Dr James Stoxen DC – Induction Into THE NATIONAL FITNESS HALL OF FAME – Acceptance Speech

Dr. James Stoxen, DC, President of Team Doctors™ Treatment & Training Center

Accepts induction into the National Fitness Hall of Fame on March 15,  2008.

Dr Bob Goldman MD, former 2006 inductee presents the award to Dr Stoxen.  He shares, “Dr Stoxen is not only an amazing Doctor but also a personal friend of mine. I have seen him grow over the years and how Dr Stoxen has evolved into the celebrity chiropractor the he is today.  He has treated many top celebrity performer and Olympic Athletes and top level sports athletes. Ranging from Football, Track and Field, boxing and Ultimate fighting heavy weight champions. He has also lectured all over the world at many anti-aging conferences.”

Dr James Stoxen DC and Dr Bob Goldman Induction For The National Fitness Hall Of Fame

Dr. Stoxen thanked his Father, Dr Paul Stoxen DC who guided him through his life to become the doctor he is today. He thought back to why he got into this field and said, “My mother sat me down when I was 12 and asked me what I wanted to do and I said. Well I like rock and roll music, I like to work out and I like to eat healthy and take vitamins. My mom began to write the ideas down and put a circle around all of them and told me to package all of the ideas up together and you will have the life you have dreamed of. Well she was right, I do have the life I dreamed of right now.”
It’s all about helping people. The reason why I do all of this is to make a champion out of everyone because everyone has a champion within them waiting to come out.”

 The National Fitness Hall of Fame & Museum (NFHOF&M) was founded on December 2nd, 2004 to provide both a physical and virtual place, where the lifelong efforts of individuals and organizations are acknowledged and showcased.


Voting is comprised of The National Fitness Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors (25%), Past HOF Inductees (25%), Professional Members (25%) and this year the general public (25% of the total).

Maximum points that can be earned = 1,000  — The minimum number of points needed for induction into The National Fitness Hall of Fame for 2012 is 500.

Current and Former Inductees into the National Fitness Hall of Fame are:

Class of 2012

  • William Crawford
  • Dave Parise
  • Sylvia Ulback
  • Sara Kooperman
  • Francis Ruettiger

Class of 2011

  • Bill Kazmaier
  • Cathe Friedrich
  • Doris J. Barrilleaux
  • Jim Everroad
  • Lee Haney
  • Lenda Murra
  • Mark Rothstein

Special Awards Given:

Arnold Schwarzenegger “Fitness Spokesperson of the Century”

Jim Lorimer “Lifetime Achievement Award”

Class of 2010

  • Bill Pearl
  • David P. Webster
  • Dennis Tinerino
  • Dr Bob Delmonteque ND
  • Dr. Joseph C. Maroon MD
  • Esther Gutierrez-Sloan
  • Forbes Riley
  • Fred Schutz
  • Melissa Orth Fray
  • Terry Todd Ph.D,

Class of 2009

  • Bob Richards
  • Dr. Nicholas A. DiNubile MD
  • Dr. Philip E. Claussen DC
  • IDEA Health & Fitness Association
  • Jan Todd Ph.D.
  • Jim Lorimer
  • Joe Bonomo
  • John Hansen
  • Nancy Claussen
  • Paul Bernstein

Special Award:

Dr. Bob Delmonteque ND – “Lifetime Achievement Award”

Class of 2008

  • Bob Gajda
  • Cory Everson
  • Dr Charles Kuntsleman
  • Dr Don Powell
  • Dr James Stoxen DC
  • Dr JH Kellogg
  • Kathy Kaehler
  • Michael Thuromnd
  • Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Tamilee Webb

Class of 2007 

  • American Council of Exercise
  • Betty Weider
  • Douglas Brooks
  • Dr Thomas Sattler
  • Gilad Jankiowicz
  • Jackie Sorrensen,
  • John Abdo
  • Keli Roberts
  • Linda Shelton
  • Lou Ferrigno

Class of 2006

  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Ben Weider
  • Bonnie Prudden
  • Donna Richardson Joyner
  • Dr. Bob Goldman
  • Gin Miller
  • Jake Steinfeld
  • Kathy Smith
  • Margret Richard
  • Marilu Henner
  • Richard Simmons
  • Robert Kennedy
  • Tony Little
  • Steven Blair Ph.D

Class of 2005

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Arthur Jones
  • Bernarr Macfadden
  • Bob Hoffman
  • Charles Atlas
  • Dr. Kenneth Cooper MD
  • Dr. Paul Bragg ND
  • Jack LaLanne
  • Jane Fonda
  • Joe Weider
  • Judi Sheppard Missett
  • Vic Tanny


I would like to thank the following people for their ongoing commitment and support:

I want to especially thank my close friend, Dr. Robert Goldman M.D., Ph.D., D.O., FAASP; “Dr Bob” for his years of friendship and support.  As you know Dr Bob Goldman is the President Emeritis of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the A4M and Chairman of the World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine (WAAAM). Dr. Goldman serves as Chairman of the International Medical Commission overseeing sports medicine committees in over 184 nations. D

I would also especially like to thank my close friend, Dr. Ronald Klatz, M.D., D.O;, Founder of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  He is the physician founder and President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). In his capacity as A4M President, Dr. Klatz oversees AMA/ACCME-approved continuing medical education programs for more than 100,000 physicians, health practitioners, and scientists from over 105 countries worldwide.

