ABOUT PHYSIOFIT

We believe that every human thrives through movement. That greatness is only attained through our service to others.  We live by example and hold ourselves to the highest of standards.  We are committed to changing the lives of those we work with.  At our core we strive to increase the lives of our community through smart, active, energetic movement.

PhysioFit’s humble beginnings started out of it’s owners garage over 8 years ago. It has grown into a team of 7 housed in a training studio over 8,300 sq. ft. The PhysioFit mission is to make exercise fun and create a comfortable yet challenging environment for our clients to learn and succeed in.

Our Exercise Physiologists are NSCA certified professionals whose priority is not only to motivate but educate each client, encouraging them towards whole wellness and increased quality of life.

What makes us different? We are the most academically dense training staff in Middle Tennessee. With a staff of 7 exercise physiologists, we are able to collaborate with each other and other professionals in health and wellness, hence providing the best exercise programming and nutrition for our clients.

Our goal is to help you reach your goal. Whether you have not exercised in years, or are an elite athlete, our Fitbosses℠ can help you get results. Our motto, “Be Active. Be Well,” is not just a motto, it’s the way we approach every interaction with our clients.

OUR TRAINERS

Brandi Binkley

Owner, Founder

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Brandi Binkley is the founder and owner of Physiofit, a fitness facility that has grown from her garage to now an 8,300 sq ft. training facility in Nashville, TN.

Brandi is a veteran in the exercise and wellness industry, having been an Exercise Physiologist and coach for 17 years. After high school Brandi left her hometown in Tennessee and enlisted in the Navy and completed her service time assigned to an F/A 18 flight squadron, where she was responsible for Squadron Data/Flight Recorder Maintenance and Physical Training Coordination.

Post 9/11, she was assigned to duty on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. Upon leaving the Navy in 2003, Brandi attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana where she received her M.S. in Exercise Physiology. Upon completion of her degree, Brandi returned to Tennessee where she began her career as an Exercise Physiologist, focusing on comprehensive nutritional and physical guidance for her clientele, and in turn founded Physiofit.

In 2015 Brandi was awarded the NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year Award by her peers. Brandi becomes the 15th recipient and 3rd female to receive this prestigious honor. Nashville Lifestyles then profiled her as “one who overcomes”. She has been internationally recognized as a Health and Fitness Expert. Brandi has been the spotlight of many publications for her vision and forward thinking of the Fitness Industry. Her company PhysioFit has been called the Gold Standard in Personal Training and Group Fitness. PhysioFit is the only training facility with full employment of coaches requiring academic backgrounds in Exercise Science.

In late 2016 Brandi partnered with Technogym to consult on fitness programs and education for the industry and become a Technogym Master Trainer.

Brandi also devotes her time to the Nashville community by serving as President of the board for End Slavery TN, an organization that is devoted to promote healing of human trafficking survivors and strategically confront slavery in Tennessee. Brandi also serves on the Advisory Board for the NSCA in Tennessee. She is a member of the Todd Durkin Mastermind as well as Dave Ramsey’s Entreleadership.

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Josh Chance

Director of Training

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Originally from Washington state, Josh moved to Nashville in 2011 after accepting a position at Tennessee State University where he served as Director of Strength and Conditioning for 6 years providing oversight of all day to day operations related to Strength, Conditioning, Nutrition, Speed, & Agility training for all of TSU’s 13 varsity athletic programs.

Josh’s passion for strength training and the fitness industry began at an early age as an undersized high school football player. With dreams of playing at the collegiate level, he knew he’d have to work harder than others who were more physically gifted than him, so he used training as a means to even the playing field. Training hard helped Josh when he enrolled at Central Washington University in 2003 as a walk-on defensive tackle. After a year on the team, Josh was awarded a scholarship, starting position, and 1st Team All Conference honors as a Defensive Tackle. After seeing the impact that training had on his own athletic career, he developed a passion to share his knowledge with others. This led Josh change his program of study to Exercise Science, and he has been on a mission ever since to help others realize the benefits of proper training and a healthy lifestyle.

