MEET OUR TEAM
Our Trainers Come From Different Backgrounds, Yet All Share The Same Vision.
Our Mission Is To Help Our Clients Improve Their Confidence, Strength, & Health.
Get To Know More About Our Experiences That Have Lead Us To Helping You Live Stronger!
Austin Nelson, B.S., NSCA CSCS
Originally from Nashville, TN, Austin found his love for helping others while playing football at Station Camp High School and helping teammates improve. After obtaining his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science as a Football Student-Athlete at Tennessee Tech. University, Austin obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification and began personal training and sharing his love for training. After 4 and a half years of private training and some small-group training experience, Austin had an opportunity to fulfill his dreams in opening his own gym facility. After opening and operating Freedom Fitness 615 in January, 2021, Austin continues to utilize his passion not only to help his clients crush goals they didn't know were possible with their strength and health, but also by helping other professionals in this industry become better at their craft in order to collectively help make a difference in our community and the incredible people that support his facility! This dream would not be possible without the support of Kelly, his wife.
Will Palmer, B.S., CPT
Originally from Columbia, TN, Will was a standout student-athlete at his high school which offered him the opportunity to study and play football at Bethel University. Through his sport experience, Will developed his love for fitness and training and wanted to share his passion with others. After transferring to and obtaining his Bachelor's degree in Health and Human Performance from Austin Peay State University, Will began helping others obtain their fitness goals in 2019. His motivation to provide top-notch service to his clients continues to be driven by watching the success of those hard-working clients reaching new fitness levels they did not know were possible. Will has been providing these next-level services by coaching class and training private sessions with Freedom Fitness 615 since the start of business in January 2021. Will and Ally, his wife, are a vital part of the foundation of this gym community!
Jana Hutcheson, ACE CPT
Originally from Portland, TN, Jana is the epitome of being a great individual of this community; she will make you feel as if you are part of her family the first day you meet her, and that is what the city of Portland is all about. Jana and her husband, Scott, have been married for 20 years and have two awesome children, and two (even more awesome) grand children! Jana has been a group fitness instructor for over 4 years now, and has loved every minute of it. Sharing her love for fitness with others has always been a dream of hers, and we are very lucky to have the opportunity for her to continue to share her dream with our gym family! When Jana isn't helping other's obtain their fitness goals, you can find her barrel horse racing with her beautiful horse, Scarlett!
Lauren Lowe, NASM CPT, CNC, YES
Originally from Hermitage, TN, Lauren grew up playing basketball, softball, and playing Clarinet in the marching band at McGavock. She graduated from ETSU with a degree in Mass Communication and then moved back home to Nashville. She married her husband Devon in 2015 and they have two kids together- Liam and Olivia. Since having her son, she has lost over 100 pounds and completed multiple 5K races, obstacle courses, a half marathon, and a bodybuilding show where she became nationally qualified in the Figure and Fitness divisions. While she plans to compete again in the future, her focus right now is on coaching others and helping them to change their lives and fall in love with fitness. She has been coaching for 4 years and has her NASM certifications in personal training, fitness nutrition, and youth exercise science. She is also a certified Zumba instructor and is looking forward to leading some Zumba classes with us here at Freedom Fitness!
Cierra Lopez, NASM CPT
Cierra has been interested in fitness since her dad used to challenge her and her brother to pull-up competitions beginning at 7 years old. Winner got to eat the last maple bar. Life is about balance, right? Throughout adolescence, Cierra would run laps around their 40-acre property, create obstacle courses in the yard, play her mom's Tae Bo and pilates VHS tapes daily, and play in every sport there was to offer (except Track and Cross Country because... running). This active lifestyle did not stick when Cierra turned 21 and found Boneyard IPA and Pendleton whiskey. She gained a significant amount of weight for a girl towering at 5 feet. At almost 23, she had had enough and decided to reclaim her fitness, but took it a step further and decided to become a trainer to help others do the same. After marrying her gym rat husband in 2015, she became a CPT through NASM with additional certifications in Fitness Nutrition and Weight Loss so she would be well-equipped to guide her clients on the right path to healthy habits. Since then she has owned her own training business and taught various classes through small boutiques and large fitness studios across the country. The desire to be thin is long gone, her goals now are to be healthy and strong for her growing son. We are excited for Cierra to share her experiences, professionalism, and infectious personality with our gym family!