PRESS RELEASE: Dr. James Stoxen DC Is Inducted Into The Personal Trainers Hall Of Fame August 17-18 2012 Dallas Convention Center

Personal Trainers Hall of Fame

2012 Personal Trainers Hall of Fame Inductees


PRESS RELEASE: Dr. James Stoxen DC Is Inducted Into The Personal Trainers Hall Of FameAugust 17-18 At The Dallas Convention Center.

Dr. James Stoxen DC

Dr. James Stoxen DC is inducted in the Inaugural Personal Trainers Hall of Fame at the Europa Supershow August 18th with legends, Ted Gambordella, Larry North, Dr. John Spencer Ellis and Scott Sonnon.  According to Ted Gambordella, only 5 to 10 personal fitness trainers were considered for induction in the hall of fame per year.  However, there were many awards given to personal trainers for various contributions to personal training.

After reviewing his schedule, Dr. James Stoxen DC advised Dr. Gambordella he had made previous commitments to the Australasian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine to lecture at the 6th Annual A5M Conference, Melbourne Australia August 18-19, 2012, the same weekend he was to be inducted.  click here  In addition, Dr. Stoxen made a commitment to Anthony Field to help him promote his book, How I Got My Wiggle Back, published by Harper Collins, in Australia and Wiley publishing in the US.


I want to thank Ted Gambordella for allowing me to be inducted into the hall of fame via satellite feed from Australia. Thank you, Ted!   I will be a major supporter of the hall of fame to assist you in growing the organization.” Dr. Stoxen

Watch above as Dr. James Stoxen SC gives his acceptance speech into the Induction into the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame!

Dr. Ted Gambordella

Dr. Ted Gambordella, President of the personal Trainers Hall of Fame is considered a living fitness legend. He has made significant contributions to martial arts, fitness, and training in America and the World during the last 63 years; 9th Degree Black Belt and has 47 Years of teaching experience.  Grandmaster Instructor of the Year 2000,  Martial Arts Weapons Hall of Fame 2001,  Martial Art Legends Hall of Fame 2001 and 2002, World Black Belt Hall of Fame 2003, Personal Trainers Hall of Fame 2007, Karate Masters Hall of Fame 2011, 3 Time USA Karate Sparring Champion and 2 Time USA Karate Weapons Champion.

Dr. Gambordella, fitness professional,  has Authored 42 Books, 38 DVD’s and over 400 videos. Dr. Gambordella invited me to appear as a guest on his TV pilot, Live 2B 100. click here  The show, hosted by Ted featured exercise, diet, nutrition and interviews with guest experts to educate and motivate people to live long, happy lives.

Larry North started his media career on talk radio where he performed for over 25 years. Shortly after that his best selling infomercial became one of the most popular weight loss infomercials ever. Three books, a chain of health clubs, and thousands of TV appearances and live presentations have turned Larry North into a household name in fitness, weight loss, and health.


Dr. John Spencer Ellis is the CEO of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, International Triathlon Coaching Association (ITCA), and the Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA). He created programs used by Cirque du Soleil, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).


Scott Sonnon‘s array of patented equipment – such as the Clubbell, have become legendary in their unique effectiveness. His Circular Strength Training and TACFIT Systems can now be found in 58 countries worldwide and counting, earning Scott a place in the National Fitness Hall of Fame Museum, the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the Personal Trainer Hall of Fame. Black Belt Magazine named him one of the top six “Most Influential Martial Artists of the 21st Century” (February, 2011.)


Lou Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, he won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles. He appeared in the film, Pumping Iron. As an actor, he is best known the title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk. He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the TVs The King of Queens, movie I Love You, Man and season five of the reality series, Celebrity Apprentice.


The point of the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame event is to honor the people in our communities that help to make us healthier and happier through their line of work. We believe that many qualified people, not just celebrities, deserve to be in The Personal Trainer Hall of Fame. Furthermore, we believe that by celebrating the contributions of the fitness community the members of our hall of fame will be able to enjoy greater success in their line of work.

The people who dedicate their lives to the world of fitness make a profound difference in the lives of the people they work with as well as their communities. There are very few professions which call for your undying loyalty and commitment, much less professions like personal training which literally change lives on a daily basis. Fitness Professionals in this world are long overdue for an organization that is dedicated to celebrating the work that they do, and the outstanding example they set for us all.

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He became a chiropractor at a young age of 24.  “I did not want to just be a doctor.  I wanted to be a doctor AND a trainer of champions.”  The only way to learn the secrets of human performance was from the best of the best.  So, in his first 6 years volunteered his services at 60+ amateur and professional national and world champion sporting events at his own expense to work with and be a student of the worlds top athletes, coaches and sports doctors.

In 1991, he became one of the first chiropractors in the world to open a full rehabilitation and sports training center.  I found that the accepted approaches to training along with standard-of-care medical practices currently used just didn’t make sense to me. And they weren’t providing the long-term results I desired for my patients. There were conflicting schools of thought. For example, top trainers had athletes performing plyometric drills while doctors were telling patients that running, aerobics, jumping and other high impact activities, were bad for them.

I soon discovered that the conflicting information and advice I observed between doctors and trainers, and even among medical specialties, resulted from a misunderstanding of human mechanics. What’s more, I found these misconceptions could only be cleared up once we understand how the body functions in relationship to the world around it — a world governed by laws of nature engineering, physics and, most importantly, common sense.  The Team Doctors Training Center of Champions and my work with top athletes was the proving ground for the development of the Human Spring Model and Approach.

