About Me

Are you ready to finally knock out your fitness goals?

Ricky Jackson is ready to show you how and, as a world-recognized professional boxer, he’s not satisfied with just a knockout. When you train with Ricky Jackson you’re making the decision to be a world-class winner. You’re taking responsibility for your health and well-being and going the distance to finally reach your goals instead of just talking about them and failing to take action.

Let a champion show you how.

Over the last three decades, there is hardly an element of fitness that Jackson hasn’t conquered. He’s dominated not only collegiate athletics, but his endeavors at the professional level, as well. Not to mention his collaborative efforts as the director of numerous athletic programs and a one-on-one coach and personal trainer.

In 2014, he was honored for his achievements, work ethic, and commitment to his students and clients by receiving the Personal Trainer of the Year award in his hometown of Houston, Texas.

It was a hard-won honor Ricky takes tremendous pride in, just as he’s humbled and appreciative for all of the acknowledgments he’s received.

Jackson started hammering out his professional reputation and legacy by becoming a professional prizefighter in 1989. Bypassing the amateur ranks thanks to his training standards, impeccable strength and conditioning knowledge, world-class skill, and indomitable desire to succeed, Jackson made boxing history when he fought for the first and only World Boxing Union Super Cruiserweight title in 1995.

Over the course of his boxing career, Jackson worked with many of the top promoters and trainers ever to grace the boxing world; including Lou Duva, George Benton, Emanuel Stewart, Eddie Futch, Tommy Brooks, Don Turner, Jessie Reid, Curtis Cokes, Cedric Kushner, Aaron Snowell and many others.

In 1998, he made the decision to sign with legendary manager Don King. Jackson would remain with King until 2000. He made the decision to finally retire in 2001. Over the span of that long and impressive career he left an indelible mark with a stunning record of 26 overall wins, 4 overall losses, and 18 KO’s.

Apart from boxing, Jackson poured himself into 100-plus hours studying human performance at Texas Southern University (TSU). His experiences there— particularly the education he received from the many great trainers he had the opportunity to work directly with— provided Ricky with the power to develop training programs that have led to phenomenal results for his countless satisfied clients.

Jackson would go on to spend seven years as the supervising head of the strength and conditioning program at TSU. Overseeing 18 different sports within the athletic program at TSU, Jackson received a huge amount of praise and recognition for his efforts to develop the school’s weight room into a fully-functional training facility for all of the athletic program’s talent.

During the 7 years he spent at TSU, Jackson began training students and employees and educating student-athletes about the importance of proper nourishment in achieving optimal performance levels.

He would go on to parlay that training experience at TSU into careers as a personal trainer and boxing instructor at the Briar’s Club and a lengthy stay at the Houstonian Trellis Spa where he personally directed the youth camp program for children of the exclusive health club’s members. While at the Houstonian Trellis Spa he spearheaded many innovative and exciting programs for the youth and strove to create a state-of-the-art fitness program for children from the ages of 3 – 12.

As a humanitarian, Jackson has donated his time and seemingly boundless energy to countless philanthropic efforts for community organizations in the Houston, Texas area. He has been honored with the Young Black Achiever Award and the Positive Influential African American Male Award. Bob Lanier, the former mayor of Houston, recognized Ricky’s many contributions to the city by establishing “Ricky Jackson Day.”

Jackson was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his outstanding accomplishments in receiving the highest attainable award one can earn from the State of Texas heavyweight boxing commission.

Ricky Jackson believes in pushing his own limits and reaching new standards of excellence. He goes far beyond to get the same kind of life-altering success from each client he trains. Propelling each, and every person he trains beyond what even they knew they were capable of is Ricky’s most enduring goal.

To that end, Jackson has personally created programs that teach the striking fundamentals the sweet science has to offer. As they jab, shadow-box, and tear their way through speed bag and heavy bag exercises, Ricky’s clients develop superlative balance, coordination, and strength.
Boxing is one of the greatest fitness activities for kids and adults. The skills and benefits can change lives. In addition to getting people in the best shape of their lives, it teaches discipline, and offers a practical means of self-defense for young and old alike.

