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Small group fitness classes for all levels. Small group classes allows us to give you the attention you deserve.


Our trainers have multiple certifications that allow us to personalize your workouts even in a group setting.


We also offer personal training specializing in movement, corrective exercise, weight loss, strength and tennis performace.

We also offer Kettebell training with one of the worlds highest ranking Russian Kettlebell instructors

About Us
Schedule and Classes

We keep our classes very small so that everyone gets the attention they deserve.

It's like personal training in a group setting

We welcome all fitness levels and everything we do has modifications to meet you where you are at in your fitness journey.
6:00 am 
5:30 pm

Monday classes are geared towards maximum calorie burn, torching fat and improving endurance and conditioning

6:00 am
5:30 pm

Tuesday classes are a mix of cardio and functional core strength. 

6:00 am
5:30 pm

Thursday classes focus on pure strength training using traditional weights as well as Kettlebells, sandbags, tires and more.



The Blackburn Mission

At Blackburn Fitness and Training, our unwavering mission is to empower individuals of all ages and fitness levels to embrace a journey of holistic well-being. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we strive to create a welcoming haven where aspirations take flight and transformations flourish. Guided by a family-driven ethos, we provide a nurturing environment where each person's unique goals are met with personalized support, cutting-edge training techniques, and a community united in shared dedication. Our mission is not just about achieving fitness milestones, but about igniting lasting change, fostering self-confidence, and inspiring a life enriched by vitality and health.

Mom and son

Established in 2005 by visionary Laurel Blackburn, Blackburn Fitness and Training emerged as a pioneering force in Tallahassee's fitness landscape, introducing a unique blend of kettlebell-infused workouts and fostering a tight-knit community of devoted clients. With nearly 15 years of transformative success, our evolved brand now encompasses a renewed focus on personal training. Helmed by certified trainer and World Champion athlete Nigel Blackburn, alongside Laurel, our legacy persists as a testament to unwavering dedication, inclusivity, and a resolute commitment to guiding individuals of all ages towards their fitness zenith. At Blackburn Fitness and Training, we illuminate the path to lasting health, embracing each step as a collective family.

Meet your trainers


Meet the exceptional individuals who will guide you on your fitness journey at Blackburn Fitness and Training.  With a focus on personalized training and unwavering dedication, our team is committed to elevating your fitness experience and helping you achieve your goals. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and supported every step of the way by a team that is as devoted to your wellness as you are.

Laurel Blackburn

Laurel is the owner and “head honcho” of Blackburn Fitness and Training. With over 25 years of personal training experience, she has worked with a wide variety of clients coaching them through weight loss, strength and conditioning, mobility issues, injury prevention, and functional wellness. She has worked with the Tallahassee TAC team, providing team building workouts and Kettlebell training.

As a woman that is 61 years old, Laurel has made it a goal to prove that age is just a number when it comes to strength and fitness. She has preformed many feats of strength and endurance including flipping a 360 lb tire 100 times to celebrate her 54th birthday.

Laurel is one of the highest level Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructors in the world

Some of her certifications include:

Certified International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Strength and Conditioning Trainer, a Certified Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Correct Exercise Coach, a Health Movement Specialist, an USA Powerlifting Coach, an ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and Senior Fitness.

Nigel Blackburn

Nigel has been involved in fitness from a very young age. He's done it all starting with middle and high school tennis to setting world records in grip strength. Now he is very competitive in Powerlifting and competes several times a year.

Nigel's training specialty is tennis performance. He owns, Blackburn Tennis Performance. He trains local tennis players and coaches to improve their game through fitness while  keeping them injury free. 

In addition to his Exercise Physiology degree from Florida State, he is also certified with the International Tennis Performace Association.



I asked Nigel to help me with strength and condition between tennis league seasons.

Nigel played tennis competitively, which gives him sport-specific experience to design a targeted training program. Our workouts are tennis-specific, but also accommodate my personal aches and pains.

In four weeks, my feet are quicker and my core is stronger. At our last session, I decided to continue to work with Nigel because I want to keep the progress going.

Jennifer Winegardner

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