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James Benfield

20 Years At 247 Fitness
Email: [email protected]
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

7 years at 24-7 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. Expert in Middle and High School athletic training. Helping average athletes become elite athletes.