Personal fitness trainers instruct individuals about exercise activities that improve strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. They listen to clients to find out personal fitness goals, then develop an exercise program, tailoring workouts to a client's specific needs. They demonstrate movements, ask clients to repeat them while offering tips on improving form, and motivate exercisers to return for personal sessions on a regular schedule so physical progress can continue steadily. They explain how to safely use exercise equipment. They may also give information on nutrition, weight management, and general lifestyle changes.

Our certified personal trainers are here to help you become the healthiest and best version of yourself. We will connect you to a Personal Trainer who will be devoted to helping you succeed. You can expect a tailored fitness plan that will suit your body, fitness goals, and will deliver results! Contact Jake Hinkle at or 601.573.4563 to schedule sessions. 


Our Training Process

  1. Fitness Assessment / Inbody Scan
  2. Fitness Plan / Training Sessions
  3. Results / Reach Milestone

Jake Hinkle - Fitness Director

Jake, a Madison native, has been a personal trainer at the Healthplex since 2016. He has earned a bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine from Belhaven University (2018) and a Masters Degree in Exercise Science from Mississippi College (2020). His experience dates back to his powerlifting days where he won the 2014 MS State Championships and placed 3rd in the MS Bodybuilding Southern Classic Competition. "One on one training gives me the opportunity to use my knowledge to help others build confidence, strength, and their dream health goals."

Member Testimony

Benjamin Ficken

Benjamin Ficken - Fitness Specialist 

Benjamin Ficken is a Hattiesburg native and has been in the training and strength conditioning world for six years. An avid athlete and sports fan, Ben graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Exercise Science in 2019 and went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2021. Throughout his time at Southern Miss, Ben worked on staff with the athletic department’s Strength and Conditioning program and aided USM’s top athletes across track and field, football and volleyball. Ben’s energy is contagious, and he seeks to help his clients achieve their fitness goals and have fun while doing it!

Nathan Harvey-Fitness Specialist


Kaitlyn Tapper- Fitness Specialist



Hunter Tyler - Fitness Specialist 

Hunter previously worked for the Madison Police Department and graduated with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science from Ole Miss. While at Ole Miss, Hunter interned with the football strength and conditioning program. After graduation, Hunter started working at a Physical Therapy Clinic where he trained baseball players, aiding in their return to sport training after injury while working on their pitching mechanics and strength program to improve their velocity.

Over the past six years, Hunter has been powerlifting with the Unites States Power Lifting Association. He is also currently enrolled in a Masters of Sports Analytics program with a Specialty in Sports Performance through Ole Miss and is studying to get certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Hunter enjoys working with clients to take their fitness and training to the next level.