Take the guesswork out of your fitness.

We coach highly-motivated individuals in person and online to get healthier, get stronger, and overcome old limitations. Through Personalized Design, you can enjoy the process of achieving the results you want without the stress.
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Tired of Navigating Fitness Alone?

Tired of being told workouts should look a certain way and end with you gasping on the floor?
Struggling to find a high-level service and experience at an affordable rate?
Overwhelmed when it comes to taking the right approach to training and nutrition?
Is a focus on work, family and friends causing your own health and fitness to suffer?
Don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to have someone sit there and count reps?
Looking for a program that can both challenge you and leave you feeling fulfilled?

More than a cookie-cutter training program.

We believe high-level performers deserve access to high-level coaching...wherever they are.

Train where you want, when you want, with a coach that supports you throughout the process. River City Strength is more than just a remote coaching service. We take a holistic approach to helping you achieve your goals while adapting to what life throws at you along the way. We look at who you are, the individual, and figure out the best way to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.

A holistic coaching program designed for YOU.

Individualized Training

Your training program should be designed for you - your needs, your goals, and your situation.

Customized Nutrition

Nutrition is more than fuel. We'll teach you how to approach your nutrition intelligently so you can enjoy more from life.

Movement Analysis

Assessment and measurement is at the heart of our programming to help you succeed.

Lifestyle Optimization

There are 168 hours in the week. Your program should account for much more than just a few hours in the gym.

Accessible Support

With regular communication with a coach that cares, it's our goal to build a genuine relationship of trust.

Stress Management

In a stress-led society, we want to help you find calm - the same calm that your life deserves and your goals require.

How it Works

Receive your program through a virtual training platform where you can track your progress and communicate with your coach in real time.

Complete your training on your own time, wherever you are, or take advantage of our on-site facility in Austin, TX.

Develop habits through on-going conversations and assessments you have with your coach.

Regular coaching calls to keep you accountable, keep you on track, and keep the program aligned with your goals.

Receive a guided nutrition program that's tailored to you and not based off a dogmatic approach to diet.

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Meet Your Coach

Dan Jackscon

Head Coach and Founder

“All too often I see dedicated individuals sacrifice their health without understanding how important it is for their own growth and sense of well-being. I'm here to help you reach your potential. ”

I work one-on-one with driven individuals from all backgrounds who seek something more than what is currently offered in the fitness industry. You need a coach whose #1 priority is you, the individual. I care about your results, your happiness and am deeply invested in helping all of my clients achieve their goals.

I knew I wanted to grow up and become a coach as early as 4th grade (kinda weird, I know…). Before coaching, I swam competitively for 12 years and upon graduating in 2012 with a degree in Exercise Science, I moved back to Austin to begin my journey coaching at the University of Texas at Austin under renowned S&C Coach, Todd Wright. In 2015, I became Director of Strength & Conditioning for Austin Aquatics & Sports Academy before founding River City Strength in 2018.

River City Strength is a summarization and continuation of that coaching journey; a confluence of personal experience in the trenches, proven strength and conditioning principles, and an ever-evolving toolbox of holistic lifestyle practices. RCS transcends the traditional in-person, personal training model and allows you to train around your life. Whether you live in Austin or Okinawa, the RCS system of coaching can meet you where you are, at any time of day.

Over the past 8 years, I have had the opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of clientele, from CEOs to high-level government officials, extreme outdoorsmen to Olympic Trialists, and everyone in between. In turn, I have come to understand that the only true “one size fits all” method that works is to develop a deep relationship with each client, based on trust and understanding.  Nearly a decade of coaching has exposed me to a wide variety of training philosophies and principles. It is my goal to share my knowledge and passion for health and fitness with you, and guide you to unlocking your maximum potential.

Getting started is as easy
as 1, 2, 3...


Schedule a Free Strategy Session

Schedule your Free Strategy Session and complete the form provided. We’ll follow-up with next steps for our initial conversation.


Assess and plan

We assess, never guess! We’ll dive under the hood to identify strengths, weaknesses and develop a training and lifestyle program specifically designed for you.


The work begins

You’ve now got an expert in your back pocket! We’re behind you every step of the way, supporting, challenging you, and holding you accountable to your program.

Miguel Velasquez

21, Collegiate Swimmer

“Dan always knew exactly what I needed. He is always thinking about his athletes in and outside of the gym... His ability to be personable sets him apart from any strength coach I’ve ever had… Dan has raised my confidence, raised my strength level, and raised my love for the sport of swimming. Without him, I would not be enjoying the privilege of competing at the collegiate level.”

Emma Sullivan

33, Special Needs Educator

“I shied away from strength training for a good period of time after being a competitive swimmer. I didn’t want to 'bulk', hurt myself, or do the boring sit-up, push-up, pull up routine. But I gave Dan a shot and I was immediately hooked. Dan designed workouts that motivated me to come back day after day. He held me accountable and helped me prepare for my first marathon, gave me a huge confidence boost for my wedding, and helped me see the importance of strength in my everyday life.”

Ellen Rozman

53, Health and Wellness Coach, Public Speaker, Group Class Instructor

“Dan has a great understanding of the body as a system and is able to identify weaknesses and imbalances which he uses to create programs for better movement and more strength. His initial assessment is extremely thorough, taking several lifestyle factors into account. From working with Dan, I’ve become stronger, I have less need for chiropractor visits and my endurance has gone up. He is genuinely kind, thoughtful, and makes you want to work hard for him!”

Ben O'Brien

36, Writer/Editor/Host of the Hunting Collective Podcast, Director of Hunting at MeatEater

“Strength training with Dan for me was purpose built. I was heading to Nepal to hike to 18,000 feet in the Himalayas and needed to prepare my body in a short time. Suffice to say, I was not in the best shape going into the training. Dan worked with me to push myself but also not go fast and cause injury. He was upbeat and positive but didn't let me quit. Thanks to the time I spent training with Dan, I was able to complete an impossibly hard journey. I would suggest that anyone looking to continue strength training or get started all together consider Dan. You'll be better for it.”

It all starts with
a Strategy Session...

It all starts with one conversation.  During that conversation we'll dive deep into your personal situation, your history, and the future you want to see. We are open and honest, and we believe in getting directly to the heart of the issue. This type of coaching is not for everyone and during the Strategy Session you'll have a chance to see if we're the right option for you. This will also be an opportunity for us to see if you're fit for this program. Though we don't accept all new clients, we do our very best to make this Strategy Session useful and help you take your next steps toward reaching your goals. If you believe that your life and your situation deserves a high-level coaching program tailored to you, then let's take that first step together.

Schedule a Strategy Session