Upon graduation, Josh began a position at Clemson University as a Strength and Conditioning coach from 2008-2009 working with football and Olympic sports teams as well as working with Clemson’s Sports Medicine Program as a post Physical Therapy personal trainer for aging populations. In this capacity he would assist PT’s with initial rehabilitation of surgically repaired joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments and administer training programs to prevent injuries from happening again.

Josh is a well-versed and experienced fitness professional with over 8 years working with a wide range of athletes and populations. Through his career he has helped develop over 30 NFL draft picks, taught college level strength and conditioning courses and worked for 3 NCAA Division 1 Athletic Conferences.

Josh holds a B.S. in Exercise Science with a Minor in Athletic Training, Master’s of Education in Adult Education as well as certifications from CSCCa, USAW, and CPR/AED/First Aid via American Red Cross.

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Sam Jansen

Personal Trainer

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Sam’s passion for fitness started in high school when he began weight training to enhance his football performance. He quickly learned he had a passion for strength and conditioning, which led to competing in weightlifting, where he went on to become the Florida state champion in the heavyweight division. 

Despite being gifted in the weight room, Sam was heavily overweight in high school, weighing 280lbs by his senior year. Upon graduating, Sam decided to make a life change and lost 70lbs over the course of a year. It was at that point that Sam switched college majors to exercise science and devoted his career to helping others through fitness. 

Sam went on to receive a masters of science in Exercise Science with a focus in Strength and Conditioning from Florida Atlantic University in 2018. During his final semester, Sam interned at Cressey Sports Performance where he had the opportunity to learn from some of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the world. There, he had hands-on experience training professional athletes in a variety of sports including baseball, football, tennis, water-skiing, and more. 

Sam is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, personal trainer,  competitive powerlifter, powerlifting coach, and has an M.S. in Exercise Science.

Jacob Fields

M.S., CSCS, Trainer

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Jacob, originally from Charleston, West Virginia, decided to take his talents to the big city and become a “Nashvillian” in the Summer of 2019. Prior to his move, he graduated with a Masters Degree in Health and Movement Science from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. While taking care of his studies at VCU, Jacob was also the Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Instructional Programming for VCU Recreational Sports. In this position, he managed the Fitness program while also training clients and teaching classes. He also has a Bachelors degree from Marshall University in Exercise Science. 

His experience and expertise range through many modalities of exercise, but his passion lies with functional and performance-based fitness. Some of these experiences include interning with Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning and the Exercise Physiology Lab at Marshall University, and also with VCU Basketball Sports Performance. Additionally, he was a Personal Trainer at Marshall University where he worked with many different demographics from youth basketball athletes to senior citizens.

He also enjoys practicing a healthy lifestyle in his personal time. Some of Jacob’s favorite hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, camping, kayaking, playing basketball and dabbling in various styles of workouts from Olympic Weightlifting to HIIT. Whether you’re just looking to improve how you feel, look and move in your daily life, or get ready for your next competition, he’s your guy.

Chris Wolfe PT, Cert MDT, OCS

Belmont University, Physical Therapy Faculty
RRCA Certified Running Coach
Orthopedic Certified Specialist

chris@chriswolfept.com
C: (615) 289-0992
F: (615)-577-3483

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Chris is a physical therapist and Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist with over 12 years of clinical experience. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Freed-Hardeman University in 2004 and went on to complete his Masters in Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Georgia in December of 2006. Chris relocated to Nashville TN in 2007 and has spent his career specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. Chris has managed several outpatient physical therapy facilities, along with training and mentoring clinicians and physical therapy students. He currently runs his private practice in order to provide a niche clinical environment and customized treatment options in a one-on-one setting. He also serves as a lecturing professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Belmont University where he teaches in orthopedics and assists with clinical research projects.

Clinically, Chris has advanced training in manual therapy and is a McKenzie Certified Therapist specializing in evaluation and treatment of spinal and extremity disorders. He uses Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA) and new wearable dorsaVi technology to provide the highest level of functional and clinical assessments to direct his skilled treatment options. Chris has also pursued advanced training in treating the running athlete and multi-sport triathlete and utilizes video analysis and dorsaVi technology to aide in treatment of overuse and traumatic injuries. He shares the same passion as many of his patients and clients in pursuing triathlon and endurance running endeavors and uses his personal experience and clinical knowledge to provide both treatment and performance training. He is a Boston Qualifier and an Ironman finisher and looks to continue with his endurance training and racing while assisting others to do the same as well. Chris lives in the heart of Nashville with his wife and two daughters and loves serving his community.

