As the Founder of Ground Force Strength and Conditioning Training Systems, James wanted to provide athletes and general fitness enthusiast a better, practical approach to health and performance. James's passion for health and  sports performance grew after battling cancer in 2007, and becoming a Certified Trainer while in school for Physical Therapy. James's education has provided practical experience over the past 15 years, reduce preventable injuries, keeping athletes healthy. James has helped hundred's of athletes reach collegiate and World Cup Status, while helping general fitness enthusiast maintain their goals. 

  • C.P.T. (Certified Personal Trainer)- ACTION (NCCA)   

Areas of focus: Anatomy and Physiology, General Fitness

  • HSSCc (Certified High School Strength and Conditioning)- International Youth Fitness Association

Areas of focus: Strength and Conditioning and Development for the Youth Athlete, Olympic Lifting, Power and Speed Development.

  • Brookbush Institute

Integrated Manual Therapy, Human Movement Specialist



Aren Biala is from Jacksonville,Florida and has a passion for Sports Performance, Injury Prevention and Sports Nutrition. Aren graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Exercise Science with a emphasis in Sports Nutrition. Aren started his training with Ground Force Strength and Conditioning as a Summer Intern and quickly adapted to training philosophies and athlete buy-in. Aren is currently continuing his education as a Physical Therapist Assistant at the University of North Florida. Aren recently became a new Dad and enjoys playing soccer.

  • University of Central Florida, Exercise Science

Areas of focus: Anatomy and Physiology, General Fitness and Sports Nutrition

Areas of focus: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation of Muscular Injury

  • University of North Florida, Physical Therapy 



Cari Dalhman serves as  the ARNP for Middleburg Pediatrics where she has helped serve Clay County since 2011. Cari just opened Transformations, a Medical Spa in Middleburg. 

  • Middleburg Pediatrics

91 Branscomb Rd Suite 3, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043



DJ Howard is originally from Daytona Beach, Florida and current resident of Jacksonville, Florida. DJ earned his Bachelors in Kinesiology from Jacksonville University, his Masters of Sports Rehabilitation and currently enrolled at St Augustine University pursuing his Doctorates in Physical Therapy. DJ has served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, University of Central Florida and Valdosta State University. DJ has worked with both Men's and Women's Basketball, Tennis and Football Teams.

DJ's passion for providing his clients and athletes the best training results comes from a "Survive or Thrive" mentality pushing you to become the best version of yourself. 

  • Jacksonville University

Bachelors in Kinesiology 

  • Logan University

Masters of Sports Rehabilitation 

  • Valdosta State University

Masters of Public Administration  


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