Sports Performance


215 Gothic Ct
Franklin, TN


(615) 278-1680



1035 South Hartmann Dr.
Lebanon, TN


(615) 278-1680


The TOA Sports Performance Center (TOA SPC) is a multi-sport complex located in Williamson County that provides exceptional support for high performance athletes, sports teams and leagues, and weekend or casual athletes. In addition to the orthopedic specialties that our patients have come to expect from TOA, TOA’s Sports Performance Center will also offer specialized sports performance and personal training, physical therapy and walk-in availability for injuries that can’t wait.

Individual Training / Small Group Training

Our specialized sport-specific strength and conditioning programs focus on targeted training to meet the needs of competitive and recreational athletes of all ages, skill and experience levels. For anyone interested in improving their quality of life, our fitness, strength and conditioning training will help you meet your goals.

Team Training

We offer sport-specific team training, as well as generalized strength and conditioning for large groups. We can accommodate groups of trainees at our facility, or provide a certified strength and conditioning coach to train a group off-site.

Return to Performance

Our medical providers and athletic performance staff collaborate to offer a return to performance program that bridges the gap between injury rehabilitation and return to activity. Training programs are specifically designed to provide a safe, progressive return to play. Each program can be customized to focus on your return to activity following an injury, whether operative or non-operative. Our physicians, physical therapists, and sports performance coaches work as a team to facilitate your return to performance.

Personal Training

Individual and Small Group Personal Training

Individualized instruction that caters to specific goals/needs of the client, whether you’re looking for general health and fitness or a competitive edge. Personal Training options: 30 minute, 60 minute, Duo or Small Group Training (3-6 participants).

Group Personal Training

(2 or more people):
Get more attention in a group environment (sign up with friends or join a group). Includes group instruction that focuses on muscular strength/endurance, cardio-respiratory training, flexibility and core training based on clients’ fitness level/goals.

Our Team

Les C. Whitley M.S., CSCS
Manager of TOA Sports Performance Center
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Anita Slaughter
Personal Trainer - Franklin
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Cody Alexander
Personal Trainer - Franklin
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About Me

Les Whitley is a native of Franklin, TN and a graduate of Battle Ground Academy. Les received his B.S in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition Science, as well as his M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Les credits his time with Johnson and Johnson, early in his career, for helping him gain a passion for injury prevention. In his tenure with the company, Les was the Health Director for General Motors Corporation based in the Spring Hill plant which included travel consultations throughout the United States. In addition, Les has created ergonomic injury prevention programs for large factories and their employees that are currently being utilized in over 20 factory locations in three countries.

Les created Whitley Performance in 1993 and opened his private studio in 2010. This allowed him to host clients in need of a more private setting and enabled him to focus solely on giving each client the best experience and outcome to their training.

Currently Les serves as the Manager of Sports Performance for Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance (TOA), overseeing the development and execution of training for all clients and athletes. As part of a team including nationally and internationally renowned surgeons, Les is directly responsible for outreach, education, and oversight of all performance training with TOA.

The foundations of Les’s training philosophy encompass learning to move better by correcting imbalances, becoming stronger using appropriate methods and improving conditioning to enhance your capacity to live your best life.

With 26 years of experience in the industry, Les has seen great success in training athletes in all sports. His resume includes over 50 NCAA athletes and players in MLB, the NFL, the NBA and competitors in MMA and UFC. Whether you are an athlete or someone of any age who wants to get stronger, lose weight, build a healthy lifestyle, feel better and/or move better, there is a place for you with TOA Sports Performance Center.

About Me

Anita Slaughter, owner of A Train Fitness Coaching, began teaching Group Fitness and training clients in 1993. Her passion for health and fitness became her full-time career in 2000. After cheering for the TN Titans from 2000-2003, she stayed on as their Fitness Director from 2003-2006. While Anita has personally been very active in the fitness world, competing in Fitness and Figure competitions, Ultra endurance trail racing, and recreational fitness events, her true love is coaching and leading her clients toward achieving their goals. Her background includes work with athletes of all ages and levels, including NFL players, artists in the Nashville music industry, pre and post rehab clients and individuals striving for a healthier lifestyle.

ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
KT Taping Certification
RRCA Running Coach
TRX Certified
USAW Olympic Lifting Certification
Kickboxing Fitness Institute Certification
Children’s Fitness Specialist Certification

About Me

Cody Alexander is a former collegiate football player and graduate of Norwich University. His work with high school athletes led him to working with division 1 collegiate football teams, including University of New Mexico and University of Miami (FL). While much of Cody’s work has been with football and elite ice hockey players, his background also includes musicians, such as rock bassist legend Mike Gordon, as well as individuals of all ages and fitness levels looking to attain a healthy lifestyle.

BS: Exercise Science, Minor: Coaching
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Sports Performance Specialist (ACE)
Functional Strength Coach, Level 1 (MBSC)