about us

serving the Christiana area as your guide on the journey to a healthier, happier self

our mission

Fortress Fitness has an owner team that deeply desires to make you better.  A better athlete, better at handling stress, better at movement, better.  We are all athletes with different backgrounds, yet the same drive – to help you become the best version of you possible.

Fortress Fitness is not your typical gym. We do not have treadmills, ellipticals, cable machines, or mirrors. We do have pull-up bars, dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, rowers and Assault Bikes (you will understand that name later) and open floor space for squatting, running, jumping, and lifting.  We believe our bodies are the machine.  

Our workouts consist of exercises that resemble movements performed in day-to-day life. We focus on functional movements that are essential to lead a successful, independent lifestyle, but occasionally we throw in some old school strength movements.

We program a “Workout of the day” or “WOD” that varies.  You won’t be bored with the same six exercises and just lacing up your running shoes.  We do this in a manner to be efficient (typically 1-hour or less, start to finish) and full body.  We just need you to show up ready to work.  Our programming is designed to benefit elite athletes, people who are just getting back in the swing of things, and those who are new to fitness.  Our coaches will ensure you get the most out of your time, in a safe and (mostly) fun manner.

Our goal at Fortress Fitness is to improve your capacity in ten recognized general fitness skills: cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. 

Let’s get started!

 

Is Fortress Fitness for you?

  • You want a variety of exercises and movements to help you live better.

  • You need a fitness regime but don’t want to go it alone.

  • You want to join a community of people who want you to excel.

  • You want to get faster, stronger, better.

  • If this is you – then yes, Fortress Fitness is for you.

Our community is diverse; it includes members of our military and law enforcement agencies, moms, nurses, teachers, business executives, elite athletes, and grandparents. All that is missing is you.

OUR GOAL:

TO PROVIDE

positive & challenging environments promoting health, fitness, well being & community

OUR PEOPLE IS WHAT MAKES US GREAT

OUR TEAM

TODD SULLIVAN

CO-OWNER & COACH

ERIN SNELLGROVE

CO-OWNER & COACH

BRUCE THOMAS

CO-OWNER & COACH

CLAY SNELLGROVE

COACH

KATIE LARIMORE

COACH

ARE YOU READY TO LEVEL UP?

getting started is easy!

1. SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST VISIT

Talk with one of our coaches about what you are looking to achieve and how we can help get you there!

2. START YOUR TRAINING

Your goals have been defined and you are ready to begin your journey. We will start you off strong by teaching you the fundamentals of form and nutrition!

3. HAVE FUN REACHING NEW LEVELS

Once you have the basics down, have fun showing up to exciting and different workouts each day with your new community!

Fortress Fitness

CONTACT US

GETTING STARTED IS EASY!

Simply fill out the form below and then schedule Your FREE intro session on the next page.

Shortly after we will be in touch with you to confirm your intro session. We are excited to meet you!

TODD SULLIVAN

CO-OWNER & COACH

Todd is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer with certifications in CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Rowing, CrossFit Movement & Mobility, and Precision Nutrition Pn1.

Todd is a Christian, husband, father, “pop”, veteran, and athlete – Todd’s best days are helping other people get to their best day!  After serving in the Navy for 30-years, he and his wife, Amy, settled down in Murfreesboro.  A former soccer player, runner, and cyclist, Todd has been around sports and athletics his entire life.  He has coached youth soccer and started coaching functional fitness in December 2013.  Todd has competed in numerous RX competitions, ranked 52nd in the world in CrossFit in 2017 (50-54), and competed at The Granite Games (50-54), 2017.  He is an avid reader and has his own Executive, Leadership & Life Transformation Coaching Business. 

Opening a gym and investing in others is a part of his calling to help make others better.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 3 Certification
 Bachelors in Exercise Science, Master in Kinesiology, USA Weightlifting, CrossFit Kids, Adaptive CrossFit, Precision Nutrition, Cenegenics Nutrition

ERIN SNELLGROVE

CO-OWNER & COACH

Although Erin’s athletic career started out with Coke bottle glasses and a penchant for Snickers, she became a three sport Varsity athlete throughout high school. Her teams won 2 state titles and were a state finalist 5 more times. Erin played softball, volleyball, and basketball for Malone College. Since college, Erin has experimented with many ways to stay healthy and fit. She has run more races than she can count from 5K’s to ultra-marathons. She finished Tough Mudders and triathlons, and dabbled in yoga, aerobics and ballroom dancing. Erin discovered CrossFit in 2010.  She qualified and competed in the Central East Regionals as an individual in 2012 and 2013 as well as The Legends Masters Competition in 2021 and Wodapolooza in 2022.

