As a kid, participating in athletics was always a given for Tanner. He was a competitive baseball player from grade school all the way through a successful college career. However, after hanging up his cleats, Tanner struggled to find motivation when it came to personal health and wellness, starting and stopping several fitness endeavors until a co-worker invited him to try Crossfit in 2014. Since the day he showed up to his first Crossfit class, Tanner has devoted his time to learning everything he can about helping others change their lives through functional fitness and community.
Tanner and his wife, Alé, love being a part of the CFEN community. Away from the gym, Tanner leads worship at Cross Point and has served in worship ministry for over 10 years. He also spends any (and all) free time with his coonhound, Neyland, and the two love to cheer on the Tennessee Volunteers.
Tanner’s fitness philosophy is best summed up by Greg Glassman, Crossfit founder and CEO: “Our understanding is that the needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind. One needs functional competence to stay out of the nursing home. The other one wants functional dominance to win medals.”