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  • Michael Kenik, BS, CSCS, CPT - Owner/Trainer

    Michael Kenik is an owner and a trainer at Health First Fitness.  Michael has a B.S. from the University of Tennessee in Exercise Science and holds CSCS and CPT certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  He has worked in the strength and conditioning and fitness fields for 10 years with clients ranging from elite athletes, weekend warriors, and individuals just looking to shed pounds or shape up.  He enjoys crafting individualized programs to help clients reach their goals through fun and motivational workouts.  Whatever your goals may be Michael will help you achieve them.

  • Michelle Kenik, BS, CPT - Owner/Trainer

    Michelle is an owner and a trainer at Health First Fitness.  She has a B.S. from the University of Tennessee in Biology and holds a CPT certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  Michelle is a Spin instructor at Health First Fitness, as well.  She is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast who also enjoys running, backpacking, wake skating and snowboarding.  She enjoys working with clients who are looking to get back into shape or improve upon their existing physical fitness regimen.  Whether a client’s goals are geared toward general weight loss or just looking for that extra push to work even harder, Michelle can help her clients achieve those goals.

  • Lindsey Brackens, BS, CPT - Trainer

    Lindsey Brackens is a AAAI certified personal trainer. Lindsey can work with clients one-on-one to help them achieve their fitness goals, and she will also lead bootcamp classes at our Group Fitness studio. She graduated from The University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. While attending UT, Lindsey swam distance freestyle for the Lady Vols from 2008-2011.

  • Madelyn “Maddie” May, BS, MS, CPT, RYT, S.A.F.E. - Trainer

    Madelyn May has her CPT certification from the National Academy of Sports and her RYT through Soma Yoga Institute and is Yoga Alliance Registered. Madelyn works with clients of all ages and levels of fitness, to be confident in their bodies. Her goal is to increase strength, endurance, and mobility (as well as weight loss or weight gain) so that the client can live their fullest life. She graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS and MS in Biology, where she competed on the Equestrian Team for three years before an auto/pedestrian accident left her unable to compete. Madelyn rehabbed from back injury without surgery or medication. She has since run 3 half marathons and loves to hike regularly.

  • Maria Toney, CPT - Trainer

    Maria is a National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer with various additional certifications. Competitively swimming and falling in love with health and fitness, Maria has devoted her life to transforming the lives of her clients and crushing through goals! With her knowledge of the field and passion for changing lives, she is sure to be the transformation specialist you are looking for to help you achieve your goals.

  • Steve Stearns, BS, CPT - Trainer

    Steve is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a major in Kinesiology. Steve enjoys powerlifting and has competed locally.  He is great with clients of all ages, levels of fitness, and abilities.  Whether the goal is weight loss, getting back into a routine, general strength training, powerlifting, or just needing someone to push them further, Steve can help clients achieve those goals.