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Jerry "Big Jer" Wagner

Whether getting ready for a Fitness or Bodybuilding Competition, just looking to lose a few pounds, or looking to maximize your health and wellness - your goals become reality through proper training, nutrition and supplementation manipulation.


With over 30 years of experience and applicational knowledge, training with Big Jer will make your goals a reality.  By constructing a well devised and individual plan we can target, reach and even surpass your goals and dreams.  


Your wants and needs will be addressed and together we'll customize a plan to become the new you that you may never have thought was even possible!


Call 330.351.4009 and take that first step to a physically active and confident transformation.

  • “I’ve known Big Jer for 20+ years now and he never fails you! His general knowledge, know-how, practical experience, real sense of industry standards, and nutritional genius has elevated many to include myself. He wants you to achieve your goals more than yourself in most cases. He’s a transformer, nutritionalist, motivator and more than anything else…a true friend who will put you where you need when you need to get there! Big Jer help me achieve a Master’s Overall in the Canton and I surely could not have done it without him! I love the dude!."

    Vinny Maculaitis
    First Place
    Mr. Canton 2012

  • "I had a wonderful experience when Jerry coached me through a season of figure competitions!  He has many years of experience in the fitness and bodybuilding industry…so and he has seen and heard it all…and he knows what works and what doesn’t!  He helped me get some great results and I have referred several friends to him who were also very happy with Jerry’s coaching.  The best part about Jerry is that he is truly invested in all of his clients, and that becomes very evident once he signs on to coach you.  He is a powerful motivator and that helps tremendously when preparing for competitions, which for those of us who have done it know can be as mentally taxing as it is physically.  But Jerry absolutely has all the tools one needs!   


    Nikki Cotton

  • "Having done two figure shows I felt I wanted to progress to the body building category. With the application of BigJer's diet plan and instructions, I was able to step on stage bigger and harder than I have ever been! Thank you BigJer for not only the nutritional advice, but the mental preparation as well."

    Marsha List

  • "Jerry was referred to me by a friend of mine, and I am so thankful that he was willing to help me with my journey to compete in a figure competition.


    Most people say that nutrition is the hard part to health and fitness when compared to other entities like training, rest, and motivation. Jerry made nutrition simple, attainable, affordable, and enjoyable! Our initial meeting was so informative. He took his time gathering information about me and allowed me to ask as many questions as necessary to be sure I was making the right decision for myself. I chose to compete in a figure competition that was only 15 weeks away. He made me feel quite comfortable that he could help me reach that goal.


    I do not live close to Jerry, but he contacted me regularly. He checked not only on physical progress, but how I was feeling, and my energy level. He gave nutrition plans that fit my lifestyle and provided plenty of variety. I never felt deprived, but enjoyed the eating routine.  He made changes to my nutrition in small increments which helped to make it easy to adhere to.


    The results were fantastic! I was able to compete in 2 shows in 2 weeks and came home with 3 first place trophies and 1 second place. But truly, it is not about the trophies, it is about the journey, and the experience . I could not be happier with my journey or experience. I will be forever grateful that Jerry was by my side during this overwhelming positive event."


    Thank you so much!

    Masters figure competitor,


  • "I started working with Jerry a little over a year ago.  I had competed in several figure competitions and just never felt like the trainers I had really cared about me and my success.  I was just another number.  A friend of mine, who also was a figure competitor, started working with Jerry because she was unhappy with her trainer as well. She couldn’t say enough good things about Jerry so I decided to give him a try.  That was the best decision I have ever made! 

    If you’re looking for someone who will make you work hard during every training session, Jerry’s your man!  The workouts are always different and are always tough!  He has a specific purpose for everything he has you do and he is very focused.  The nutritional plan is always changing too based on your goals.  I have never once had to ask Jerry when my diet plan was going to change.  He’s always one step ahead of me. 

    The progress that I’ve made in the period of time I’ve worked with Jerry is unbelievable.  Anyone who has ever competed in this sport knows how mentally challenging it is.  Jerry’s very supportive and encouraging.  He doesn’t hesitate to point out the good things that are happening, especially when you’re not seeing them! 

    I look forward to continuing to work with Jerry during the off season and during another competition season.  He’s a great trainer and a great friend!

    Paula Harmon

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