Meet The Staff

Eric Whitlow

OWNER/TRAINER

Eric has always had a heart and passion for fitness!

With 15 years of experience as a certified trainer, he has trained all age groups and skill levels from children to seniors. Eric holds certifications with NSCA, NESTA, and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

Those that influenced me…

Eric attributes much of his success from having the privilege of training under many distinguished fitness professionals throughout his career including but not limited to Coach Russ Polhemus, former track coach at the University of Tennessee and founder of Sports Medicine and Fitness Institute; Steve Cunningham, bodybuilding champion and owner of Synergy Health and Fitness; as well as strength coaches from Eric’s high school and collegiate athletic career.

“I have been fortunate to draw from experiences of esteemed and successful individuals and organizations in our industry. I believe continued education is a must to help our athletes and clients reach their goals in a fun, safe, and healthy environment that promotes success.”

It’s all about nutrition!

While attending medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine, Eric studied the role of nutrition and its effects on the various metabolic systems in the human body. A high level of commitment and understanding in the role of nutrition planning is another key component that Eric teaches in order to help people achieve their optimum fitness level.

Some of my accomplishments

Eric’s personal fitness accomplishments include 4 body building championships, 3 state powerlifting championships, as well as setting school records for Olympic lifts at Hampden-Sydney College.

Kimberly Mullek

TRAINER

Kimberly is a Colorado native who has lived in Baldwin County since 2012. She is a health and wellness enthusiast and has been into health and wellness since she was 13 years old.

Kimberly is a group fitness trainer, personal trainer, and holds certifications in yoga, Les Mills Body Combat, Body Step, Body Pump, & Core. She has trained clients since 2015, and she has been a health and wellness coach since 2019.

She has a desire to help women overcome obstacles that are standing in their way to achieving true health and vitality and getting their dream body!

When she is not working out you can find her with her two kids, on the beach, at the pool, or on a boat. She loves the outdoors!

Corey Henning

TRAINER

Corey Henning has always been passionate about athletics and fitness.

He enjoyed a very successful high school career in football and baseball at Daphne High School. In college, Corey pursued his first passion of baseball as a catcher and pitcher at Bishop State. Through sports specific training, he developed a 96mph fastball and earned the role as closing pitcher.

After college athletics, Corey was looking for something different from the usual gym scene. He joined The Fort in 2015. While working out at The Fort, he couldn’t help but be impressed with the TFX CrossFit classes. He was driven to get better results from his workouts, and decided to try a CrossFit class. Then he was hooked!

After joining TFX Crossfit, Corey developed an interest in coaching, and obtained his CF-L1 trainer certificate. He now enjoys coaching youth classes, adult classes, personal training, and giving pitching and hitting lessons for baseball. He is also continuing to pursue his athletic career in CrossFit as he works hard every day chasing his dreams and aspirations of being a Regional Competitor.

Cameron Foster

TRAINER

Cameron has been a group fitness trainer since July of 2016. After becoming a certified trainer through ACE in 2016, I was then employed at Orangetheory Fitness for 2 years. Afterwards, he turned to CrossFit at The Fort to begin exploring other training methodologies.

In January of 2019 Cameron attended his CrossFit Level 1 seminar and received his CF-L1. He has since been coaching CrossFit classes at TFX CrossFit as well as being the primary trainer for The Fort’s Sculpt and H.I.I.T. classes. Cameron is most well known for the high energy that he brings to every class that he coaches.

Josh Daniel

TRAINER

Josh has been passionate about fitness ever since graduating high school in 2007. He started taking his workouts seriously and learning all he could about exercise science and human physiology. He attended the University of West Florida and studied Exercise Science. He was first introduced to CrossFit at CrossFit 1834 in Gulf Shores, Alabama in 2013 and he has been hooked ever since.

He attained his CF-L1 in February of 2014 and began coaching. After a year and a half of coaching he attained his CF-L2 in 2015. He has since also become certified through the International Sports Sciences Association and coaches CrossFit classes as well as working with clients in a personal training setting.

