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Whether you are new to exercise or an experienced athlete, CrossFit Donelson is the right place for you. We are a diverse community with a culture focused on fun and hard work. All our members know each other’s names and support one another during workouts. CrossFit Donelson will help you reach your goals and get into the best shape of your life.

About Us: Welcome


Co-Owner & Head Coach

"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything." Thomas Carlyle

Born and raised in Georgia, I moved to Nashville in 2012, and now live in Donelson with my beautiful wife Audrey and our two boys, Liam and Clark. I'm passionate about the importance of fitness and recognize the utmost value of physical and mental health, so I started this gym in 2019 to share the incredible impact CrossFit had on me with the local community.

I am also a firm believer in continuing education, and I strive to apply this expertise to constantly improve. As a coach, my focus is guiding people on their personal journey, improving their experience through positive engagement, and encouraging them to achieve progress inside and outside the gym.

Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3)
Aerobic Capacity Certificate
Gymnastics Certificate
Weightlifting Certificate
Nutrition I Certificate
Anatomy Certificate

Programming Certificate
Spot the Flaw Certificate
Lesson Planning Certificate

About Us: About Us


Around 2009 I realized that I was trying to kill myself with food. I remember the night, as I was driving home and it dawned on me… If I keep eating like I’m eating, I am going to die sooner than later. I became strangely aware that I was killing myself by my choices. I realized that I needed help. I decided to tell a few close friends that I had to change. I started with a personal trainer and that was a good experience… it was not a realistic one because I couldn’t keep paying for it… it was expensive! Then I set a goal that I wanted to do a triathlons. So, I had a friend who helped me get ready for it and I had a lady at church that said she would help me figure out food. I logged my food and turned it in the her and worked a plan to train for the Tri. Throughout my training, family support, and friend support… my life really changed. I ended up dropping over 100lbs and was able to do my first Tri. What a great experieicne.
In 2010 all of my success began to fall apart. I ended 2010 without a job, gaining weight, burned out completely, hating the church, and feeling like a failure at home. Things can change in the blink of an eye. We all know that story, don’t we.
Over the next few years, I found healing…  it was a slow process. Although this blog picks up on January 1, 2017, I will be talking about those missing years. As for now… you are pretty much caught up.
To answer the question that everybody wants to know, but doesn’t know how to ask… my top weight that I ever saw on a scale was 415lbs. I was heavier than this at points but never had access to a scale that went high enough to know. Let the new journey begin…

About Us: About

Who are we?

Our core values...


We believe integrity is at the heart of all of our endeavors. Whether great or small, this drives everything you do and, perhaps more importantly, the way you do it. Forging your character is the first step in the process of achieving whatever you (determine/set out) to do.


“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” - John Wooden


Fitness begins in the mind! Before you can develop a healthy body, you must commit to a growth mindset. As such, we encourage each of our athletes to resolve to eat, sleep, move, think, and connect to others positively. In turn, our coaches strive to be the best source of education and inspiration possible to aid your progress.


“Without commitment you cannot have depth in anything.” - Neil Strauss


The relationships we develop have a lasting impact on our wellness, more so than any workout ever could. Possibly the most vital aspect of our culture here, the camaraderie our athletes share creates a welcoming environment where they can have fun while getting fit.


"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." African Proverb

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