Trainers & Classes

Due to the Coronavirus

 Check with individual trainer for most up-to-date class schedule


Our personal trainers are a big part of what makes SMAC a special place to work out. They are all highly-trained with many years of experience. Even if you aren’t training with them, just their positive, upbeat attitudes make exercising more fun for everyone in the gym.

Continuous Education

Our trainers continuously educate themselves throughout the year with new skills. Each trainer has unique specializations, and they take our clients beyond basic exercise programs.

Bringing Out the Best

We are dedicated to bringing out the best in you every day. We create an inspirational, rejuvenating, and friendly environment for training.

Customer Service

We are here to serve with unsurpassed customer service and attention to detail. We educate all our clients with the help of our excellent staff and programs. Our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life with a world-class sport and fitness club.

Signal Mountain Athletic Club

Personal Trainers


Dave Phillips

Dave’s goal is to have the most positive impact that he can have on the lives of the people he works with, helping them become the healthiest, happiest version of themselves. He is a Signal Mountain native and has been a trainer at SMAC for over 15 years. People can feel his energy and enthusiasm radiating throughout the gym from well before sun up, to the time the sun goes down. Dave makes the most out of every day and pushes people to find their limits. He excels in weight lifting, high intensity training, and beer drinking. You can contact Dave by calling (423) 290-2461 or emailing him at

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Saun Whittenburg

Saun’s positive energy and encouraging spirit, along with her ability to create client specific programs, are what make her a great trainer. Her client base is diverse. She has experience working with people from the age of 12 to 81 with various needs including weight loss, strength building, balance, and cardiovascular endurance. She is ISSA Certified in Personal Training as well as in Fitness Nutrition. Her love of food led her to create “Saun’s Recipes for Life”, a Facebook page directed at presenting nutritious menu ideas that taste great. She also has a personal training page, “Training by Saun”, where clients can find her class schedules for the week, client spotlights and motivational quotes. Outside of the gym, she’s an avid runner who loves to travel, having competed in over 12 Half Marathons and multiple 10Ks and 5Ks across the Southeastern US. Contact Saun at (423) 779-7284 or .


Tommy Lewis

Meet Tommy Lewis. Tommy holds 3 training certifications including I.S.S.A. (International Sports Science Administration), Personal Training certification, and the I.S.S.A. Sports Nutrition Specialist. He has 17 years experience in teaching boxing / kickboxing techniques and also teaches self-defense techniques. Tommy specializes in body fat reduction, dietary counseling, total body conditioning and muscle/joint rehabilitation. He joined SMAC in 2005 and has been a full-time personal trainer for the past 12 years. Tommy can be reached at (423) 413-3874 or email


Eden Lusk

Eden’s passion for health and wellness has helped her fuel her excitement to help others unlock their hidden potential. She is an A.C.E. certified trainer, certified Spin Instructor, and currently studying to become a certified Health Coach. Eden has completed several triathlons including Ironman Chattanooga twice and is an Ironman Bronze All World Athlete. She has been a Signal Mountain resident for 13 years, along with her husband Warren and 2 boys, Anderson and Pearce. If you want to keep up with Eden, follow her on Instagram @needin_eden or on her Facebook page, Eden Lusk - personal trainer. You can contact her by calling (423) 290-6830 or emailing



  Tom and Monique Poteet

Fitness Classes may be different due to the Coronavirus

 Check with individual trainer for most up-to-date class schedule

Fitness Classes

Instructor-Lead Classes


6:00 - 6:45 AM - RISE 'n GRIND - Eden
5:45 - 6:30 PM- Get Fit Boot Camp – Eden


8:00 - 8:45 AM - Complete Body Blast - Eden
9:15 - 10:15 AM- POWERKICK – Saun


9:15 - 10:00 AM - THE FIX – Saun


8:00 - 8:45 AM - Complete Body Blast - Eden
9:15 - 10:15 AM - POWERKICK - Saun
5:45 - 6:30 PM - Get Fit Boot Camp – Eden


5:00 - 6:00 AM - Total Body - Dave
6:00 - 7:00 AM - Total Body - Dave
7:00 - 8:00 AM - Total Body - Dave

By Appointment

Call to schedule Self Defense class with Tommy Lewis.

Self-Lead Classes (Free of Charge)

SMAC also offers classes that are free of charge and available for members throughout the day.

Echelon Bikes
Choose from over a dozen live classes daily, and thousands of on-demand classes. All you need are your Bluetooth earbuds, and you are ready to ride.

Echelon Reflect Mirrors
Choose from thousands of live and on-demand classes: cardio, strength, yoga, boxing, pilates, barre, zumba, and more. All you need are your Bluetooth earbuds, and you are ready to workout.

Ladies Only Fitness Room
If your preference is to work out without the guys, we have the space for you.  All day and at any time, you can go to the “ladies only” room where you will get a complete cardio and strength-training workout in just 30 minutes. The circuit consists of resistance machines (no free-weights to deal with) that target every major muscle group, two muscles at a time.

Video Spin Class
All-day, Any time. Choose from a variety of videos and get spinning!