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!


pain free fitness

We are pleased to be hosting Scott Dunaway of ChiroStrength for a workshop on November 19, 2016 at 11:30am. The workshop will focus on the skill of being pain free with proper structure, technique, posture, and alignment with regard to physical exercise.

What: The Skill of Being Pain Free Workshop with Scott Dunaway of ChiroStrength
When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Life Fitness Academy – 2428 Nolensivlle Pike, Nashville, TN 37211.
Cost: $25 in advance / $30 at the door

You can sign up online through our Mindbody site or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.


best chiropractor nashville

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…”

five things

When discussing health and wellness with our clients at Life Fitness Academy, there are a wide variety of backgrounds, conditions, and goals. While everyone may be at a different level of health or wellness, it is wise to consider and be aware of certain factors for one’s health–especially since challenges may come at any time in the future, if they have not already presented themselves. In general we discuss five areas that should be addressed, and within those five areas there are many things to be added and considered.

1. Chiropractic care
Make sure that the central nervous system is working as best as possible and that the spine is in the correct place. Nerves can affect all the systems of the body and many times no pain is felt when nerves are damaged or not communicating correctly. Displacements and misalignments happen all the time with vertebrae and getting these misalignments corrected can greatly aid the body in healing (as well as pain relief). There are many bad doctors of all sorts, and there are many good doctors of all sorts–chiropractors as well as any other physician should not be broad brushed as if they are all bad or all good. Do thorough research to make sure the chiropractor knows what he/she is doing. Talk to us to discuss this further if you have any questions. We work with, and highly recommend Chiropractic Nashville.

2. Dental correction
Dental issues can wreak havoc on the body. Whether it be root canals, mercury fillings, or any metal plating, posts, implants, and crowns–they all can have enough metal ions to cause ongoing harm for as long as they are in the body. When it comes to root canals, they allow bacteria to mutate and become a much more dangerous threat. The root canal will eventually fail or need to be re-sterilized (if that is possible). Possible options are either calcium hydroxide or extraction. For implants, ceramic/non-metallic are best. For more reading consider:
Dr. Mercola
The Center For Natural Dentistry

3. Parasite removal
We all got em. It’s best to deal with them. We help walk clients through the process. Whole food, herbal formulas work best and strengthening the blood which can reach all over the body, since parasites are all over the body, is the best way to address them (not just in the digestive tract).

4. Nutrition
This is a strength of ours. We are all about educating clients on the food they are eating–what is in it, what it does, why it is good or bad for you. This is vitally important, especially as the habit of eating seems to be something we do very very often–and thus the chances for compounding toxicity are much greater.

5. Fitness
Got to have it. Sweat, strengthen, tone–these are all obvious benefits of being active in fitness, but besides detoxifying through sweat and strengthening the body’s muscles, being active increases circulation giving much needed nutrients to different parts of the body through the blood, and it creates chemical reactions in the body which help you feel good and de-stress!

These are five things that we regularly go over. There are numerous other areas within these areas that need to be addressed such as water, sunshine, fasting, skin care, environmental toxins, earthing, and on and on–but these five areas at least provide a framework to start with, and the other things fit in with it.

By: Tim Mallon

Introducing Chiropractic Nashville and Dr. Chad McClellan

Chiropractic Nashville

We are proud to share with you that we have formed a partnership in whole health with a great chiropractor and fellow holistic health provider. Dr. Chad McClellan has become our chiropractor of choice here at LFA. He will guide you in your pursuit of your goals. We are very excited about having him, we hope you are to.

Dr. Chad McClellan is committed to helping families in the community experience improved health and vitality. He speaks regularly to local schools, businesses, and organizations on health, wellness, and safety topics. He enjoys educating others on how to manage stress better, how to prevent injury in the workplace and at home, and how to maintain peak performance in all facets of life. His mission is to empower as many people as possible to experience their optimal health potential through genuine care and education.

Dr. McClellan graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1998. Specializing in family wellness care and sports injuries, Dr. McClellan is the managing partner of Chiropractic Nashville with his wife.

Dr. McClellan was recently named by Elite Racing as Associate Medical Director for the Country Music Marathon admitting him, as the first and only chiropractor, into the International Marathon Medical Directors Association. He was the chiropractor for Nashville’s Olympic-hopeful swimmers for the 2004 summer games in Athens. He is a member of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA), who recently honored him with the Young Chiropractor of the Year Award.

Dr. McClellan lives in Spring Hill with his wife, Jennifer, and their three boys, Mac, Boone, and Creed. He enjoys boating, running, traveling, and spending time with his family.