"Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them." - Timothy Gallwey

Sean Sanderson


Sean has been involved in competitive athletics all his life with a concentration in long distance running and cycling over the last several years. In 2010, he was hit by an SUV while road cycling and suffered extensive injuries. By the grace of God and several surgeries later, he was able to resume his past activities. He found the sport of CrossFit in early 2012. “There is fitness and then there is CrossFit fitness” he says. “I am a CrossFit addict and love it! I am excited to share my passion for this sport with others, from children to seniors.” - Coach Sean
CrossFit Level 1 CrossFit Level 2 CrossFit Kids CrossFit Endurance USAW Level 1

Philip Roberts


Philip is a coach whose mission is simply to make people better, better in training and better in life as a result. After graduating from Lee University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science in fitness/wellness, he spent years training in large fitness facilities as a personal trainer and martial arts instructor. Philip joined CrossFit in 2012 and continues to pursue excellence in fitness training and coaching. “The gym is a place where you can learn to master yourself, but you must first empty your cup. You can’t learn something if you think you already know it. Be humble. Be hungry. Be better.” – Coach Philip
CrossFit Level 1 CrossFit Kids NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist Training for Warriors Level 1 & 2

Dawn Mitchell


“I started CrossFit in 2012. I was very overweight and very limited on what I could do physically. I saw CrossFit online and wanted to try it. I was nervous and scared. I was met by strong encouraging people who pushed me to succeed and inspired me to keep going. I have gone on to loose 120 pounds and become a level 1 coach. My heart is helping people achieve what they never dreamed they could do. Anything is possible!” – Coach Dawn
CrossFit Level 1

Kevin Young

Owner/Weightlifting Coach

Kevin has been involved with weightlifting since 2002 when he played baseball at Lee University. Since 2007, he has been training competitively in the sport of Weightlifting and has qualified and competed in the American Open in 2 different body weight classes both as 94kg and a 105kg lifter. Currently he heads up CrossFit Ooltewah's weightlifting program. "Weightlifting to me is an art. It's also a test of one's patience and consistency. My goal is to see every athlete I coach reach his/her maximum potential and do so safely." - Coach Kevin
CrossFit Level 1 USAW Level 1

Cody Cramer


Cody has been involved in sports his whole life. He tore his labrum in the fall of 2014 at football practice but pushed off getting it checked out until the following year, which concluded in him having surgery on his left shoulder, September 30th, 2015. The operation kept him out of the gym for 6 months. He says, "I honestly thought I'd never be as active once I got clearance from the doctor. I had a gut feeling about this CrossFit Ooltewah place I kept hearing about around the area so I decided to drop in for a class in March of 2015. I immediately had a connection with the people and the gym. It was only 5 months later that I received my CrossFit Level 1, and I was able to start coaching and helping others with their fitness journey. I have a burning desire for the sport, the gym, and being the best coach I can be. CrossFit for me isn't just a fitness fad, it's a way of life. The most important thing I'd like to stress to new comers is that CrossFit is for EVERYBODY. One of my favorite quotes, "Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." I'm here to tell you that statement is as true for you as it was for me. CrossFit Ooltewah is my home away from home, its my sanctuary." - Coach Cody
CrossFit Level 1

Matthew Thurman


“CrossFit is more than a fitness program, whether you are coming to compete competitively or to improve your overall wellness, CrossFit will get you there and way beyond that. Most importantly, you will not walk your journey alone.” Matthew has been involved in competitive sports and athletics all his life. He is a graduate of Silverdale Baptist Academy and is currently an undergraduate student pursing his Bachelors’ degree at Lee University. He joined CrossFit Ooltewah in the summer of 2015. “You will never know what you are capable of until you try. And failures are not the end; they are simply steps toward success. Don’t quit one step short.” – Coach Matt
CrossFit Level 1

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