Sports Performance

Address:

215 Gothic Ct
Franklin, TN
37067

To schedule with sports performance or personal training, please call:

(615) 278-1680

Address:

1035 South Hartmann Dr.
Lebanon, TN
37090

To schedule with sports performance or personal training, please call:

(615) 278-1680

Address:

5109 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN
37128

To schedule with sports performance or personal training, please call:

615-896-6800

TOA’s Sports Performance training 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, several TOA locations also offer this specialized sports performance training, including individual, group or team training and return to performance.

​Specialized Medicine for Athletes

TOA is trusted by more athletes than any other orthopedic practice in the region. With specialty-trained doctors and staff, TOA has the expertise to keep athletes and their fans in the game.

To learn more about the teams that TOA provides official orthopedic coverage for, visit Team Partnerships.

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 Manager - Franklin & Lebanon
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Katherine Martin
Sports Performance Specialist
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Malcolm Manier
Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Specialist
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Dr. Kacy Winans
DC-CPI, RYT, ATT
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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

Katherine Martin grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Woodward Academy and was a five-year starter for the Varsity softball team, which included 8th grade. After breaking and setting numerous offensive and defensive records, Woodward Academy retired her jersey her senior year. Her travel ball team, the Atlanta Travelers, earned a berth to nationals the summer before her senior year where they placed 5th in the nation.

Katherine continued her softball prowess by attending the University of North Georgia (UNG) on a softball scholarship. She served as team captain her junior and senior year and made three consecutive trips to the Women’s College World Series. She received numerous accolades, including but not limited to, Female Athlete of the year for the UNG Athletic Department and All-American for the NCAA.

After graduation, Katherine followed her love for softball across the continent to coach in British Columbia, Canada. There, she spent her time coaching various teams and coaches along with giving private lessons. Her fondest moment was when her softball team, Team British Columbia U16, won the gold medal at the North American Indigenous Games and won the John Fletcher Spirit Award, which is given to the team who possesses exemplary character. This marked the first time in history a team at the North American Indigenous Games brought home the most gold medals and the John Fletcher Award.

After returning home from Canada, Katherine spent three years teaching and coaching in Atlanta, Georgia. She prepared student-athletes to compete by training them in her personal fitness classes. She moved to Middle Tennessee in the summer of 2017 to take over as a Wellness Instructor and Head Softball Coach at Battle Ground Academy. During her time there she developed and implemented strength programs for students and student-athletes in classes along with the summer workout program. She was awarded Coach of the Year for the 2019 softball season leading her team to the elite eight. Outside of the classroom and off the field she served on numerous campus committees including but not limited to the Strategic Planning Committee and the Interviewing Committee. She is passionate about health and wellness and has a heart to serve those around her. If she is not in the weight room, you can find her on a local trail or kayaking. She is eager to start this new journey with TOA and is excited to serve the Murfreesboro community.

About Me

Malcolm Manier is a former basketball player from Lebanon, Tennessee. "I’ve played ball for over half of my life, but decided to take another route after injury. Early on in my high school career I started loving working out. I then took up boxing my sophomore year of college and my life changed. My love for fitness grew to passion. I graduated from Georgia State in 2006 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in exercise science. After playing professional basketball, I got my CPT in 2010 from ACE. In 2014, I got my Sports Nutrition certification and TRX certificate. Now I work with four high schools and do Strength and Conditioning for their basketball and baseball teams. To date, I work with 120 athletes on a monthly basis. I'm very thankful for TOA bringing me in to help!"

About Me

Born into the Grammy Award winning Winans Family, Dr. Kacy Winans was destined to touch the world. The miraculous healing of her left hand ignited her passion to become a Holistic Healer and receive her Doctorates from Palmer Chiropractic. Her delivery of modalities are through Classical Pilates, Aroma Touch therapy, and Yogic Stretch inspired by Thai Massage.

After releasing her Positive Affirmation single, Cascade, on Apple Music; receiving her black belt in Martial Arts; and educating children in South India, Dr. Kacy Winans settled in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Kacy Winans has had the pleasure to work with Grammy Award winning artists, actors, and athletes like Serena Williams (Won Serena Williams Ultimate Miami 5k), Cece Winans, Tamara George, Jill Scott, Tim Montana, Cheyenne Woods, and Eddie George.
She is a current court order specialist for orphans of Voices for Casa Children, Creative Girls Rock and Bridge Builders of Nashville, TN.

Dr. Kacy Winans has recently opened her practice, Meraki Wellness, in Franklin, TN in teaming up with TOA Sports Performance.
She also leads Eradicate Yoga Series for Nashville’s SoHo House; Sports Performance Pilates Specialist for Vanderbilt University; creating her debut album, First Love; and preparing for the launch of Meraki Wellness Yoga School in the fall.
 

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