Nick Fought, Owner & Fitness Coach

Nick is the owner of Hard Fought Fitness. Opening this gym has been a dream come true for him - because he always envisioned creating an environment that others could feel comfortable and confident in while training. His goal is for people of all ages, body types, and fitness levels to find success while receiving individualized attention during their workout to ensure proper and safe technique. 

Nick's journey with fitness began as a child playing multiple sports.  He has a strong background in strength training and conditioning. Nick studied Sports and Exercise Sciences at Columbus State where he also played Division I Junior College baseball. Nick is a N.C.C.P.T. certified personal trainer and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. He also coaches football, wrestling, and baseball in Hilliard. 

Nick's patience, fitness experience, and knowledge in the field have contributed to his drive to build a community-based gym with a family feel among members. Nick is a longtime Hilliard resident along with his wife Hilary. They have two children, Deagan and Delaney. 


Ally Duckworth, Fitness Coach

Ally is knowledgeable, experienced, and energetic about helping others reach their fitness potential. She is a former competitive gymnast. She won the Ohio Capital Conference 3x as an individual, and she was a 3x OHSAA Gymnastics State Qualifier - placing 3rd in Ohio (2015). Ally then went on to become a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She is a CrossFit Games Regional Athlete (2017), and currently in the top 1% of CrossFitters in the world!

Ally is studying Exercise Science at The Ohio State University. She is also the Strength and Conditioning Intern for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ally has a unique skill set with her gymnastics background, experience in CrossFit, and strong knowledge base. Her overall passion for fitness blends well with her kind and positive personality, making her one incredible coach!


Hilary Fought, Co-Owner & Media Director

While she is not a direct coach on the floor at Hard Fought Fitness, Hilary works behind the scenes to manage our website and social media. Hilary also helps in developing activities and nutrition lessons for our youth fitness programs - Kinder Fit, The Strong Squad, and Fit 4 Life. She has a passion for helping others set goals and develop a plan to achieve them. 

Hilary studied education at Ohio University and is a teacher in Hilliard, while currently pursuing her masters in Special Education through Notre Dame College. She also coaches Varsity Competition Cheer at Hilliard Bradley High School.