Bill Hebson is one of South Florida’s most sought after and respected personal trainers. With over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry Bill is uniquely qualified in the practice of prescriptive exercise. Bill has provided over 50,000 hours of face to face personal training sessions and has operated his exclusive personal training service continuously since 1986.
Bill has worked with a variety of Olympic and elite World Class professional athletes. His training has taken his athletes to the highest echelon of every major professional sport; 1000 yard NFL rushing backs, MLB starters, the LPGA Tour, the courts of Wimbleton, the tubes at Pipeline and even the heights of Mt. Everest.
Bill has been an early innovator and a pioneer of a philosophy of training now described as “functional training”. Bill was the founder of one of the first functional training studios to operate nationally and the first to exist in Florida. He was also a founding partner with Juan Carlos Santana in the Institute of Human Performance, Boca Raton, Florida. The Institute is hailed nationally as a visionary functional training facility and teaching gym. Bill is an educational resource for the fitness industry and a continuing education provider for several national certification bodies.
He has been an approved internship provider resource for Florida Atlantic University’s exercise science department and Keiser University’s sports medicine program. Bill is a popular speaker, presenter and writer and is an acknowledged expert in the field. Bill is the co-author of Burn Fat x 10, a revolutionary fat loss ebook that profiles Bill’s Metabolic Blast Training and advanced dietary strategies. Bill writes and produces WorkoutAmerica .TV an eclectic on-line training magazine.
Bill has been certified by:
The American College of Sports Medicine – HFI
The National Strength and Conditioning Assoc. – CPT
USA Weightlifting – Certified Olympic weightlifting coach
American Council of Exercise – Gold CPT
The Fitness Institute International – CPT
The American Red Cross – CPR and AED Instructor
Padi – Certified Dive Master
Some of the athletes Bill has worked with include:
Cleveland Gary – Football: Star NFL running back, 1,000-yard rusher for the LA Rams
Brooks Fordyce – Baseball: Starting catcher for the Baltimore Orioles
Danny Dipace – Baseball: 2000 Olympic games for Italy, hit the longest home run in Olympic history. Starting player in the Italian Baseball League
Neal Starkey – Olympic Weightlifting: 1980 Olympic Team USA, Pan America Games USA, Masters World Champion and Masters World Record Holder
Laurie Rinker – Golf: LPGA Tour pro
Joe Pignataro – Cyclist: World Sprint Cup champion, captain of Team Gatorade, four-time national champion
Meghan Miller – Tennis: USA national singles champion, girls under 14 division, USA national doubles champion, girls under 14 division
Micheal Rinaldi – Tennis: USA national singles champion, men’s under 14 division; USA national doubles champion, men’s under 14 division
Dr. Aaron Shevlin – Bodybuilding: choreographer NPC National Championship 2003, overall winner for men’s over 50
Martha Estes – Bodybuilding: choreographer for NPC Miss Florida over 50
Barbara Bitner – Bodybuilding: choreographer for Muscle Mania 2003, overall womenâ€™s champion
Dave Dixon – Surfer: international pro tour, hellman
Phillip Mueller – Windsurfer: international pro tour, USA Olympic trials
Andy Hebson – Mountain sport: elite international climber; Tibet 2000 Mount Everest summit attempt; member of New Zealand team (climbed with surviving members from â€œInto Thin Airâ€), Cho Oyo, China, 1999, member of New Zealand team; summated Mount Whitney, summated Long’s Peak, and summated Kit Carson Peak among many others
As a teenager, Bill Hebson competed on the national platform as an Olympic weightlifter and was coached by Stan Stanczyk, the 1948 Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion. He studied karate under close friend and mentor Well Weiss, national kata champion, and Harold Roth, world middleweight kickboxing champion.
Bill has won numerous Florida bodybuilding and titles and has competed successfully as a triathlete.
Bill danced on scholarship at the Miami Conservatory under Thomas Armour and was a company member with the internationally acclaimed Demetrius Klein Dance Company. He has been a featured choreographer, performer, and faculty member at the Florida State Dance Festival the Demetrius Klein Dance Festival and various college venues. He was the founder and artistic director of Zero Gravity Dance, a professional jazz/modern company.