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Health First Fitness is a private personal training gym and group fitness studio located in the Bearden area of Knoxville, TN. Health First Fitness offers personal training sessions utilizing body weight, free weights, machines, and the Gravity Training System as well as group fitness classes such as spin and yoga.

Whether you are an individual looking to have a one on one session with a personal trainer or a group of friends looking to get active together, Health First Fitness has a trainer for you. With certified fitness trainers and fitness instructors specializing in everything from beginners to elite athletes, Health First Fitness offers a safe and effective environment for those just getting in shape or maintaining a long standing fitness level.



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.