The Business of Fitness

The Business of Fitness Hot

Lifestyle September 4, 2018

Six companies in Nashville are enhancing the way we eat, exercise, and connect through unbridled innovation.

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A-List – Sept/Oct 2018

This month features a list of our favorite new products as we gear up for the fall.

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New to Nashville – Sept/Oct 2018

True Food Kitchen
3996 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

True Food Kitchen will open its first Tennessee location in Nashville at Vertis Green Hills on September 26. Founded in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2008, True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived.  The restaurant is driven by a passionate collective of accomplished chefs, visionary restauranteurs, and a renowned doctor of integrative medicine – who believe delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity, or indulgence. True Food’s seasonal menu is guided by the principles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid.  True Food Kitchen emphasizes wholesome, simple ingredients with simple preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From nutrient-dense staples and carefully sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most responsible, creative, freshest, in-season ingredients. To learn more, visit

Artista Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
4012 Hillsboro Pike Suite 2A  Nashville, TN 37215

Artista Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a family-owned martial arts academy located in the Green Hills area in Nashville. They focus solely on the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and provide clean, large, high-end training facilities with an environment designed to inspire their students. Most of their students started with zero martial arts training, so they have both basics and fundamental classes on the schedule to help get beginners started. For the more experienced students, Artista provides both advanced and competition classes. They have students ranging from 3 years old to mid-sixties. Artista’s goal is, no matter your background or level of experience, to provide a welcoming, safe environment to grow as an athlete, BJJ practitioner and person. The owner  and head instructor, Felix Garcia, is joined by several additional coaches to provide a well-rounded base of experience. If you’ve ever thought about giving Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or martial arts a try, send them an email or give them a call and they will get you setup with a FREE introductory class. | 615-364-2847

818 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

HOTWORX is a virtually instructed exercise program created for users to experience the many benefits of infrared heat absorption, while completing a 30 minute isometric workout or a 15 minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session. HOTWORX (HWX) was created for customers who want to flush toxins from their body and burn massive amount of calories in the process. As the infrared heat penetrates your system causing you to sweat, the isometric postures further accelerate detoxification by physically removing the toxins from your organs through muscle contraction. HOTWORX can help improve strength, cardio, flexibility, circulation, immunity, while also burning fat, decreasing workout recovery time, increase metabolism, and much more! Whether you are looking to polish off your regular workout routine or looking for new ways to live a healthier lifestyle, HOTWORX will be a major component of your beauty, wellness, and fitness program. HOTWORX is coming soon to the Midtown district of Nashville. We’re looking forward to taking a class soon!

Modern Acupuncture
1731 Mallory Ln #109, Brentwood, TN 37027

Modern Acupuncture is the nation’s first franchise to make the natural health and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture available to people in an accessible and affordable delivery. Modern Acupuncture offers an enhanced acupuncture experience that utilizes needle therapy on nodes to increase blood flow, but unlike traditional acupuncture, does not require the removal of any clothing to access full-body health. The cosmetic acupuncture offering is a true differentiator that has become increasingly popular at each location, providing a safer and more natural alternative to reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Treatments are administered by acupuncturists who have been certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) after completing a three-year master’s degree from an accredited school. Licensed acupuncturists utilize needle therapy on nodes to increase blood flow, but unlike traditional acupuncture, does not require the removal of any clothing to access full-body health; treatments are performed on feet, legs, arms, and face. A visit to Modern Acupuncture feels like a relaxing retreat, where guests can unwind and possibly even fall asleep, zoning out to peaceful music all while experiencing the healing and/or cosmetic benefits of acupuncture. Sessions are typically 30 minutes or less, and walk-ins are welcome.

