Ergon Elite Fitness, home of Crossfit Ergon, opened it's doors in 2015. Since then, we have grown immensely, expanded to include more equipment and an outdoor training area, and are on a mission to teach people how to become, and remain, healthy and happy.
"Ergon Elite Fitness is not simply a box. We are committed to creating the type of community that will change lives forever. We pride ourselves on being hard-working, safe, friendly, and community-oriented. Our goal is to help our community reach whatever goals they want, from healthy lifestyle changes to high-level competition." —Cara Lionetti, Owner
Owner, CF-LV1, CF-LV2, CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), Youth Fitness Specialist, First Aid/CPR/AED, B.S. Holistic Nutrition / Certified WAG Coach
Favorite Workout Music: Old School Rock or Rap
Favorite Benchmark WOD: Diane
Favorite CrossFit Movement: Handstand Walk, Pull-ups, and other Gymnastics
I have been an athlete my entire life. I was a competitive gymnast from the age of 6 to 16, comp team cheerleader in high school and college, and easily transitioned into the fitness industry in 2001. I have been certified in all fitness formats, from IM=X Pilates and Yoga to Group Fitness (cycling, LesMills, Silver Sneakers, Kids’ Fitness) to Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching… to, finally, CrossFit. After experiencing a season of burn-out from the bodybuilding style fitness, I enter CrossFit Ergon on its’ opening day... and never turned back. Functional fitness reignited a passion for health, and athletic competition, which I hadn’t felt in a long time.
Upon moving to Italy 9 months later, I began training for competition and was blessed to be able to compete alongside the top master athletes in the country. I plan to continue to pursue continuing education as a CMS (Certified Movement Specialist) and continue learning how to make our members stronger and healthier for life. More than anything, I want to teach each individual that with hard work, full effort, and a positive mindset, you can achieve whatever goals you decide to take on.
Owner, CF-LV1, CF-LV2, OPEX CCP
Favorite Workout Music: Hard Rock
Favorite Benchmark WOD: Fran
Favorite CrossFit Movement: Ring Muscle Up, Burpees
Sports have been a mission for my entire life. I was a former sprinter at a national level (100, 200, 400 mt). I changed to soccer, which became a passion, and I had the opportunity to play at the semi-professional level. It gave me the chance to be formed by Sampdoria, a Series A team, one of the best youth teams of the Italian league. After the age of 19, I decided to travel, to broaden my horizons. I lived in England, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Egypt, Spain, Zanzibar and Italy.
Throughout the years, the one constant has been my love for sport... from basic weightlifting to beach volley, beach tennis, half marathons, 5k runs, archery, ski, snowboard, biathlon... and now, CrossFit. A couple of years ago I had my first contact with CrossFit and I immediately fell in love with the community. Since then I have been continuing my education through OPEX Fitness in order to work on individual prescription for people with differing athletic goals--from moms and business men, to specific sports training, to military goal training. The community, the comradery, the results that smart fitness gives you with your full dedication... are all incredible. My goal is to integrate my sports background and my education with functional fitness to build better, more well-rounded, humans. And, to make people love burpees.
WAG Business Admin, BLS/CPR/AED, Certified WAG Coach, CF-LV1
Favorite Workout Music: HipHop/Rap/Reggae
Favorite Benchmark WOD: Grace
Favorite CrossFit Movement: Squat Cleans
I am Belinda, originally from Puerto Rico and left my hometown at eighteen years old in 2012 to become an Army Wife. Since then I have been living in Clarksville. I have two children. In my early school years, I always was part of sports like track and field, basketball and volley ball and competed in them if I had the opportunity. Later down the road in 2014, thanks to a neighbor, I joined a military wife community that exercised on post and that’s when I found weightlifting and Crossfit. And the passion I have for it is immense! I became a member of the USA Weightlifting association and took part in a few weightlifting meets. In the beginning of 2019, I visited the community of Crossfit Ergon and loved it. Since then I’ve grown and improved my stamina and strength and specialized in nutrition. Working in this community is my passion and I haven’t looked back since. I am committed and love helping people of all ages reach their goals. I am currently in continuing education to keep offering help to our members... to achieve powerful results.
