Coaches


Justin Wade
Certifications

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Mobility
USAW Sports Performance Coach
OPEX Assessment Level 1
OPEX Business Level 1
OPEX Life Coaching Level 1
OPEX Nutrition Level 1
OPEX Program Design Level 1

A former multi-sport athlete (basketball, football, and track) who fell in love with Olympic Weightlifting. So much so that he placed fourth in the Snatch at the 2015 American Open. Started CrossFit after gaining almost 70lbs and pushing 300lbs total weight with a sedentary lifestyle. After watching the movie “300”, he began to learn more about Mark Twight and eventually lead to him finding CrossFit. From there, he decided to devour as much knowledge as he could in respect to fitness. Justin received his first CF L1 Certification in 2008 and is currently down 70lbs from his highest weight.

The following year, Justin was hit with a personal tragedy. He lost both his best friend and uncle to cancer, in the same week. At that moment, he realized life was too short and decided, with best friend, Galen, to follow their dreams of opening their own CrossFit gym and has never looked back. To this day, it’s the best decision he’s ever made.

Galen Godbey
Certifications

OPEX CCP Level 1 Coach
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Mobility
USAW Sports Performance Coach

Galen was a collegiate baseball player who found his second wind with Weightlifting. He even competed at the USA Weightlifting American Open in 2015. It’s a feat he owes entirely to CrossFit. “In early 2009, my friend and now partner talked me into trying a new type of training called, CrossFit. My story echoes that of many others: The training humbled me, but I couldn’t wait to try it again. It’s inspiring and I wanted to share the discovery with as many people as possible.”

In 2010, Galen and his partner opened their own gym. As a coach and owner, Galen aims to have a meaningful impact on other people’s lives. Coaching helps fulfil his desires at life-long learning.

Stephen Carpenter
Certifications

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
USAW Sports Performance Coach

Steve’s athletic career began in high school where he was an All-Conference football player. As an adult, he ventured into CrossFit competing in the 2014 Central Regionals and 2015 American Open (weightlifting). As a member of Five Rivers CrossFit, Steve met and worked alongside the owners who were impressed with his knowledge and unshakable work ethic. Soon, he was brought on as a staff member and began training other athletes. As a coach, he specializes in CrossFit, weightlifting, and powerlifting. Steve believes in connecting with people and teaching them how to enjoy life through fitness.

Taryn Hayden
Certifications

CrossFit Level 1
Personal Trainer

Taryn’s love of athletics began in high school where he played both basketball and baseball. The latter of which he continued at a collegiate level competing in Division 3 as Academic All-Conference. “As a life-long competitor, I knew I wanted fitness to be a consistent part of my life after college. Thankfully, I discovered CrossFit which provided the structure of organized sports but with a different methodology. As a coach, I value the personal interactions I have with each of our members. Every day, I see first-hand how training, with proper guidance, can change lives.


Katja Lovelace
Certifications

CrossFit Level 1
Personal Trainer
BBA

Katja is no stranger to elite training. She’s competed in a variety of sports including volleyball, basketball, and swimming. The latter of which scored her a spot in the Junior Olympics. As a CrossFit competitor, she participated in the Master’s Qualifier finishing 195th in the world. Through her training, she’s built strength, confidence, and improved her overall health. As a coach, she wants you to have those same benefits. Katja is consistently inspired by the men and women she works with. Watching them succeed and grow is the ultimate reward.

Trista Godbey
Certifications

Personal Training Certification
Elementary and Secondary Education

Trista grew up with basketball and tennis, the latter of which she competed at a Division 3 level in college. During the early days of the 10 experience, she was set on having a children’s fitness program. For her, it was important to provide minors with a healthy outlet to direct their energy. As a coach and Kids Program Director, Trista loves watching members challenge themselves and grow. She believes “The gym should be a place where people can supplement their life with positive energy. It’s an ideal that I strive for and support daily.”

Edie Wadsworth
Certifications

M.D.
Personal Trainer

Edie is an MD, a national speaker, writer, and blogger at life{in}grace. She has been featured in various media including Better Homes and Gardens. And, now, she joins our coaching ranks. We are fortunate to have her aboard as a 10ex Coach!

Brandon Barr
Certifications

CrossFit Level 1

Brandon’s always had a passion for power and strength training. It’s one of the many reasons he was drawn to CrossFit. Yet his desire to be a coach is a different story. It’s rooted in a genuine love for helping people better themselves. Brandon has a gift for teaching and simplifying the most difficult concepts. With his help, you can unlock the physical and mental strength you never knew you had.


Logan Brady
Certifications

Personal Trainer

As a youth, Logan played a little bit of everything including baseball, a sport he competed in on a collegiate level at Lincoln Memorial University and Maryville College. It was his former teammates who introduced him to the wonderful world of CrossFit. He was immediately hooked and began his journey from student to teacher. Or in his case, novice to coach! Logan admires our members for the hours they put in, day in and day out. “Their willingness to show up every day, and push themselves past their limits is truly amazing.”

Davy Albright
Certifications

Personal Training
Teacher Physical Education K-12

Davy is our resident KidFit coach who’s certified in teaching Physical Education for grades K-12. Most of his own childhood was spent playing a variety of sports before shifting to basketball as a teen. Although Davy was a dedicated athlete, an injury kept him from pursuing his professional dream. But it didn’t keep him away from physical activity. It led him to a new passion: coaching. “I wanted to teach kids fundamental movements so they could become more successful in their desired sports.”

“I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others so they can grow and develop into who they want to be. I love seeing members reach new goals and master new skills. The smile on their faces is the greatest reward.”

Zac Lynch
Certifications

​Doctor of Physical Therapy (East Tennessee State University)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
Functional Movement Specialist (FMS)
Certified Dry Needling

Not only does Zac operate Absolute Tx (in-house physical therapy clinic), he coaches too! Together, we share a vision to generate education, health, healing, and a motivation for well-being for all individuals in East Tennessee.