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, CSCS, SCCC
Coach Fitz is President at Six1Five Sports Training. Prior to Six1Five Sports Training, he founded Elite Athletic Events, and 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. Some of the more well-known athletes are:
Baseball (Current MLB & Top Draft Picks):
Football (Current NFL & 1st Round Picks):
David is the CEO of Six1Five Sports Training. He played football and baseball at the University of Arkansas in the late 90’s, early 2000’s after graduating from Lexington High School in TN. He graduated from the U of A with a degree in Finance and earned a Masters degree from the University of Tennessee where he worked in the Athletic Department and the Tennessee Smokies Baseball Club. His vision for Six1Five is to provide opportunities to young athletes that he were not available to him in rural West TN. He believes anyone that has a desire to improve their game can do so through hard work and proper skills and physical development.
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.
Paige Hagar (Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Director 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.