Chase Batty

Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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Chase Batty is a Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Belmont University after receiving his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Louisiana State University. During his time at time Belmont, Chase’s Doctoral research focused on the hemodynamic effects of blood flow restriction therapy and how this tool may be used to return to sport or build strength faster in times of injury and reduced exercise capacity. Chase remains active in his field of Physical Therapy and Strength and Conditioning by staying up to date in research and pursuing new and improved evidence based treatments in order to offer the best possible care to his patients. Chase brings a special set of skills and training to the staff as he is dry needling certified and trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Chase also has advanced and extensive experience with treating and coaching young and master level runners of all calibers. He specializes in the assessment and treatment of running related injuries by utilizing video running analysis and modern wearable sensor technology to objectively measure and identify potential contributors to injury and areas for improved performance. His coaching strategy focuses on building mental confidence and individualized programming to meet the demands of your sport and your schedule.

Chase was born and raised in south Louisiana where his love of running and endurance sport began in spite of the sweltering heat. He races distances ranging from 5k to ultramarathon relay and enjoys coaching others to go and do likewise. Chase lives in Nashville with his wife and three children. When he is not at the clinic or pounding the pavement he enjoys being outside and watching live music.

Ryan Schaefer

DPT, SCS, CIDN, CSCS
Sport Certified Specialist
Level 1 Pitching OnBaseU Certified
Advanced Certified Integrative Dry Needling
PhysioFit Director of Sport Performance 

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Ryan Schaefer is a 2010 graduate of Southern Illinois University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.

He played football for Division 1-AA Southern Illinois University for one year before suffering a career ending knee injury. This knee injury is what led him down the path of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine and it continues to be his driving force toward preventing injuries and helping his patients and clients accomplish their athletic goals.

He graduated from Belmont University with a Doctorate of Physical degree in August of 2013. Ryan settled in Nashville, TN accepting an outpatient orthopedic position with STAR Physical Therapy where he was able to form a strong relationship with Father Ryan High School. Ryan spent the next four years working with the athletic trainers, strength coaches, and team physicians providing optimal care and performance strategies to the athletes of Father Ryan. During this time Ryan obtained his Sports Certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy and had the opportunity to work with Division 1 and professional athletes of varying sports and competition levels.

In December of 2017 Ryan accepted a position in Southern Illinois as the director of Sports Medicine for Integrated Health where he was able to further develop his niche working with overhead athletes. He obtained a certification through OnBaseU to perform 3-D motion analysis of throwing mechanics giving him the skill set to thoroughly assess the throwing motion, provide correctives, and optimize throwing efficiency resulting in increased velocity and improved control. Ryan worked as the Sports Medicine Provider and Performance Coach for Foundry Athletics and Sports Medicine Provider for Future Swings where his focus was assessing, treating, and optimizing the performance of overhead athletes and field/court athletes.

While in Southern Illinois he helped local athletes obtain scholarships to Division 1 and II JUCO baseball programs, Division 1 NCAA baseball programs, and local football players obtain national star ratings. With this experience Ryan has developed cutting edge sport specific training programs as well as recruiting strategies to assist parents and athletes with the right exposure.

Ryan is extremely excited to return to Nashville and provide the athletes of Middle Tennessee with the best training opportunity available in the country.

Molly Drew

Dietician

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My name is Molly Drew and I’m a Board Certified Sports Dietitian (CSSD). My previous role was a Performance Dietitian for Army Special Operations.

All the nutrition and diet clutter found online and in the news can make it hard to know which path to take when starting your nutrition journey.

My role as a dietitian is to filter through the noise and guide you along a path to improve your health while also making sure the recommendations are science-based and realistic for you and your family.

A tailored nutrition plan is a powerful tool that can help you improve your athletic performance, promote better sleep, decrease your disease risk, enhance injury recovery, and upgrade your quality of life.

How can I help? Let’s get started!

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