Live Better with Fitness

 Exercise helps you feel better by improving your physical and mental health. Black Dog Fitness provides individuals with options for their fitness journey – One-on-one training, boxing fitness classes, and exercise focused on fighting Parkinson’s disease.

Don’t wait to feel better.





Zach is a Certified Personal Trainer and Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Specialist in Knoxville, TN. He built Black Dog Fitness on the foundation of helping others improve their mental and physical health through exercise and community. Whether you are fighting Parkinson’s disease, looking for custom one-on-one training or just looking to get in great shape, come check out Black Dog Fitness.

East Tennessee’s Only Gym dedicated to Parkinson’s Focused Exercise Classes

Research has shown over and over again that exercise is a vital component of combating Parkinson’s disease. It is actually the only thing that treats the disease – everything else (drugs, surgery, shots) only mask the symptoms.  Regular exercise can ease symptoms as well as slow, stop, or even reverse the progression Parkinson’s disease.

Rock Steady Boxing was the first program in the country dedicated to the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Our exercises are non-contact (no one gets hit) adaptations of boxing drills. Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength. Parkinson’s fighters benefit from the exact same stuff and the intensity of a good fight. 

Come check it out.  You will love it!

PWR! is the follow on program to LSVT Big.   PWR! combines PWR! Moves with other full-body, large amplitude movements specifically designed to improve the health and quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease. Exercise is the ONLY therapy proven to slow, stop and even reverse the progression of Parkinson’s.  PWR! Moves have been shown to be one of the best exercises for with Parkinson’s. PWR! is an hour long class and includes a warmup, workout, cool down and stretch.  Even after just one workout, you will feel the benefits of exercise on your overall motor function and mood.   Come give it a shot!




Our membership structure is designed to fit your life.  You can choose from unlimited access or a specific number of classes per a month when visiting our gym. Each membership tier gives you access to all our in-gym programs: Rock Steady Boxing, PWR!, Dance, and more! 

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Want to work out from the comfort of your own home?

Through our partner company The Parkinson’s Gym, you can have access to a wide variety of at-home exercise for those living with Parkinson’s.  But that’s not all… You’re not alone on this journey. This program also provides access to an online community of support and information through private Facebook groups, a monthly newsletter, videos of interviews with doctors and physical therapists, and more!


We also offer personal training for any individual looking to get the most out of their workouts. Personal training is the most effective way to reach your fitness goals, develop form, and have that extra added accountability. There are two options for personal training with Black Dog Fitness—in the gym or online.

Are you ready to start living your best life?