Jazimen Gordon, MS
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Jazimen graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science and Masters in Sports Management. Played Division 1 basketball at Wichita State under Jody Adams and Bridgette Gordon former Lady Vols all four years. Jazimen helped build a program from last place to a championship program! Through traveling the world and years of basketball Jazimen discovered her passion for human performance! During her grad years she took several opportunities for practical experience by working under the Wichita State strength coach, working at a local strength gym and work for USA Basketball all while taking on some performance responsibilities with her team! Jazimen’s passion is to encourage, develop, and build strong athletes.
Amanda Mitchell, MSSM
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Amanda Is a Knoxville native, and attended Farragut High School where she received All-Star Honors in Volleyball. She received a scholarship to play volleyball at Francis Marion University where she was a 4-year starter, and co-captain her junior and senior years. After graduation, she attended Armstrong State University where she acquired a Masters degree in Sports Medicine. While in graduate school, she did an internship at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Ga. During her internship, she worked with employee and children wellness. Through this internship, she found her passion for helping others develop healthier lifestyles. In 2016, Amanda was head coach of JV volleyball at Hardin Valley Academy. During her time as head coach she led her team to an undefeated season. Additionally, she was assistant coach with the varsity team that finished third in state at their first appearance at the Tennessee State Volleyball Championship. Amanda is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. It is Amanda‘s desire to help others achieve their lifestyle goal in a supportive and motivated environment.
Nick Woodard, BS
NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
Nick Woodard is a native of Houston, Texas. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Business Management. Nick began jumping rope at the age of 6 with a team called Razz-Ma-Tazz and has now been actively involved with the sport for 25 years. Throughout Nick’s jump rope career, he has been blessed with many opportunities to travel around the world promoting the sport through workshops, exhibitions, shows, competitions, etc. He has earned several titles including Grand National Champion and Grand World Champion. Notably, in 2012, Nick received the honor of jumping at the Olympic Games in London with Get Tricky, a well-known jump rope performance group. Nick has also performed with Cirque du Soleil, jumped for several television networks, and been featured on a documentary called JUMP! Currently Nick is the Sports Development Committee Chair and Camp Director for the World Jump Rope Federation. He is also pursuing his masters in Sports Management at the University of Tennessee. Additionally, Nick is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is devoted to personal training because he is passionate about helping clients to succeed in the same way he has helped athletes to succeed over the past 15 years.
Kendra Snapp, BS Exercise Science and Psychology
ACSM C-EP, TPI Level 1 Certified
Kendra was raised in Bristol, Tennessee attending Tennessee High School where she earned All Conference honors in Basketball, Volleyball, and Track both her Junior and Senior years. She attributes her love for sport and training to her parents. “They used to call my siblings and I ‘the gym babies’ because we were always there. My dad actually started my allowance by paying me a dollar for every pull up I did.”
Kendra then attended the University of Tennessee where she earned a double major with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Bachelors degree in Psychology; with a team sport concentration. While in college Kendra completed an internship with Parkwest CardioPulmonary Rehab and trained at a local gym, before landing the Director position over the Personal Training department. Her next adventure landed her back in the clinical setting of Cardiopulmonary Rehab, working with both inpatients and outpatients on flexibility, stability, stress management, proper breathing texhniques, cardiovascular endurance, and strength training. Kendra is passionate and dedicated to working with her clients and athletes to improve their quality of life and reach their program goals. Kendra is ACSM C-EP and TPI Level 1 certified.
Gabrielle Billstrom, BS Exercise Science
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Native of Cumming, Georgia. Gabby moved to Tennessee to attend Maryville College and play soccer. Gabby was a starter on the varsity squad for four years. While attending Maryville College she was involved in a health coaching internship with Blount Memorial Hospital, where she worked with Autism Site Knoxville. Additionally, she interned at BenchMark Physical therapy of Knoxville working with Occupational and Physical therapy patients. During her junior and senior year, she worked on the Maryville-Alcoa Greenway where she interviewed local users and developed her senior thesis. Gabrielle graduated with academic honors and an exemplary senior thesis. Lives in Maryville with her daughter. Goal as a trainer is to educate clients so they develop fitness as a lifestyle.
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
When Brennon Pamplin was eleven years old, he was diagnosed with a severe case of scoliosis and spondylolisthesis. At the time, he was very active in martial arts, wrestling, and track and field. He was told that he would have to undergo spinal fusion surgery, risking paralysis or death, by the time his body was fully mature. He refused the operation, deciding instead to devote himself to acquiring the knowledge base necessary to not only save himself but also to continue developing his athletic abilities. During this time, Brennon got involved in competitive swimming with Baylor’s swim team in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to complement his rigorous gymnastics strength training, martial arts, and weightlifting. The lower impact exercise developed his muscles without further compressing his spine.
Brennon competed in swimming all through middle school and high school and decided that he wanted to be a movement specialist and coach after graduation. This decision forced him to shift gears in his studies from rehabilitation specific strengthening to more sport specific and performance development. Five years later, he instructs young athletes in a variety of disciplines. He integrates what he has learned from various sports, athletic endeavors, and therapeutic modalities into the coaching he provides for his students, drawing parallels that help facilitate and foster the technical understanding that separates those who are good from those who are great.
Having never deviated from my foundation, and having a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, I teach practical self defense and martial arts to those who seek the capacity to handle an altercation should the need arise.
Brennon is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Amanda, a Tullahoma, Tennessee, native moved to Chattanooga in 2010 to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Amanda decided to pursue physical therapy after watching her cousin regain complete mobility in all his limbs after being diagnosed with neuroblastoma and suffering from Guillain Barre Syndrome. Her own experience in therapy after multiple broken bones and sports-related injuries also motivated her to pursue physical therapy as a profession. Her doctorate program, clinical internships, and postgraduate work gave her extensive experience working with a variety of patients. She has worked in pediatrics, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and athletic performance. She has expertise in manual therapy, joint mobilization, Parkinson’s disease, general rehabilitation, and injury prevention. She looks forward to using her advanced knowledge of anatomy and movement patterns to help clients regain their physical mobility and get back to the activities they enjoy. Amanda obtained her personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She loves leading an active, healthy lifestyle. Before working at Performance Training Inc., Amanda was a cardio kickboxing instructor, where she trained and challenged clients to give their all while performing various kickboxing combinations and other compound strength training movements. Kickboxing, running, and weightlifting are her favorite ways to stay active.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Josh Ralph, a Chattanooga native, is a graduate of Western Governor’s University Class of 2019 where he pursued a Masters Degree in Data Analytics. From 2005 to 2013 he worked with various local sports teams, including soccer, baseball, and football. Since then, Josh has studied under a US Kettle Bell national team member for two years, participated in several power-lifting meets from 2014-2017 where he achieved a 1400 total, and competed in a Strongman competition in 2016. He is an ACSM certified personal trainer who focuses on client health through strength and quality of movement.
Landon Powell – NSCA
CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
Landon Powell grew up in North Carolina where he attended Avery County High School. While in school, Landon excelled on the baseball diamond. He attended Appalachian State University where he was able to continue his passion for baseball. After receiving his degree from Appalachian State University, Landon attended East Tennessee State University where he received his Masters degree in Exercise Physiology. While at ETSU, he worked as a strength and conditioning coach for basketball and track and field at the NAIA level. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach through NSCA.