About

We believe that personal training is more than simply going through the motions and counting reps; it is about making a decision to change your life and taking the necessary steps to make it happen. We believe that moderation is key and we practice that in every aspect of our own lives. We are passionate about education, motivation and proper exercise prescription. Our goal as trainers is to help all people realize that they can enjoy life while being healthy and active.

Michael Palevo

Co-Owner, Head Trainer

Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor's degree, Exercise Science
  • Master's degree, Exercise Physiology
  • Master's degree, Human Movement Science
  • Certified in Corrective Exercise
  • Certified Personal Trainer

Bio:

Michael is an exercise physiologist at Vanderbilt with dual master’s degrees in exercise physiology and human movement science as well as certifications as a corrective exercise specialist and personal trainer. He has worked with the Nashville Predators Strength and Conditioning Department as well as with outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehab patients. Michael’s background includes competing as an elite level cyclist. Today, Michael focuses on being an overall athlete working on strength, explosive training and physique training. His personal experience as an endurance athlete, working with elite athletes and rehabbing heart and lung transplant patients have given him a vast amount of experience in a field that he is very passionate about.

Current Goals:
  • Gain 10lbs more of muscle
  • Increase explosiveness for basketball
  • Maintain endurance to keep up with his incredibly active wife

Sarah Palevo

Co-Owner, Head Trainer

Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor's degree, Health Promotion/Education
  • Bachelor's degree, Nursing
  • Certified ACSM Personal Trainer
  • Registered Nurse

Bio:

Sarah is a registered nurse at Vanderbilt with dual bachelor’s degrees in health promotion/education and nursing. She has been an ACSM certified personal trainer since 2014. Whether working with patients/clients with limitations related to injury or acute disease or the fittest of the fit, Sarah focuses on sustainability and teaches people how to make safe exercise a norm in their daily routine. She believes the key to a healthy life is spending active time outdoors. Sarah is an avid climber, runner, biker and paddle boarder. Her favorite workouts focus on core strength, bodyweight exercises and HIIT training to promote body awareness and challenge clients physically and mentally.
Current Goals:
  • Compete in several paddle-board races this summer, including the Chattanooga Adventure Triathlon
  • Do 10 strict, unbroken pull-up
  • Run a half marathon in 1:40

Jennifer Palevo

Registered Dietitian

Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree, Dietetics
  • Registered Dietitian

Bio:

Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian who has always showed a passion for nutrition and fitness. She is an advocate for finding the perfect balance when it comes to food & nutrition and strives to help individuals feel confident and empowered in every day life. Jennifer believes each client requires an individual approach that will lead to their desired goals & encourages them to be active participants in their own health care.

After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Jennifer went on to complete her Dietetic internship through Iowa State University.

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