Introducing the CrossFit Rampage team
Meet the fitness experts that are here to help you achieve your goals
Korey Akers found fitness through middle school and high school basketball where he was introduced to the weight room. He quickly became enamored with the idea of human performance and found it as more of an interesting and enjoyable activity, rather than a chore. When starting college at MTSU he enrolled in the Exercise Science Program where he learned about the anatomy and physiology of the body, and how exercise positively affects it. This is when he began doing some personal training on the side, while studying for his Bachelor’s degree. He was introduced to CrossFit through a classmate and his first workout of Running, Rowing, and pull-ups got him hooked. His undergrad internship took him to Tampa, FL to work for 5 months in the world of Corporate Wellness. Although he didn’t have a desire to stay with corporate wellness because his heart was more in sports performance, the internship paid off because his supervisor was a CrossFitter and taught him a lot. Over that summer Korey mixed CrossFit workouts with bodybuilding and other various training methods. It was during Graduate school when he got a job at a gym in downtown Nashville of which was split half and half; part CrossFit affiliate, part Globo gym. This is when he really started seeing the benefits of the CrossFit program. He began training all of his 1-on-1 clients through CrossFit methods, and also started coaching CrossFit classes as well. While in Grad school, and working at the gym in Nashville, he was also a Graduate Assistant for 3 semesters at MTSU, leading his own classes in Personal Conditioning and Beginning Weight training. Fun Fact: He actually got in trouble for teaching “CrossFit” to his fitness classes because the supervisor thought it was a fad and shouldn’t be taught in the gym. This was around 2010, when no one knew that CrossFit was going to be the single greatest change in the fitness industry since the bodybuilding craze in the 80’s. He hopes she reads this! During his final year in Grad School he decided to go all in on opening a CrossFit Affiliate in Murfreesboro. The final year of College was non-stop with opening the business along with teaching at the college and finishing his degree. However, it all paid off because upon graduating he was able to focus 100% on growing CrossFit Rampage. The first 4 years were in a smaller facility and business was tough. As CrossFit gained more mainstream attention, and Rampage moved into its current facility around 2015 things started picking up. Korey’s now wife, Molly, started the gym as a member in 2012. She, too, graduated from MTSU with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She grew up playing soccer and swimming competitively. She had always been into fitness, but it wasn’t until joining CrossFit that she really started to fall in love with weight training and pushing her limits in training. In 2017 she came on as a part time coach, then in 2018 right before her wedding she started full time at Rampage. This allowed for tremendous growth in the business, as Molly also started the nutrition program which has seen great success. She now coaches, personal trains, and runs the nutrition program full time for Rampage. Since 2011 Rampage has helped thousands of people change their lives by educating them on fitness and nutrition. They continue to do so with expectations of becoming the #1 fitness training facility in Murfreesboro.
Korey Akers - Owner
CrossFit Coach Nashville Fit Magazine’s CrossFit Coach of the year 2018 Korey’s life passion is to help people realize what they are truly capable of. He opened CrossFit Rampage in 2011 because he wanted to do more than just tell people to “Do 10 reps on that machine.” He connects with every member and genuinely cares about them learning how to move better, exercise with safety and intensity, and get the most out of their time while at CrossFit Rampage. Korey went to MTSU for his bachelors and Masters in Exercise Science. While in Graduate school he was a Graduate Teaching assistant for 3 semesters teaching Personal Conditioning and Beginning Weight training. He then went on to personal train and learn how to coach CrossFit at a gym in Nashville Tennessee for a year prior to opening Rampage. Korey is CrossFit Level 1 and 2 certified.
Molly Akers - Owner
CrossFit Coach, Nutrition Coach- Molly always has a smile on her face & you can hear her laugh from a mile away. She believes that if you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong. She found CrossFit in late 2012 and fell in Love at the start. She attempts to be the best athlete and coach she can be and wants others to realize their full potential in the sport. Molly has her Bachelors in Exercise Science and is currently studying to be Certified as a Precision Nutrition coach. She got her Level 1 at the beginning of 2017. Crossfit has taught her that being strong is beautiful and wants to make it her mission to spread the message to as many women as she can.
Addy Cahill - Intern
Kyla Stancy - Intern