TYLT Cycle
139 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

TYLT Cycle, opening at the end of August, in the North Gulch, is a revolutionary, indoor cycling studio that offers cycling, strength training, and yoga, all under one roof. If these classes alone don’t bring fitness enthusiasts to a new level, the LED “nightclub” lighting and heart-pumping music will be sure to take you on a one-of-a-kind fitness journey you have yet to experience in Nashville. TYLT has partnered with Real Ryder to exclusively introduce an innovative, three-dimensional cycling technology. Not only do these bikes burn 20% more calories than a stationary bike, but they focus on rhythm, sway, motion, cardio, balance, and cadence, unlike any other indoor cycling studio around. Don’t call it a stationary bike. TYLT Cycle will offer riders six different classes from which to choose: Strictly Cycling; Express Cycle (30min); Cyclone (which incorporates cycling and strength and plyometric stations); Tylt Triple Threat aka TTT (15min cycle, 15min floor, 15min cycle); and, on the weekends CycleFlow (25min cycle – 45min vinyasa flow). Additionally, for those looking to have more of a one-on-one experience or are looking to host their own cycling party, TYLT will also offer private rides, giving you the option to pick your instructor, personalize your playlist, and receive one-on-one attention from our staff. Owners Allison Jacob, Paige Fuson and DeMarco Murray are (individually) about as opposite as they come, but together, they are bringing Nashville one wild ride!

3990 Hillsboro Pike Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215

The Atlanta-based fitness concept SculptHouse opened in the Vertis Green Hills in August. Created by former athlete, Wilhelmina fitness model, and Lagree Fitness instructor, Katherine Mason, the one-of-a-kind program is the world’s first to combine the Lagree Fitness Megaformer with a treadmill. While working as a Lagree Fitness instructor in NYC, Katherine saw a need from clients to combine the full-body toning workout Lagree offers with high-intensity interval training on a treadmill. After realizing that no other studio had created this method, she partnered with Megan Armstrong, SculptHouse’s Creative Director + Master Instructor, to come up with SculptHouse’s signature 50-minute workout. The signature CardioSculpt program features 25 minutes of strength training on a Megaformer and 25 minutes of cardio intervals on a human-powered treadmill called a Woodway Curve. This unique combination ensures a low-impact but high intensity workout for participants of any fitness level, age or injuries. The SculptHouse boutique features over 30 different lines from around the world, including athleisure shoes, clothing and accessories. Located at 3990 Hillsboro Pike Suite 200, SculptHouse Nashville is led by Anne Marie, Former NFL Pro Bowl Cheerleader who has been a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor in Nashville for the past 8 years.

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New to Nashville – July/Aug 2018

Training Camp
400 Davidson St, Nashville, TN 37213

Owned and operated by multiple time MMA world champion Michael Chandler, Training Camp is Nashville’s newest multi-functional fitness facility located just across the river from the downtown area. Whether you want to reach your fitness goals, get in better shape, gain confidence in combat sports, or find a deeper “you” with your yoga program, Training Camp has you covered. With a high-end athletic club feel, the facility houses 10,000 sq. ft. of fitness paradise and offers personal training, group fitness classes, boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and yoga. Training Camp has 3,000 sq. ft. of fitness area decked out with brand new equipment, 3,000 sq. ft. of mat space for combat sports, and another 1,000 sq. ft. yoga room ensuring there is something for everyone. Seventeen years ago Michael and his father said they would one day build a gym together and Michael’s father, Mike Sr., would build it with his bare hands. Almost two decades later, that vision became a reality and Michael has lofty goals to help change lives through fitness and make Nashville a healthier city. “Anything is possible for those who don’t have to do it alone. I have made my name by surrounding myself with the best people possible and then working extremely hard. I have seen first hand how a fitness family can change peoples’ lives; Training Camp is Nashville’s gym.” Text 615-582-6250 to schedule a tour or to take advantage of their first class FREE offer.

