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Introducing the New Fondren Fitness App!

09.20.21

We are very excited to release our new app available for both Apple and Android. As you know we recently converted to a new software system called Club Automation and this app is an extension of the new system.   Just search for “Fondren Fitness” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and…

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Instructor Spotlight: Chasidy Johnson

08.13.21

Meet Fondren Fitness instructor Chasidy Johnson! My name is Chasidy Johnson, and I’m a personal trainer/influencer. I fell in love with fitness in 2012. I started competing in NPC shows doing bikini competitions and found that my hard work paid off! I competed for 3 years and enjoyed competing until I realized I had a…

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Member Spotlight: Patrick Harkins

07.28.21

Find out why we chose to spotlight Patrick by reading his answers to our four questions for Fondren Fitness members! Patrick Harkins has been a Fondren Fitness member since it opened in 2019.  He has lived in Fondren with his wife Haley and their three boys Hank, Gus, and Skip for a long time. He…

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Terry’s Take: Rest & Recovery

05.31.21

As sports medicine evolves and information sharing becomes more efficient, both highly paid athletes as well as the everyday gym goer are starting to better understand the importance of rest and recovery. We are seeing professional athletes like Tom Brady and LeBron James have extremely productive performances even after decades of wear and tear on…

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Trainer Spotlight: Mason Guthrie

04.21.21

Meet Mason Guthrie, one of Fondren Fitness’s new personal trainers! Mason is a NASM Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist. He has a background in nutrition and training with over 3000 hours of contact with clients.  Mason has a love for helping people develop a healthy lifestyle that works best for them as an individual, without…

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Trainer Spotlight: Marcus Tucker

04.16.21

Meet Marcus Tucker, one of Fondren Fitness’s new personal trainers! Marcus Tucker is a NASM certified personal trainer born in Laurel, MS. He has earned certifications in CPR/AED, Bodybuilding, Youth and Senior Specialization. He has a passion for helping others succeed in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While achieving that goal, he acknowledges all workouts should…

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Employee Spotlight: Jay Carr

03.26.21

Meet Jay Carr, one of our employee’s at Fondren Fitness! Tell us something people may not know about you. I returned home to Mississippi from Europe in 2020 after ending my operatic career. I’m also a Certified Life Coach with designations in Relationships, Wellness, and Emotional Intelligence. I’m fascinated by the intersection where awareness and sex…

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Employee Spotlight: Jana Jett

03.12.21

Meet Jana Jett, Assistant Manager, Operations at Fondren Fitness! Jana was born in East Texas but has spent most of her life in Mississippi. 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…

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Terry’s Take: Jacobs Ladder

02.11.21

The term “Jacob’s Ladder” has several meanings and references.  From the Old Testament in the Bible, Jacob’s Ladder was a staircase into heaven that was dreamed of by Jacob.  It is also a nautical term for a rope ladder used at sea.  There have also been numerous works of literature and films entitled Jacob’s Ladder.  But to us, “Jacobs…

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