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Dream Team

Workout Anytime Cookeville



Jerry Pugh

CEO / Owner

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Born and raised in Crossville TN, Jerry moved to Cookeville to attend college at TTU. He graduated from the paramedic program in 1997, and went to work at Putnam County EMS for the next ten years. In 2007, he followed his entrepreneurial dreams and opened Consolidated Body Shop in Crossville, and in 2013 bought his family's agriculture business. Having an intense passion for health, fitness, and bettering the lives of the people around him, he and his good friend EJ opened Workout Anytime Homestead in 2017. With their business knowledge, passion, and drive, they have grown to be the largest Workout Anytime franchisee in only three years.

EJ Williams

COO / Owner

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EJ was a good friend of Jerry's who had spent 7 years in law enforcement. Sharing an intense passion for health, fitness, and bettering the lives of everyone around them, they launched out and opened their first Workout Anytime in Crossville, TN. Their partnership is wildly successful and they have a lofty goal to open 50 Workout Anytime locations. Proving together we truly are better, EJ and Jerry are on track to leave a huge footprint on the brand. Within 4 years, they have grown to own 10 clubs, with no plans of slowing down.

Scott Corless

VP of Sales and Operations

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Scott brings more than 30 years of management expertise, including vast experience within the health and fitness industry, and has a proven track record in all phases of new member acquisition, business development, training, operations and marketing. Prior to joining Workout Anytime, Corless served as Vice President of National Sales for Gold's Gym. Previously, he worked in various roles for the Gold’s Gym brand from 2003 to 2010, including chief operating officer of Gold’s Gym Atlanta, district manager of Gold’s Gym International and district manager of Gold’s Gym Utah. He now oversees all the Pugh-Williams locations.

Jessica Keen

Marketing Director

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Jessica joined Workout Anytime in 2020 as the Marketing Director of all the Pugh-Williams locations. When she moved to Cookeville in 2015, she was Business Development Manager for a brand new franchise and grew it into a Million Dollar Franchise within her first year. Since then, she has helped local business in the area with their marketing campaigns. Her experience in brand building, marketing, and sales makes her a great fit for Workout Anytime.

Israel Allen

Regional Fitness Director

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Israel Allen serves as the Regional Director of Fitness for all Pugh Williams locations. In his current role, Israel oversees all Personal Training Operations to ensure the PT team is delivering excellence in all areas of the client experience and overall member connection to help members successfully reach their goals.
With 20 years in the Fitness Industry, he has held roles as both an international speaker and educator for the industry, helping thousands of Personal Trainers and Managers understand the business and service of Personal Training.
Israel’s experience began as a Personal Trainer with a large corporate chain and moved into roles as Fitness Manager, General Manager, Regional Manager of PT, and Regional Director of Fitness overseeing as many as 160 locations.
The goal always being to “Keep it simple and Make it fun” for the members and our team while maintaining the highest quality in standards for all.
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Shandy Jones

Area Manager

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Shandy started with the company in 2018 as the Assistant General Manager of our Spring Hill location. Due to her dedication and drive, she quickly worked her way up to the Area Manager of the Pugh/Williams Middle Tennessee Workout Anytime locations. Shandy is very passionate about fitness and leadership and is dedicated to the growth of the clubs she oversees and also that of her employees. She is certified in CPR and AED as member safety is one of her top priorities. Shandy loves engaging with members and employees to create a welcoming and inclusive culture. During her free time, she enjoys hiking and seeing all of the beautiful sights Tennessee has to offer.
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James Young

General Manager

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James Young is the General Manager at Workout Anytime Cookeville. He has been in the fitness industry for almost 6 years. James started his love for fitness and health in 2011, and has since then gotten a degree in Athletic training at the local Tennessee Tech University. He enjoys helping others achieve their goals, kayaking, and conversating with members.
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Joseph Looker

Fitness Director

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Joseph is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, a 2nd degree Black Belt in Songahm Tae Kwon Do, and a former martial arts instructor. He has over 20 years of management and customer service experience and has been actively lifting in the gym for just as long. Joseph loves helping his clients reach all of their personal goals and has always been passionate about health and fitness. Working with a personal trainer completely changed his life and now he strives to have that same impact on all who he comes in contact with!
Workout Anytime Cookeville
120 S Willow Ave
Ste D
Cookeville, TN 38501
Hours of Operation:
Monday: Open 24 Hours
Tuesday: Open 24 Hours
Wednesday: Open 24 Hours
Thursday: Open 24 Hours
Friday: Open 24 Hours
Saturday: Open 24 Hours
Sunday: Open 24 Hours

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