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
Keven Burdorf, BS
Exercise Science, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, PN1 Nutrition
Keven is a farm boy from the Minnesota who grew up understanding the value of hard work. Weight gain was a problem, and in high school he developed a passion for exercise after joining the school’s Acrosport/Gymnastics team. This lifestyle change helped him lose over 60lbs and started him on a life long journey in the pursuit of better health. Keven was accepted to Andrews University in 2007 where he continued his passion for Acrosport/Gymnastics by joining the Andrews University Gymnics; serving as captain of the team for several years. He also continued his development in health and fitness within his studies, graduating with a B.S. in Exercise and Fitness along with gaining his Certified Personal Trainer certificate through American Council on Exercise. After moving to Knoxville in 2012 he began working with PTI in their corporate fitness and wellness programs. He quickly worked his way to Lead Coordinator, in charge of managing corporate locations in Knoxville. It did not take long to realize that there was something missing. Exercise is only one part of living a healthy lifestyle and Keven knew that being healthy was going to take more. Keven studied and became a Pn1 Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition in the summer of 2017. Now he is armed with the knowledge and ability to individualize exercise and nutritional planning for client success.
Devon Gardner – NSCA
CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, FMS Certified
Devon Gardner is a Maryville native, who went to Heritage High School and excelled in baseball receiving the District offensive player of the year award. Devon is the only baseball player in Heritage High School history to make the all-state team. He continued his baseball career at Cleveland State Community College for two years until he was recruited by Belmont University. He Played Division 1 baseball for Belmont and started both years. Devon graduated from Belmont with a Bachelor of Science – Exercise Science. He had the opportunity to attain practical experience from an internship in strength and conditioning with the Belmont strength staff. There, he developed his passion for training.
Matt Kay, BS Kinesiology and Physical Education
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Matt Kay is a Maine native. He graduated from the University of Maine in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education Teaching/Coaching. Since then, gaining his Certificate as a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as well as teaching/coaching experience from previous jobs, ski instructing, and as a ropes course adventure guide(Navitat Knoxville). In high school, he was a multi-sport athlete in soccer, baseball, and skiing (in which his team won states in 2011). He contributes his love for sports and exercise to his father/mother who kept him actively trying new sports at a young age. When he’s not in the gym, Matt loves to be outdoors enjoying hobbies such as hiking, biking, paddle boarding and camping.
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Michael has lived in the Knoxville area his whole life. Graduating from Powell High School in 2014, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He has always had a passion for sports and fitness but, decided to pursue that passion as a career earning his ISSA Personal Training Certificate after high school. His goal is to positively impact his clients lives by helping them crush their own fitness goals while challenging them mentally and physically.
Spencer Green, BS Exercise Science
Born and raised in Knoxville, Spencer attended Grace Christian Academy where he played football and wrestled. Growing up in a family of avid Vols fans, Spencer developed a love for sports and fitness. He continued his education at Carson-Newman University where he graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. In addition to his schooling Spencer participated in two internships. The first with the Carson-Newman Athletic Training staff, and a longer stint at Kramer Physical Therapy Clinic. Spencer enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and hunting in his spare time.
Lindsey Talley, BS Health Science Group Fitness Certified AFAA
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Originally from Crossville, TN, I moved to Lenoir City, and most recently to Cleveland. Lindsey worked for Cumberland Medical Center Wellness Complex of Fairfield Glade for fifteen years as a Personal Trainer and Instructor. Her Grandmother inspired her to get into the Fitness industry, by the determination to fight Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Heart Disease. She taught her that no matter what hand we are dealt in life, we need to maintain our body, mind, and soul.
At the Wellness, Lindsey’s training was built to help train those with Cardiac issues, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Pre and Post Surgeries, Cancer, and Depression. Along with Athletic training in Tennis, Golf, as well as Kid Camps. After her time at the Wellness, she moved to Lenoir City to work for Gold’s Gym. At Gold’s I continued my training specialties, as well as becoming a Bootcamp Instructor and helped develop Football programs.
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Samantha Lovett is a Knoxville native who graduated from West High School in 2012. She obtained her personal training license in 2016 through International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Samantha played soccer for 14 years, and as that came to an end she found a passion for working out. She wanted to use how working out changed her physically and mentally to help people do what they once thought impossible. Samantha keeps a positive outlook on life and truly cares about every client that comes her way. In her free time she loves to spend time with family, friends, and her dog, Captain.
Ryan Collins, BS
Exercise Science, NSCA-CSCS Certified
Ryan Collins is a Chicago native, who moved to Knoxville with an eagerness to continue his career in the industry. While in high school at Nazareth Academy (LaGrange Park, IL), Ryan was a member of both the baseball and football teams, where he developed his passion for strength and conditioning. After high school, Ryan earned his B.S. in Exercise Science from The University of Akron (Akron, OH), where he further developed his passion for the industry as well as broadened his understanding of what it means to fully encompass becoming the best version of oneself. While attending college, Ryan completed an internship with Mercy Medical Center (Canton, OH) where he was involved in developing exercise prescriptions for patients affected by heart disease. After college, Ryan began his employment as a fitness professional in 2016 where he was involved in all facets of fitness including: adult & athlete private training, adult & athlete group training, and special populations training. Ryan believes that his diverse experience in the field has given him the capability to train any and everyone, along with implementing safe and effective exercise regimes. Ryan’s attention to detail is what he prides himself in, and he ensures each and every client is educated, cared for, and held accountable each session. Ryan is constantly exploring new avenues within his own fitness; ranging from triathlons to olympic weightlifting; being a constant student of the field and will always practice what he preaches.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Originally from Georgia, Katie is a NASM certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, and currently working to obtain her weight loss specialization.
Katie has grown up with a love for women’s soccer, ever since she was old enough to kick a soccer ball herself, progressing that into a passion for all things fitness later in life.
Growing up, Katie’s Dad had a lot of health problems from his obesity which is why she chose to immerse herself in fitness education. Now armed with the knowledge of how to help someone fight obesity, her goal is to help others take charge of their own health. This led to her first position in the industry, working with Bariatric patients.
Katie is constantly working on her own fitness, pushing herself to run her next Spartan race. When she’s not in the gym Katie enjoys reading, movies, and hiking with her dog.
Lars is a Knoxville native. He grew up running cross country and played competitive tennis through high school and was also captain of the tennis team at Christ School in Arden, NC.
Lars attended a Fitness Specialist program at Trident Tech in Charleston, SC. where he received a certificate of applied exercise science, as well as his ACE certification in 2013. He later went on to internship in a CrossFit gym and started personal training in 2013. Through CrossFit he fell in love with Olympic weightlifting leading to him getting his USA weightlifting level 1 and 2 certifications.
He has worked with all age groups, and fitness levels, at one point even coaching adaptive fitness for clients with unique needs. He strongly believes all clients benefit from different forms of exercise and should find ones that cater to their individual goals and needs. For him the greatest joy in his career comes from the connection that is built while helping someone achieve their goals both mentally and physically.
When he’s not in the gym training he has competed in CrossFit competitions , 5Ks, relays, and half marathons throughout the passed 10 years. He loves strength training of all kinds and hopes to continue to compete in some form of fitness for the rest of his life.