James runner

Profectus welcomes James Runner to our staff. We actively recruited James because he brings over 30 years of personal training experience to our club. He has managed 3 highly successful personal training staffs as well as the General Manager of 2 Gold’s Gyms. What really makes him unique is that he received his I.F.B.B. Bodybuilding Pro card after winning the 2018 Overall Masters National Championship. This makes him one of only 2 currently from Arkansas. There have only been 3 in the state’s history! He also attended Indiana University where he was  scholarship track athlete owning a 25 foot long jump and 10.4 100 meter dash  .


I’ve been in the fitness 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. Let me say 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.

Erica owens

I've been an avid runner and fitness enthusiast for the last 15 years. My love for health and fitness has lead me to obtain my Health & Wellness Coaching Certification, Life Coaching Certification, and Group Fitness Instructor Certification.  I want to show others that being healthy doesn't have to be complicated.  The key is finding what works best for you and your lifestyle.  I believe in moving your body every day and all things in moderation.  I love spending my free time with my family and friends who are always my guinea pigs for my latest "healthy" recipe.  


Cannon Hill

Cannon is 31 years old and 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.


8122 AR-107

Sherwood, AR 72120

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