LIFT Wellness Center has achieved its first recertification by the Medical Fitness Association, the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated wellness and fitness facilities. This certification represents a significant step forward in improving the health of the entire community and to individuals seeking to take responsibility for their personal health.
“We are proud to be one of only 36 certified centers in the United States and the only certified center in the state. Obtaining this re-certification ensures that we are maintaining the highest safety and quality standards in the industry for our members. We would not have the success that we have without our loyal members, so a big thank you goes out to those who have chosen LIFT as their health and wellness home.” –Miki Martin, PT, Director
This program is the first and only certification offered specifically to facilities in the medical fitness industry—an industry that serves over four million members worldwide. Based on the Medical Fitness Association’s internationally recognized Standards and Guidelines for Medical Fitness Facilities, the certification process involves an in-depth, on-site review of a facility’s adherence to a set of prescribed standards and guidelines. The certification process is an integral part of ensuring that facilities provide a high level of quality and safety in the programs and services they deliver in order for them to become fully integrated into the local continuum of healthcare. The Medical Fitness Association Facility Certification is recognized as a mark of excellence in the health and wellness industry.
“As the incidence of chronic disease continues to rise, the need for more medically supervised outcomes and accountability-based Exercise is Medicine programs has never been more relevant in our industry than today,” said Robert Boone, FACHE, FMFA, President and CEO of the Medical Fitness Association. “It is clear that moving towards a population health prevention model of care with all its necessary components and guidelines is a herculean task. The LIFT Wellness Center has taken an important step towards filling a gap in the current care delivery model.” 

About the Medical Fitness Association:
The Medical Fitness Association is a not for profit member organization, whose purpose is to lead in the development and operational success of medically integrated fitness centers impacting the "global health continuum of care" by providing research, industry standards, operational guidelines, educational programming, benchmarking, outcome measurements, professional development, and networking opportunities accomplished through its webinar series, regional meetings, Medical Fitness Institute, Annual Conference, individual and facility certifications and publications.
Rufino Gil

Rufino began his fitness/wellness journey with CrossFit classes at LIFT Wellness Center and continues to do CrossFit 6 days per week

"I went from barely being able to complete the warm-up routine to being able to run. I really like the atmosphere, and that we encourage each other to do more and do better. I would recommend the class to anyone no matter the level of fitness they are at in their life.

Thank you Rufino for choosing LIFT Wellness Center! We are so proud of your progress!
Mission SlimPossible is an 8-week challenge! A great thing about Mission SlimPossible is everyone will be on a team! Each team will have its very own Coaches! A team atmosphere keeps you accountable!

There will be 4 mini-challenges during the 8 weeks, along with Nutrition information from our very own Registered Dietitian, Allison, Haynes. Weekly encouragement & exercise tips from team leaders.

Each team will have its own Facebook group where you can post your workouts, get inspiration from other members, ask your Coaches questions, and post healthy recipes. Mini-challenges will be posted in each Facebook Team group.

Sign up: MARCH 8 - 13   
Weigh in: MARCH 14 - 17  
Weigh out: MAY 2 - 8

Price: $80 and receive a Myzone Belt or $40 with no belt 

Team challenge DECIDED BY MEPS total 

PRIZE: $50 LIFT bucks per person on winning team 

Individual challenge decided by body fat loss % 

PRIZE: $250 LIFT Bucks (first female, first male)

4 mini-challenges: receive 25 app pts After completing a challenge and an extra 50 pts if you complete all 4 challenges

Mission SlimPossible is for YOU. 2020 was a hard year for many people and we want to help you kick start your goals, motivation, and inspiration again!
Sign up at LIFT Wellness Center. Or give us a call if you have any questions! 731-425-6875
At LIFT Wellness Center, we are continuing to take extra precautionary measures to keep you safe! We are wearing masks, sanitizing surfaces, and have recently had an AirPHX unit installed at LIFT Wellness Center.
Click on the video to learn how it works!


·We are continuing temperature checks for all members and employees

· The member pledge is still in effect! Our members are wiping down their equipment before and after use, maintaining physical distancing of at least 6 feet, and staying home if they don’t feel well

· The front desk staff are making regular announcements reminding members to distance and wipe down the equipment

· We have added more sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility

·We are disinfecting all equipment at least twice per day using the Clorox 360 sanitization system.

