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We Get It…

The Gym, trying to figure out what to do, how to do it, training, learning how to make lifestyle changes can all be overwhelming and intimidating. That’s why at The Maddison Fitness Facility, a gym in West Columbia, SC we try to make it fun, and enjoyable while keeping you motivated and focused to accomplish your goals. Our total body transformation, and challenging workouts are designed to burn fat, calories, and get you toned. Increase your energy & improve your overall health. We can help you regardless of your fitness level. Every session is led by our fitness coaches that help you achieve your goals. Rather you want to lose weight for something special, tone up for  summer, or just want to be healthy, we help you achieve these goals through a customized plan that is tailored to you.

GET FIT! STAY FIT!

Maddison Fitness brings to you a strength and cardio fitness experience that delivers the ultimate body transformation. Our proprietary fitness formula is designed to help your body burn fat and calories with less time in the gym and proven to ramp up your metabolism so your body is burning calories for hours after your workout. This program is all you need to lose weight, tone, and get fit. No matter your fitness level, shape or size we have a customized fitness plan that is tailored to you. We have endless variations and you will never get bored of our format. No day is the same. Dare to compare, we have some of the hottest workouts in town!

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MEET OUR TRAINERS

Eric White
Eric White is certified by AFAA (America Fitness Aerobic Association). He is knowledgeable in muscle development, human anatomy, weight loss, speed training and overall fitness improvement; he is passionate about encouraging clients to be the best version of themselves.

Eric has been an independent fitness trainer for four years. He has sports background on the collegiate level with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sport Studies. Eric helps clients to achieve their goals by following a simple step by step program that is tailored to the client’s needs. You can expect 100% transparency, and no sugar coating! Eric is truly a trainer that cares about the clients in and out of the gym. Eric is optimistic, life loving, a highly active individual who is passionate about helping others.

“I have a passion and love to educate and assists clients through their health and fitness journeys. I am certified by AFAA (America Fitness Aerobic Association), which makes me knowledgeable in muscle development, human anatomy, weight loss, speed training and overall fitness improvement; I am very passionate about encouraging clients to be the best version of themselves. I have been an independent fitness trainer for four years. I have a sport background on the collegiate level with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sport Studies. I like to help client(s) achieve their goals by following a simple step by step program that I tailor to meet their needs. You can expect 100% transparency with me, and no sugar coating on what needs to be done to be accomplished. I feel I am a trainer who truly cares about my clients in and out of the gym.”

Derek Wilson
Derek Wilson has made personal fitness and training his life’s work. He attended Spartanburg Methodist College and Francis Marion University on an athletic scholarship in pursuit of his professional baseball dreams.

His next level of athletic achievement was to become a strength and conditioning coach for Francis Marion University after finishing his degree in 2005. This next phase of athletic achievement was the obvious choice for him as he comes from a background of athletes. Derek believes each client is unique and that their training and fitness goals should be tailored to their specific needs. He is knowledgeable in core development, human anatomy, weight loss, speed training, and overall fitness improvement. Derek’s signature motto is “Don’t wish for it. Work for it.”
Derek is very passionate about community and giving back through charitable giving. Derek began an after-school exercise program for teachers in Lexington School District Five to motivate teachers to “Get Fit & Stay Fit”. Derek host a variety of fitness events to provide the community an opportunity to Get Fit & Stay Fit, while encouraging a healthy lifestyle. In addition, Derek has begun pop-up hip-hop aerobics classes to reach out to surrounding communities and offer a night of getting fit.

HOW MADDISON FITNESS CAME ABOUT

By Derek Wilson

I have always been a natural born athlete. During high school, I played baseball for Brookland Cayce. I played college baseball for Spartanburg Methodist and Francis Marion. After I graduated from Frances Marion I became a strength and conditioning coach for their athletic department. Athletics and physical fitness have always been a prominent part of my life. Not only has athletics brought me joy, but it has also provided an outlet in times of stress.

Throughout our lives, we will come to crossroads and wonder which direction we should take that will lead us to our purpose. We wonder if the choices we are making are the ones that will lead us closer to what God has called us to do. Fitness has always been my calling. God has shown me over and over again in my life that this is what I should be doing, but I ignored the signs. It wasn’t until I lost the love of my life that I realized that fitness was also my place of peace. On November 5, 2016, I learned that tomorrow is not promised. The only person in my life that had all of my heart passed away in a tragic fatal vehicle accident. My daughter, Maddison Choe Wilson who was the love of my life and the one who taught me to love unselfishly was taken from me.

Every breath of life and love and happiness was taken from me and my life spiraled out of control. I became depressed and hopeless and even contemplated suicide several times. I had no one to turn to and no one to understand the pain in my heart. The only thing that kept my mind clear and kept me taking one breath at a time was fitness. I released my anger and dealt with my grief in the batting cage and through working out in the gym. Fitness was the only thing that had brought me real joy outside of my beautiful daughter. I think it is important that we realize how fragile life is. We tend to forget the important things that really matter in our lives. We let the moment pass by where we could have said a prayer for someone in need, not leaving the house mad at our loved one or even forgiving a friend after a disagreement. The only day promised to us is today. We tend to let life take over instead of realizing that today is a gift. What we do with that gift is up to us. After months of depression that seemed to be worsening instead of getting better, I had an epiphany. God was calling to me through my grief that my purpose was to help others through fitness and the gifts he had given me. That is why I decided to open my own fitness studio and call it MAD5 FITNESS. I wanted this facility to be more than just people coming in and working out. I wanted it to be about the whole person through building a sense of family and community. In addition, I think that faith and prayer are important components of the mind and spirit. True health and wellness come through a complete transformation of the mind, body, and spirit.

At MAD5 FITNESS we want to help transform your life. It is about a lifestyle change to get fit and healthy, as well as one that will strengthen you and help you become the best version of yourself. People often ask me where the name MAD5 FITNESS came from, or what it stands for. The name is both symbolic and meaningful. The first part is MAD which is short for my daughter Maddison. The number 5 represents Maddison’s age and the day that my angel was taken from me. This is the story on the origination of MAD5 FITNESS.

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