Julian Kaufman, Owner
Julian Kaufman earned his B.A. degree in Health and Exercise Science from Furman
University. He went on to earn a master's degree from Covenant College in
Curriculum and Instruction. Julian is certified through the National Strength
and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning
Specialist (CSCS). The NSCA (www.nsca.com) is the world's leading authority on
strength, conditioning, and fitness. The NSCA distinguishes itself from the
hundreds of other certifying organizations because its foundation is rooted in
scientifically reliable research. The NSCA bridges the gap between the lab
scientist and the fitness practitioner. Julian also holds certification from USA
Track and Field.
Julian has worked in several diverse health-related fields in Chattanooga since
1993. His technical experience includes working alongside exercise scientists in
human performance (vital capacity, stress test, heart rate, blood pressure, body
composition, flexibility), exercise physiology (max VO2, O2 deficit, hydrostatic
weighing, anaerobic threshold), biomechanics and motor development. Currently
Julian serves as a strength and conditioning coach, wellness teacher, fitness
instructor, football coach and track coach at the Baylor School.
Julian's personal philosophy is centered on the idea that health is holistic in
its nature. Spiritual, intellectual, emotional, relational and physical health
should be viewed in an integrated manner. As an individual deals with the
physical aspects of their health, they should also be careful to care for the
other, more complex components of their overall health. As the physical is
worked on and developed, it must focus on substance versus image. This substance
is whole health with the goal of preventing disease, increasing potential for
longevity, and improving and maintaining quality of life.
Andy Wells, Trainer/Manager
Andy graduated from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in 2012 with a B.S.
in Business Marketing. He also holds certifications with the American College of
Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer as well as the American Heart
Association for First Aid, CPR, and AED.
Andy takes great pride in his client’s achievements and it brings him great
joy to see them not only reaching but exceeding goals they never thought
possible. He believes the ultimate measure of a great personal trainer is the
ability to educate others with the proper knowledge and tools necessary to be
As a trainer for the past 5 years, Andy has had the opportunity to work with a
variety of clients from all walks of life. By doing so, he has accumulated the
knowledge and experience required to train those individuals with different
Andy and his wife, Lisamarie, recently welcomed their little girl Hadley into
the world in October of 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering at
church, being outside and spending time with family.
Alex Enter, Trainer/Asst. Manager
As a teenager, Alex made a common but dangerous mistake: starving herself to be
“healthy.” She eventually dropped to 82lbs at 5’8 tall. She felt terrible. Something had to change.
Alex turned to trainers whose guidance taught her how food fuels the body with proper nutrition
and she began to gain strength and energy; learning not only how to exercise, but to actually enjoy it!
Alex became a personal trainer so that she could help others learn what it means to
actually be healthy. Nothing makes her happier than helping clients find their limits and break
through them, sharing that amazing feeling when we realize that we’re capable of so much more than we think.
Alex believes in total mind and body fitness. Her approach combines strength training, cardiovascular
endurance, and yoga postures. Alex holds a 200HR Yoga Vinyasa Certification.
When she’s not training clients, Alex enjoys hiking, CrossFit, weightlifting, running, and yoga!
Melinda Phillips, Trainer
Melinda and her husband retired to Jasper Highlands from Florida with their 2 bulldogs in August of 2018.
They have 2 grown sons and 4 grandchildren and they love to spoil them every chance they get.
Melinda has a BS degree in Dental Hygiene but has always had a passion for staying healthy and fit.
She started teaching Jazzercise in her 20’s and eventually received numerous certifications in
multiple fitness genres. To this day, she is still enrolled in fitness courses for continuing education.
She believes you are never too old to learn and improve. She has Spin, Pilates and PT certifications,
and has an extensive background with all fitness levels and ages.
In addition, she is a certified PTR tennis pro. Tennis is her first passion but she feels like she was
destined to work in the Health and Wellness field. It has been a very rewarding career. She prides
herself on making exercise fun for all, yet challenging for all levels of fitness. She likes to
educate her clients by focusing on proper form, posture and balance. Her motto is “show people
what you love to do, and they will learn to love it too”.
Kelli Hays, Massage Therapist/Trainer
Kelli Hays has been a Personal Trainer for over 13 years and graduated from Bryan
College in Dayton, TN with a degree in Exercise Science. During her time at Bryan, Kelli was a
student athlete, playing on the Women’s Varsity Soccer Team.
Kelli began her career as a Personal Trainer at the local YMCA in Chattanooga, TN and
she specializes in functional fitness for the aging adult population. In fact, many of her clients
are either recovering from or preparing to undergo surgery for joint replacements. She believes
that strengthening and stretching the muscles around the injury can help clients recover quicker
and get back to normal life.
Kelli has been a massage therapist for over a decade and has worked in multiple spas
and chiropractic offices, where she has gained valuable experience to better serve her clients.
During her time at the chiropractic office, Kelli became a chiropractic assistant, helping to
prepare patients for adjustments and demonstrating therapeutic recovery exercises.
Currently, Kelli is enrolled at Roane State in Oak Ridge, TN to become a certified
Occupational Therapy Assistant. Her hobbies include rock climbing, training, crafting and