One thing that makes the people of Jackson, and Fondren in particular, so special is that we are community oriented. In this spirit, Fondren Fitness partners with other local institutions to create healthy spaces for Fondrenites and for all of Jackson. We are locally owned and operated and have the best interests of our community at heart in all that we do.
We frequently hear our members talk about keeping themselves accountable in order to reach their fitness goals. By building relationships with our members, we help them feel supported and comfortable at the gym, which for many can be a place of anxiety, self-consciousness, and fear.
Members look forward to coming to Fondren Fitness. Whether they’re taking a sweaty HIIT class, using the TRX training zone, indulging in the HydroMassage lounger, or picking up a smoothie from Mama Nature’s Juice Bar, the feeling of belonging in our community is always present.
After exiting a corporate job in New York, General Manager Terry Sullivan moved back to his home state of Mississippi and started a small business focusing on health and fitness. He operated out of the Fondren neighborhood for five years doing both one-on-one personal training as well as bootcamps and community oriented events such as the Fondren Hill Running Club, Tabatas on the Green, and Camp liveRIGHTnow. Terry encouraged social networking for all ages through exercise. In joining Fondren Fitness, Terry brings his passion for both fitness and the neighborhood he loves, Fondren!
Assistant Manager, Marketing & Sales
Leah moved to Fondren after graduating from Tufts University in 2016. Originally from Chicago, she got to explore the South during her two years as an Education Fellow at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. While working in various jobs in the nonprofit sector, Leah found her passion in cultivating meaningful relationships with others and building community. She is thrilled to bring these skills to Fondren Fitness!
Leah is an ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor and is a member of the 2019-2020 cohort of Leadership Greater Jackson.
Assistant Manager, Operations
Jana was born in East Texas but has spent most of her life in Mississippi. She attended Pearl High School and then decided to start a family and has now raised two daughters and two sons. At 48 years old, Jana is the proud grandmother of baby Caroline. Jana fell in love with fitness while searching for a way to quit smoking. She also credits fitness for aiding in a speedy recovery after back surgery in 2015. Jana enjoys helping others reach their fitness goals and sharing the positivity exercise has added to her life. She is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer.
Tavi’s philosophy focuses on continual lifelong learning as he works toward enhancing the well-being of his clients by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, guidance and resources to assist and inspire them on their journey to a healthier life. He aims to transform his clients’ quality of life through active participation in regular fitness activities and the integration of guided fitness programs. Tavi looks forward to making your health goals a reality in a caring, fun, and dynamic environment. He has bachelors degrees in sports medicine and exercise science and is an NASM Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist.