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Fitness Facilities

Welcome to Tennessee Fitness Spa, a week-long, all inclusive, fitness program that provides healthy meals, clean, comfortable and smoke-free lodging and a full schedule of workout classes 5 1/2 days a week. We are open 39 weeks out of the year and you are welcome to stay as many weeks as you would like; some guests stay for the entire season, some stay for a month, some guests come for 1 week.  The average stay is 7-14 days.

We are the perfect health spa to plan a healthy, affordable, vacation for yourself, or add some friends and make it a girlfriend get-a-way, a sibling reunion, school reunion, club meeting, or corporate retreat.

The Spa’s fitness facilities are comprised of a fully equipped gym, heated swimming pool, a fitness class room, cycling room, racquetball court with viewing area, sauna and a hot tub on the sun deck.  All the facilities are open 24 hours a day.

The workout gym is a 5,000-square foot facility featuring a 2,400-square foot aerobics classroom, an 850-square foot cardiovascular area and a 1,750-square foot weight room area. Our cardiovascular area is equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, rowing machine and recumbent bikes. The 1,750-square foot weight area contains Pacific Fitness and Pro Maxima strength training equipment, as well as free weights.

The enclosed pool, used for aquatic classes, lap swimming and recreational swimming, is 60 feet long by 30 feet wide. Our pool slopes from three to five feet in depth, and is maintained at 82 to 85 degrees.

The hot tub accommodates four people at a time and is heated to a temperature of 104 degrees. A deck for sun bathing surrounds the pool area.

We encourage people to try new classes while here at the fitness spa. We offer a variety of classes, so feel free to experiment and find the right ones for you. If a class is not right for you, then you can always leave the class and try the next one. There is no intimidation and no peer pressure. We offer a variety of classes hoping you will find classes that you want to continue when you take the program home.

  • Indoor Pool Tennessee Fitness
  • Dining Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennessee Fitness Classes
  • Natural Bridge at Tennessee Fitness Spa
  • Strength and Toning Classes at TFSPA

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Guest Accommodations

We can accommodate up to 58 guests per week. All our rooms, and the RV park, have wifi (can be intermittent). Eight of our twelve housing buildings are on the main campus, and four are off-campus and are pet friendly. We have:

Six Guest Chalets: each room can accommodate a private, double, or four-person.

One Cedar's Edge: each of the 2 rooms can accommodate a private or double.

Five Single-Level Hotel Style Rooms: each room can accommodate a private or double.

Four Small Homes on the Spa property which are Pet Friendly:
The Trapper's Cottage, Gate House, Red House, and  Aluminum Lodge can accommodate from one to six people.

The largest room available on the main campus, the Penthouse, is located in Chalet #6. The Penthouse contains three beds, a fully-equipped kitchenette, washer and dryer,full bathroom, walk-in closet and TV/DVD.

Housekeeping service is provided daily for all guests. Wifi is provided in all rooms and the RV park. Due to our location, reception can be intermittent.

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A Short History

The Natural Bridge property has always remained in the hands of private individuals. In 1933, the property was developed as a recreational fishing camp, and then in 1955 it was updated and opened as The Scenic Natural Bridge Tourist Resort. Two of the original stone structures, a stone arch and the dining hall, still stand.

The Scenic Natural Bridge Tourist Resort closed to the public in the 1960's, but later the property was given a new look and it served as a venue for country music concerts. Well-known artists such as George Jones, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, and Bill Monroe performed during the 1980's in the lovely outdoor amphitheater.

In 1990, Joe and Nancy Shaw purchased the property and began plans for Tennessee Fitness Spa. The first guests were welcomed in February of 1991. After celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2019, it remains a family-owned and operated business.

Natural Bridge

Tennessee Fitness Spa is located 95 miles southwest of Nashville, Tennessee, just 8 miles outside Waynesboro, Tennessee at a beautiful Natural Bridge. This historic site is the only known double span natural bridge formation in the world. It is a purely natural formation that was formed over millions of years by a fresh water spring located nearby.

Tribes, including the Yuchi Indians from Mexico, the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muskogean, and Creeks walked the trails around the Natural Bridge and used this site over several different periods of history. The Natural Bridge is bordered by Forty-Eight Creek, a crystal-clear, cool water stream with many species of fish which can be seen from the banks. Another popular creation of nature, located behind the fitness resort's office, is the "Ice Cave." The temperature in the cave is a cool 58 degrees year-round with a stream flowing out of the cave and into our duck pond.  

The Natural Bridge is only open to the public (16 years and older) on Sundays., during our open season (March thru November)
If you are not a guest and wish to see the Natural Bridge, please call us at 931-722-5589.

  • The Natural Bridge
  • The Natural Bridge
  • The Natural Bridge

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