Welcome to AW FITNESS

Welcome to AW Fitness. AW stands for my name, Alex Woodson. I'm 45 years young, and an independent certified personal trainer (NFPT) and IFBB Men's Physique Pro. I started my personal training career training clients at a big box gym. After about a year, I was promoted to the gym's top trainer position after building my training clientele to over 50 clients a week and running successful weekly bootcamps. I have extensive experience training both men and women of all ages for both weight loss and muscle gain. I specialize in strengthening as well as toning clients up while also building their endurance and strengthen their core and balance. At the big box gym, I gained a lot of experience and trained a large number of people. Since then, I have moved on to  work for myself as an independent trainer and this has allowed me to provide a more exclusive and personalized service to my training clients. Weather we use a studio gym in Minnetonka or Eden Prairie, or I travel to your home or place of business, I will provide you with the knowledge, instruction, and a customized workout plan and nutritional guidance to help achieve your fitness goals in a timely manner. Working with me on your exercise and nutrition together will yield you the best results in the shortest amount of time. You can't do one and not the other, and expect good results. It's a combination of both and I'll take the guesswork out of it and show you how, leaving you more time to focus on other aspects of your life. Contact me for rates, available times, and about a complimentary consultation. For those that don't live in the Minneapolis, MN area, I offer online coaching too. Contact me for more information and rates. Together, we'll get you in the best shape of your life!

My 4 year transformation...

My 4 year transformation...

My competition experience started in 2014 when I started competing in bodybuilding shows in the men's physique category. I wanted to set a goal to compete and get my body into the best shape ever! After my success in my first show, becoming the overall men's physique champion for that show, I decided to continue on to a national level show and try to turn pro, which I did that same year. I have competed in both Masters class (over 35 & 40) and open class (no age limit) at the local, national, and pro levels. My competitive history is as follows: 

  • Men's Physique Overall Champion - 2014 NPC Minnesota Gopher State Classic
  • 1st place Masters Class A (Earned IFBB Pro Card) - 2014 NPC North American Nationals in Pittsburgh
  • 3rd Place Masters & 16th Place Open - 2015 IFBB Tampa Pro
  • 10th Place Open - 2015 IFBB Dallas Pro
  • 2nd Place - 2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Masters Pro
  • 3rd Place Masters - 2016 IFBB Denver Mile High Pro
  • 5th Place Open -  2016 IFBB Denver Mile High Pro
  • 3rd Place Open - 2016 IFBB Dallas Europa
  • 7th Place Open - 2016 IFBB Chicago Pro
  • **Noted: Placed top 10 in all three 2016 shows. Earned 4 Olympia Qualification Points in 2016 IFBB Season

I will continue to compete in more shows in 2017, so follow my social media accounts to see me continue my journey as an IFBB Pro. I will also pursue some more fitness modeling, so stay tuned for some great new fitness photos in the new year. Thank you for visiting my website. I hope to continue to inspire my family, friends, fans and of course my amazing clients through living a fit lifestyle and through my future competitions! 


Alex Woodson

"Committed to your fitness success" 


Personal Training & Nutrition Coaching:  If you would like to inquire about my rates, available training times, and about a complimentary consultation at my gym locations or at your home, please contact me using the form below. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your journey to living a fit and healthy lifestyle. *For contest prep coaching I can refer you to my coach prep coach Mike Gritti to get you ready for your show. Contact me for his information.

Online Coaching:  If you don't live near me in the Minneapolis, MN area, then I can provide you online coaching by creating custom workouts and meal plans for you to help you reach your fitness goals on your own with my guidance.  Please contact me using the form below for information. I will give you a look into my online coaching website and smartphone app, and my online coaching rates. 

Posing Coaching:  If you are aspiring Men's Physique competitor or have an upcoming show planned and would like me to coach you on your posing to get ready for your show, please contact me for rates, and visit my "Posing Coach" page on this website for more information. 

Exercise Equipment Purchase Assistance:  If you are in the market to purchase exercise equipment for your home or office, and would like assistance in choosing the best equipment, please contact me. I will come look at your space and help select the best equipment for your budget. 

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