Karlton Meadows

Riverview, FL 33511

Karlton was once a sickly, scrawny, last picked, bench-riding kid. Although he had little to no athleticism, he dreamed of being a champion athlete & fitness model. After struggling and losing for over a decade leading up to 1988, he finally began to show some promise. Now an international fitness expert and authority, he has lectured and trained in over 14 countries, 5 continents & across the U.S. He used this wealth of experience to lead his clients from frustration to fruition with their fitness goals. He has enjoyed a media presence on CNN, WRDW, FOX, The Food Network and WTSP.com (CBS); in publications like "The Best of South Tampa," "IDEA Fitness Journal," "MiraBay Lifestyles Guide & News," "Tampa Tribune"and on the cover of "Your Neighborhood Magazine." He has been a fitness model for a nutritional product, a concierge service & the Abs Revealed book by Jonathan Ross. His 30+ years of experience in the fitness and wellness arenas has contributed to him being selected as one of America's Top 11 Fitness Professionals in 2012 by Regency Publishing. As an educated expert he added to his multiple advanced certifications a degree in Sports and Health Science with a concentration in Exercise Science and his experience as a published author.

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About Me


  • BSc., Sports and Exercise Science, American Military University
  • Master's Degree, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Tampa

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

CI - Physical Fitness Specialist Certificate Program
TRX - TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training Course
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course

CPR Certified

American Heart Association

AED Certified

Amerian Heart Association

Karlton's Locations

Mobile Fitness Specialist

Within 10.00 miles of 33511 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$400.00 / hr, $300 / 45 minute & $250 / 30 minute sessions. Drop by Coachup.com for Remarkable Savings!

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards

Awards & Accomplishments

  • * Male Athlete of the Year Nominee - Rota Spain 2001 *
  • * Night of Champions Body Building Invitational - Light Heavyweight Champion: Sicily 2002
  • * Injinji Sponsored Triathlete - 2002 - Present *
  • Fitness Model for Discovery Channel Fitness Expert and 2-time Trainer of the Year, Jonathan Ross & his latest Book, Abs Revealed
  • * Highest Rated and Reviewed IDEA Fitness Professional within a 50 mile radius of Tampa, St Pete and Sarasota *
  • * One of America's Top 11 Fitness Professionals listed by Regency Publishing Feb 2012 *

Languages Spoken




44 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Phil Worthey on Jun 19, 2014

    Karlton has been teaching our TRX classes for the last few months and has really made a significant improvement in my overall fitness. Great attention to motion detail and keeps the workouts fresh and fun.

  • by Jackie Hensel on May 05, 2014

    My name is Jackie Hensel, and I just turned 50 years old this past April. I am an over-the-road truck driver with my husband. Over the past 5 years I have put on quite a few pounds due to the lack of time and space to exercise. I decided to come home for a few months to try to get it under control and learn new ways (in a confined space) to get the weight off and keep it off. So, I found Karlton on the internet, and within 3 days, he was in my home as my personal fitness instructor! Karlton Meadows is a very unique individual. He is kind, honest, funny, extremely knowledgeable and very patient. His caring personality is very warm and welcoming. My experience over the past 2 months has been AMAZING! Karlton helped me build endurance and strength. He was patient with me and pushed me enough so that I achieved more and more at each session. Karlton went above and beyond any "normal" fitness instructor, and provided me with information on form and technique to help me achieve my future fitness goals. In 2 months, I have lost over 5 inches in my waist and lost over 20 pounds of fat. I have become physically stronger and feel blessed that I had the opportunity to work with such an inspirational instructor. It was a real honor to have him in my home, teaching me one-on-one. Karlton is dedicated to his profession, loves what he does, and truly cares about the success of his clients. I would recommend Karlton to everyone and anyone looking to learn health and fitness from, "The Best of The Best!"

  • by caleb swartzendruber on Apr 28, 2014

    I have had the pleasure of working with Karlton for a small bout of time now, but what I can say is that his knowledge is endless when it comes to the body and fitness mechanics. As a trainer he ensures that each move is being done correctly down to the T. He caters to each individual's specific functional needs when he trains them and that's what makes him so special. Karlton is a true professional and I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes next.

  • by CJ Busfield on Aug 23, 2013

    Before I started the Body Engineering Experience with Karlton, I was an ACE Certified personal trainer for 6 years. Due to my medical conditions, I was no longer able to train at the intensity that I needed. My health was poor due to the medical conditions. I was inactive and out of shape due to lack of exercise.

    I love the program because it is not a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to training. It includes elements of overall health incorporating balance, flexibility, posture, endurance, and core strength. I was so accustomed to lifting heavy weights and doing extensive cardio. At first, I didn’t see how Karlton’s program could yield results. In six years of training myself I was not able to achieve the results that Karlton produced in three months.

    His knowledge is excellent. After meeting Karlton, I realized he had a great deal of knowledge that I didn’t have from my certification and years of training. His rapport puts you at ease, his positive attitude and willingness to take the time to educate you is important. He takes the time to get to know you and understand where you are at physically and emotionally. You can clearly see that he has a passion for his profession. Besides, he’s easy on the eyes.

    Within 3 months, I had achieved the goals I was looking for – to be in the best health I could be in, toned, strong. I feel better and managing my health issues. My health and fitness now is really good. I am happy with the results. I have less pain and more energy. In three months I was able to slim my hips and thighs, it made me feel like I had a new body.

    The next step will be to obtain a TRX certification. I had always felt I had to be tied to a gym membership in order to work out. With the TRX, you can take it with you. I may even consider renewing my ACE certification and training clients utilizing the TRX.

  • by Tyler M. on Aug 16, 2013

    I recently had the opportunity to train under Karlton. I came in with specific goals in mind, of which I informed him. Even though I only requested a few sessions (as to work on technique), he was just as enthusiastic as I had hoped; probably even more so!

    The quality of information and results I obtained from these sessions also exceeded my expectations! He is able to break down each exercise and explain the correct individual movements and muscle recruitment process on a simple, efficient, and effective level. Furthermore, he has a keen eye for identifying even the smallest of details that contribute to flaws within your lifts. If you are still not able to correct the issue with a particular exercise, he has a variety of supplemental/accessory work that is directed towards correcting that issue; a great benefit of working with such an experienced trainer.

    Overall I could not have asked for better training sessions; not only I'm terms of knowledge/results gained but also with respect to Karlton's attitude and enthusiasm!

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