Jeremy Hughes

Jeremy Hughes

Co-Owner

Jeremy Hughes

Jeremy has been providing expert personal training and fitness coaching nationally since 1999, including onsite and online video coaching methods. With a Biological Sciences degree from Wright State University, Jeremy has studied under several fitness training professionals in the industry, including a 10 year apprenticeship with mentor John Parrillo of Parrillo Performance.  Jeremy’s passion for health and fitness grew from his own triumph over a personal battle with body image when he was a child.  This enthusiasm for his work translates into hundreds of satisfied clients, from professional athletes and fitness junkies, to high school students and retirees. 

Brody Maves

Brody Maves

Trainer

Brody Maves

Brody developed a love for athletics early on while playing varsity football, basketball, baseball, and running track. He began his journey as a certified personal trainer in 2011 and specializes in corrective exercise, stability, mobility, and Olympic weightlifting. In addition to being a certified personal trainer, he has years of experience with program development and managing a performance-based gym.

Kristin Hughes

Kristin Hughes

Co-Owner

Kristin Hughes

Kristin is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Following graduation, Kristin worked for three years at Star Physical Therapy in an outpatient physical therapy clinic. Here she developed a passion for using exercise as a tool to heal the body. An athlete herself, Kristin grew up playing multiple sports, eventually focusing on volleyball and becoming a Tennessee State Champion. Kristin has a mission to teach clients the correct way to strength train.  She is passionate about preventing injuries or degenerative changes through exercise.  Kristin is known for her strong ability to develop exercise routines catering to each unique person. she takes special care in maintaining exercise quality and safe performance through verbal cues and hands-on techniques.  Kristin’s clients have huge success in building healthier bodies and lifestyles, and their smiles are proof to tell about it. 

Eric Bickerstaffe

Eric Bickerstaffe

Trainer

Originally from Canada, Eric moved to the US in 2009.  He had his first experience with a lifting program while playing rugby.  His passion for fitness grew with a move to Los Angeles for college.  One final move for the world traveler landed him in Nashville, where he’s thrived in the fitness world for over 5 years.  Eric specializes in corrective exercise and prehab style movements.  He will always find a way to make people move more efficiently and safely.  Outside of fitness, Eric enjoys traveling, performing and engineering music and everything coffee!

What We Are About

Our Mission Statement:

Paragon Strength and Fitness gives our clients personalized attention to accomplish their goals for fitness, health and nutrition.  Paragon is a private gym where clients feel relaxed and can truly focus on themselves.  This is their fitness sanctuary; a place where they can focus on the task at hand.  This is a place where they can completely transform their bodies and lives.

Our Goal:

Our goal is to personally invest in our clients.  Therefore, we provide detailed programs that meet the needs of each client individually.  Our Paragon Personal Trainers work with every client, meaning we can provide a wide spectrum of services to help each client reach their goals.

Our Facility:

Come visit our gym in Bellevue, TN today! Paragon’s facility is filled with hand-picked machines and equipment designed to help clients get results in a safe and efficient process.  We have created a facility that is able to accommodate everyone from beginner lifter, to the elite athlete.