Our Story

Fitness Facilities

Welcome To Tennessee Fitness Spa, a week-long fitness program that provides healthy meals, clean, comfortable and smoke free lodging, and 6 to 8 hours of workout classes six days a week.

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 of the facilities are open 24 hours a day.

The work out 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, stair stepper, 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 and 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 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
  • Dining Room
  • Hot Tub

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Guest Accommodations

We can accommodate up to 58 guests per week. Eight of our twelve housing buildings are on the main campus and are pet free including:

Six Guest Chalets: each Chalet includes private, double or four-person+ rooms.

One Cedar's Edge: which contains two private or double rooms.

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

We have four small homes on the spa property which are pet friendly: The Trapper's Cottage, The Gate House, The Red House, and The Aluminum Lodge. They can accommodate from one to six people.

The largest room available on the main campus, the recently remodeled Penthouse Apartment, is located in Chalet #6. The Penthouse apartment contains three beds, a fully-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and TV/DVD.

Housekeeping service is provided daily for all guests.

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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 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 24th anniversary in 2015, 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 local duck pond.  

The Natural Bridge is only open to the public (16 years and older) on Sundays.
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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