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For personal trainers in Nashville, Basics and Beyond’s personal training programs feature the knowledge and experience of some of Tennessee’s top fitness professionals. We pride ourselves in being the best in the business, and we guarantee that our personal trainers will be far superior to any you have ever had!

Personal trainers in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Antioch TN:

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Dan DeFigio

• Certified Personal Trainer
• Certified Sports Nutrition Counselor
• Certified Advanced Sports Nutrition Specialist
• Certified Post-Rehab Conditioning Specialist
• American Council on Exercise faculty – Continuing Education Specialist
• State Representative, and Subject Matter Expert, National Federation of Professional Trainers

Dan DeFigio
is the Director of Basics and Beyond fitness & nutrition, and the best-selling author of Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies and other books. He works as an exercise trainer, nutrition counselor, and author in the Nashville, Tennessee area. He holds a number of prestigious national and international certifications, and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dan has been featured on CNN’s Fit NationThe Dr. Phil Show, SELF magazine, Personal Fitness Professional,, and MD News, and is the former host of the television series Fitness Basics and Beyond. Dan DeFigio was named one of Nashville’s top entrepreneurs in 2013, and was a contributing editor of the official publication of the National Federation of Professional Trainers. The continuing education workshops that he presents to other fitness professionals have been featured on the cover of Personal Trainer Magazine, and Dan is also interviewed extensively in Regency Publishing’s book America’s Top Trainers Answer Your Fitness and Nutrition Questions. Basics and Beyond fitness & nutrition is featured as a case study in the book How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Personal Training Business.

Dan has been a member of the American Council on Exercise faculty, and a State Examination Official for the National Federation of Professional Trainers. He was selected as a Subject Matter Expert for an elite panel of only 10 experts in the nation to revise the teaching curriculum for personal trainers worldwide.

In addition to teaching exercise and nutrition, Dan studies and teaches mixed martial arts and self-defense. Dan specializes in post-injury exercise and posture correction, and he has worked with celebrity clients like Amy Grant, and Sir Paul and Nancy McCartney.

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George Hearn

George Hearn has been an orthopedic and sports physical therapist in the Nashville area since 1988. After graduating from Northwestern University, he served as Director of Sports Performance Testing for Southern Sports Medicine and has also been associated with the Sports Medicine Center at Baptist Hospital. He is certified as both a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and as a Personal Trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Over 25 years of practical experience studying and applying resistance training techniques and philosophies enable him to design safe, effective, and efficient programs which allow his clients to attain maximum results in minimal time.

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Kandice King

Kandice King is certified as a Personal Trainer, a Group Fitness Instructor, and a Resist-A-Ball CORE Master Trainer. She is also certified in Pilates, Piyo, and Kickboxing. Kandice received a BS in Nutrition from University of Tennessee at Knoxville in May 1998. Since that time she has worked as a nutrition clinician at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. Kandice has been enthusiastically involved in individualized fitness since May 1999. In order to improve total-body fitness, Kandice incorporates cardio, strength, endurance, balance, and coordination exercises in each training session. Kandice is a knowledgeable, fun-loving, effective trainer. She is dedicated to working with all fitness and age levels, and is currently the Performance Coach for female athletes at Vanderbilt University.

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Adam Matacale

Adam Matacale is an ISSA-certified trainer who specializes in getting in amazing shape for all ability levels, as well as sport-specific training for athletes (Adam is also certified as a High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist). Adam gets his clients better, leaner, and stronger with sound technique instruction, evaluations, motivation, accountability, and a totally individualized approach to program development.

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Amy Lamb

Amy Lamb is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise. She is also a certified SPIN instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics. Amy holds a B.S. degree in Physical Education from the University of Southern Indiana, and an A.S. degree from Vincennes University.

Amy began her fitness career in 2007 in the corporate setting. She enjoys teaching a variety of group exercise classes, and working one-on-one with individuals of all fitness levels to improve their health and well being, and most importantly, to help them meet their fitness goals!

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Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson has over 15 years of personal training experience. Andy specializes in functional movement and strength training for endurance (Andy is a superior triathlete coach!).

“Everyone can succeed in getting to their ideal weight using the right doses of strength training, cardiovascular exercise, nutrition coaching, and functional movement . Whether you are recovering from bariatric surgery or trying to race your perfect marathon, your body needs to be healthy and I have helped hundreds of individuals get there. Coaching is more in-depth than just being a certified personal trainer — it’s about helping you get to your goals even if you think they are just a dream.”

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personal trainer Angela McCuiston

Angela McCuiston

Angela McCuiston (NASM-CPT, CES) is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Angela specializes in personal fitness training that helps clients overcome muscle imbalances that prevent people from feeling good and having pain-free bodies.

Angela brings a unique perspective to the table as an active, professional musician as well as being a personal trainer; she is Assistant Principal/Piccolo of Sinfonia Gulf Coast of Destin and a member of the 129th Army Band in Nashville, TN. Angela is currently the trainer in residence at Florida State University and is sought out for advice on physical training for musicians.

“As a trainer, my goal is for each client to become the healthiest, strongest, and most balanced person they can become. I seek to empower each client with knowledge about how their bodies function and move, and how to fix chronic trouble spots.”

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Tim Utzig

Tim Utzig has a personal trainer certification from both the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and International Sports Science Association (ISSA). Fitness has been a passion of Tim’s since his teens, and he focuses on techniques to prevent injuries in both sports and daily life. He enjoys helping clients of all ages achieve better mobility, flexibility, and overall wellness. Tim works at the pace that is best for each person. His attentiveness and compassion for health issues motivates clients to stay with their individualized program.

Tim is also a certified golf conditioning specialist, helping clients improve their golf game with more flexibility, strength, and power.

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personal trainer Maria Bascetta

Maria Bascetta

Maria Bascetta is a fitness expert, nutrition and wellness coach, and a dog mom. A Yankee who’s living it up as a personal trainer in Nashville these days, Maria is pretty damned good with a kettlebell, a barbell, or whatever other implement you hand her. Maria’s mission is to make sure that people realize it’s never too late to start becoming fit and healthy. Maria is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and also has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. She is an amazing exercise coach who specializes in women’s fitness, posture, and injury rehab. 

Oh, and she loves Unicorns and her rescue pups.

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Sam Ives

Sam Ives CSCS is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning coach. Sam is an Exercise Science graduate, and plays (and coaches) lacrosse. He has competed in many strength sports like bodybuilding and powerlifting. Sam focuses on fitness through strength, muscular toning, and losing weight. Sam believes that NOW is the right time to start thinking about fitness, and there is no reason to wait.

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Jess Wilson

Jess Wilson has been a certified personal trainer with American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 9 years and has just relocated to the Nashville area from Florida with her husband and 2 little boys. Jess has spent her entire life in competitive sport including playing varsity rugby at the university level, winning a national championship while completing her degree in Human Kinetics. Her education and career has given her the experience of working with elite athletes as well as individuals needing pre and post rehabilitation. Whether you are recovering from a stroke, need to lose weight, or just looking for a lifestyle change, Jess can help you reach your goals. She believes that everybody is different and every body is different – so she will take the time to create the program that works for you.