Meet Our Coaches

Kim Rines

Kim is a CrossFit L2 Trainer, CrossFit Kids Trainer, CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer and CrossFit Mobility Trainer. She was introduced to CrossFit in 2009 and it has been her passion since. She is a competitive Master’s Athlete who competes simply for the fun of it. She lives in Maryville with her two teenage daughters, Hannah, who attends MTSU and Sarah-Kate, who attends Maryville High School.

 Corey Church

Corey has spent the last eight years working in the health and fitness industry. The past three of which have been spent employed at the Health Shoppe where he teaches people how to supplement their diet correctly and how to eat properly. The past two years he has also been a CrossFit Coach starting at CrossFit Knoxville and now here at CrossFit FC Fountain City. He holds a L1 Crossfit Trainer Certification and just recently obtained his USAW Sports Performance Coach Certification as well.

 Matt Whitehead

Matt is a L1 CrossFit Trainer.  He is a husband and father of two. A Network Engineer by day and a homeschooling dad by night. He was born and raised in Virginia but has lived in the Knoxville area for the past 16 years. He found Crossfit in 2012 and became a USAW Sports Performance Coach (Olympic Lifting) in 2013. When he is not working or working out, he enjoys traveling/vacationing with his family, playing or coaching several different sports and also action movies and a good bourbon.

Austin Tallant

Austin was raised in Walland, TN. He graduated from Alcoa High School in 2011 and played football where he was a 4 time state champion. He then attended and graduated from Tennessee Tech in 2015. While at Tennessee Tech he played football where he still ranks 5th all time in tackles and has the most starts in school history (45). Trained under Rich Froning and Dan Bailey as a football player at Tennessee Tech. He knew then that CrossFit was something he wanted to do when being coached by 2 of the best in the world. Finished 52 in 2016 open. He is a CrossFit L1 Trainer.

Katie Tallant

Katie is a CrossFit L1 Trainer and CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer. She is a wife and mother to daughter Vayda. She graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2013. While at Tech, she was a member of the Track and Field team, where she competed as a pole vaulter and 400 M runner. Upon graduation, she continued her education as a graduate Assistant in tech’s Athletic Performance Center where she obtained her masters in Exercise Science. She is passionate about helping others obtain a healthy lifestyle, and her competitive drive led her to the CrossFit community. She enjoys competing with her husband and spending time with friends and family.

Eric Arnsdorff

Eric is a Crossfit L1 Trainer and is an owner at CFFC. He been involved in CrossFit since February 2012. As an adult and father of two active girls he has coached youth athletics and served as a board member and president of a youth park. He is also an avid tennis player. Outside of the gym he is a Professional Engineer and has been with Siemens Medical Imaging for 13 years in the R&D group that develops clinical PET/CT and MR/PET systems. Being a coach, Eric hopes to help anyone he can, to find out how becoming more fit can change their life and that there’s a lot more to CrossFit than just a daily workout at the gym and it can make a huge difference in all aspects of life as well.

Dr. Rick Popp

Rick is a L1 CrossFit Trainer, who also happens to be an emergency room physician.

Barbara Davis

Barbara is a L1 CrossFit Trainer.  She has been a fitness trainer off and on since college. She has an MS in Counseling, and she feels blessed to be able to assist others from the emotional, mental and physical perspectives. She is a mother, and works full time.  A quote from Barbara – “I look forward to working hard beside you, encouraging you, supporting you and imparting whatever it is I am meant to impart.”