Doc Blake’s Challenge / Journey

My fitness journey has detoured somewhat, but I am still helping people learn about fitness, and working with kids. My main focus now is centered on therapy and recovery as noted below.

January 4-5, 2022 – MRI analysis (re: tumor) and oncology consult at Duke Cancer Center. John’s recent scan marker shows the tumor is a “good” one and responds great to chemo. “God’s Game Plan” is to begin a higher dose of chemo for 5 days, then 23 days off. Next recheck of the tumor is Feb. 9th. What is determined there will give doctors an idea on whether we go through another year of every 2 months of MRI/recheck, or if the plan needs to be adjusted. The “Challenge / Journey” is 2022…

Expertise and Experience is Key

John Blake has degrees in Public Health Education and Sports Medicine: Human Performance, Strength & Conditioning, and Athletic Training from East Carolina University and the American College of Sports Medicine. He developed and implemented sports medicine care and educational programs in Washington, DC and Durham, NC. He is the founder of More Than Gold Sports camps, academies, fitness boot camps and programs strengthening youth as well as adults of all ages.  Allow “doc Blake” to help you reach your fitness goals. 

My Partners and I Demonstrate Commitment to You

My partners take your fitness goals seriously. We all understand that losing weight and gaining muscle can be challenging, and our goal is to always help you overcome hurdles and reach your goals. We analyze your body metrics and factor in your real-life to create your individualized fitness plan.

Your Success is My Goal

With 45 years of success and experience, we are capable of analyzing your body and creating a fitness plan that will help you reach your goals. Most plans include healthy eating and exercise to ensure the best results for most clients. Our goal is to change your view on fitness, so that it becomes part of who you are and your lifestyle. We strongly believe that if you practice healthy habits, you will be able to obtain a healthy lifestyle.  We will work with you to keep you on track and motivated to reach your goals. 

Why they call me “doc”?

As a Certified Athletic Trainer (1977-1996) I provided prevention, care, and rehabilitation for elite, college, and high school athletes. They called me doc Blake and I was committed to their success. My degrees are in Public Health, School & Community Health Education, and PhD post grad studies in Human Performance.

I’m Always Here to Help! These are more than words. This is a promise. Always here, means by whatever means available. To Help, means to leverage any resource of scientific knowledge, coaching experience, and tools appropriate for everyone of my fitness clients to get into the best shape of their lives.