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June 18, 2024

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New State-of-the-Art Fitness Facility to Open in Spring Hill

The group fitness facility employs a sports-science-backed training regimen led by certified trainers to help people of all ages

D1 Training, a leading fitness concept utilizing the five core tenets of athletic-based training, will be opening a new location in Spring Hill at 1006 Crossings Blvd on June 20, 2022.

Owner Gary Fischer will join a roster of impressive existing franchisees and owners, some of which include professional athletes such as Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, Tim Tebow and Michael Oher. Before launching Spring Hill’s D1 Training, Fischer worked in the corporate finance world for over 20 years, eventually leading to a Chief Financial Officer role for a small, entrepreneurial company. About five years ago though, he found his true passion in coaching youth sports and began his personal fitness journey to get healthy while being a good role model for his kids.

“Several years ago, I realized that I needed to get healthy,” said Fischer. “Through this realization, I found a new passion and at the same time, found a passion in coaching my kids in their youth sports.”

This spawned a desire to go into business for himself. After looking at many fitness concepts, he found D1 Training about three years ago. Initially, he was going to introduce California to D1 Training but was slow to pull the trigger because of business regulations and tax laws in California and paused the deal right before Covid-19 shocked the world. Upon deciding to move to the Nashville area a couple of months into lockdown, he reengaged with D1 as he saw an opportunity the south of Nashville. Now, he is ready to open his first location in Spring Hill.

Fischer has brought on fitness professional and general manager Dre Irarrazabal, a former college athlete who played basketball at the University of Tennessee at Martin, to lead D1 Training Spring Hill.

In celebration of the new location’s launch, Spring Hill neighbors and residents are encouraged to stop by and meet the facility’s team at its grand opening event, on June 18.

D1 Spring Hill will offer four age-based programs including Rookie (ages 7-11), Developmental (ages 12-14), Prep (ages 15-18) and D1 Adult. Each fitness program is based on the five athletic-based tenets: dynamic warm-up, performance, strength program, core and conditioning and cool down.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.