Id like to thank my close friend, John Abdo for his 25 years of friendship and support.  John Abdo is a World-Wide decorated authority on life motivation, health, fitness, nutrition and athletic conditioning. At age 25, Earnie Frantz the founder of the World Powerlifting Congress and the American Powerlifting Federation (APF) trusted me with the duties of the federations team doctor for the 6 years, 1986-1992.

I’d also like to thank my father, Dr Paul Stoxen DC, my mother, Lydia Stoxen and daughter, Paige Jordan.  Thank you to my hard working staff at Team Doctors, Diana Brant, Alma Romero, Laura Zamarripa and Tania Camarena.  Also, thanks to my education director, Debbie Wessman for helping me put out the 250 video tutorials and articles Ive written in the last 6 months.

I want to thank some special friends, Anthony Field, Paul Field, Dr Rich Gringeri DC, and Greg Truman for How I Got My Wiggle Back.  Also special thanks to the late Dr Ed Enos for trusting me in coordinating the second powerlifting team competitions in the former Soviet Union in 1988 and working with me to develop the historic first sports medicine course at the famed Central Institute of Physical Culture and Sports Sciences in Moscow when I was just 26 years old.

friends and colleagues, Irina Vdovets, the late, Dr. Bob Delmonteque, John Figarelli, Tamilee WebbKathy KaehlerPhil BroxhamHenry Love Vaughn, Fernando Hernandez, Paul AndrewsMichael CherskovCarrie M. Austin, Lemeul Austin, Victor Shenkin, Diane Frantz, Ed CoanDr. Bob GajdaShane HammanBill DobbinsJoe WeiderBen WeiderHelen Anton, Bill Anton, Dr. Jim Bell (IFPA), Jun Matsuyama (A4M Japan)Dr Paul Ling TaiDr. Nick DelgadoDr Dato Harnam, Dr Selvaraj Y Subramaniam,  Bobby ChiaKevin LymanKerry NicholsonCharlo CrossleyDave Brown, Heidi Froelich, Kevin Trudeau, Natalia Trudeau, Janine Contursi, Lee Kenny, Ken Knoblauch, Jon Herington, Sonny Burke, Vincent CorryGeorge Daniels, Cindy Chapman, Stephanie KuoArny Granat, Mike Kline, Ken Bob Saxton, Deon Bolden, Michael Sandler, Jennifer Sandler, Tamara GerkenDan WeissChris Weathers, Lois De La Haba, David DiazMiguel Macho HernandezJason Robinson, Christopher Riley, George HernandezDominic PesoliSam Colona, Mario Martinez, Diamond Baier, Rudy Cisneros, Rocky Martinez, Andrei ArlovskiShonie CarterLeo Khorlonsky, Alex Dubovic, Alex Andyevsky, Dr Steven Press DCDr Scott Calzaretta DC, Dr David Pierson DC, Dr John Petrozzi DCBill Scalise DCDr Rick Speizer DCTimothy FuelingDr Amir Majidi DCDonald PetersonGarrett CuneoLauren KennedyKent Greenawalt, Ramon McLeod, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini DCDr Howard Fisher DC, James Yiatras, Robert HaasMala ChandranJayagandi JayarajIrene MichaelsDan ArguelloDavid Fisher and Dave Deuser.

I will be adding many more to come. I wouldn’t be able here without you.

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Dr Stoxen is a #1 International Best Selling Author. He is the president of Team Doctors®, Treatment and Training Center Chicago, one of the most recognized treatment centers in the world. He is a much sought-after speaker giving over 1000 live presentations and has lectured at over 70 medical conferences to over 50,000 doctors in more than 20 countries. He’s been asked to be the keynote speaker to specifically lecture on his human spring approach to thoracic outlet syndrome and other medical conditions. After his groundbreaking lecture on the Integrated Spring-Mass Model at the World Congress of Sports and Exercise Medicine he was presented with an Honorary Fellowship Award by a member of the royal family, the Sultan of Pahang, for his distinguished research and contributions to the advancement of Sports and Exercise Medicine on an International level. (Full Bio) Dr Stoxen can be reached directly at teamdoctors@aol.com

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