nashville calisthenics clinic

Our next Calisthenics Clinic is coming soon–November 5, 2016 at 8:00am. Mike Marchese from Up Your Fitness will be leading this clinic along side Terry Barga at Life Fitness Academy in Nashville, TN. The knowledge and technique gained from a workshop with Mike will take your physical and mental development to a whole new level in the sport of Calisthenics! Body-weight strength training generates massive power, coordination and balance, protects the joints, chisels an amazing physique, builds tendon integrity, creates greater range of motion and if programmed correctly can be one of the best cardio/metabolic workouts you have ever had! This clinic will have a special emphasis on flag and lever. The cost is $40 if you sign up early and $50 at the door.

What: Calisthenics Clinic with Mike Marchese of UpYourFitness
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00am
Where: 2428A Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Cost: $40 for early sign up and $50 at the door

You can sign up online at our Mindbody site (under enrollments tab) or if you have a question, feel free to Contact us!


nashville calisthenics

If you haven’t seen the details about the 2016 Calisthenics Games, check out this earlier post.

You can register at our Mindbody Site (under enrollments). Have a question? Contact us!

Here are the Official Rules:

1. The Calisthenics Games will consist of two (2) sixty second rounds. These rounds will be
known as “The Preliminaries” and “The Finals.”

2. Each competitor will pick one (1) of the following three categories to compete in.
◦ Straight Bar
◦ P-Bar
◦ Hand Balance.

3. The top ten (10) competitors will advance to the The Finals round per Preliminary round

4. Finalist competitors may change their category of competition for the final round if they desire
to do so.

5. The top three competitors will be awarded prize money. In the event of a tie in the final round,
the tied competitors will go head to head in a tie breaker round.
• Competitor 1 = 28pts
• Competitor 2 = 24pts
• Competitor 3 = 24pts
*Competitors 2 & 3 will compete for second and third place.

6. Tie breaker round will consist of one (1) sixty second round that will be judged the same way as
previous rounds. Competitors may change their category of competition if they choose to do so.

7. In the event of a tie in the tie breaker round, the tied competitors will be named co-winners and
prize monies will be split equally.

1. Official Judges: Terry Barga, Mike Marchese, and Jessica Boehm.
2. You will be judged on three criteria: Strength, Fluidity, and Form
3. Each of the three official judges will rate your routine on a 1-10 scale in each of the three
criteria. Max score possible is 30.

1. First prize: $250.00
2. Second Prize: $100
3. Third Prize: $50


handstand clinic in nashville

Back again by popular demand–we are having another handstand clinic in August: August 27, 2016. Join us for instruction on proper technique, tips, and benefits of handstands as well as related calisthenics progressions–all while giving you foundational principles for building a strong, flexible, and fit body.

What: Handstand Clinic
When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:30am
Where: LFA Gym, 2428 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Cost: $20 in advance and $25 at the door

Click here to sign up online!


nashville handstand clinic

Our next handstand clinic is coming soon: July 30, 2016. Join us for instruction on proper technique, tips, and benefits of handstands as well as related calisthenics progressions–all while giving you foundational principles for building a strong, flexible, and fit body.

What: Handstand Clinic
When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:30am
Where: LFA Gym, 2428 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Cost: $20 in advance and $25 at the door


Nashville Calisthenics

Come meet us at the Ascend Amphitheater for some calisthenics fun–we will try new things and just have fun.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00pm

Ascend Amphitheater is located downtown Nashville right on the river at: 301 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201.

Contact us if you have any questions.


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.


nashville handstand

Our next Handstand Clinic is upon us and it is available for all levels–from experienced handstanders to those of us who are terrified of being upside down. Here are the details:

What: Handstand Clinic for all levels — Age 16+
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00pm
Where: Life Fitness Academy – 2428A Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Cost: $20 if paying before 3/3/16; $25 if paying that the door.


the post east juice cleanse

It’s that time of year again, which means that the holidays are fast approaching. So it’s the perfect time for a juice fast–but this time it’s personal! (Sorry, shameless movie quote). Seriously now, in this fast I’m shooting for 14 days of tasty juice provided by the wonderful people over at The Post East in East Nashville. Their juice is 100% organic and that means a whole lot. Because it’s organic, my juice will be free from pesticides, fertilizers and chemical baths. What good would it be to cleanse my body using juice if the juice itself is full of toxins? No good I tell ya!

My goals for this juice fast are to prove a couple of things to the public and even to myself.
First goal: do it without changing my workouts. The long held belief is that working out while fasting will make your body eat it’s own muscle. Which is factually incorrect. The muscle is the last thing that the body will use for fuel.
Second goal: Restore my energy. With these long days and tough workouts my body is just toasted at the end of a 12-hour workday.
Third goal: Prove to my male clientele that fasting isn’t just for women and vegetarians. You can live without meat!
Fourth goal: While getting my body re-energized I’m also looking to reduce my bodyfat (16%) and lose some of this “extra” weight that I’ve gained by not paying attention to how much food I’m eating, what time I’m eating it, and how much beer I choose to drink with my food. I currently weigh 198 at 6’1’’, which, if I’m honest, looks just fine on my body. That aside, I feel slower and heavier with less mental sharpness. That’s about to change.

I’m also using juices that have a good bit of citrus juice in them. Citrus is highly cleansing and provides the necessary energy I need as well as high levels of vitamin c. I’m a very tattooed dude, so heavy metals are in the ink and I know this, which is another reason that cleansing can aid my blood stream in removing metals and other toxins. That is why I choose to live a life of detoxification. For that reason and the fact that the body is designed to heal and it often lacks the nutrients, energy, or empowerment to do so. In drinking juices from a nutrient dense source such as organic tree fruits you’ll maximize the healing effects of the body and do it with minimal energy expenditure by minimizing digestion.

Stay tuned for a progress report. Currently I’m on day 4.


nashville handstands

Join us for a Handstand Hoedown Workshop which is for ALL levels! We will be showing and teaching various progressions that will help you regardless of your current level of fitness. Youth 16 years and up are welcome. Here are the deets:

What: Handstand Hoedown Workshop to teach handstand to everyone
When: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 12:30pm
Where: LFA Gym (2428A Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211)
Cost: $50 at the door or $40 for early registration

Contact us with questions, comments, concerns, registration, fun facts, positive vibes, and treats if you have them.