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!


activation response therapy

We will be hosting Dr. Scott Dunaway from Chirostrength on Thursday December 15, 2016 from 7:00am – 12:00pm. He will be giving away FREE A.R.T (Active Release Technique). Contact us today to schedule or if you have any questions.

Active Release Technique, per Dr. Scott is: “a hands on treatment to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia aimed at improving function of these tissues. This is accomplished by breaking up adhesions in and between these tissues as well as restoring proper blood flow to areas that have become starved of adequate perfusion. With these combined results, the patient will experience decreased tension and tenderness in the muscles and will improve the results seen with the Adjustment.”

Come and check it out and learn more!



Yeah, we will be mostly closed for Labor Day this year (September 5, 2016) and we have adjusted hours for the weekend. Our only Saturday class will be 8:00am Calisthenics Conditioning. We will still be having the Farm Food Pickup on Monday, but it will be from 10:00am-12:00pm and we will be having one calisthenics conditioning class on Monday at 11:00am.

Contact us if you have any questions and have a great Labor Day!


We will be closed for Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 30, 2016. This cancellation applies to all classes for the day. If you are a personal training client, please discuss with your individual trainer as other arrangements can be made depending on your trainer and their schedule for the day.

As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions!


organic eggs

The Cornucopia Institute released an organic egg scorecard. Being that many organic farms and producers are actually owned by corporations which oppose organic methods and practices, it is important to see if the farm or producer actually cares about QUALITY products and not just the name ORGANIC in order to sell more product.

Here at LFA we love working with local farms that are truly providing organic, pastured, nutrient dense foods. We recommend purchasing eggs that are at least 3 EGGS (3 stars) and up on the scorecard! The Organic Egg scorecard is a great way to check up on how some farms and producers are doing. How do your eggs measure up? Check out the scorecard.


nashville fitness testimonial

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!


nashville juice c;leanse

Life Fitness Academy has teamed up with The Post East to formulate a powerful all-organic juice cleanse for you. We put our heads together and carefully selected juices that will provide you with energy, be easy to drink, provide a rounded-out nutritional profile, and have plenty of tree foods to provide optimal mineral size and form.

We have three options for you, plus you can have add-on’s or contact The Post East to mix things up even more. For ease and convenience we have order forms available at the gym so you can drop by, make your selection and have your organic juice delivered to the gym to be picked up when you have your sessions.

Contact us if you have any questions!