The 615 Story
The vision for Six1Five Sports Training has been developing for years and started with the end result in mind – that Nashville area athletes should have access to affordable professional training and facilities to help them reach the next level in their respective sport. In preparing for our launch, we visited many different facilities across the country and noticed what they were doing well and not so well and decided Mt. Juliet, TN, was the best location due to its passion for sports. We opened our second location in Murfreesboro, TN, in 2017.
Our facility combines the best practices in the industry with instructors that have experience at the highest level of athletics. Every athlete should have the opportunity to train to be their best and our team will help them reach that goal.
Kevin Fitzgerald (President & Owner)
Coach Fitz is the President and Owner of Six1Five Sports Training. Prior to Six1Five Sports Training, he founded Elite Athletic Events, and was a Partner and Director of Athletics for PrepChamps, where he created their athletic combines and events. Coach Fitz was a collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach for over 10 years at Florida State University, University of Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, TN
As the Head Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at FSU, he was responsible for working with the Seminole football team, the organization and execution of their NFL Pro-Days (Combines), as well as the primary Strength Coach & Conditioning Coach for the powerhouse Florida State baseball team and softball team. He has worked with many sports including: Football, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Track & Field, Cross Country, Tennis, Swimming, Hockey, Lacrosse, and Golf.
Coach Fitz has had a direct impact in the strength and conditioning development of countless athletes.
Michelle Evans (General Manager, Performance Coach & Associate Adult Fitness Director)
Coach Michelle is the General Manager of Six1Five, she started as an intern at the Six1Five Mt.Juliet during her undergraduate degree. Michelle graduated from Cumberland University (Lebanon, TN.) with a B.S. in Health and Human Performance, with a concentration in Exercise Science in 2017 after playing four years of collegiate volleyball for the University. Michelle went on to receive her M.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with an emphasis in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from the California University of Pennsylvania. While completing her M.S. Michelle received her certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as a her certification as a Level-II Certified Speed Specialist from the National Association of Speed and Explosion. Coach Michelle works with all of our athletes from the six year olds in our Accelerate Class to the Adults in our morning groups and everyone in-between and is passionate about helping everyone reach their goals, whatever those may be.
Justin Burd (Murfreesboro/Mt. Juliet Performance Coach & Adult Fitness Director)
Justin is a Nashville native. He was a multi-sport athlete all the way through high school. Justin graduated from MTSU with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He is a certified personal trainer and sports performance coach. He also has multiple Functional Movement Technique certifications from Rocktape which enables him to help keep our athletes healthy and performing at the top of their game. Justin has a true passion for helping athletes and adult clients reach their full potential through training, injury prevention, and recovery.
Paige Hagar (Personal Trainer in Mt. Juliet)
A Mt. Juliet native, she played various sports throughout her years at MJHS. She is a certified personal trainer and a professional figure competitor, where she has won many first place titles. Paige has played an integral part in helping others to transform their body and mind through training and nutrition. Her desire is to foster a love of fitness in those she trains and be a source of encouragement, motivation and knowledge. Challenge yourself and let Paige work with you to achieve your personal fitness goals. Paige is also a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist to help you tackle that part of your program. If you are interested in physique competition training or posing sessions for your competitions, she is the coach who can get you to the next level.
Charles “Popcorn” Thompson (Hitting Instructor in Mt. Juliet)
Charles Thompson, known to the community as “Popcorn” is a former Trevecca Nazarene University stand out. He grew up in Wilson County and played baseball for Mt. Juliet High School. While attending Trevecca Nazarene University he broke several baseball records, tied many others and still holds the school record in runs scored and doubles. Charles was inducted into the TNU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. He has coached at the College, High School and Youth level combining over 20 years of experience. Popcorn is considered by many to be the premier hitting instructor in the Mid-State.
James Adkins (Baseball Pitching Coach in Mt. Juliet)
James is a graduate of Wilson Central High School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The left-handed pitcher was drafted out of high school but chose to attend UTK. His freshman season was a special season when he was named a Freshman All-American and helped his team to the College World Series in Omaha, NE. After 3 years at UT, James had accumulated more strikeouts than any other UT pitcher before him. His phenomenal junior season earned him a 1st Round Draft Pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2007 MLB First Year Player Draft. James climbed the minor league ladder up to AAA, but was unable to crack the big leagues due to a lingering injury.
Chad Hayes (Hitting & Softball Pitching Coach in Mt. Juliet)
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Adam Perry (Baseball Hitting Coach in Mt. Juliet)
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Kayla Wade (Softball Hitting & Slapping Coach in Mt. Juliet)
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