James Ladden grew up in San Jose and started his career as a personal trainer after graduating from high school. He first began training clients while he was enrolled in the Kinesiology Program at San Jose State University.

"I was drawn to personal training because I like being able to make a difference in people's lives," he says. "It's very rewarding to help someone get back to enjoying activities that they've missed due to an injury or surgery."

James joined AXIS in August 2004 and soon established himself among colleagues and clients as a courteous and hard-working team player.

Outside of work, James plays softball at Twin Creeks and surfs in Santa Cruz. His black lab Shou-hey, which translated from Chinese means 'little black,' is usually not far behind!

Professional Details

  • BS, Kinesiology, San Jose State University with an emphasis in Movement Science
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Pre and Post Natal certificate
  • Functional Movement Screen certified

Client Testimonials

"James is the best! In addition to being a super nice guy, he is very encouraging and has helped me tremendously. I can now do lots of things I couldn't when I started. He makes exercise fun, and I've never felt that way before."

~Leah R.

"James is one of the best trainers at AXIS. Patient, polite, personable, persistent, perspiration-inducing!"

~Claude A.

Contact Information

Email: jladden@axispt.com

Direct: (650) 463-1920

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