By Appointment Only
Monday - Friday 6am to 9pm
Saturday 6am to 3pm
By Appointment Only
Get to know our friendly Fitness Together Personal Training Staff at Chattanooga
Owner, Fitness Together 2 North Shore 313 Manufacturers Rd.
Julian Kaufman earned his B.A. degree in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University. He went on to earn a master's degree from Covenant College in curriculum and instruction. Julian is certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). The NSCA (www.nsca.com) is the world's leading authority on strength, conditioning, and fitness. The NSCA distinguishes itself from the hundreds of other certifying organizations because its foundation is rooted in scientifically reliable research. The NSCA bridges the gap between the lab scientist and the fitness practitioner. Julian also holds certification from USA Track and Field.
Julian has worked in several diverse health related fields over the last nineteen years. His technical experience includes working alongside exercise scientists in human performance (vital capacity, stress test, heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, flexibility), exercise physiology (max VO2, O2 deficit, hydrostatic weighing, anaerobic threshold), biomechanics and motor development. Currently Julian serves as a strength and conditioning coach, wellness teacher, fitness instructor, football coach and track coach at the Baylor School.
Julian's personal philosophy is centered on the idea that health is holistic in it's nature. Spiritual, intellectual, emotional, relational and physical health should be viewed in an integrated manner. As an individual deals with the physical aspects of their health, they should also be careful to care for the other, more complex components of their overall health. As the physical is worked on and developed, it must focus on substance versus image. This substance is whole health with the goal of preventing disease, increasing potential for longevity, and improving and maintaining quality of life.
NSCA-CPT / USAW / FFL
Kyle Johnston, a Chattanooga native. He holds certifications through NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and Fitness For Life. Before assuming management responsibilities at Fitness Together Chattanooga, Kyle worked as a trainer at Fitness Together. Kyle has a great deal of experience working with a diverse variety of needs. Prior to joining the Fitness Together team, Kyle worked at the YMCA in the fitness and wellness department, where he began personal training. Since then, he has also worked with athletes in Olympic weight-lifting, plyometrics and speed training. Kyle’s passion is people. He loves to help people fulfill their potential through the setting and achieving of goals. This desire to see others improve their lives in all facets has found a natural outlet in the health and fitness industry; Kyle has excelled because he cares about his clients, seeing them not only as clients but also as friends. Making their bodies more functional and thus improving their quality of life.
Jacqueline attended UTC with a BS in Science. After graduating college she joined the Rush and there fell in love with fitness. She accepted the position for group fitness manager and continued working for the rush for six and a half years earning certifications in Spin, weight lifting, cardio aerobics, and personal Training.
Teaching classes and working one on one with people is her passion. It truly means the world to her to make a difference in someone’s life and getting them closer to their fitness goals.
In addition to working at Fitness Together she teaches classes at the Sports Barn and works in the fitness department at UTC. She enjoys snowboarding, running, doing Crossfit and wake boarding in her spare time.
Ricky Akridge is proud to have been born and raised in Chattanooga,TN. He has a great love for the Lord and always enjoys wholesome competition. While going through the local school systems of Hamilton County he excelled in many sports. Through playing football, wrestling, and running track in high school he learned the importance of keeping a healthy mind and body. Through those experiences and the opportunities which have led to befriending many other people with the same interest; he attended and graduated from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga with a B.S. degree in Health and Human Performance. While attending UTC he worked with the metropolitan YMCA with various roles in aquatics. Ricky is a current member of the Chattanooga Track Club, and The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He knows the importance of education and plans to return to UTC, but likes to stay active and is also planning to backpack the AT in the near future.
Hannah Cothron was born and raised in Chattanooga. She played an active roll on her highschool cross country, track and soccer team. She graduates from UTC with a bachelors degree in Secondary Education. Hannah taught the last 7 years in Hamilton County where she coached the dance team. While teaching Hannah was also a spin and bootcamp instructor at The Rush.
Hannah's passion for fitness and helping others led her to leave teaching and join the Fitness together team. She truly believes fitness and nutrition are key components for a happy, healthy, and successful life.
Hannah and her husband Trevor reside in Hixson. They have two girls, McKinley who is 11 and Saylor who is 5. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, and strength training.
Isaiah Newson graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in Nutrition. Isaiah's extreme passion for fitness and nutrition began as a student athlete (baseball) at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He admits to enjoying being on the field of play, but was more interested in the strength and conditioning/sports nutrition tools that were infinitely available. Isaiah later interned as a strength and conditioning coach at Baylor School, Middle Tennessee State University, and D1-Nashville. He also has 4 plus years knowledge of nutritional supplements, working at both GNC and Vitamin World.
Isaiah is intensely devoted to helping people achieve their fitness/health goals. He believes in taking a relentless pursuit in aiding his clients through unique program design and continuous encouragement. Isaiah currently volunteers at Baylor School as a strength and conditioning coach and is currently studying to achieve certification through the NSCA-CSCS and the ACSM.
Brent Howard was born and raised in Chickamauga, GA. After earning his bachelors degree at the University of Georgia, he worked in sales for 5 years. After always having an interest in sports and a passion in fitness, he decided to change career paths and help others reach their goals. Along with working at FT, Brent coaches and works with athletes at a local high school focusing on strength training and conditioning. Brent strongly believes that it is very important as a trainer to be able to understand and perform all techniques that are taught and employed. He believes continuing to learn is the most important aspect of his job and reads anything pertinent to the field of health and fitness.
Brent is certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is currently pursing a master’s in Exercise Science from Tennessee Tech. He and his wife Lauren currently reside in Rock Spring, GA. Hobbies include golf, basketball, and strength training.
Adam Lozano was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After high school Adam and his family moved to Chickamauga Georgia. Following in his family’s footsteps, Adam became a Firefighter in Walker County Georgia. One thing Adam knew was that he was meant to serve others, but after about two years as a fireman Adam felt called to be a part of something greater. As a fireman, Adam only saw people at their worst and never had the opportunity to see the journey of recovery. Adam knew he wanted to be a part of that journey. Adam’s passion is people. As a trainer, Adam’s goal for every person he sees is improving quality of life however that looks to each individual. Adam has been a trainer in Chattanooga for the past three years as well as working towards his degree in Nutrition at Utc, Adam strongly believes he has found his home in Fitness Together and looks forward to being a part of each and every life changing journey.