Our Studio Location

PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO

Fitness TogetherBrentwood
4910 Thoroughbred Ln
Brentwood, TN   37027
p. (615) 377-9550
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HOURS OF OPERATION

5:15am - 9pm M-F
6am - 3pm Sat
Closed Sunday

Corner of Franklin Road & Old Hickory in the Merchants Walk Center

Our Staff

Get to know our friendly Fitness Together® Personal Training Staff at Brentwood.

NICK SHONG

NICK SHONG

Manager & Lead Trainer, CPT, NETA, CPR/AED

Nick comes to us from Michigan where he trained clients in private studios, country clubs, homes, and businesses. Charming and dedicated, he joined Fitness Together in May 2007 after relocating to Nashville and is one of our lead trainers at the Brentwood Fitness Together. “I have assisted a wide variety of clients with their health and fitness goals including a heart transplant patient, hip replacement patients, adults with acute back and knee problems, and young athletes,” Nick says. “I love the way FT blends strength training, nutrition counseling, and cardio exercises. My passion is to help each client to recognize their true potential and to make every workout fun!” Nick is happily married to Hannah Shong and has a beautiful daughter named Brooklyn and a son named Lincoln. Nick enjoys playing basketball, cycling all over Williamson County, watching his Mazie & Blue on Saturdays and enjoying time with his family.  #GOBLUE #BIGTEN

ADAM ECKHARDT

ADAM ECKHARDT

Manager & Lead Trainer, NSCA, CPR/AED

Adam Eckhardt is something that is harder and harder to find these days—a native Nashvillian. He grew up in Inglewood and attended Goodpasture Christian School, where he played football, soccer and ran track. After receiving a degree in marketing from Tennessee Tech, Adam returned to Nashville and has helped managed several businesses, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Johnston & Murphy in Green Hills. He still dreams of owning his own business someday, but loves the coaching aspect of personal training. “When your clients make gains, you make gains,” Adam says. “I tell my clients, ‘Never give up.’ You never know your limitations unless you are willing to try.’ In his spare time, you’ll find Adam enjoying the great outdoors. He’s an avid mountaineer, and he enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking.  Adam specializes in his own version of Silver Sneakers at Fitness Together. He would love for you to come in and train with him, does not matter your shape,age or size he will get you in the best shape of your life.

MONICA JANSEN

MONICA JANSEN

Lead Trainer, ACE, ACSM, CPR/AED

Fabulous and fit, Monica Jansen leads the staff at our Brentwood location. She joined the FT team in December 2005 after earning her degree in exercise science from Western Michigan University and completing an internship at Franklin Athletic Club.  Monica has been with Fitness Together for 8 years. She has the same clients that she had 8 years ago.  This speaks volumes of Monica as a trainer.  If you are looking for the best, don't look any further than right here. Monica's clients do not stay around for 8 years because they like her, they stay with her because she produces results and she has changed their lives.

Monica holds the industries highest certification as a Fitness Specialist by the American Council of Sports Medicine. “I will give you the tools you need so you can become the healthier, better version of yourself,” she says. “If you want results, come see me.” Monica and her husband C.J just welcomed their first baby boy, Quentin.

 

Ryan Denning

Ryan Denning

Trainer, ISSA, CPR/AED

Ryan is another of our Nashville Natives. Falling into health and fitness comes natural and is second nature to Ryan; he has been highly active and around sports his entire life, playing basketball, baseball, soccer, backyard football, paintball and even Frisbee golf.  Ryan’s competitive side and desire to keep pushing his body to the limit led him to personal training. 

Ryan loves to help others do the same and to feel the benefits of a strong and healthy body. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Sales from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and previously worked in business-to-business sales in the auto parts and accessories industry.  “I knew I wanted to make a career change to health and fitness and start doing what I love and helping people in the process, so I made the leap and I’ve never been happier.”

You’ll probably catch Ryan wearing crazy socks, dancing or telling horrible corny jokes, but don’t let that fool you.  Ryan is serious about personal training, and will motivate you push yourself a little farther each day and become your best self.

This isn’t just his hobby but his passion and lifestyle. Let him help make it yours too and you will see that a better body, makes a better mind, and a better mind creates a better life!

Aimee Kerestesy

Aimee Kerestesy

Trainer, CPR/AED

Aimee hails from New Jersey and has always had a passion for fitness. She began teaching group exercise and cycling classes over 10 years ago which led her to an education in Exercise Science and a career in personal training.  

Aimee brings experience in a variety of fitness training settings and age groups.  “I love to see how the body can be pushed and see clients reach their goals. There is no better feeling then helping someone succeed on their fitness journey and helping them lead a healthy lifestyle. You only have one body, let's make it last a lifetime!" 

CASEY DERHAK

CASEY DERHAK

Trainer

Casey Derhak has baseball in his blood. When he was just 10, the New Hampshire native's family moved to Florida so he and his brother could play the game year round. His love for America’s favorite pastime led him to the University of South Carolina-Aiken and a stint in the minors, but an arm injury ended his playing career. Casey returned to South Florida, earned his certification as a personal trainer, and joined his mother’s already established training company. Though he has worked with many athletes, Casey also specializes in senior fitness. His philosophy: "I just want people to feel good about themselves. I want them to wake up everyday and be energized." Casey has been with FT Nashville for 3 years and is known for his great motivational quotes and one liners.