His insight into new and innovative examination, treatment and training approaches has earned him the reputation as a top speaker internationally in the fields of sports medicine, anti-aging medicine and other specialized areas of health. Dr Stoxen has organized and given over 1000 live presentations all over the world.  Dr Stoxen has lectured on treatment, training and progressive preventive approaches to over 50,000 doctors and scientists at medical CME / ACME accredited medical conferences around the world including China, Japan, Indonesia, UK, Germany, Monaco, Malaysia, Brazil, Spain, Russia, Australia, Thailand, Mexico, Columbia, South Africa and throughout the United States.

He has chaired medical committees for numerous international sports organizations and has personally trained more than 40 athletes to win national or world championships. Dr. Stoxen has spent years in the trenches working sometimes 16-18 hours a day for over 100+ days straight training and motivating his patients and athletes to become champions.  In the last 27 years it is estimated that he has consulted with almost 1,000 national and world champions and entertainers.

“What I learned is you cannot become a Personal Trainers Hall Of Fame member if you don’t challenge the system to improve. It means sticking your neck on the line knowing you may get hit a few times but if you want to be a champion then you have to take a few hits on your way up.” Dr. James Stoxen DC


“I would like to congratulate Dr Ted Gambordella, Larry NorthDr. John Spencer Ellis and Scott Sonnon,  the other inductees. I am honored to be to be included with these legends.”

“It goes without saying that to be inducted into the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors that a trainer can receive. It should also go without saying that one does not come to accept this without the guidance, the direction, and the support of others. 

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 Webb, Kathy KaehlerPhil Broxham, Henry Love Vaughn, Fernando Hernandez, Paul Andrews, Michael Cherskov, Carrie M. Austin, Lemeul Austin, Victor Shenkin, Diane Frantz, Ed Coan, Dr. Bob Gajda, Shane HammanBill Dobbins, Joe Weider, Ben WeiderHelen Anton, Bill Anton, Dr. Jim Bell (IFPA), Jun Matsuyama (A4M Japan), Dr Paul Ling Tai, Dr. Nick Delgado, Dr Dato Harnam, Dr Selvaraj Y Subramaniam,  Bobby Chia, Kevin Lyman, Kerry Nicholson, Charlo Crossley, Dave Brown, Heidi Froelich, Kevin Trudeau, Natalia Trudeau, Janine Contursi, Lee Kenny, Glen Knoblauch, Jon Herington, Debbie Lane,  Sonny Burke, Vincent Corry, George Daniels, Cindy Chapman, Stephanie Kuo, Arny Granat, Mike Kline, Ken Bob Saxton, Deon Bolden, Michael Sandler, Jennifer Sandler, Tamara Gerken, Dan Weiss, Chris Weathers, Lois De La Haba, David Diaz, Miguel Macho Hernandez, Jason Robinson, Christopher Riley, George Hernandez, Dominic Pesoli, Sam Colona, Doreen Brown, Dr James Winterstein DC, Mario Martinez, Diamond Baier, Rudy Cisneros, Jaime Sandoval, Rocky Martinez, Andrei Arlovski, Shonie Carter, Leo Khorlonsky, Alex Dubovic, Alex Andyevsky, Dr Steven Press DC, Dr Scott Calzaretta DC, Dr David Pierson DC,  Dr John Petrozzi DC, Bill Scalise DCDr Rick Speizer DC, Timothy FuelingDr Amir Majidi DC, Donald Peterson, Garrett Cuneo, Lauren KennedyKent Greenawalt, Ramon McLeod, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini DC, Dr Howard Fisher DC, James Yiatras, Robert Haas, Mala Chandran, Jayagandi Jayaraj, Irene MichaelsDan Arguello, David Fisher ,Dave Deuser and John L Reese.

I will be adding many more to come.

Below are some of the pictures from the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony:

Dr. James Stoxen DC being inducted into the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame by Ted Gambordella at the Dallas Convention Center.


Personal Trainers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featuring Ted Gambordella, Dr. James Stoxen, Lou Ferrigno, Larry North, Dr. John Spencer Ellis and Scott Sonnon at The Dallas Convention Center


The Inaugural Personal Trainers Hall of Fame Europa Supershow


For more information about the Personal Trainer Hall of Fame Awards, click here

Dr James Stoxen DC., FSSEMM (hon) He is the president of Team Doctors®, Treatment and Training Center Chicago. Dr Stoxen is a #1 International Bestselling Author of the book, The Human Spring Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He has lectured at more than 20 medical conferences on his Human Spring Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and asked to publish his research on this approach to treating thoracic outlet syndrome in over 30 peer review medical journals. He has been asked to submit his other research on the human spring approach to treatment, training and prevention in over 225 peer review medical journals. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopedic Science and Research, Executive Editor or the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care, Chief Editor, Advances in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Journal and editorial board for over 40 peer review medical journals. He is a much sought-after speaker both to the general public and at CME credentialed medical conferences. He has given over 1000 live presentations and lectured at over 70 medical conferences to over 50,000 doctors in more than 20 countries. He has been invited to speak at over 400 medical conferences in over 50 international cities in 30 countries. He has been invited as the keynote speaker at over 60 medical conferences. 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. He was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame in 2012. Dr Stoxen has a big reputation in the entertainment industry working as a doctor for over 150 tours of elite entertainers, caring for over 1000 top celebrity entertainers and their handlers. Anthony Field or the popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, wrote a book, How I Got My Wiggle Back detailing his struggles with chronic pain and clinical depression he struggled with for years. Dr Stoxen is proud to be able to assist him. Physicians Medical Technologies does business as Team Doctors®, a medical device company that provides high end vibration massage tools. In 2012, the Massage Assist Pro was cleared by the FDA. Today the Massage Assist® is sold in 13 countries. In late 2019, Team Doctors launched the Vibeassage® which was cleared by the FDA in 2019 and has sold thousands of units around the world. Dr Stoxen can be reached directly at

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