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Jim’s Bio

An Ohio native, I studied theater at Youngstown State University and caught the acting bug that would, years later bring me to New York City.

In 1984, I joined the Army and for 6 years worked as a Behavioral Science Specialist at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in the Social Work Department of Reynolds Army Community Hospital.

In 1990, I came to New York to study at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  I also began working as a personal trainer at The Soho Training Center and started my own personal training business.

Since then I have been a student of the body.  Learning how to strengthen and build muscle.  Discovering ways to prevent and rehabilitate injury.  Developing training programs for people of all ages and abilities.

I am CPR certified and insured.  I hold current certifications in the following organizations:

  • American Council on Exercise
  • Aerobic and Fitness Association of America
  • Pilates Institute of America


One thought on “Jim’s Bio

  1. Linda Shirley on said:


    I was cleaning out a box of memorabilia the other day and came across your name. I remember you well from the short period I was in Lawton back in the late 80’s and have always wondered how you were doing in the Big Apple.

    Looks like you’re doing well! Drop me a line if you remember me. I was a friend of Janis Chebatah and I also was am actor / singer.

    Best regards,
    Linda Shirley

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