Meet Our Coaches

Rebecca Ryswek {Manager}

Rebecca is a CrossFit L1 Trainer.

 Matt Whitehead {Head Coach}

Matt is a L1 CrossFit Trainer and CrossFit Weightlifting 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 18 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 whiskey.

Bo Ackerson

Bo is a L2 CrossFit Trainer. Bo and his wife, Leslie, have lived in Knoxville for the past 3 years. Bo went to school at Samford University on a Track and Field Scholarship where he competed as a Decathlete. He holds the Southern Conference record for indoor heptathlon. Bo became a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer after graduating, as a way to share his passion for fitness and an active lifestyle with others. His favorite part about coaching is introducing new people to Crossfit, and believes that anyone, at any age or skill level, can improve their level of fitness and accomplish a lot more physically than they think they can. He works out in the gym, so he can enjoy being active outside the gym.

Jamie Marshall

Jamie is a L1 CrossFit Trainer. She is a Knoxville native and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2005 with a B.A. in Forensic/Cultural Anthropology. After college her love for anatomy, physiology, and people led her into the world of fitness. She started personal training in 2008; in 2012 she was introduced to CrossFit and was immediately fascinated by the sport and sense of community that was created by it. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, rock climbing, kayaking, camping and live music.

Kelly Haire

Kelly is a L1 CrossFit Trainer. She is originally from Michigan but went to college in Kentucky, where she met her husband, Erickson. She found CrossFit after years of training for marathons and spending time alone in her gym’s weight room. It took about a year before Erickson could persuade her to give Crossfit a try, and she became hooked after one class. The things Kelly loves most about CrossFit is that it is adaptable to anyone at any fitness level, and the encouragement of the community really pushes people to reach their goals. Aside from coaching, Kelly spends her time outdoors, playing board games, camping, and relaxing with a good book or TV show.

Tommy Turner

Tommy is an L1 Crossfit Trainer.  Tommy was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University before moving to Knoxville in 2011.  Growing up Tommy played soccer, baseball and ran track through high school. Tommy currently serves with Knoxville Police Department’s Neighborhood Bike Unit as well as being a Tactical Athlete Instructor.  With his job, Tommy understands how important physical fitness can be and loves to help others achieve their goals and be tougher human beings! If he’s not in the gym, Tommy enjoys going on new adventures with his wife Lauren and just about anything outdoors.

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.