New Space! New Face!

We’ve Moved!

As Big Ivy continues to expand, we have outgrown our previous home and have a brand new space! The newly constructed facility is in the building just behind our previous space, with 2,100 sq ft dedicated to rehab and wellness. This space will allow us to fully utilize our skills to help those in need in Weaverville and the surrounding areas, providing the most up to date techniques and equipment. 

We have three designated private treatment rooms, as well as open gym space with all the essentials including cardio equipment, squat racks, kettlebells, cables, bands, medicine balls, and more! Each one is a tool that can be used given each person’s unique needs and goals under the expert guidance of one of our experienced therapists. 

Grand Opening Celebration – June 22nd 8:30-11am

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd for our Grand Opening Celebration!

Come for food, drinks, and a small taste of what fitness classes we have to offer as we  officially celebrate our new space! We will also be doing a “scavenger hunt” with prizes from local businesses including gift certificates for restaurants, pottery, candles,  fitness memberships, massages, and more!

Planned Schedule

8:30 – Coffee, Breakfast – goes til 11am

9:00 – LifeLong Strong Mini Class with Angel

9:30 – Tai Chi/Chi Gung Mini Class with David

10:15 – Dedication Ceremony and Cake

10:30 – WNC Fitness Lab Mini Class with James


New Space, and a New Face!

Not only do we have a new home, we also have a new Doctor of Physical Therapy, Celeste Nicholson.

Get to know her!

Growing up I played almost every sport and enjoyed outdoor activities such as snowboarding and kayaking. After needing physical therapy for different sports injuries (ACL repairs, fractures, sprains) I knew that I wanted to be a physical therapist by the time I was a senior in high school. While playing tennis for Bellarmine University and then University of Tennessee Chattanooga, I earned my undergraduate degrees in Biology and Rehabilitation Science.

I earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UTC in 2010. Because of my background in sports, I focused my early career on treating athletes and the active population and became a Sports Clinical Specialist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Now 14 years into my career, I have developed a broader understanding of activity. While I still enjoy treating competitive athletes of all levels and ages, I also appreciate the importance of helping everyone achieve the highest quality of active life they can. And I love helping them get there. I utilize a variety of manual techniques, exercise programs, and functional movements to help patients get back to what they love to do. For close to 13 years I have served Weaverville and the surrounding communities, which means I have communicated with a lot of doctors in this region.

Outside of work, you can find me squeezing in short runs in downtown Weaverville or doing a variety of outdoor recreational activities and sports with my husband and two kids.