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"Knowledge is the key element in creating a successful program that will produce unbelievable results. Experience and continued education, along with the concept of what makes your body function proficiently and properly, can develop a temple that you will love."
Ricky Jackson 2014 Houston's Personal Trainer of the year, has been involved with fitness for the last 30 years as a professional athlete, collegiate and professional head strength and conditioning coach for 18 different sports, The Briar Club's boxing and personal trainer, and a Youth Camp supervisor at The Houstonian Health Club. He has developed his training regimens from his 100-plus hours of human performance studies at Texas Southern University to the various trainers and coaches that he has had the tremendous privilege of working with over the years.
It has been a great advantage for Ricky, both personally and professionally, to have been involved in so many phenomenal training programs. These experiences have helped Ricky develop a style of his own, which includes the most advantageous training regimens for each one of his many satisfied clients.
Ricky formerly worked for one of Houston's exclusive resorts, The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Trellis Spa as the head of their year-round Youth Camp program. During Mr. Jackson's tenure with the resort, he was instrumental in implementing new and exciting programs for the youth aimed at creating state-of-the-art and high-quality fitness programs for children ages 3 to 12 years old. The youth program uniquely utilized Ricky's talent of years of experience in the fitness arena and satisfied his passion to work to inspire others of every age, gender and background through fitness programs.
A.K.A. Coach Jackson, Ricky spent 5 years at the helm of the strength and conditioning program at Texas Southern University. He was responsible for eighteen different sports in the athletic program. He was praised for the development of the university's weight room into a fully functional facility for all eighteen sports, while providing personal training for university students and employees. He was also responsible for dietary programs for weight loss/gain and educating athletes about nourishment to achieve optimal performance.
Coach Jackson has played an integral part in the following successes during his tenure:
* 2014 Houston Personal Trainer of the Year Award
* 2006 Men's and Women's Tennis SWAC Championship
* 2005 and 2006 Women's Bowling SWAC Championship (ranked #9 in the nation by the NCAA)
* 2004 Baseball SWAC Championship/NCAA appearance
* 2004 and 2005 Women Basketball SWAC Tournament appearances
* 2003 Men Basketball SWAC Tournament Championship/NCAA appearance
Prior to his stint at TSU, Coach Jackson was a professional prizefighter from 1989 until retiring in 2001. He bypassed the amateur ranks and began competing on the professional level. He turned heads with an impressive record of 26 wins and 4 losses with 18 KOs (Boxrec). Achievements during his illustrious boxing career include the following:
* Texas Cruiserweight Championship Title 1994
* Texas Heavyweight Champion from 1994 to 2001 (Emeritus)
* World rankings with the WBU (#8), NAFB (#12), WBC (#16), and WBA (#22)
He also made boxing history by fighting for the first ever WBU World Super Cruiserweight title.
As a free agent, Ricky Jackson fought for some of the top promoters and trainers in the world, including George Benton, Lou Duva, Eddie Futch, Emanuel Stewart, Don Turner, Tommy Brooks, Curtis Cokes, Jessie Reid, Aaron Snowell, Cedric Kushner, and the Duva's Main Events Monitor. In 1998, he signed with boxing promoter Don King, where he remained until 2000. He attributes his exceptional strength and conditioning knowledge to the multitude and quality of coaches and personal trainers he has the privilege of working with over the years.
As a humanitarian, Ricky Jackson has demonstrated an altruistic attitude by donating his time and energy to incalculable community organizations. He was awarded the Positive Influential African American Male Award and the Young Black Achiever Award. Former City of Houston Mayor Bob Lanier recognized him with a "Ricky Jackson Day" proclamation. Former city councilman Orlando Sanchez also presented him with a certificate of appreciation for the outstanding accomplishment of receiving the highest award attainable from the state of Texas in heavyweight boxing.
With Ricky's many years of collegiate and professional strength and conditioning coaching and personal training, he has developed regimens that will push the limits on the physical capability of each individual he trains through fitness. Getting each client to his or her own optimal fitness level in the shortest period of time is always Ricky's goal and objective.
Ricky's boxing training programs are designed to teach the fundamental skills of the sweet science of boxing, such as jabbing, combinations, boxing stance, shadow boxing techniques, hand-pad drills, along with heavy bag and speed bag exercises. Boxing is the one of the best fitness-related active for both youth and adults to develop balance and coordination and improve your strength and conditioning deficits.
* Memorial Herman Wellness Center Certified Personal Trainer
* Member of National Strength and Conditioning Association NSCA
* Member of Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association CSCCA
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