Quest Fit Brentwood

So, I LOVE sites like Groupon, StyleBluePrint, Living Social and others. Why? Because I get to try many different health and fitness facilities at a fraction of the price. Quest Fit in Brentwood, TN was one of these. I had no real expectations, except for the fact that one of the yoga instructors who is awesome, and kicks my butt every time, Angie Kirk. So, after seeing she was one of the instructors, I knew I was in for some real training – and I was right.

Though I never got a class with Angie, I did do Quest 60 classes and they were hard core. These classes are always different, but definitely some of the hardest workouts I have ever done. These classes are full body, using body weight, kettlebells, plyometrics, HIIT and more. Quest Fit’s tagline is great: “It’s not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you were.” It’s easy to be next to someone in any fitness class watching them do more reps with heavier weight, or run right past you and feel less than. . . but with this group of people, it’s fun, lighthearted and definitely a team effort.

The facility is large, clean and new. The bathroom / showers are spacious and clean – very nice and comfortable with towels, shampoo, soap and hairdryers provided.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new type of fitness in an encouraging group environment. It is on the pricey side around $179/mo for unlimited classes per month, the cost is less if you choose a per class / specific class option, but nothing less than $100/mo.

 

Quest Fit Brentwood, Q60 Class

Quest 60 finale – 4 rounds of lunges UP HILL!

Quest Fit Brentwood Fusion Class

Quest Fit Brentwood Fusion Class

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East Nashville Community Center

 

East Nashville Community Center

East Nashville Community Center

 

Saturday morning a friend introduced me to the East Nashville Community Center. She knows how much I love yoga (usually hot and vinyasa), but asked if I wanted to try the $3 drop in community class. To be honest, I was a little skeptical at first – I guess I am just spoiled. . . but honestly the teacher was fabulous and even though it wasn’t the athletic workout I was use to, my mind and hips thanked me. This class was not so much about toning, as it was stretching, and for a runner who’s hips sometimes give me trouble  – it was amazing.

And let’s talk about the community center as a whole. It’s a clean, convenient and affordable and recently updated space that includes a gym, group fitness room, gym, pool (Yes, a Pool!), outdoor playground (for a Little Ficken one day), an indoor track and more.

Coming to the center really opened my eyes to a new and very affordable way to stay in shape! Each drop in class is just $3 (for fitness classes or use of the gym facilities), $20 for a 10- class pass or $30/mo. Seriously, $30 a month! You can pay up to $30 at a Golds Gym in Nashville and there are no pools or an indoor track. This space also had a gym with basketball and volleyball nets – can’t wait to get a group together and play.

So, in case you’ve never checked out your local Nashville community center , or one nearest you in your town, stop in this week and take a look around, you may find your new fitness zone! 🙂

 

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Summer Outdoor Fun in Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls Swinging Bridge

Fall Creek Falls Swinging Bridge

 

Fill up your Contigo and pack your trail mix. . . Summer is a great time to visit Tennessee’s State Parks and visit the plentiful exploring / hiking in Middle Tennessee. From Radnor Lake to Fall Creek Falls, there are plenty of options in a 2 hour radius from Nashville. So pick your path and go!

Montgomery Bell State Park
1020 Jackson Hill Road, Burns • (615) 797-9052

Long Hunter State Park
2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage • (615) 885-2422

Bledsoe Creek State Park
400 Zieglers Ford Road, Gallatin • (615) 452-3706

Cedars of Lebanon
328 Cedar Forest Road, Lebanon • (615) 443-2769

Harpeth River State Park
1254 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs • (615) 952-2099

Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Park
1900 Davidson St., Nashville • (615) 862-8539

Beaman Park
5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville • (615) 862-8580

Cheeks Bend Bluff View Trail
3145-3199 Cheeks Bend Road, Columbia

Fall Creek Falls State Park
2009 Village Camp Road Spencer, Tennessee 38585 • (423) 881-5298

Henry Horton State Park
4358 Nashville Hwy. Chapel Hill, Tennessee 37034 • (931) 364-2222

Natchez Trace State Park
24845 Natchez Trace Rd Wildersville, Tennessee 38388 • (731) 968-3742

 

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