Meet the Coaches

Welcome! We look forward to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals. We are experienced working with a diverse clientele and we’ll customize your workouts to meet your varied goals and needs; such as building strength and your conditioning and mobility. We also specialize in and post pt/rehab work. For more information on personal training or any of our trainers, or to schedule an evaluation, just e-mail us at

We are dedicated to your success and to helping you identify, reach, and exceed your fitness goals.



Gene Sanders

Owner / Coach
Gene is the Owner/Coach at Gene’s Fitness Center. He grew up in Montgomery County where he worked as a freelance personal trainer since 2003. After 9 years of coaching out of numerous gyms and homes around the area, Gene decided to open his own facility. On April 1st, 2012, Gene's Fitness Center was opened for business and three years later it was expanded and relocated to 11878 Coakley Circle. When it comes to his personal fitness, Gene is avid for the great outdoors. He loves mountain biking, trail running, and paddle boarding.

Caleb Johnson

Caleb began his life-long commitment to health and fitness while attending High School in South Carolina. He got tired of being overweight and decided to make a lifestyle change. Through a combination of clean, healthy eating and cross-country running, Caleb was able to shed 30 pounds of extra weight. Shortly after graduating High School, Caleb joined the Marine Corps. He spent most of his 4 years in the infantry and was also fortunate enough to qualify for entrance into an STA platoon.

James Wade

James is a personal trainer that has worked in numerous gyms, homes, hospitals, and physical therapy clinics since 2009. Born and raised in Montgomery County, James put his focus towards healthy living and an active lifestyle after seeing friends and family struggle in those areas. With a strong background in functional training and senior fitness, he has helped many people increase and improve their activity level and overall health. When he’s not in the gym you can find James doing any of his favorite activities including snowboarding, surfing, or hiking the Billy Goat Trail.