Ian Harrison, Founder / Certified Personal Trainer
Ian Harrison is the owner and operator of City Fitness – Bradenton. His entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his passion for fitness and strong will to teach others drove him to open City Fitness – Bradenton in 2008. Ian has been central in the fitness world for over twenty years, and has won the industry’s leading awards in body building and fitness. Some of these accolades include:
As the youngest person in the England to reach professional bodybuilding status, Ian now offers seminars on nutrition/exercise, and has been featured in articles on nutrition and workout theory in Flex Magazine and Fitness. Known as the authority on training and nutrition, Ian’s current focus is to help people to train injury free and be as efficient as possible in fitness and diet. With 20+ years of experience focusing on flexibility and injury prevention, Ian's training motto is: “Maximum results with minimal time.”
Rex Ruswick, Certified Personal Trainer
Thomas “Rex” Ruswick has been pursuing his passion in personal training for around four years now. Coming from a family that never placed any emphasis on health, he weighed as much as 320lbs. After losing 130lbs, coming to understand the science behind personal fitness, and gaining 50 lean pounds, Rex went after a lifelong career of teaching others that they can do whatever they put their mind to. Rex is certified through the International Sports Sciences Association, while currently pursuing a six year degree in exercise science through State College of Florida and the University of South Florida.
Rex enjoys doing anything extreme, because it involves facing his own fears. After spending some time bodybuilding, a few months powerlifting, a year or so endurance training, and some time dabbling in the mixed martial arts, Rex realized that his love of fitness can’t be pinned to a specific sport. He simply aims to keep challenging himself by taking on anything that scares him.
Rex specializes in quick, safe weight loss, and dramatic muscle gain, as well as training the nervous system for balance and stabilization. Having trained clients with ranging from age 13 to age 91, from under weight to overweight, Rex completely understands what it is like to be out of shape, as well as the physical and mental aspects of why losing that weight is so difficult. As he likes to say, “Take it from an ex-fat kid!”
Rex’s motto: “Limitations Are Self-Imposed”. This simple statement explains that the only one standing between you and your weight loss, muscle gain, rehabilitation, or any goal whatsoever… Is yourself.
Chris Lilley, Certified Personal Trainer
Chris was born and raised in Leeds England & recently moved to Florida to join the City Fitness Team. Having played the sport of rugby since he was 7 years old, Chris turned down several offers to join reputable rugby teams, treating the sport as more of a hobby. He stopped playing at 15, but still ate the same amount of calories, gaining a substantial amount of body fat as a result.
At a routine visit with the family doctor, he was told that he must lose weight or would risk his health and have a strong chance of becoming a diabetic. That was all the motivation Chris needed to resume serious training, this time not on the rugby pitch, but in the gym and running around his neighborhood. After losing around 80lbs and trimming 8 pants sizes in less than a year, Chris returned to the rugby field at a professional level.
Training his hardest to improve performance on the field, it was in the weight room that Chris found his true passion. As he watched the gains from lifting, he knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that bodybuilding was his true passion. Chris has since competed in bodybuilding competitions over the past couple of years back in his home town. Now he wishes to pass on his knowledge, experience and guidance not only as a bodybuilder, but as one who overcame his own struggle with obesity to step foot on the professional bodybuilding stage.
Skip Nall, Certified Personal Trainer
Tyler Peacock, Certified Personal Trainer
Nick Cahill, Certified Personal Trainer
Adam Jensen, Certified Personal Trainer
Adam was born and raised in Kansas City and moved to Anna Maria Island with his wife in 2010 to enjoy the sun and the sand! Adam has been involved in athletics since he was very young and excelled at them. Playing soccer, basketball, baseball, and football was a year around endeavor and something he enjoyed tremendously. Being involved in athletics non-stop since he was young Adam has had the luck of being coached by trainers with many different styles i.e. Olympic lifting, training for strength and endurance, sport specific training, the list goes on. It wasn’t until his sports career ended after injuring his shoulder and requiring surgery that Adam discovered bodybuilding. It was love at first dumbbell!
Adam kept in shape throughout the years educating himself and applying what he has learned regarding weight resistance training and nutrition to stay healthy and build his own physique to its highest potential. Adam loves helping people and educating them on a balanced lifestyle that includes both weight training as well as nutrition. Adam has trained clients formally since 2008. Adam’s wife and training partner is a NPC Figure competitor striving to obtain a “pro status” and become an IFBB Professional Figure Competitor. Adam has been an integral part in her training for competitions.
Bill Hilton, Certified Personal Trainer
Bill is a multi-certified trainer who has been involved in weight lifting and resistance training for over three decades. He has competed in Olympic lifting, power lifting, and has years of experience as a bodybuilding competitor. Bill identifies with both the athlete striving for performance perfection, as well as the lay person wanting to improve their health and physical well-being.
Personal training experience: 25+ years