Kevin Fulton

TRAINER

Kevin has been a personal trainer for 10+ years in Pittsburgh, PA before moving to the Baldwin County area. He is currently certified through the American Council of Exercise (ACE) and has previously held certifications from the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and completed the PN Level 1 certification through Precision Nutrition. He is a “geek” about fitness and is always expanding his knowledge through continuing education and growth opportunities.

Kevin has worked with clients of all ages (8-92 years old) and fitness levels helping them to burn
fat, build muscle, improve at a sport and/or hobby, and help them adopt a fitness lifestyle. He has experience working with various orthopedic issues and has helped his clients return to training and doing what they love post-surgery and rehabilitation.

Kevin’s main focus is to provide his clients with a challenging workout within their personal limits that will help them achieve their goals. After an initial assessment, Kevin will be able to tell where your muscle strengths/weaknesses are, lack of range of motion, postural imbalances, which exercises need to be a focus in your program, and which ones to avoid. As he trains his clients, he educates them so they have an understanding of why they are doing certain exercises and how to ward off aches and pains through soft-tissue release modalities.
He has been able to keep his clients out of physical therapy by teaching them how to release tight muscles that were causing pain or

Kevin also provides nutritional counseling as an add-on service. He guides his clients to adopt healthy nutritional choices, and educates them on how certain types of food affect their body, setting calorie intake for fat loss or muscle building and macronutrients for body composition.

Jean Richardson

YOGA INSTRUCTOR/ TRAINER

Jean graduated from the University of Alabama in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Nutrition. She always enjoyed an active lifestyle as she grew up playing sports and dancing. She learned during her college years just how much greater her quality of life was when she exercised regularly and ate a nutritious diet. She started her fitness career teaching Indoor Cycling and Yoga and went on to do Personal training, Pilates, boot camp, and more.

She believes exercise is customizable to all ages, sizes, and skill levels. She encourages everyone to try all different types of classes and workouts to see what they enjoy. She believes you need to find something you love for it to be sustainable in the long run. She is a strong believer in intuitive eating and teaching people to recognize the connection between what they eat and how it makes them feel. She has a passion for breaking people out of the diet mentality and helping them to live a more fulfilling life.

Colossians 3:23

Do your work willingly, as though you were serving the Lord himself, and not just your earthly master

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Ada Sharpe

RECEPTIONIST

Maxwell started his CrossFit career in Tuscaloosa Alabama back in 2008. After graduating from the University of Alabama, Maxwell spent the next few years in Nashville Tennessee and Louisville Kentucky where he was owner and head coach of multiple functional fitness gyms.

With a decade of coaching experience under his belt, each week Maxwell takes the methodology to a variety of ages – teaching CrossFit to kids as young as 5 and adults in their 80’s! Maxwell is a stickler for technique. He especially enjoys working with beginners or anyone who feels intimidated by the “hardcore” workouts, as he hopes to show them exactly how CrossFit is designed to meet one where they are and push them to reach whatever goals they can imagine.

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Jean Richardson

YOGA INSTRUCTOR/ TRAINER

Jean graduated from the University of Alabama in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Nutrition. She always enjoyed an active lifestyle as she grew up playing sports and dancing. She learned during her college years just how much greater her quality of life was when she exercised regularly and ate a nutritious diet. She started her fitness career teaching Indoor Cycling and Yoga and went on to do Personal training, Pilates, boot camp, and more.

She believes exercise is customizable to all ages, sizes, and skill levels. She encourages everyone to try all different types of classes and workouts to see what they enjoy. She believes you need to find something you love for it to be sustainable in the long run. She is a strong believer in intuitive eating and teaching people to recognize the connection between what they eat and how it makes them feel. She has a passion for breaking people out of the diet mentality and helping them to live a more fulfilling life.

Colossians 3:23

Do your work willingly, as though you were serving the Lord himself, and not just your earthly master

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