CF-LV1; B.S. Nursing, RN; B.S. Health Science
Favorite Workout Music: Rock and Hip Hop
Favorite Benchmark WOD: Helen
Favorite CrossFit Movement: Does programmed rest count? Otherwise, BB Thrusters and Burpees (I say this very loosely…)
Hi, I’m Heather! I am originally from a suburb of Chicago, IL where I was born into a small, active family. I met my husband during undergrad and was swept into the Army life soon after graduation.
My outlet in life has always been through sports, but after six years of running and two years of triathlons, I no longer felt content. I wanted something more, something different. In 2017 I was persuaded to attend my first CrossFit class. I was extremely reluctant and remember sitting in my car until the last minute. To my surprise, I was immediately welcomed into what I now know is your extended family. It has now been three years since joining and every day and I am grateful I was brave enough to step into my first class. Since then, I haven’t stopped growing and learning.
Through CrossFit, I’ve become stronger physically and mentally, gained so much confidence, and found a sense of belonging. As a coach, I want the same and more for my athletes. I want each athlete to know that they are capable and they have a safe place to come each day.
I truly believe there is a place for everyone in fitness, and I guarantee if you come to class and feel at home, your life will be changed.
Favorite Workout Music: Top Of The Box Playlist (if you know, you know...)
Favorite Benchmark WOD: Grace
Favorite CrossFit Movement: Bar Muscle Ups, Snatch, and HSW
I’m Rachael and I’ve lived in Clarksville my entire life (the whole 19 years at least). I recently graduated high school among the worldwide pandemic and I am now attending Austin Peay State University. COVID took away a lot from me, but ultimately gave me the one thing I didn’t know I needed….Ergon. I found Ergon in a time in my life where I didn’t know what I wanted, but needed change. I felt lost. But Ergon felt like home. Everytime I walk through those doors I know the people are there for me no matter what. I feel safe. I feel loved. And I belong.
Growing up I was a competitive gymnast. It consumed the majority of my childhood and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Gymnastics taught me so many life lessons and truly shaped me into who I am today. It taught me how to love the process of working hard day in and day out. About two years ago I attended a summer gymnastics camp and saw the CrossFit Games on a TV in the gym. So, I decided right then and there that’s what I had to try. Gymnastics offered me a lot, but I knew I was meant for more. Two months later I quit gymnastics and started CrossFit. I immediately fell in love. CrossFit fueled my love of being strong, competitive, and making a difference in other’s lives.
When I’m coaching, I always think about making that hour that athletes are there, the best hour of their day. It’s certainly the best hour of mine. I love getting to know people and be able to meet them with where they are in life. I look up to them probably more than they look up to me. I believe the gym should be a safe space. One where anyone can show up with where they are in life without judgement. Whether its the gymnastics gym or the CrossFit gym... I feel safe... I feel loved... and I feel at peace.
Favorite Workout Music: Anything but death metal!
Favorite Benchmark WOD: Grace
Favorite CrossFit Movement: Snatch, Clean & Jerk
I grew up in Queens, NY, where my parents always emphasized the importance of staying active, and I have run with that ever since. I started swimming competitively when I was 7 years old, and for the next 13 years, I would spend hours training each day in the pool or the gym. During my senior year of college, I came to the realization that throughout the years, my love for the sport had slowly dwindled, and I retired from the sport. I spent the next year utterly lost and trying to find my footing within the fitness realm.
Eventually, I thought I had found a balance between lifting weights in globo gyms and doing cardio (aka running on the treadmill) for an hour or so each day, and while I stayed relatively fit, I quickly became bored. In August of 2018, I finally plucked up the courage to set foot in a CrossFit gym. It was the best decision I've ever made, and I've never looked back.
With the help of some incredible coaches and fellow athletes, I have become stronger and healthier, both physically and mentally. As a coach, I strive to bring my athletes that same sense of fun, excitement, and community that made me fall in love with CrossFit. So come on in, get your sweat on, meet new friends, and achieve your goals! I'm humbled and excited to be on this journey with each and every one of you.