James runner

IFBB Pro Bodybuilder


"I’ve been in the fitness scene since 1986. It is just as exciting today as it was day one. I’ve been very fortunate to have been a part of hundreds of weight loss stories, “before & afters,” successful rehabilitations, improving athletes’ performances, and watching them win championships. I am truly blessed to be a part of Profectus Athletics, as I believe we will be the premier fitness facility in Little Rock and the state.

Leila Perez

After studying at Baylor University for two years, Leila worked at both a weight loss center and a private fitness training studio before finding her training home at the original Profectus Athletics studio in Park Hill. She has undergone her own fitness journey through losing 40 pounds and becoming an NPC Bikini Competitor. She loves to help others build self-confidence through physical and mental strength and fitness.

Zack Blackmon

"I’ve played sports all my life and became interested in fitness in the 7th grade. I didn’t fall in love with it until high school. Fitness kept me healthy and out of trouble. In the last 2-3 years I’ve started powerlifting. I chose to become a trainer to help people not only to get in shape, but change their entire life. Based on my personal experience, I know how fitness has changed my life for the better. I am certified through NCCPT (National Council of Certified Personal Training). Any goal you have, I can help you reach it."


Cannon Hall

Cannon holds a Bachelor's in Kinesiology. He has 8 years of PT experience and has also been a therapy assistant. Cannon is culinary arts certified, dot fit supplemental certified, and group training certified. He also is a USPA Powerlifter and is also a certified personal trainer for both NASM & ISSA. 


Our Team

Ben Perez

Ben has trained for over five years in a variety of arenas. He has experience working with clients of all ages and fitness levels. Ben is very frequently described by his clients as the "best trainer they've ever had". He strives to make a difference in his community and in the lives of others.

Peter Acuna

Certified Personal Trainer

B.S. Exercise Science

Since 2013, Peter has worked with hundreds of people from children to seniors, beginners to collegiate athletes, and everything in between. He knows how difficult that first step can be, and he wants to help you get started! No matter what your goals may be, Peter takes a scientific approach that is guaranteed to get results.


100 E. Lee Avenue

Sherwood, AR 72120

E-mail: contact@profectusathletics.com Tel: 501-864-4183

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