Meet The Coaches

Alex Routt
Head Coach

Alex is the Head Coach at Chariot Fitness. He first gained his CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) in 2011, he has since completed his CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2). Alex was a fireman for the Rome Fire Department for 8 years. He ran Cross-Country and Track at Armuchee High School and played rugby at Kennesaw State University. 

In 2018, he took home a Silver Medal for in Crossfit at the Georgia Police and Fire Games. He enjoys spending time with his wife Anna and his two children, Samson and Sadie.

Anna Routt

Anna has been coaching CrossFit for 6 years.  She has her CF-L1 certification.  Her areas of expertise include metabolic conditioning, and accoutability/diet adherence.

Anna is a full time mom to Sadie and Samson.

Chad Cooper

Chad is a strength and conditioning teacher and coach at Pepperell Middle School. Chad has extensive coaching experience, having worked with Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Cross-Country teams throughout his teaching and coaching career. He also worked as an Exercise Physiologist and group fitness instructor at Harbin Clinic. Chad has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Shorter College and a M.Ed in Physical Education from Jacksonville State University.

Leigh Rush

Leigh is a Sergeant with the Rome Fire Department and holds a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Business from the University of Georgia. She enjoys helping her husband, Joe with their family cattle and poultry farm. Leigh has two daughters, Maya and Hanna and one son Luke.


She also has an impressive list of physical accomplishments that include:

2003 National Champion Team MVP, UGA Equestrian Team

Head Coach, SFA State University Equestrian Team, 2005 – 2008

3rd Place, 2013 Superhero Scramble, South Carolina

3rd Place, 2013 Superhero Scramble, Florida

1st Place, 2013 Superhero Scramble, Georgia

1st Place, 2013 Superhero Scramble, Boston

2017 CrossFit Games Open, 7th Fittest Firefighter in the World, Masters 35-39

2017 World Police and Fire Games, 7th Place

Kate Berger

ISSA Certified Nutrition Specialist

ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

ISSA Certified Bodybuilding Trainer

Kate Berger is a certified Fitness Trainer  and Nutrition Specialist from ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association). She has been involved with fitness and training for over 40 years with a long history of nutritional study.  She specializes in the Paleo and KETO diets, as well as fitness for the elderly. She is also adding Online Coaching and Strength and Conditioning to her certifications. Her passion for fitness started in the dance world. When young she was a ballet dancer. She then became involved in aerobic dance, Zumba and Step aerobics. She recently became interested in heavy weight training and body building to improve health and slow aging. Her goal is to establish long-term interactions with clients by integrating exercise and wellness into the demands of daily life. 

Tyler Liggons

2019 Georgia State Highschool Weightlifting Champion 

335lb power clean

365lb bench press