James Juge : From Hiatus to Pro Card at Age 50 : L
Name: James R. Juge, Jr.
Residence: Corona, California
Occupation: Safety Engineer, IFBB Pro,
Master Trainer and Sports Nutritionist
Head Coach Physique Inc
Elite NPC & IFBB Contest Prep
Personal Training & Life Coaching
Born and raised in Louisiana and moved to California after college. Fitness has been a constant factor in my life starting with baseball, basketball, football and track & field, excelling in track and field holding three state records and All State honors along with a track scholarship to Louisiana State University of Lafayette. All the years of hard work and dedication through my youth, high school and college career, I needed a focus to keep me going. I turned to bodybuilding and found a passion for it.
1998 Mr. CA HW
2007 Mr. CA SHW and Masters SHW and Overall Title
2008 Masters Nationals SHW 3rd, North American Championships SHW 2nd
2009 Masters Nationals SHW,5th North American Championships 4th SHW
2017 Masters Nationals Classic Physique Class C Earn Pro card
9 Overall titles and 17 first places, along with numerous other titles.
I was one of the first amateurs to be sponsored by a supplement company, which was a big accomplishment. SPORTPHARMA sponsored me for SIX years. After about four years of competing and helping a few fellow athletes, I found I had a gift and that gift was in nutrition. I have national competitors and champions that I have worked with in bikini, figure, men’s physique and bodybuilding, along with two MaxMuscle transformation overall winners and 2014 Latina Vi Model. I have also trained high school and college athletes along with others reaching their highest potential goal.
I feel for me, and for those I get the opportunity to train and coach is life changing accomplishment. Fitness is discovering your greatest potentials and setting goals to the highest possible achievement.
Fitness education and the love for coaching began with coaching myself, after a mishap with my own coach. I now educate and teach the fundamentals of transforming the body, such as nutrition, weight training, body mechanics and mental preparation for all individuals regardless of age, gender or fitness goals. I treat all my clients with the utmost respect, whether you’re a beginner or a pro. My clients are my passion and I am thrilled to be able to touch people’s lives through fitness, motivation, and mentoring.
Fitness is building the person and championship body you always wanted. It starts from the inside and then out. The truth is, the only person stopping you is yourself. You are your only excuse and don’t let anything or anyone take that dream away. We can work together to accomplish unbelievable goals, as long as you set your mind and body to it, we can achieve it. “MIND OVER MATTER”
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I had amazing results working with James throughout my fitness career. He even helped me earn my IFBB Bikini Pro Card at 36 years old!! James is a very knowledgeable nutritionist who is extremely involved with the entire process of getting you in shape. I met with him weekly to do progress pictures and diet updates, and he always knew exactly how to tweak my diet to keep me from plateauing. I would highly recommend James if you’re interested in serious results!! ~ Cathy Miller, IFBB Bikini Pro
2002 Mr. USA - Superheavyweight and Overall Champion. Earned his IFBB Pro card!!
My man Jim was the second trainer I trusted to assist me in my contest prep because there are too many “guru’s” that really aren’t. He coached me in second and third overall titles the Contra Costa and California Championships and my 4th place finish at the USA Championships in 2001. His training advise and diet consultation was spot on and was the catalyst to me winning the 2002 Mr. USA Championships the very next year earning my IFBB Pro card!~ Idrise Ward-El
Being physically active in sports my whole life, I absolutely loved fitness since I was a little girl. It was my dream to be on the bodybuilding stage, and coach James made that dream come true. Coach James is competitive, driven, passionate, and everything you look for and need in a coach and mentor. Throughout the entire process of my very first bodybuilding competition, he motivated me, pushed me, and believed in me. I competed in an NPC Figure competition as a Novice, placed 1st place in Novice, 1st place in Open, and ended up taking Overall Figure! With the help of his 12-week meal plan (which had been personalized to my body accordingly) a personal training program, and a vitamin/supplement regimen, coach James helped me achieve the results I desired. He is extremely knowledgeable in the science of nutrition, which is key in dieting, and is experienced in the bodybuilding world. Aside from dieting, he also coached me through my posing, which is one of the most important aspects of the stage, as well as walked me through the protocols of reverse dieting after my competition. With confidence, support, and encouragement, I am now a Nationally Qualified Figure Competitor, and I look forward to working with Coach James toward my next goal; obtaining my Pro card!”-Kahyana Spence
Coach James embodies change and commitment. Through consistent and positive feedback and encouragement, he retrained my brain while I retrained my body to push beyond its limits. I have trained with James over four years and would not have stopped until I relocated. He is the reason why I will always be passionate in exercise and health. James is not only a master personal trainer but a life changer.~ Merisa Sandler
I have been weight training for 15 years and bodybuilding for four years. I have competed in over a half dozen National Qualifiers. With that said, I must say that James Juge has a well-earned reputation for helping athletes reach their full potential. I have been fortunate enough to work with Coach Juge for approximately one year, and two contest preps. With only 8 weeks to prepare for a National Qualifier, coach Juge helped me get bigger, harder, and grainier than I had I ever been. The end result was a first place finish in my weight class, and a second overall finish. Following that show, Coach Juge continued to fine tune my diet and posing routines as I prepared for my first National Show. Coach Juge was with me every step of the way, helping me make adjustments that included everything from diet, water manipulation, and stage presentation. More importantly, coach Juge’s positive energy throughout the process had a huge impact on my confidence level in the few precious moments on stage. The result was a fifth place finish in my class. Considering the gravity of the show, and the overall time coach Juge and I had worked together at that point, I conclude that my showing was a resounding success, and has bolstered my confidence in my current season. Under his guidance I have made improvements in every area, and have been tabbed as “One to watch!” in many reputable bodybuilding circles. Yours Truly, Ronald P. Gordon
My name is Ronald Sargeant. I have been weightlifting/training for 32 years. Through all of the years, I met many so called “trainers” who claimed expertise on dieting with promises on getting hopefuls into the professional arena; only to find out that all those where just empty promises at a high monetary cost. I met James several years ago and not only I consider him a guru at the science of dieting, he is a dedicated individual who genuinely cares on your progress and success. James began working/prepping me for competition for the last 7 years. Under his guidance I received several placings under my belt (winning overall at my 1st show in Orange County and 4 runner ups at the nationals) Thank you James for your continue dedication and support.
