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Employee Spotlight: Jay Carr


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


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


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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Member Spotlight: Suzette Turner


Find out why we chose to spotlight Suzette by reading her answers to our four questions for Fondren Fitness members! Suzette just graduated from Ole Miss Law and will be working in Jackson after she takes the bar in February! She is originally from Denver, CO, but she moved to Mississippi when she got her…

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2021….We Are Coming for You!


It’s that time of year again, but this time it feels just a little different. The year 2020 threw us some major curveballs and greatly affected just about every facet of our lives, including our health and fitness. Some of us spent more time indoors and may have sought comfort in food and in doing…

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Personal Trainer Spotlight: Ursula Cavalcanti


Meet one of our Fondren Fitness personal trainers, Ursula! Ursula is originally from Atlanta, GA and recently graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in May of 2020 where she earned her Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences. She also received a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University in 2019. She is…

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Member Spotlight: Johnson Williamson


Find out why we chose to spotlight Johnson by reading his answers to our four questions for Fondren Fitness members! 1. Why did you choose Fondren Fitness as your workout home?  I chose Fondren Fitness because it’s a great deal for my family. No one else offers the combination of amenities and knowledgeable staff for…

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Terry’s Take: Why Hire a Personal Trainer?


I am a big believer in investing in your health. Spend a little more on organic, whole foods vs. cheap processed food. Get fitted for nice running shoes to help prevent injury. Join a gym (hopefully Fondren Fitness!) to be a part of a healthy community. The time and money you put in to today…

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Sign up for our new class, Kundalini Yoga!


Class Description Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of Awareness. It is a powerful technology that consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.  It differs from other forms…

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Terry’s Take: Let’s Go for a Run!


Running is very important to me. I have called myself a “runner” for over fifteen years now after having completed my first marathon in Quebec City on my 30th birthday back in 2005. Since then, I have completed countless 5k’s, a dozen marathons, and even worked my way up to ultra-marathons — having completed a…

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