If you’re looking for a way to look and feel better and finally smash all of your weight loss and fitness aspirations, there’s no time like the present. Ricky wants to speak with you today and put you on a different path. A path that has given him boundless energy, impeccable strength, and an immensely rewarding career.

“Knowledge,” Ricky says, “is the key element in creating a successful program that will produce unbelievable results. Experience and continued education, along with the concept of what makes your body function proficiently and properly, can develop a temple you will love.”

Call Ricky today to schedule an appointment. Don’t let another day go by before you learn to slam your fitness goals. Take advantage of Ricky Jackson’s incredible career and start forging a brand new you today.

Don’t wait. Slip the jab!

Ricky’s Greatest Hits:
Texas Cruiserweight Championship Title 1994 (Emeritus)
Texas Heavyweight Champion from 1994 to 2001 (Emeritus)
WBU World Super Cruiserweight Title Fight 1995 (First Ever)
2014 Houston’s Awards Program Trainer of the Year
2015 Houston’s Awards Program Trainer of the Year
2015 Better Business Bureau Trainer of the Year
2016 Houston’s Awards Program Trainer of the Year
2017 Houston’s Awards Program Trainer of the Year
2018 Houston’s Awards Program Trainer of the Year
2018 Better Business Bureau Trainer of the Year
2018 (PFP) Personal Fitness Professional April Trainer of the Month
2018 (PFP) Personal Fitness Professional Trainer of the Year Finalist

2015 Get Into the Best Shape of Your Life
2018 How To Start A Personal Training Business
2018 How Much Should I Weight

World Rankings:
World Boxing Union WBU (#8)
North American Boxing Federation NABF (#12)
World Boxing Council WBC (#16)
World Boxing Association WBA (#22)

Collegiate Championships
2003 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship/NCAA appearance
2004 Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Championship/NCAA appearance (First Ever)
2004 / 2005 Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament appearances
2005 – Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Bowling Championship
2006 – Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Bowling Championship (ranked #9 in the nation by the NCAA)
2006 Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Bowling Championship (ranked #9 in the nation by the NCAA)
2006 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Championship (First Ever)
2006 Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Championship (First Ever)
2006 Southwest Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship
2007 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship (First Ever)

His experiences are as follows:

* Memorial Herman Wellness Center Certified Personal Trainer
* Member of National Strength and Conditioning Association NSCA
* Member of Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association CSCCA
* USA Amateur Boxing Coach

What to Expect

Ricky's one-hour sessions include cardio, calisthenics, flexibility, boxercise and weight training.

Client Success Story

Ricky, the fitness saves my life. The doctors said had I not been in such great shape I may have died. Two cysts and my uterus wall finally ruptured and blood and fluid went into my abdomen and pelvic cavity. Had I not been so fit my body would not have been able to make it. I had emergency surgery and the endometriosis had taken over everything and grown into my spine and pelvic ligaments, colon and organs. No wonder I was hurting so badly. Anyway after I recover in 6 weeks I should be way better and in no pain and able to get into the best shape ever. Thanks for training me. It literally saved my life!

Denise L. on April 18, 2015


  • Athletic Performance
  • Basketball
  • Bodybuilding
  • Bodyweight Training
  • Boot Camp
  • Boxing
  • Calisthenics
  • Cardio
  • Circuit Training
  • Core
  • Endurance Training
  • Football
  • Functional Training
  • Golf Training
  • High Intensity
  • Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Jogging
  • Personal Training
  • Plyometric
  • Post-Natal Fitness
  • Powerlifting
  • Resistance
  • Senior Fitness
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Strength And Conditioning
  • Stretching
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

I Can Help You Accomplish

  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Firming And Toning
  • Flexibility
  • Increase Muscle Strength
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Endurance Training
  • Body Building
  • Nutrition
  • Pre/Post Natal

Training Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Training Location

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • The Core Gym
  • 4665 Southwest Freeway
  • Houston, TX 77027
  • Jacks's Fitness & Wellness
  • 5927 Almeda Rd, 6th Floor
  • Houston, TX 77004

  I can travel within 25 miles of zip code 77004

General Availability

Sunday Inquire about availability
Monday 6am - 10pm
Tuesday 6am - 10pm
Wednesday 6am - 10pm
Thursday 6am - 10pm
Friday 6am - 10pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm

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$92 /hour

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