Five Stars for James Juge who changed my life! I was a 40 year old mom of 3 with a full time job when a friend told me to call James. I didn’t believe him when he said I would do my first show in 6 months. With his constant support and detailed plan I did have my first show in 6 months and I placed in both my classes. Enjoy Working with James and his level of dedication was amazing. It wasn’t easy but I wasn’t doing it alone! Thanks James! Ryan Rae
About two years ago I decided I wanted to take my fitness to a higher level. I had been working out for years but I wasn't seeing the results I wanted which was very frustrating. I decided I was going to higher a coach and train for a bikini competition. That when James Juge came into my life and I started seeing results fast! He put me on a structured meal and training plan and thats made all the difference in my results. It was amazing seeing the changes in my body daily! I cannot say enough good things about the positive impact James has brought into my life. Sochi Reataza
Jim Juge is the only reason why I was so successful in the Sport of Bodybuilding. Jim took me under his wing and taught me the proper form in working out each body part, nutrition, dieting and preparation for competitions. Jim’s vast knowledge in this sport is unmeasurable and I have been blessed to be a product of this. Raising a family and working full time, I was able to win numerous competitions including Mr California and The USA Championships where I earned my IFBB Pro Card. ~ Tevita Aholelei
James was not only an incredible motivator and thorough planner when it came to getting me through my first competition, but his vast knowledge and experience in the fitness industry helped me tremendously. He pushed me past what I thought were my limits and gave me the confidence I needed to win my show, which was Ms. Los Angeles and then on to Ms. USA 2nd runner-up. ~ Tiffany Berumen
I've known Jim for 25 years. From day 1 he was the guy most people at Gold's Gym went to for advice on diet and bodybuilding. Not only was he current with his knowledge and did a great job explaining every thing but he practiced what he preached. He always had one of the most impressive physiques around, either winning or placing top 3 in big time shows. Recently, I decided to compete in Mens Physique after a long layoff from bodybuilding. I know about a dozen coaches but hands down when I made my decision, Jim was the guy I was going to go to. In a matter of months he got me looking like I did in my 20's. By contest time I was ready to go and won my division. Because of Jim I qualified for Nationals and he is presently getting me ready for that. Without a doubt he is one of the best coaches in the country and as long as you are willing to work, I guarantee he will get you to your goal. ~ Tim Murphy
Although I did not think I had a chance of winning, my cousin James offered to help me, and talked me into entering the Max Muscle transformation contest. I lived in Louisiana and he in California. I sent him beginning photos of myself and progress photos every few weeks, by which he wrote my nutrition/workout plan, and made adjustments throughout the process. I could not believe how my body was changing before my eyes in such a short period of time. I had worked out in the past, but never truly understood the importance of combining proper nutrition with the right exercises, cardio and supplements. In 12 weeks James took me from 251 lb and 20% body fat to 217 lb and 5% body fat, resulting in me winning the advanced division of a national contest that I would have never entered without his encouragement or won without his knowledge and expertise in nutrition and training.Jared Juge
Hiring Physique Inc was the best decision I made when I decided to compete in my first bikini competition. I had been working out and lifting weights since my 20’s but at 41 years old, I found myself ready for a new challenge. A few of my friends who were new to fitness were competing in muscle contests and doing well and they encouraged me to also compete. At first I was intimidated but I realized that the only way for me to grow is to take myself out of my comfort zone and push myself to the next level. My friends recommended that I hire a coach to help me present my best package on stage and even though they recommended I join a “team,” I knew right away that I wanted to hire Stan McQuay and Physique Inc because I knew that Stan was established and respected in the bodybuilding industry. I also liked that Physique Inc provided one on one attention and focus. James Juge was my coach and provided me with diet instruction, workout schedules and motivation. He always made me feel like I was his one and only clclient. I followed his instruction and guidance for twelve weeks and on the day of my competition, I stepped on stage and took first place in my category! Coach James was patient but also knew how to challenge me just enough to show me that I could give even more than I ever believed. He believed in me. Mind over matter is what he would say and he was right. At the end of it all, I learned that I could accomplish anything I put my mind to … I won first place at my very first bikini competition but most importantly, I walked away healthier, happier and more confident than ever before. ~ Sasha Perez
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