· Group exercise classes continue to be physically distanced and all equipment is sanitized before and after class

·The pools are open- the water in each of our pools is sanitized through proper chemical maintenance that is checked multiple times per day AND through a state of the art UV sanitization system- COVID-19 cannot live in those conditions

·Virtual and outdoor classes have been added to the group exercise schedule

·The sauna and steam rooms are OPEN- restricted to one member at a time

·Cardio equipment is spaced to allow for physical distancing

We are so excited to have many of you back and anxiously awaiting the return of those who haven’t made it back yet.

Please be sure that you are staying active and eating healthy even if it isn’t at LIFT ! Healthy living is a lifestyle and a great way to boost your immune system.

MyZone users, did you know MyZone now offers LIVE Remote classes FREE to our Members!
Check out how to get started!
Challenge Winner!
Jason Woods
(selected via randomizer)

Thanks to everyone that participated in the February Feel the LOVE challenge!

Jason won a $15 LIFT Giftcard!
Join the Shamrock Shimmy challenge in our
LIFT Wellness Center App!

Workout 15 hours during the month of March to complete the challenge! Everyone that completes the challenge will be entered into a drawing.
*1.5 hours per day max credit
Have you heard?!
We have installed water bottle refill stations at LIFT Wellness Center! There are 4!

  • The hallway between the gym and fitness center.
  • Upstairs between restrooms.
  • Aquatics area
  • Cardio equipment area on the fitness floor.
Thanks to Steve Smith, Nathan Fish, & Richard Meals for installing the water bottle refill stations!
Contact Blake A. Butler, ATC, CF-L1 or signup at the front desk 731-425-6875

Unlimited Classes
Cost: $55 per month (LIFT Wellness Center Membership required)
Fundamentals: $50 (one-time introductory class)

We are offering Fundamentals courses to help you understand the basics. Whether you're new to functional training and CrossFit, or an experienced lifter, it is always good to take a day to revisit the basics.

Fundamentals Courses ($50) offered the last Saturday of every month
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
2 hour course with a WOD demonstration
Progress NOT Perfection!
Smoothie flavor of the month:
Goal Buster

Special for March
$1 off Flavor of the Month Smoothie on Fridays

Cafe Hours


Every day is a perfect day to try out a healthy & filling smoothie at LIFT Cafe! Come see us today!

Our smoothies contain REAL crushed fruit, No HFCS, no artificial ingredients, and are 100% Gluten Free!  Fruit sugar is gentler on the body than other sugars and causes less of a blood sugar spike. With 20 grams of protein and a variety of nutritional boosts, including Stay Full, Trim and Tone, Boost Immunity, Veggie Boost, Build Muscle, Burn and Build, and Antioxidant Stacks, you can customize your smoothie. Your smoothies can serve as a full meal, pre- workout meal, post-workout meal, or quick energy to meet YOUR needs!
We will be proudly serving Bongo Java Coffee  from Bongo Java Roasting Co. , Nashville's only certified organic coffee company, with menu items such as lattes, cappuccinos, cold beverages, etc!
Clean Eatz New Menu Options:

Chicken Fajita Omelette - (Cal 322 F 13g/C 21g/P 29g) - Chicken, peppers and onions omelette with hashbrowns and cheese

Keto Clean Mac- (Cal 353 F 25g/C 10g/P 22g) - Ground beef with tomatoes, pickles and cheese in Thousand Island dressing over green beans

Steak & Cheese Omelette - (Cal 315 F 11g/C 22g/P 32g) - Egg white omelette with shredded steak, red potatoes, salsa and cheese

Stop by after work and pick up a HEALTHY treat! Maybe it's Friday night movie night, or maybe you just don't feel like going to the store. We have ready to cook pizzas for you at LIFT Cafe! Come try one today!

BBQ Chicken Pizza - (Cal 749 F 29g/C 74g/P 47g) - BBQ Chicken with pineapple and cheddar cheese on a gluten-free cauliflower crust. 
Cheese Pizza - (Cal 841 F 37g/C 82g/P 45g) - Classic cheese pizza with marinara sauce on a gluten-free cauliflower crust.
Meatball Pizza - (Cal 779 F 31g/C 83g/P 42g) - Classic cheese pizza with marinara sauce and diced meatballs on a gluten-free cauliflower crust.

