Blaze Thompson Bio

2013 Yes! Weekly’s Best Personal Trainer in the Triad

Through knowledge and personality Blaze Thompson brings a unique opportunity for individuals to improve their wellness, performance, mental toughness, and ability to excel. A background in wrestling, body building, and power lifting, combined with experience training individuals and groups ranging in fitness level from beginner to professional athlete, Blaze has a unique ability to meet clients at their level. Teaching and sharing philosophies and training protocols that become tools for life.

Bachelor of Science Degree East Carolina University 2001
Personal Trainer Certification International Fitness Professionals Association
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist NSCA
NASCAR trainer for the 2007 and 2008 seasons Petty Enterprises
Master Member of IDEA, Association of Fitness Professionals
American Heart Association Certified CPR Instructor
Yes Weekly 2013 Triad Best of Trainer of the Year


Went from a size 12 to an 8 in 3 months thanks to Blaze and his amazing group of coaches. They keep the workouts challenging and fun. Makes it easy to get up early when you like who you are working out with – J. McGarvey

Blaze Fitness has helped me completely transform my physical health. When I first met Blaze a little over a year ago, I was in the worst shape of my life. After spending countless hours with Blaze learning how to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle, I’ve lost almost 30 lbs and I feel amazing. Thanks, Blaze! – W. Brooks

Blaze is awesome! He pushes you to work hard but knows your limits better than you do! You definitely leave the gym knowing you had an amazing, exhausting workout!! – S. Truhe

Ridgewood has partnered with Blaze Fitness to offer our members personalized fitness instruction options, as well as a variety of new group instruction opportunities.

​To schedule a training session with Blaze or Preston, please call (336)870-1707 or email

Blaze Thompson and Preston Gammons,

Blaze Fitness

Personal Training