December 2017 Around Town 4


Brett Huelsman, general manager of Life Time Athletic Franklin, and his leadership team have assembled the area’s top talent to lead, train and motivate members of the new premier fitness destination. Life Time Athletic Franklin, 5020 Carothers Parkway, is the company’s 129th location and first of its design as an all-in-one sports, fitness, family recreation, spa and country club-style athletic resort in the area.

These trainers will lead more than 100 various classes a week as well as help train members with roughly 400 pieces of best-in-class cardiovascular and resistance training equipment. In addition to the instructors and trainers, the team also includes physical therapists, a medical doctor, nutrition coaches and massage therapists to ensure members not only meet but exceed their overall health and fitness goals.

They are:

  • • Kevin Andres has spent the past decade teaching clients how to achieve optimal health and wellness. His training style incorporates aspects of strength, balance and flexibility designed to strengthen core, build muscle and burn fat. 
  • • Thad Beaty is musician turned triathlete and ultimate trainer. Having spent the past nine years with country duo Sugarland, he’s shared stages with Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Rhianna, Beyonce’ as well as contributing as a writer on albums selling upwards of 10 million copies. After his mother’s diagnosis with colon cancer and his realization that his entertainment lifestyle had resulted in his poor health, he set out on a new journey to reclaim his health, the health of his family and a quickly growing community of triathletes all over the world. He has multiple coaching certifications.
  • • Kevin Kinzer is a former U.S. Marine with numerous commendations. He is extremely active in the community with prominent roles in local organizations fighting illiteracy and childhood obesity. His approach is one of community, creating an environment of inclusion with his workouts. 
  • • Angie Kirk has been in the health and fitness industry for 35+ years with an emphasis on continual learning and advocate for a healthy lifestyle. She uses her experience and training to form a philosophy to seek balance between physical fitness, spiritual health and mental clarity. 
  • • Nicole Serraiocco not only raced in the Ironman World Championship but was also responsible for singlehandedly raising $50,000 and becoming the spokesperson for the Melanoma Research Foundation and Kona Inspires Ironman Foundation campaigns. Inspiring others to do what they never thought possible is now her passion.
  • • Josh Stiglets has 21 years of experience in physique, wellness and nutrition coaching. He employs a holistic, behavior-based, performance-oriented approach to unlocking his athletes’ potential, regardless of age, sex or ability. A large focus of his training involves corrective exercise, to strengthen weak links in the kinetic chain, promote balance, and decrease joint pain and discomfort that come with age and poor training mechanics. 
  • • Tamara Ware started her career in fitness more than 15 years ago when she was a professional dancer for the NBA Golden State Warriors. She saw a need for cross-training to be able to compete with the athleticism needed in her trade. She teaches dance, Pilates, BARRE, Strength and Core strength. 

Driven by a strong and diverse team of professionals, Life Time Athletic will offer a highly personalized approach to health and wellness by providing numerous athletic outlets on the property including a two-studio yoga boutique, a Reformer Pilates studio, two NCAA-sized basketball courts, an indoor basketball court, multiple large group fitness studios, a cycle studio, an indoor and outdoor aquatic center with lap pools, zero-depth entry leisure pools, whirlpool spas and more.

For additional information on Life Time, please visit Lifetime.Life.

Special Census Workers Start Knocking on Doors

Official Brentwood Special Census takers are canvassing neighborhoods with the goal of gathering information for the 2018 Special Census. The census launched in August and to date, only 70 percent of citizens have responded. For the other 30 percent, workers like Emma and Patricia Whittaker will be taking to the streets.

The sister-in-law team have lived in Brentwood collectively for nearly 20 years and have service-minded spirits. The census takers will be knocking on doors of households who have not yet responded to census requests by mail or electronically. In the coming weeks, planning employees and other city employees will join in the door-to-door efforts.

What to expect during a visit:

A knock at your door and only two questions: How many people live in your home and what are their first and last names?

Census takers will identify themselves and have official city ID. They will be wearing lime green reflective vests. At this time, door-to-door visits will only be made from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Officials will attempt to notify neighborhoods via Facebook and Nextdoor as to which neighborhoods will be visited each week. 

It is very important that the city obtain an accurate count of every citizen. Population is how the state distributes funds to municipalities. Current projections suggest that Brentwood’s population has increased since the 2015 Special Census when the population was 40,401. Every person counted provides almost $125 to the city for services like police, fire, parks and public works, etc.

Residents may visit the city’s website to complete the form online. Anyone with questions regarding the 2018 Special Census can call the Planning Department at 615.371.2204, visit or email

Annual Tree Lighting and Polar 
Express Readings Return 
on December 4 

The familiar rush of cold winter air, the scent of the heater kicking in, and the beautiful sight of well-lit pine trees all remind us that a new holiday season has begun! Join the Brentwood Library for another great reminder that a new winter season is upon us at this year’s annual tree lighting on Monday, December 4. Join your friends and neighbors for a fun, family event that everyone enjoys. This year the tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. just as nightfall sets in. 

Inside the library, another fun tradition continues. The reading of the Polar Express will be held in front of the fireplace at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. While the readings are free to attend, tickets are required. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Children’s Service Desk during regular library hours.