Meet Our Coaches

Shaun Daugherty, Owner

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; is a certified personal trainer through ACE; and became the first certified Ignite 360 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.

In 2012, through his charity work with Generosity, Shaun was selected as one of Nashville Lifestyle’s 25 Most Beautiful People.


Rebekah Downing, Coach

Rebekah Downing has a degree in exercise and health science and is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist. She played, and later coached, college basketball and has coached volleyball and track as well. Rebekah has worked in various diverse settings such as physical education, cardiac rehabilitation, personal training, and as a fitness specialist at Vanderbilt University. She now owns her own franchise through Juice Plus+ and educates people on the importance of whole food nutrition while managing a team of people that are doing the same thing all across the country. She is originally from Michigan, but has lived in 4 others states, before settling in Nashville, TN in 2009. Rebekah has been married to Paul Downing for 13 years and they have one son, Luke, who is 5.

Steve Sakarapanee, Coach

Steve Sakarapanee has been certified since 2010 and recently added an endurance coach certification to his growing list of skills and credentials. Steve is a Tennessee State Trooper and Instructor at the Institute of Police Technology and Management. When you join Steve in his Fusion Fundamentals class, you will see and experience his passion for physical fitness and are guaranteed a highly intense, constantly varied, functional workout.



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