Spring into March and save $100.00!!

Each new LIFT Weight Management member gets a $100.00 credit when joining during the month of March!

Why wait?Call 731-425-6820, or email to get started today!

HIIT Boxing
(small group training)

Click the video to see what it's all about!
HIIT Boxing Class Times:
Morning: Tuesday & Friday 5:15 AM
Evening: Tuesday & Thursday 5:15 PM


Contact Rachel or Ali for more information

Gloves & Wraps available for purchase at the front desk.
Rachel Phifer

Rachel Phifer is a part of the Member Services Team here at LIFT Wellness. She has been employed for a little over two years and works front desk, café, and childcare. When she isn’t working, Rachel attends Jackson State Community College and she will be applying for the Radiologic Technology Program this coming Fall. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her fiancé and dogs, going to Grizzlies and Titans games, and taking on DIY projects.

Thank you for all you do for LIFT, Rachel! You are an asset to everyone. 

Five Lessons in Mindful Eating- Part 2

Over the next few months, we will continue exploring mindful eating with a new focus each month. If you followed along last month with our mindful eating lesson on “Just Focusing on the Food”, then you may have found that your mealtimes are full of distraction and it can be really hard to break away from that! Maybe you noticed some foods either aren’t as tasty as you thought they were or you found a new favorite! Now we are going to use some of the things we learned from last month to help with this month’s lesson, which is all about finding satisfying meals. Why is feeling satisfied so important?
Have you ever tried to “eat healthy” by only eating a salad or some plain chicken with broccoli? These foods can fill your stomach and give you the feeling of being full, but they likely don’t satisfy you. Being satisfied after a meal requires more than just filling your stomach with food. Focusing on meals that contain all three macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) can help ensure you feel comfortably full but also leave you satisfied.
It doesn’t stop there though. Your satisfying meal can have protein, carb, and fat, but it also requires a little bit more. The meal should be flavorful, taste good, and maybe include a little bit of what sounds “good” to you right now. For example, if chips and salsa sound delicious, then you may want to incorporate that as a side with your next meal. By including the food that you really want, you satisfy the craving, increase your overall satisfaction with the meal, and are less likely to eat past your fullness cues. If you try to bury that craving deep down and ignore it you are at increased risk for overdoing it the next time that food presents itself.
Try this recipe to see how mixing protein, carb, and fat with lots of flavors can help create a satisfying meal!

Mexican Stuffed
Sweet Potato


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 10oz can tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 jalapeno
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt (optional)
  • Optional garnishes: guacamole, jalapeno, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, etc.

Place chicken, taco seasoning, and can of tomatoes with green chiles (with liquid) in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4-6 hours. When there is about 1-2 hours left, shred the chicken and let cook for the remaining time.
Using microwaveable sweet potatoes can be great if you are cooking for 1-2 people, otherwise it may be easier to bake in the oven. If baking, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use a fork to make holes in the sweet potato, then bake for 40-45 minutes or until tender.
Combine avocado, jalapeno (remove seeds and stem), cilantro, water, garlic cloves, white vinegar, and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
Do you need help with your eating habits? Or have questions for our Dietitian?
Call us today at 731-425-6964 to schedule an appointment. Many insurances accepted!
Group Exercise Schedule Changes

Saturday 12:30 Recovery Yoga Added
Step Clinic
We will break down the basic choreography used in LIFT Step classes so that you can learn move-by-move at a slow pace!

Thursday, March 11th @ 5:30PM- Studio 2 
Saturday, March 13th @ 10:30AM- Studio 2
The material will be the same for both sessions.
Free to members!
Sassafras offers all LIFT Wellness Center Members 10% off purchases!

All you have to do is show your scan tag receive 10% off your purchase.

Try out their new activewear!
Grubb's is offering LIFT Wellness Center Members TRIPLE Loyalty points! All you have to do is go by Grubb's, show your scan tag or app scan bar code to be added into their system to get triple loyalty points!

Points accrue on every purchase, they never expire and it's FREE! Stop by to Sign up today!
Blacksmith offers all LIFT Wellness Center Members 10% off purchases!
*excluding alcohol*

All you have to do is show your scan tag to your waitress to receive 10% off your order.