Meet Joel DuBose

Joel DuBose’s pathway to personal training began at the grocery store, where he found himself drawn to the bodybuilder magazines lining the shelves above the candy while waiting for his mother to checkout. A skinny kid, Joel wondered how the world-known bodybuilders like Frank Zane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk), displayed on the covers built their bodies to such perfection.

As he got older, Joel went on to play four years of basketball at Irmo High School, where his passion for training intensified as he learned how to build muscle to compete. He later served as the team's strength and conditioning coach under one of South Carolina’s winningest coaches, Tim Whipple.

After high school, Joel traveled just down the road to attend the University of South Carolina, where he studied psychology and exercise science, setting the stage to fulfill his goal of helping others understand that fitness is more than "just working out."

Throughout his life, Joel has committed himself to debunking the misinformation and false advertising surrounding training, nutrition, supplements, and personal training by providing clients with the supervision and education they need to achieve their goals.

When customers leave their one-hour session, Joel wants them to understand more about their body and have a better understanding that personal training is more than “just working out.”

Joel is committed to working with you to design a flexible, personalized, and holistic plan that will take into account your:

  • Wellness goals
  • Current lifestyle and habits
  • Commitment to your well-being
  • Factors that motivate you to lead a healthier life
  • Age, family history, and current fitness level
  • Health concerns and the advice of your physician



Personal Trainer Joel DuBose is here to help you reach your fitness goals.


At DuBose Fitness, we understand the importance of education and experience. We provide a 100% science-based approach to personal fitness that would not be possible without having an ongoing education program and learning new techniques to maximize results.

Joel DuBose is passionate about staying up to date with the latest techniques in personal training and is continuously improving upon his core certifications with ongoing coursework and research.

  • Personal Fitness Training Certification, Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
  • Certification, The International Association of Fitness Science
  • American Heart Association’s Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Program
  • N1 Education Personal Trainer Certification Programs
    • Biomechanics and Execution
    • Nutrition and Program Design for Trainability
  • DuBose Fitness is licensed by the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs


Trained by the Best in the Industry

Joel has traveled the world to train with some of the famous bodybuilders he first saw, gracing the pages of the magazines that drew him into the world of fitness.


See What Joel Can Do For You!

Proud To Have Earned The Following Certifications:

I.A.F.S. - International Association of Fitness Sciences - "The Cutting Edge in Lifestyle Training"
American Heart Association - Heartsaver - First Aid CPR AED
National Physique Committee - USA Body Building

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