 Using her varied experiences, Erin has discovered a recipe for staying healthy and fit, staying motivated, and feeling young! There has never been a better time for realizing her dream of owning and operating a fitness facility. She taught math for 19-years and loves dessert almost as much as she loves CrossFit, running on the trails, and hanging out with her family. Erin is also a Crossfit Level 2 Trainer!

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

BRUCE THOMAS

CO-OWNER & COACH

A husband and a father of two amazing girls, Bruce has been doing CrossFit for more than a decade, competing as a masters athlete most of that time.  Bruce has established himself as one of the fittest athlete in CrossFit both nationally and internationally. He qualified for and competed in the CrossFit Regionals and realized the dream of every competitive CrossFitter by qualifying and competing in The CrossFit Games in 2018, 2019, and 2021. 

The CrossFit Games are widely regarded as the world series of competitive fitness. Bruce works as the General Manager of an auto group and is a US Navy veteran.  His proudest accomplishment during his Naval career was graduating from BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition Seal) training in 2002.

Bruce is finally realizing a long held dream of opening a gym to coach and mentor others. Bruce is also a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer!

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

CLAY SNELLGROVE

COACH

Growing up, Clay played a variety of different sports but ultimately focused on baseball throughout high school. Clay attended MTSU on a baseball scholarship. He is a member of the MTSU Blue Raider Athletic Hall Fame (class of 2020). He was drafted by the San Diego Padres and spent 6 seasons in professional baseball. When his playing days ended, Clay experimented with different ways to stay active and fit while dealing with injuries he sustained during a decade of high-level baseball. He has owned and operated Bases Loaded Baseball and Softball School since 2003 and uses varied, functional fitness programming to remain agile, strong, and pain free while actively training hundreds of local athletes each year.  Along with Reading and Writing, Health and Wellness and Longevity are Clay’s short list of passions.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

KATIE LARIMORE

COACH

Katie did not grow up an athlete, in fact, she was a gaming couch potato until she decided to focus on her health so she could keep up with her two boys at the age of 29. She fell in love with running and started a running group so she wouldn’t have to do it alone. Group fitness has always been something she has gravitated towards, and by the time she was 33, she was hooked on all things health and wellness. After losing 90 pounds and encouraging all those around her to live healthier lifestyles, Katie decided to go back to college earning a BS in Exercise Science in 2016. 

 Katie has coached in various capacities over the past years and enjoys helping others achieve goals they never thought possible. She has a strong passion for CrossFit and functional movement, furthering her education by obtaining her CF-L1 in 2022. She is a huge believer that you are never too old, too young, too big, or too small to try new things and set big goals for yourself.

When she isn’t at the gym, you can find her enjoying the outdoors hiking, backpacking, camping, and off-roading with her husband and two teenage boys. She’s been known for her ability to rap the entire song Regulators and has the BEST lifting facial expressions you will EVER see!

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

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HOLD POLICY

Month-to-Month Membership Agreements and Annual Membership Agreements: You may place your Membership on hold two (2) times per calendar year up to three (3) consecutive months each time. Advanced notice of at least two (2) business days is required. The hold must be 30 days in duration at a minimum and 30 days must elapse between holds. Upon expiration of the term of the hold, your account will automatically become active and payments will resume. Should you choose to return prior to the end of their hold period, the hold will be released and payments will resume.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All membership agreements require 30-days written notice to cancel your membership. This form will serve as your 30-days written cancellation notice. Note that if you have a scheduled renewal payment within 30-days of your invoice billing date, the payment will be processed as scheduled. Your membership will be canceled at the end of your final paid month. All payments are non-refundable. All grandfathered membership rates will also be forfeited and returning members will be subject to current rates.

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4220 B Midland Rd, Christiana, Tennessee 37037

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