Corey Dee Fitness Beyond
Kaui, Hawaii 1991
Return of The Jedi 1983
Corey Dee has over 30 years of experience as a Fitness Lystyle Coach. He was first introduced to weight training at the age of 13 by his father actor Billy Dee Williams. He began Martial arts training at the age of 12 with instructor Hugh (Van) VanPutten. “ Van was like a big brother to me, but at the time I had no idea how much the philosophies he taught me would impact my life. I just thought learning Hapkido was really cool “
Corey developed his passion for fitness and health while working at the prestigious Century West Club at the ABC Entertainment Center in Century City at the age of 18. He went on to work as a stand-in and photo double for his father in several movies and TV shows including Star Wars “Return of the Jedi”
He began working as a fitness trainer in 1991 and centered his programs around the concept of Body Type Training, tailoring his methods to each individuals body type. Later Core Dee's program would become know as Key2bFit, one of the first on-line total heath and fitness programs. He has worked with celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Mykelti Williamson, Ice Cube, and trained WNPF world bench press champion Craig Berlette.
In 1995 Corey was diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia PSVT, and began to suffer from extreme bouts of fatigue. “It was the most difficult period of my life. I had lived with Tachycardia since I was 25 but it started to become totally debilitating.” In 1998 he had heart ablation surgery, and credits his level of fitness and life-long dedication to exercise for getting him through difficult times.
YMCA with his father 1973