Sports Barn provides a fitness facility to more than 9,000 Chattanoogans...
more >>
Sports Barn FacilitiesSports Barn ProgramsSports Barn ServicesSports Barn CalendarSports Barn ReservationsSports Barn EventsSports Barn HoursSports Barn Cancer RehabSports Barn ReferralsSports Barn TestimonialsSports Barn MembershipSports Barn FAQSpoprts Barn StaffAlex Guerry CenterSports Barn PolicySports Barn Employment Sports Barn Links Spirit Barn
Take a Virtual Tour
Take a tour of
all three of our facilities...


To see the current Wellfit Lecture Schedule click here

Contact Info

North every 2nd Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30
East every 3rd Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30
Downtown every 4th Wednesday 5:30- 6:30

Click hereto see a full schedule

For healthy holiday recipes click here

How to avoid overeating at holiday functions:

  • Survey the table and decide what foods you’ll eat and what foods will be ignored and stick to your decision. Why waste calories on foods you don’t love?
  • Eat a snack before you leave home, so you won’t overindulge.
  • Eat your calories instead of drinking them. Punches, eggnogs, and mixed drinks can have up to 500 calorie per cup.
  • Sip on a large glass of water between every alcoholic drink. This will help you stay hydrated and consume fewer calories.
  • When you are the host/hostess include lower calorie vegetables and lean meats.
  • When you are a guest bring a lower calorie dish.
  • Do not hang out near the food table. Find a comfortable spot across the room with people instead.
  • Watch portion sizes. Don’t cover your plate completely with food. Leave a few bites of food behind.
  • Enjoy your favorites in small portions and eat slowly.

Exercising during holidays:

Try to be flexible. You may not work out according to your normal pattern. Try to sneak in exercise when you can, by taking a walk after a large meal, when traveling check out the gym at your hotel, walk the stairs, or use rubber resistant bands to strengthen and tone. Offer your company a guest pass at the Sports Barn to exercise with you and make Holiday memories that are remembered long after the gifts are opened.

Trying to lose weight?

Change your mindset. Focus on not gaining weight. Don’t think you are deprived if you can’t eat your favorite foods. Splurge on foods that make the holiday seasons meaningful and skip all the other empty calorie foods. Cut back on portion sizes, eat half of what you normally would so you can try enjoy more foods.


Gretchen Hammel, RD,LDN is available to answer your nutrition questions. Learn how to eat to get the most of your workout. Learn tips to achieve your health goals.

North every 2 nd Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30
East every 3 rd Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30
Downtown every 4 th Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30

Comprehensive Medical
Nutrition Therapy

• Tired of feeling tired all the time?
• Confused about all of the contradicting media nutrition claims?
• Considering bariatric surgery?
• Are you a fad diet drop out?
• Want to lower your cholesterol?
• Difficulty knowing what to eat if you have more than one chronic illness?

Dynamic Dietetics, Inc works cohesively with the Sports Barn to help members meet their health goals. Why work out like mad and forget to fuel your body properly? Dynamic Dietetics, Inc. and the Sports Barn have a team approach to coordinate fitness and nutrition. Nutrition services are available at all Sports Barn locations by a nutrition professional. Our goal is to teach science based principles regarding how to sustain healthy eating habits. If you are looking for another diet to follow we are not for you. Experience in weight loss, kidney disease, pediatric nutrition, obesity, cardiovascular disease, food science, and geriatric nutrition. All nutrition lectures and services are provided by a nutrition professional that is a Registered Dietitian / Licensed Nutritionist, has a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, or PhD in a nutrition related field. Services are fee based excluding the free monthly lectures at each location.


Athletic performance
Corporate Wellness programs
Individual counseling sessions
Menu planning
Considering bariatric surgery
Childhood and Adult Obesity
Lunch and Learn lectures
Heart Disease
Kidney Disease Dialysis and Pre-dialysis
Weight loss
Weight gain


Counseling services which individualize your eating plan to substain ideal body weight. Great for those with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes or those training for a marathon who needs some tips.


Weight loss classes, diabetic classes, corportate wellness programs and more...


Click here to obtain the "heads up" on many nutrition topics:diabetes, low salt diets for hypertension, weight loss diet tips: foods to choose and foods to avoid, strategies to eat less calories, cancer and nutrition, how to gain weight and more…

Contact Us:
For more information on any of our nutrition services, please contact:
Dee Harwell. Email: [email protected] or call: 423-339-1415

(C) Copyright Sports Barn 2005, Chattanooga, TN