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I am very excited to take Fusion into 2013. I have spent the last couple of weeks evaluating what I think we do well and more importantly what I think we can improve upon. I am looking at our business from 3 angles and making each of them the best program available.



One of my greatest joys is working with teenagers. Helping them prepare for athletics as well as find some self confidence. I am planning on leaving my position as a high school strength coach in February to be able to work more with individuals on a daily basis. Our tentative schedule will be Mon-Thur 3-4:45 and will welcome youth ages 8 and up.



Our Fusion Fire Class has and always will be our backbone. It is our version of Boot Camp and has had tremendous success. We are adding new class times (6:30 am and 5:00 pm). We will continue our normal sessions and also add in a WOD^ (workout of the day) that will be done in class that gives each client an opportunity to challenge themselves. It can also be scaled to be done at home if you cannot make it to the studio!

We are in the initial stages of starting a new program called Fusion Fit Kids. As the father of a rowdy 4 yr old I know the importance of allowing our kids to get the opportunity to expend some energy. I am teaming up with another great coach that home schools her son to create a program that can promote a fun disciplined exercise environment. We are looking to start with 2 days per week and the parent(s) can stay or leave to grocery shop, run errands, etc.

Hot Yoga and Zumba will continue to be offered throughout the week to encourage other disciplines of exercise. I think it is very important to offer a variety of options for all of our clients and am always open to class suggestions.




Nutrition and supplementation is an area that most people have trouble with a proper understanding of what they need. This is an area that we could all use a little more focus on. Feel free to ask questions regarding any diet advice via txt/email at any point in your day. Making informed decisions relating to what we put in our bodies is the missing link to better health! To give you guys a better idea of nutritional offerings that we are looking to bring into our studio they are as follows:

1) Expanding our line of supplements to be carried in the studio as well as can be ordered online

2) Monthly nutrition classes and “detox’ weekends

3) CSA (April-Oct) – We are looking to create a weekly vegetable box available for purchase from local farmers. This is a really great idea and I am very excited to offer this program to everyone.


Best of Health,
Yo Trainer

Established by Shaun Daugherty in 2006, Fusion Performance and Fitness has earned a reputation for excellence and determination in helping clients achieve their goals. Shaun has his B.S. degree in Exercise Science; is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through NSCA; and is a certified personal trainer through ACE. Most recently, Shaun became the first certified Combine360 trainer in the state of Tennessee. Shaun strives to be the best in his field and is always educating himself on the most current and relevant topics related to physical fitness and nutrition.

In 2008, Shaun was a finalist in The Tennessean’s Toast of Music City Best Personal Trainer award and was awarded Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville Best Personal Trainer award.

Fusion personalizes nutritional plans and customizes fitness programs to suit each client’s goals and schedule. In addition to the popular Fusion FIRE and Fusion SPARK boot camps, which are small and large group sessions held in various parks and indoor locations around the Middle Tennessee area, Shaun and his team also offer one-on-one personal training. This tailored approach allows for flexibility and creativity for trainers and clients alike, and ultimately leads to a challenging and fun workout.

In addition to working with adults, Shaun has always loved working with youth athletes. Since 2006, Shaun has worked with high school sports teams as a strength and conditioning coach. With his new Combine360 certification, he has access to a unique measurement system to assess each athlete’s abilities both on and off the field. Starting in Summer 2011, Shaun and his Fusion team will be holding Combine360 events to assess youth athletes, as well as high school athletes, and arm them with the tools to help them achieve their sports and nutritional goals.

Meet Our Trainers!

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Shaun Daugherty, Trainers, Ty Roberts
At Fusion, our trainers are unlike any other in the fitness industry. We are here to hold you accountable and help you reach your goals, all while having a fun, challenging workout.
Whether you are participating in a Fusion FIRE class, a one-on-one training session or one of our Camps4Causes,
you are guaranteed to have a workout like you’ve never experienced before where your strength, balance and agility put to the test!
 Shaun Daugherty 
Owner, Fusion Performance and Fitness
B.S. degree in Exercise Science
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through NSCA
Certified personal trainer through ACE
Certified Under Armour Combine360 trainer
Shaun strives to be the best in his field and is always educating himself on the most current and relevant topics related to physical fitness and nutrition.
You can read more about him and his commitment to his clients here.

With less than a week to go in 2011 its a great time to look back at the goals that we set out for ourselves over the past year. It’s a time that we should celebrate the ones we accomplished and evaluate what happened with the ones we didn’t. Don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t accomplish some of your goals. Sometimes the stars just don’t align. Sometimes our best just isn’t good enough. That’s ok! That does not mean you should give up on them. We have to ask ourselves what it is that we really want to accomplish. Setting a goal to accomplish something that we are not passionate about is setting yourself up for failure. We have to believe in our goals and our willingness to do whatever it takes to accomplish them.

Thirty three miles separates me from one of my 2011 goals. I wanted to challenge myself physically this year so I decided I wanted to try my hand at a few ultra marathons. I set my mind to running 1500 miles for the year and completing a 50 mile race. With four days left in  the year I am at 1467 miles and completed 3 ultra marathons with 2 of those being 50 milers. My running partner can tell you that I am not a naturally gifted runner. But, I am afraid of failure and have learned to use that fear to drive me to accomplish my goals.

So how can you set goals that are challenging, but attainable? 1) You can’t accomplish a goal that you can’t get excited about. If losing weight is your goal then put a real value on that. Decide on a number of pounds that you want to lose and find something inside yourself that can drive you when things are not easy. Emotion is a good thing, so use it to your advantage! 2) Write your goals down. I love a paper calendar. I use it for so much more than scheduling appointments. Throughout the course of a year I really use it as a diary of sorts. I write down quotes that inspire me and list my goals for the year. It’s a great way to remind myself on a daily basis what I am trying to accomplish. 3) Surround yourself with good people and trust them enough to share your goals with them. A good friend or a support group can be a tremendous help. I can’t tell you the number of times that my training partner pushed me to go an extra mile or get a run in late in the day after I had already decided it could wait till the next day. During my first 50 miler I was having a pretty good time till about mile 30. At mile 40 I was ready to call it a day. At mile 45 I got a few words of encouragement that pushed me on to reaching a goal that was very important to me. A good support system is gonna pull the reigns back if you get too “out there” and will kick you in the butt when you are full of excuses.

So what’s in store for 2012? I want to see my non-profit Generosity grow and become so much bigger than a couple of passionate individuals trying to make a difference. I hope to inspire others to get involved with the work we have begun. I want to compete in a 100 miler. There, I said it. My goal is to train as hard as I can and complete as many miles as possible. As long as I give it everything I have I don’t care if I complete 50 miles or 99. I just want to challenge myself more than I ever have. Along with attempting to complete this race I want to start a new cause and raise support for orphans. A have a goal of creating sports camps in orphanages to lift the spirits of kids that just need to be kids. In my eyes there is not much that can bring a smile to a child or lift a childs spirits the way sports and games can. This is a cause I believe in and I will let God place me where I am needed most. The biggest thing I have learned the last few years is that I should not sell myself short. If you have big dreams why not go for them?

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.