GrowHouse Method
2829, 1105 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206

GrowHouse Method cultivates and pursues holistic physical wellness through 1-on-1 personal training, private group class, conscious nutrition, horticulture and art. Located on Woodland Street in the heart of Five Points, GrowHouse Method looks to serve as a unique personal training facility for all independent personal trainers and wellness professionals. Simply drop in during their business hours and use the facility for a flat drop-in rate. GrowHouse Method also offers 1 Hour (1-on-1) Sessions, 30 Minute (1-on-1) Sessions, Private 1 Hour (Group Training) Sessions, and 1 Hour (Group Classes). Co-Owners Shaun Guttridge and Molly Caroline are seasoned personal trainers and athletes specializing in fat loss, strength and conditioning, physique sculpting, correctional movement and holistic nutrition. While the immersion of plants and local art help with the overall aesthetic and wellbeing, they are also for sale! GrowHouse Method’s herbal supplement bar provides everything from Cold Brew Coffee, Protein Shakes, Kava, Creatine and BCAA’s to serve both your pre and post-workout needs. Also, later this summer, the herbal lounge will be open during nighttimes while providing live music and art performances, aerial fitness exploration, stimulating refreshments and a wide array of group workshops. Go check the out!

811 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Yogasoul is Nashville’s hottest new yoga studio in town, located in the Wedgewood-Houston area at 811 Wedgewood Avenue. Yogasoul’s mission is to provide a supportive and community driven space for yoga students to connect with others; to elevate and empower their souls; and to become the best versions of themselves. The studio features two spacious rooms offering hot, warm, and unheated styles of yoga. It also comes equipped with four showers so you can cool off after your flow. Be on the lookout for events and retreats, teacher trainings, and workshop from this studio. Stop in today and take advantage of their introductory rate: 30 days of unlimited yoga for only $30. Everyone is welcome!

Clean Eatz Nashville
4004 Hillsboro Pike Suite 115-R, Nashville, TN 37215

Clean Eatz Nashville is a meal prep company and healthy café located in the heart of Green Hills. The café opened in March 2018 at 4004 Hillsboro Pike. As the most affordable meal prep company in the nation, Clean Eatz is quickly spreading in cities across the southeast. The café menu features build your own bowls, flavorful salads, wraps, burgers, sandwiches, and flatbreads. Each week the Clean Eatz team crafts six new refrigerated meal prep options for customers to choose from. Meals can be customized to half carb, no carb, gluten free, and extra protein. Grab & Go freezers are stocked daily with a large variety of options accommodating a wide range of dietary needs. Clean Eatz also offers custom meals, the meals can be customized individually with specific protein, carb, and veggie portions. Owner Will Russ, saw firsthand the impact meal prep and Clean Eatz had on his own life and decided to make the move to Nashville to open the location in Green Hills. Clean Eatz is committed to helping people live longer and healthier lives, through portioned prepared meals! Mention this article and receive 50% off your first meal plan order with Clean Eatz!

The Ainsworth
206 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

The Ainsworth plans to open midsummer at 206 21st Ave. S. in the Aertson Midtown development, just in time for the upcoming NFL season, and will boast a 75-foot U-shaped bar planted in the center of the space, garage doors that will open along 21st Avenue, big booths for group dining, and lots of greenery and wood details. The 10-year-old brand currently has four locations in New York City, two in New Jersey, and one in Kansas. The Ainsworth’s venues are multipurpose spaces comprised of full-scale restaurants, bars, lounges, and event areas. Besides becoming the city’s new hot sport-watching destination, the Nashville restaurant is designed with events in mind. Different sections of the restaurant can be reserved for private or semi-private events, and there is a designated private events space that will accommodate about 50 people. Offering a new take on classic American fare favorites, signature cocktails, and visually stimulating décor, The Ainsworth is the perfect neighborhood spot to grab a great meal, watch the game, plan a company happy hour, or meet up with a date for late-night drinks. Known for their famous Mac & Cheese Burger and more recently, their 24K Gold Wings, The Ainsworth is exactly where you’ll want to get your next cheat day meal.

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Don’t Call It A Comeback

A misdiagnosis almost took Will Moorad out of his favorite sport forever.

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New to Nashville – May/June 2018

Gyms, studios, and spas for fitness-minded folks.

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