Jim Adams is a native of St. Louis, Jim is a fitness expert, entrepreneur, and popular speaker who knows what it takes to overcome adversity and achieve new levels of health and fitness. Years ago shortly after high school, a near-death experience changed the trajectory of Jim’s life forever. He became weak and frail. Doctors told him he should accept this new reality. But Jim refused. Instead, he fought back with strength and determination. And, he started doing something he’d never done before: he began to work out. He continued working out in college while pursuing his degree in social work. Each semester, as he supplemented his core classes with electives, his destiny seemed to shift into focus as he found he was naturally gravitating toward classes like kinesiology and nutrition.
After college, he began his career in social work. But when a friend opened a training studio and asked if he wanted to work with him, Jim couldn’t resist. As much as he loved the field of social work, he realized his true passion was fitness and training. Jim joined his gym and soon became a trainer, helping to grow the studio into one of the most successful training facilities in St. Louis. He stayed there for 22 years until he opened his own training studio in 2015.
Jim opened Catalyst Personal Training with a team approach to health and fitness. He wants clients, trainers and health care professionals to contribute to the education, training, nutrition, and pain free movement that is required for sustainable health and fitness.
FUN FACT: Jim was 50 when he first started Jujutsu.