Mandy brings over 15 years of experience as a personal trainer, fitness coach, & yoga instructor. She is a Franklin native, attended Father Ryan High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University. She is a certified personal trainer (CPT) through American Counsel on Exercise (ACE) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Mandy is also YogaFit certified. Her training style focuses on total body training and teaching proper body mechanics. Mandy is available for personal training, small group training, class settings, and nutritional counseling.
Mandy's words to live by -
PEACE, LOVE, & STRENGTH
Rick has over 15 years of personal training experience and has practiced massage therapy for 20 years. He offers neuromuscular realignment and active release therapy (ART) for those with mobility restrictions. Rick is available for personal training, small group training, massage, and ART.
Richie brings over 40 years of experience in traditional martial arts, kickboxing, and boxing. After a successful amateur career in kickboxing, Richie turned to teaching and coaching. Coach Plant has turned out champions at state, regional, national, and world championship level in kickboxing and boxing. He is currently a coach on Team Sweet Hands coaching his son Caleb as a professional. Coach Plant works with men, women, and children of all skill levels and fitness levels. He is available for class, group, and private lessons.
Pat has been part of the Franklin Strength family from the beginning. After “retiring” from the corporate world, Pat transitioned from client to coach. He coaches many of our Adult Strength & GPP and our TRX classes. His words to live by….
STAY FIT, STAY YOUNG, STAY IN THE GAME
Sam Jansen, M.S. CSCS
Sam recently earned his Masters degree in Exercise Science with a focus in Strength and Conditioning for Florida Atlantic University. While in grad school, Sam interned at Cressey Sports Performance. There, he had the opportunity to work with a variety of professional, college, and high school athletes. Sam is also a high level competitive powerlifter, having competed at the USA Powerlifting national championships for the past 3 years, and the Arnold Classic. Although Sam enjoys coaching athletes and powerlifters, his main passion is working with the average person who wants to better themselves. Sam was once heavily overweight, weighing 280lbs in High School. It was after losing 70lbs that Sam decided he wanted to dedicate his life to helping others in fitness.
As a certified personal trainer (NASM-CPT) and nutrition coach (Pn1), Sarah wants to give you the tools you need to reach your fitness goals. Having worked with clients of all ages and abilities to help them achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle, Sarah's passion for wellness comes from a desire to incorporate fun, mental clarity, and growth into her client's lives. Whether you are brand new to working out or the gym is like a second home, Sarah will work with you to take your fitness to another level.
Coach, athlete, and competitor, John has over 15 years experience as a certified personal trainer with ACE and coach for competitive athletics. He focuses on functional strength using primarily barbells, and draws on Crossfit experience for total body conditioning. John is USAW certified, specializing in Olympic Weightlifting, and still competes regularly as a masters lifter.
Chris grew up actively involved in rugby, baseball, martial arts, and self-defense (Karate, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga). He began lifting weights in high school, absolutely fell in love fitness, and has been training ever since. He enjoys all aspect of training from researching the scientific principles of the human body and its movement, to physically training and seeing the progress and results from putting the research into practice. Chris believes in training a balanced body, one that is strong and powerful but still mobile and flexible. He loves to work with people who are excited to improve themselves, whether it is losing 10 pounds or getting stronger, faster, and more muscular. Chris is currently finishing his NASM personal training certification.
Quote from Chris “I always hope that my excitement and passion for fitness will inspire others to better themselves any way they can. I thoroughly enjoy helping others reach their fitness related goal.”
Copernicus Johnson (C.J.)
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
- B.S. Exercice & Sports Science
- WBFF Pro Fitness Model
- 9 years bodybuilding and fitness modeling experience
- 6 years of experience with training and nutritional program design
Josh is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of Paceline Physical Therapy (located inside Franklin Strength Gym). Paceline Physical Therapy specializes in helping athletes conquer injury and return to sport without pain.
Clay Rogers, CSCS
Clay and his wife Mandy are owner/operators of Franklin Strength. He has over 15 years’ experience in the fitness industry and is a National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Interested in becoming part of the Franklin Strength team? If you are highly motivated and want to share your passion for fitness, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org