We are proud to spotlight rising stars in the 901 fitness and wellness community in our inaugural 20 Under 40 issue. We received many amazing applications and handpicked a variety of individuals from different backgrounds and areas of expertise to showcase some of the best and brightest up-and-comers in our industry. We’re excited to present you with the honorees for the Memphis Health + Fitness 20 Under 40 Issue! 

Ainsley Hightower, 36

The Female-Focused Barre Enthusiast Owner of Neighborhood Barre Memphis

Jeff Trotter, 38

The Mental Health Defender Founder, President and CEO of Bend Dxnt Break

Melissa Hall, 36

The Fitness Advocate School Counselor & Fitness Instructor

Landon Blankenship, 33

The Bike Aficionado • Founder of Memphis Social Bike Club

William Lockett, 26

The Fitness-Focused Law Student Future Attorney & Founder of Serotonin Sports

Luke Hooper, 32

The Speedy Cyclist • Wealth Strategist & Cyclist

Courtney McNeal, 34

The Community Builder City Innovation Director & Chief of Staff at Innovate Memphis

Nikki Veit, 32

The Kettlebell Queen • Kettlebell Coach & Co-founder of 901 Kettlebell Club 

Ryan Stephens, 38

The King of Hearts • Nurse Practitioner & IRONMAN Athlete

Kaila Matthews, 33

The Passionate Birthworker • Founder of WhatTheDoula & Yoga Instructor

Fisseha (Fish) Moges, 37

The Masterful Mountaineer • Public Servant & Avid Hiker

Libby Skolnik, 32

The Champion for Moms & Infants Occupational Therapist & Founder of Born to Bloom: Maternal and Infant OT

Alton Williams Jr., 31

The Memphis Hype Man • Gym owner & Trainer

Grace Sammarco, 23

The Spinning Marketing Guru Founder of Grace Curates & CycleBar Instructor

Amber Paxton, 31

The Community Health Proponent Wellness Coordinator at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital and Trainer Amber Paxt

Laura Grace Pope, 28

Model Fitness Instructor Residential real estate professional & Basecamp Instructor

Alyssa Sanders, 25

The Energetic Trainer • Exercise Physiologist & Trainer

Christian Young, 30

The Empathetic Coach • Trainer/Coach

Danielle Davis, 35

The Athletic Dentist • Dentist & Fitness Enthusiast

Ayanna Campbell, 32

The Multi-passionate Health Creative • Founder of Amah Nutrition & Wellness