Pictured: Inside SELF Training Fitness Center in Southaven. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

Jamal Knowles knows what it takes to stay physically fit. Knowles played football as a slot receiver at DeSoto Central, then played at Northwest Mississippi Community College until an injury ended his career.

Knowles continues to work to stay in shape and since 2017 has worked as a personal trainer to keep others in shape and achieve their fitness goals.

Knowles’ self-training program has found a new home at 201 Stateline Road in Southaven and Jamal looks forward to working with those who want to improve their health and fitness, whatever those goals may be.

Jamal Knowles, owner of SELF Training and personal trainer. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

“SELF Training is a fitness center where we try to help our clients achieve the best possible goals and try to help them have a life of longevity through health and wellness,” Knowles said.

Knowles’ program was launched in 2017 and he has helped hundreds of others regain their health.

SELF stands for Star Elite Lifestyle Fitness. Knowles emphasizes that all fitness success starts with a simple commitment to get started.

“Everyone has New Year’s resolutions and so on, whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain weight, so it’s all about getting started,” Knowles said. “Coming here is about helping you and creating a plan for you that fits your lifestyle and will take you in the direction you want things to go.”

Knowles said he would start by consulting with each client to determine what goals they might have. It will then create a plan specific to that person to help them achieve the goals they want to achieve.

Customers will now be able to walk to its 2,800 square foot location in the mall and work out with a variety of equipment that Knowles will have at its disposal.

“Right now we have ellipticals, we have bikes, a lot of squat racks, bench racks, dumbbells,” Knowles said. “We have pretty much everything a normal gymnasium would have.”

For more information on connecting with Knowles and SELF. Workout, visit the website at https://www.selftrainingfitness.com/ and book a consultation. Knowles is also on Facebook and Instagram.

Ribbon cutting for SELF Training Fitness Center in Southaven. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)