Meet The Team

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Ben Arnett

Education: Attended classes at Houston Community College, as well as The University of Houston

Career Snap Shot: (work history): Started on the retail side of the fitness industry, then bounced outside the industry and did Industrial MRO sales for Grainger before returning to the Fitness industry on the commercial side of things (10+ years experience)

Favorite Projects: I always enjoy working with Police, and Fire stations. They are great people, and you know your help makes a big difference in their training regimen.

Accolades in Industry: Being able to survive the IHRSA Trade Show every year, even as I get older!

Accolades outside Industry: Being a devoted husband, and father.

Favorite Quote: May the best days of your past, be the worst of your future.

Hobbies/Interest: I love to grill, smoke, cook, etc… and I have to say I am pretty good. I am also getting into farm life a bit, but that is brutal during the summer.

Languages Spoken: English, and really bad broken Spanish.

Favorite Fitness/Sports/Wellness activity: I love the heavy bag, and kinda like the Elliptical trainer for cardio. On the strength side just load up the iron, and let me push on it!

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Jerianne John

Education: BS in PE, Health and Recreation. Masters in Education – University and High School Coach and Professor for 12 Years, Fitness Center Consultant and Equipment Provider for 25 Years

Favorite Projects are those with a blank canvas that I can create a WOW Fitness Center for my clients such as Servitas/Park West Student Housing in College Station

Accolades outside of the industry: University Coach of the Year in Oklahoma – 1986, The Dallas Morning New Volleyball Coach of the Year – 1989, Starting Point Guard of the Dallas, Diamonds Women’s Professional Basketball League – 1979, All-State Basketball and Volleyball in Kansas – 1973-75

Favorite Quote: Philippians 3:7-8 “But whatever was to my profit, I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.”

Hobbies: Working out; Running; Service Projects with my Church and other Ministries, English, I love running the most!


Joe Gonzalez

Education: R.L. Turner High School & Angelo State University

Career Snap Shot: Personal Trainer & Fitness Equipment Consultant 2002-Present

Favorite Projects: Helping customers with personally owned gyms.

Accolades in Industry: Have built an extensive portfolio.

Accolades outside Industry: Humanitarian Projects

Favorite Quote: Live life according to your heart’s desires. If you’re not living according to your heart’s desires, you’re not living at all.

Hobbies/Interest: World Travel, Water Sports, Anything Outdoors, Spiritual Enlightenment

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

Favorite Fitness/Sports/Wellness activity: Muay Thai, Beach Volleyball

Certifications: ACSM Certified

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Kelly Collier

Education: University of Texas-2010

Career Snap Shot: Fit Supply Oct 2014-Present, Gables Residential November 2012-Oct 2014

Favorite Projects: Modera Hall Street, Pinnacle Tower

Favorite Quote: “You only live once”

Hobbies/Interest: Part Time Self Employed Nutrition Coach, Part Time CrossFit Coach, Competitive State Champion Olympic Weightlifter, Volunteering with children and various food service non profits, Solo Traveling, Adventure seeker/Adrenaline junkie, Trying anything once and doing whatever I’m told not to do

Favorite Fitness/Sports/Wellness activity: Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit, Body Building, Spin Classes, Competitive Eating, YOLOing

Certifications: Fitness Nutrition Specialist, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Schwinn Trainer


Lance Schilling

Career Snap Shot: 2017- current Host of Behind The Pump Texas Bodybuilding Media show, 2011-current Contest prep coach, 2014-2018 gym owner, 2015- current gym consultant, 2009-2011 medical sales

Favorite Projects: Camp Hero Fitness 2012, BodyShop Training Center 2014, Empire Fitness 2016, 180 Culture gym Southlake

Accolades in Industry: 2009 Bantamweight Legacy MMA title holding champion, 2013 6th Mr. USA, 5x Physique runner up, 2016 Southwest USA Champion, 2016 Texas NPC Trainer of The Year

Accolades outside Industry: 2005 published poet, 3x state wrestling Champion, National Wrestling Champion

Favorite Quote: “if you can do the right thing during the wrong emotion, anything is possible”

Hobbies/Interest: Spending time with my daughter and family, Bodybuilding, Outdoor activities

Favorite Fitness/Sports/Wellness activity: hardcore weight training

Certifications: NASM, EC Design

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Brian Blakewood

Education: Bachelor’s in Business Management

Career Snap Shot: (work history) Began in specialty retail sales for fitness equipment; worked my way to management of a store then management of a region within 3 years; in early 2003, I moved to the manufacturing side of the industry where I worked for 12 years. Finally, settling down my travels, I began working on the commercial distribution side and have been here since. All-in-all, 20 years experience in our industry.

Favorite Projects: I really enjoy complete refresh products, or new construction projects where I can even help design the infrastructure of the room.

Accolades in Industry: 3 x Top Gun Award for top sales at Hest Fitness Products; 1 x top annual sales at Nautilus Fitness.

Accolades outside Industry: Rookie of the Year Award at Carondelet Home Health in 1995.

Favorite Quote: In some small way, I will improve on yesterday, today.

Hobbies/Interest: Scuba diving with my daughter

Languages Spoken: Just this one.

Favorite Fitness/Sports/Wellness activity: Golf, Hiit Training

Certifications: TRX ST Certified, SBTC Certified

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Carlos Saldivar

Position: National Account Manager

Education: Bachelor of Science at Texas State University

Accolades in Industry: Top sales rep in the country with Core Health and Fitness for 2017 – 2018.

Favorite Projects: I love to help my customers with designing a 3d layout for their fitness centers.

Career Snap Shot: Been selling and designing fitness centers for 15 years.

Favorite Fitness/Sports/Wellness activity: I love to play Racquetball competitively in tournaments.

Hobbies/Interest: The Caribbean beach, my family, and helping my customers is my passion.