James Dickey

James joins to Legion Athletics with over 15 years training experience and a vast knowledge of the health & fitness industry. He was a two-sport collegiate athlete in basketball and track. Growing up you wouldn’t find James sitting in front of the TV or playing video games much, he just couldn’t sit still. As the oldest of 7 children he was always active, whether it was keeping an eye on his siblings or juggling a busy schedule between school sports, boy scouts, and taekwondo.


James attended Wilmington College where he graduated with a degree in sports management, as well as minors in coaching and leadership. He started his own personal training business while in school, working with other athletes to improve their performance and helping several of his professors strive for a healthier lifestyle. It was then that James knew that working as a fitness professional was his calling. Helping people set goals, take on new challenges, and improve their overall quality of life is what really motivates him. Your Goals Are His Goals!


Personally, James enjoys competing in CrossFit competitions and playing in recreational basketball leagues whenever he finds the time. He is also an actor, who has appeared in several commercials and marketing campaigns. Though it started as a very small hobby, it has become a passion and part-time career pursuit. So don’t be surprised if you see him on the big screen someday!



  • Certified Exercise Specialist, Columbus State

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Inc.

  • Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM

  • Functional Training Specialst, ACE

  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist, ACE

  • Core Training Specialist, ACE

  • BLS Provider, CPR & AED