First, I’d like to explain our philosophy and how it is different from the current trends in the fitness industry. Below is a description of that philosophy:
Right now the trends in the industry are CrossFit, Insanity, P90x, Spinning, Cranking and anything else performed at a high intensity that beats the heck out of your body multiple times per week, without much regard to your personal needs, ability level or goals.
Over the last several years, we have observed that many of the people who found themselves doing these crazy, high-intensity programs were just normal people who wanted to look and feel better, and yet somehow they got lured into doing programs that don’t match up with their goals. Not only do they not always look and feel better doing some of these programs, but they often end up looking and feeling worse because they have been beat down with exercise and haven’t been taught the importance of proper recovery.
You will not experience that at CFT. In fact, our philosophy is the exact opposite of what you will find at most gyms, which is what we believe makes it a better fit for most people. Our philosophy is as follows:
There is no running around in circles, jumping up and down, rubbing your belly and patting your head in our class. We never put clients through pointless movements just to wear them out and make them sweat. We like to say, “Anyone can make you tired. Not anyone can make you better.” And that is what we do—we make our clients better with the least amount of work and effort possible so they have time and energy to live and enjoy their lives.
There is no reason to slave away in the gym 6 days a week for hours at a time. Most of our clients get the best results with 2-3 days a week of class; some light walking, tennis, yoga, or bike riding 1-2 times a week; following sound nutrition principles 80% of the time; getting enough sleep; and managing their stress properly.
So what’s the first step? Come check us out! Call us or just come on by to watch a class (check our class schedule HERE), and see the facility. The next step is to join our CFT BASICS program to get you on your way to a new level of fitness. Not ready for Group Class Training?
If you have the dedication, we GUARANTEE YOUR RESULTS. You only have to continue walking in the door.
3 day Orientation course:
Each class is one hour and meets:
What can you expect in The BASICs program:
It’s vital that you are here for all the sessions; these movements build on one another. Still not sure? Call us to come watch a class: 615.469.2381
Classes are held Monday thru Friday at 6 AM, Noon, & 6 PM. Saturdays at 9 & 10 AM. Give us a call 615.469.2381 or come on by to see our gym and watch a class.
Rates are dependent on the needs/goals of the athlete/member. Some people only need to train 2 days a week and some need to train more. We can help you figure what you need to achieve your goals. Rates start at $120 a month. Military/LEO/Fire/Civil Service & Student discounts available.
Gym Closed DEC 24-25
Gym Closed DEC 31 – JAN 1
*Drop-ins: All Drop-in athletes please call or email at least 24 hours prior. We ask that Drop-in athletes will have completed a Foundations, On-RAMP, or Elements Program, and either be a current or former member of a CrossFit affiliate. Athletes that are currently competing or training in Olympic Weightlifting, Power Lifting, Strongman, or Girevoy Sport do not need to be a member of a CrossFit affiliate to Drop-in.
“I will always be a student of the game.” Not only has Polo attained multiple certifications since 2007 but every year he attends seminars and certification courses so that he can keep up with the latest advancements in strength, conditioning, and nutrition. He earned his first training certification in 2007. In 2008 Polo earned his CrossFit Kettlebell certification from Jeff Martone. He then followed that up by earning his CrossFit Level 1.
Polo grew up playing Baseball, and Football. After moving to Nashville he became a competitive cyclist. He later earned an invitation to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Polo attained his category 2 license and raced in numerous Pro events throughout his career. Polo went on to win State Championships as well as the TBRA (Tennessee Best Rider Award) overall points jersey.
Polo later served in the Military and then spent 10 years in Law Enforcement working for the DCSO (Davidson County Sheriff’s Office) and later the MNPD (Metro Nashville Police Department). He originally started using CrossFit to help him prepare for Jiu-jitsu competitions and to help him in his job as a Police Officer. Some of Polo’s jiu-jitsu accomplishments include winning the Relson Gracie Nationals Master’s Blue Belt lightweight division, and the NAGA Nationals/Arnold’s Classic Master’s Purple belt lightweight division.
Carissa’s background is in Gymnastics both as an competitor and a coach. While in school, she was invited to train with the U.S. Junior National Gymnastics Team. She later received a full scholarship to Calhoun State College for gymnastics. On top of running her own successful business, Carissa teaches the CrossFit methodologies at CrossFit CFT. In March 2010, Carissa placed 4th in the Women’s division of the CrossFit Games Southeast Sectionals, later competing in the CrossFit Games Southeast Regionals and placing in the top 30. In 2011 she moved from a 26th overall regional ranking to 11th overall after competing at the CrossFit Games Central East Regionals. In all Carissa has qualified for and competed in the CrossFit Games Regionals three times.
Matt is originally from Hopkinsville, KY. He has been involved in Basketball, Power Lifting, and Football from an early age. In high school Matt was a member of the Power Lifting team, and was a four year letterman as well as the Captain of the Football team. Later, Matt received a scholarship to play Football for the University of the Cumberlands. Currently he is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Belmont University, where he teaches Weightlifting and Racquetball, while pursuing his Master’s in Sports Administration. Matt has competed as a member of CrossFit CFT in CrossFit style competitions and looks to one day competing in the CrossFit Games. He is very fond of long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and offering hugs to everyone in the gym but he really just likes to lay around the gym. One of his motto’s is “if it’s heavy, lift it.”