4th Dimension Fitness
5153 Etta Street, Unit 1G
Baton Rouge, LA  70820
Voice:  225-278-0145
Fax:  225-636-5813
Email:  info@4thdimensionfitness.net

WILLIAM JONES, MS CSCS

Will Jones has been working in exercise and health for over a decade. He spent time between undergraduate and graduate school working for the Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) in Lafayette, LA. While there, he was responsible for the pre and post operative exercise needs of patients with both cardiac and vascular problems. Upon leaving CIS he served as an Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer for Ochsner Hospital at the Elmwood Fitness Center in Harahan, LA. He then returned to graduate school at Louisiana State University where he served on the strength staff for its varsity athletic teams. After completing graduate school, LSU hired him as a full-time member of the coaching staff. He was directly involved in several Southeastern Conference Championships as well as the National Championship with the LSU Football team in 2003. While at LSU he worked personally with several Tiger athletes who have gone on to the professional ranks in football, baseball, track and softball. He also spent two years studying under legendary and hall of fame weightlifting coach Gayle Hatch in Baton Rouge. This study as well as his experience at LSU where he worked with nationally recognized strength coach Tom Moffitt, established him as an authority in weightlifting and strength and conditioning allowing him to be a featured speaker at the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Sports Specific Conference in Orlando Florida in 2004. He continues speak at clinics around the southeast United States.

Will gives credit to coach Moffitt for introducing him to the sport of cycling. It was a time in his athletic career where he could no longer play football and he was looking for some means to satisfy his competitive spirit. Having always been fascinated by human performance, cycling led him away from power sports into the world of the endurance athlete and triathlon. He was faced with new challenges unfamiliar to him as an athlete. Largely due to poor performances and a strong desire to improve and push his limits, he changed gears and began reading and studying everything he could regarding nutrition and endurance training. He became so passionate about triathlon that he left LSU to allow himself more time to train and ultimately race an Ironman triathlon. During this time he worked for Functionally Integrated Training and Therapy (FITT) training a wide variety of clients ranging from high school athletes to retired professionals.

His experience at FITT allowed him to set a schedule that not only provided the time necessary to train himself, but also to further his education in respect to training, nutrition and recovery. It was also during this period that he began to see the vision of what is now 4th Dimension Fitness. He founded 4D with the four disciplines he is most passionate about as the corner stones of fitness; swimming, cycling, running, and weight training. These components along with quality nutrition and appropriate rest and recovery will allow you to reach your fitness goals.

Some say the 4th Dimension is "Time" and time is after all what we as triathletes, runners, and cyclists are constantly chasing. My central philosophy is to develop the entire body to function optimally. This involves not only the body but the mind and the sprit as well.

 

Will holds the following certifications:
B.S. Exercise Science University of Louisiana - Lafayette
M.S. Education / Sports Psychology Louisiana State University
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist NSCA
Certified Endurance Sports Coach CHECK Studio - Encinitas, CA
United States Track and Field certified Track Coach (Level 1)
Trigger Point Therapist (U6) TPT
Egoscue (P3) Pain, Posture, Performance
BioSignature Practictioner (Level 1) PICP