10 Reasons To Love Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder Nashville

As you all know, we here at Nashville Strength Co. love ourselves an OCR (obstacle race).
They are such a great way to test your will, strength, and fortitude. We have ran our fair share of them and based on our experience, here are some reasons why we think you should love them yourself.

10. Running on dirt, grass, or in mud has way less impact and shock on the body. Less impact means less spinal compression and less injury!

9. Running on dirt, grass, or in mud will make you stronger. As you train on different surfaces, you will build supportive, stabilizing tissue in the ankle and knees that will help keep you from the same old injuries.

8. Running an OCR is so much fun with your friends! All different levels of fitness and ages are welcome as you can help each other out (typically ages 14+).

7. Nature, man–freaking nature. It’s way better than running in the city.

6. Destinations. Our next OCR is Tough Mudder in Lebanon TN, just outside of Nashville. Lebanon is beautiful country and the benefit of Music City, which we call home.

5. Obstacles in your race make your race way more interesting, challenging, and fun.

4. Testing your strength with OCR is a great diagnostic tool. I mean, what’s the point of working out all the time if you can’t do a pull-up or jump a mud hill?

3. OCR swag is way cooler than street races!

2. Tough Mudder was one of the first to races to make OCR’s popular. They know what they are doing and are one of the best out there!

1. Goals. Everyone should be training towards something and running an OCR is a great thing to train for. It will make you evenly strong and ready for whatever life throws your way.

So come run the Nashville Tough Mudder with us in September. Let’s do this!


group training discount

We have a new referral special! Bring a friend to train with you and you both get 30% off. Bring two friends to train with you and you each get 40% off. Bring three friends to train with you and you each get 50% off.

Group personal training is a great way to get the personal modifications, attention, and motivation of personal training, but with great savings–and it is a whole of of fun to train with friends. Contact us to schedule and find a time when you and your friends can train at the same time.


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Thank you for sharing your LFA story, Bobby and Sheri! We are glad to have you as part of the LFA family. Here are some of our favorite quotes:

“After the first day I wasn’t nervous at all anymore and I actually looked forward to going.”

“I’ve lost about 35 pounds in a year and a half.”

“I’ve gone down two sizes.”

“When we came in I had a shoulder injury that was literally 20 years old, couldn’t move my shoulder, didn’t have range of motion in my arm. …It amazes me that it doesn’t hurt anymore, that I can anything with it.”

“It feels like a family.”

“I highly recommend anyone here.”


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Get the first 3 months FREE when you sign up for 1 year of online classes! After the first 3 months, the monthly online classes cost is $19.99/month. Contact us if you have any questions or to sign up!


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Thanks for sharing Josie and Shannon! A few bits we liked:
“When I first came I was in the worst shape of my life…”

“After working with Ashley, she definitely has challenged me in the best way. She’s pushed me but also there’s been grace when I can’t do something and now a year later I’m in the best shape of my life.”

“I thought I was eating healthy, but I wasn’t.”

“I know more about nutrition than I ever thought I would.”

“It really is, as cliche as it sounds, it’s a family.”


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Thanks for your testimonial, Kat, we are glad to have you as part of the LFA family!

Here are some of our favorite bits:

“Once I started working out with her I was hooked!”

“I began to see immediate improvements in my workout abilities.”

“If improving your overall health is what you are looking for then LFA is the place for you.”


nashville fitness sale

Our after Christmas sale is also a challenge should you choose to accept it! Here are the details:

Workout with us at LFA for 5 days a week for 4 weeks in January at a discounted rate of $100.00 (normally $159). If you manage to workout 5 days a week for 4 weeks you get unlimited classes at the same rate for February!

We have classes available 6 days a week, so you still get a day of flexibility. Yoga counts! A new year is a great time to start healthy habits and we would love to help you. All the trainers have developed a system to make sure you get the most of your 5 days a week.

Contact us to schedule or if you have any questions!


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Dr. Chad McClellan of Chiropractic Nashville is a key partner with Life Fitness Academy. We are so thankful to be able to work with him and our team and clients have seen excellent results from his guidance. Below, Dr. Chad shares some of his LFA story, here are some bits we liked:

“He immediately had me doing stuff that was completely counterintuitive to my own sports medicine background.”

“A lot of stuff that I just would have avoided and would have told my own patients to avoid doing… before we did it. I spent 6-7 weeks going through the Bars of Steel and now fours years later I have still not had one bit of shoulder issue. Nothing. Not at all. And everything else was held equal…”


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Thank you, Kyla! We are glad to have you and glad you found us on twitter all those years ago. Some bits we liked:

“I just thought I could do it on my own… but I found that I was not accountable to myself.”

“I have been with Terry ever since…”


12 days of calisthenics exercises

Merry Christmas to one and all, and to all who have trouble getting their workout in over the holiday season, we have a gift for you–12 DAYS OF CALISTHENICS. You can do each exercise a different day and set your own reps or do all 12 exercises each day for the corresponding number of reps. Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas!

1. Handstand Push-ups
2. Muscle-ups
3. Leg Lifts
4. Dragonflys
5. Pistol Squats
6. Walking V-ups
7. Squat Jumps
8. L-sit Kick Outs
9. Plyo Push-ups
10. Tricep Dips
11. Calf Raises
12. Burpees