Bars & Stripes Fitness (BSF) is a fitness business owned by Jacob "SuperSoldier" Summers dedicated to improving the ability of others to not only look better, and feel better... but to KNOW what they can DO with their bodies. Utilizing personal training, group training, and online coaching, if you have the will, we have a way. We focus on improving quality of life, aesthetic, and wellness through a focus on performance. We excel in training men and women who are ready to work hard, lift heavy, and push themselves. BSF is a zero discrimination zone. The bar doesn't care who you are or where you come from, as long as you can lift it. 



One on one personal training. You, the trainer, the weights, and the plan. No prying eyes, no one else to judge. 

30 minute and 60 minute sessions, 2-5 times per week.

Choice of two locations.

            GROUP TRAINING


One on one personal training sessions... with a little extra help: a friend or workout partner of your choice. These are simply personal training sessions of 2-4 people who you pick to workout with, and save some money in the process.

Choice of two locations.



We have several options for how to do this, but it all boils down to one thing - you, our plan, and your work. 

All you have to decide is how often you want us to check in with you to keep you accountable.


We've told you what we offer, why we offer it, and what it can do for you. But why should you believe us? Why should you train with us? Here's why: we come certified with multiple accredited training certifications and our work speaks for itself.




"What Jacob does best is his attention to detail. He makes sure that my posture is correct during each exercise. Because of that, I am more flexible and stronger, pleased with everything, and satisfied with my progress. Jacob is at the top as far as I am concerned. I enjoy our conversation, the personal attention, and the fact that he genuinely cares. I have noticed definition in places where there wasn’t any, I am stronger and have more energy. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding with my health condition. You are awesome so don’t change who you are. I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer. Keep up the good work!"



"I’ve enjoyed every aspect, learning new exercises and surprising myself with the amount of weight I’m able to lift. I’ve noticed my muscle mass increase and my body fat is decreasing. All I would say is to push me even harder, even if I complain."

--Mikey, Personal Training Client




"Going to the gym isn't such a drag because you make my time go quickly and it's enjoyable! I'm actually seeing physical results besides just my weight. I feel strong! You've done a great job catering my workouts to where I'm at and what I can do! Seriously, you've been so great and willing to work with me and I appreciate it!"


--ELIZABETH, Personal Training Client




Jacob (BSF) is the best! I’ve gone through different trainers and he made my experience with him perfect! He made me feel comfortable and wasn’t controlling - he inspired me to gain a better healthier lifestyle! He’s super friendly and cares so much about nutrition and people!


--NADER, Personal Training Client




Before I started to train with Jacob (BSF) - I had no idea what I was even doing at the gym. Since day 1 of us working together, he has taught me to work hard towards my goals. What I love most is that he is more of a friend than just a trainer, which makes everything 10 times better.


--STEPHANIE, Personal Training Client




I’ve been training with Jacob (BSF) since the beginning of this year. He is not my first trainer but he is by far the best. After my first session with him I knew he would be able to help me with my goals but he has far exceeded my expectations. Jacob is knowledgeable, intuitive and knows how to adapt and adjust for limitations or previous injuries. I am leaner and stronger than I have ever been (I’m in my thirties, I have had two kids - and I am smaller and healthier than I was in high school). I have already passed several goals and set new and bigger goals thanks to Jacob.


--JENNY, Personal Training Client




Jacob (BSF) is a very good trainer! He helped get me started on a workout program that was designed for me because I have rheumatoid arthritis. He has a great personality & can get along with just about anyone. I was very blessed to have him as my trainer.

--KOLLETE, Personal Training Client




Jacob Summers (BSF) is hands down the best trainer out there. His extensive knowledge of the body allows him to explain the “why” of a process and truly help you understand what you are doing for your body. Equally as important is his wonderful and warm personality that allows you to feel so comfortable even if you are miles outside of your comfort zone. I can never thank him enough for what he has taught me, and how he has completely changed my perspective on working out, and gyms in general. I no longer feel anxious when walking into free weights, and truly feel as though when I walk into the gym, I know exactly what I am doing and why I am doing it.

--BENTLEY, Personal Training Client




You are somebody I can trust to spot me with a heavy weight, you listen to feedback and alternative suggestions from clientele. In my opinion you are the best trainer money can buy.

--MATTHEW, Personal Training Client




Jacob (BSF) is a wonderful trainer and an asset to the Fitness, Health, and Wellness community. Not only does he have the expertise to properly train a diverse array of body types, physical conditions and fitness levels, Jacob has immeasurable compassion and care for each of his clients. Once I became his client, I became a part of his family. Last year, I lost my mother and family home all within the same week. Jacob’s consistent encouragement and authenticity helped me make it through a challenging time without succumbing to emotionally and physically damaging behaviors. He is, quite frankly, THE BEST. 

--MARGARET, Personal Training Client




Jacob Summers (BSF) is one of the best trainers in Tuscaloosa. I’ve never met anyone so dedicated to his clients. Whether it be physical fitness or mental wellness, he’s there to help you get to your goals. He’s not a ”magazine trainer” that gets all his information from the latest issue of (enter sports magazine here). He’s very educated in anatomy and physiology, food science, and kinesiology. He’s pushed me to get stronger and inspired me to start taking better care of me. He’ll help you set smart goals and push you as much as he can to get you there. 

--LAUREN, Personal Training Client




What can be said about training with Jake Summers (BSF)? He keeps you loose and engaged even through a grueling workout. Not to mention he is a truly relatable guy, really showing the climb and how it pays off. He also has the ability to help you feel like you’re dying a little less with great convo in between sets. Come for the gains, stay for the friendship.

--JUSTIN, Personal Training Client




I trained with Jacob (BSF) for several weeks, 3 times a week. Jacob was a great trainer. He was very encouraging and made sure that I knew how to do everything and why we were doing the exercises we were doing. Before training with him, I was intimidated by the gym, but Jacob gave me the tools I needed to take full advantage of my membership.

--HENRY, Personal Training Client




Jacob (BSF) is a great trainer! He always makes customized workouts to meet your specific body goals. He is very knowledgeable on different aspects of fitness. If you have faith and remain consistent, you WILL see results from his program.

--EBONY, Personal Training Client