemned, but whoever does not believe [is not born-again] is condemned already because they have not believed [been born-again] in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:16-18

God loves you and has a plan for your life

The Bible says that all men are sinners.

"For all [all who have ever lived]have sinned and come short of the Glory of God" Romans 3:23

Our sins have separated us from God. God made man in His image. He gave man the ability to choose right from wrong. We choose to sin. Your sins keep us from God. God's Word also says that sin must be paid for

"For the wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23

Wages mean payment. The payment of our sin is death, hell and the lake of fire after; forever. If we continue in our sin, we shall die without Jesus Christ and be without God forever. The good news is that Jesus Christ paid for our sins

"But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners [not born-again] Jesus Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

All of our sins were laid on Jesus Christ on the Cross. He paid our sin debt for us. The Lord Jesus Christ died on the Cross, and He arose from the dead with the keys of death, hell and the grave. Jesus Christ is Alive forevermore. We must personally pray and receive Jesus Christ by Faith

"For whoever calls on the name of the Lord [Jesus Christ] shall be saved." Romans 10:13
“Jesus answered and said Most assuredly,I say to you,unless one is born-again they cannot see The Kingdom Of God [Heaven] John 3:3

Just as God gave us the freewill to choose to sin,the same freewill is used to accept Jesus Christ to be born-Again. Pray and receive Jesus Christ as your Savior

"For whoever [this is you] calls on the Name of Jesus Christ will be saved [born-again]" Romans 10:13

Pray: 'Lord, I know that I am a sinner and lost without a relationship with You. If I died today I would not go to Heaven. I repent [turn away] all of my sins, please forgive me of them. Come into my Life and be My Savior. Wash me clean with your Blood that was shed on the Cross for me. Baptize me now with the Holy Spirit. Help me to live for You the rest of my life. In Jesus Name, amen.

New Life: Everlasting life begins the second you receive Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Request more information by contacting jamesbenfield@247fitnessandsportstraining.com