Meet the Coaches

BRITTANY FISHER - Owner, Fitness & Nutrition Coach

In August of 2011 while employed as a United States Border Patrol (USBP) Agent, Brittany was selected and detailed with 7 other Border Patrol Agents to initiate the first-everCrossFit “box”  within USBP; Mustang CrossFit. From September 2011 through August of 2014, She and the other coaches instructed CrossFit movements and philosophies of fitness to all federal, state and local law enforcement officials in Laredo, Texas. During her time with Mustang CrossFit, she assisted and led over 1,500 athletes through CrossFit fundamental courses which teach the basics of all CrossFit movements. She instructed CrossFit classes for over 5,000 hours within her three years as a coach and instructor. Brittany was certified in 6 CrossFit courses to include; Level 1 Instructor course, Coach’s Prep, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Rowing, and Mobility & Movement. Also, she led and assisted in organizing three CrossFit competitions with over a dozen vendors and 150 athletes for each. She has competed locally in several individual and team CrossFit competitions.

Her drive and passion for motivating others to better their fitness journey comes straight from the heart. Brittany has always turned to the support of her community and CrossFit when life had become the darkest. While beginning her coaching at Mustang CrossFit, in October of 2011, Brittany’s mother, Paula, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). Her two younger sisters became the primary caregivers for Paula, as she was able to stay at home and live with them in Houston. Brittany traveled back and forth from Laredo to Houston, TX on the weekends to assist with the care of her mother.  On March 13, 2013, Brittany and her family were devastated with the unexpected passing of Brittany’s youngest sister, Kristen. During this time, her sister, mother, father and younger brother came together to grieve the loss of Kristen. When things seemed the hardest, Brittany joined a local CrossFit box in Spring, Texas, CrossFit Silverback. This CrossFit community uplifted her spirits and she was able to continue taking care of her health while staying in Houston to help with her mother. A little over a year later, on June 4, 2014, Brittany’s father suffered a severe heart attack. Losing her father was heart wrenching and unexpected. When she returned to Laredo, all of her co-workers, peers, and especially her fiancé, Shane, were waiting for her with open arms. In February of 2016, after moving to Olive Branch, Mississippi with her new husband, Brittany's mother passed after her five year battle with ALS. At the time, she was 22 weeks pregnant with her first child and devastated that her mother wouldn't meet her first grandchild. Nash Marshall Fisher was born on June 26, 2016 and has been the most cherished blessing in her and Shane's lives. 2 years later on July 10, 2018, Brittany, Shane and Nash welcomed a beautiful baby girl to the world, Quinn Kristen. 

CARLA MERCER - CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Carla grew up in Columbus, MS and has been active in sports and fitness throughout her life. She was a cheerleader in middle school, high school and at her community college. She was also an athlete on her high school track team, soccer team and dance team. She began running during and after college and joined the Memphis Road Race Series. She ran multiple half marathons and missed her goal of 2 hours flat by 14 SECONDS!! She also trained to run the 2013 St. Jude Marathon. Unfortunately, it was cancelled so she still has that to check off her bucket list. She started CrossFit in 2012 and absolutely loves every aspect of it-the lifting and workouts, the community, the coaches/coaching and the competitions. The results of the sport is amazing and has kept her in the best shape of her life thus far. Recently, Carla has taken up tennis to further her physical activity.

Educationally, Carla attended Beville State Community College for two years. She then attended Ole Miss, where she obtained a B.A. degree in Science. Carla then furthered her education and attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she obtained a Masters of Cytopathology degree. She now works at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN as a Pathologists' Assistant. She hopes to one day go back to school to earn a doctorate.

JONATHAN PORTER - CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Jonathan started CrossFit in 2013 and focused on olympic lifting from 2013 to 2015. He has been active his whole life. He ran track in high school and played basketball. He has also competed in Tough Mudder and Worlds Toughest Mudder. If he’s not at the gym then he’s probably working at the Southaven Fire Department.

KOBY LANDER - CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Koby attended Mississippi State University where he got his degree in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Sports Studies. He played multiple sports and was active his whole life up until college and found that going to the local rec gym was monotonous and boring. This is where he discovered a local box and fell in love with the sport of CrossFit. It is something that still fuels the competitiveness (sometimes too much) on a regular basis. Growing up with 2 brothers, competition was never short-handed and it has lead to success in a lot of different aspects in life.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

STACY HILL - CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Stacy has been in the CrossFit community since 2012 and has been in love with it since. She played basketball and ran track in high school. Before finding the CrossFit community she went to local globo gyms but would never stick with it because of boredom with routines. Her now hobbies include CrossFit, competing in local CrossFit competitions, vacations at the beach, teaching fitness, wellness and nutrition, and spending time with friends and family. She has a degree in nursing and loves her job as an ICU and ER nurse.

SARAH BARKER - CPT

Sarah Barker is a certified personal trainer (CPT) and holds over two dozen group fitness certifications, including her 200RYT hours for YogaFit.
She has been training clients and teaching group fitness classes since 1998 and her most popular classes include Yoga, Les Mills BodyCombat, Les Mills BodyPump, Spinning, Dance Fitness & Zumba among others!
Sarah strives to continue growing as a fitnessprofessional by gaining CEUs and additional trainings every year, staying current in her certifications and by continually learning about the ever-changing fitness and wellness industry.
On days she isn’t teaching classes, Sarah is a member of Crossfit Blue Blood where she says she “loves being challenged and enjoys being on the receiving end of the motivation she strives to provide for others”. She also instructs our biweekly Yoga classes at CrossFit Blue Blood and monthly Dance fitness classes! Follow her at @SarahBarkerFitness on IG and on Facebook!

ELISA KENNEDY - CrossFit Level 1 Certified, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Elisa grew up in Pensacola, Fl, but lived in Colorado for several years before landing in the Memphis area. She played volleyball through high school and tried a variety of activities after that from yoga to powerlifting until falling in love with CrossFit in 2016. She started coaching in 2017 when she got my CF-L1. Elisa says, “she loves coaching beginners and helping members learn and gain new skills!”

WILL WRIGHT - CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Will was born and raised in Central Illinois. He grew up in the country outside of a small town called Kenney, Illinois. He wrestled throughout high school and was a 2x individual state qualifier. He has competed in numerous local and out of state CrossFit competitions including the most notable; Wodapalooza Miami 2020. He has been CrossFitting for five years and coaching for four years. Will says, “I love seeing the athletes accomplish something they never thought they could do. For example; pull-ups or bar muscle ups!”

BRANDON LUELLEN

Brandon Luellen was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Growing up, he didn’t play any sports but stayed busy working.

He has been CrossFitting since 2014. Brandon says, “I started CrossFit because it looked fun and a lot different than my normal gym routine.” He went to a Saturday class, signed up for a membership the following Monday and never looked back!

Brandon has been coaching at CrossFit Blue Blood since 2016 and we love his coaching techniques, knowledge and eager work ethic.

He says, “What I like most about coaching is when someone is failing at a lift and I give them a cue and they nail that lift. I also like to see the progress of people from their first day to their current ability to move through the workouts.”

DREW MORGAN

Drew Morgan is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer (2012), Group Fitness certified (2011), Nutrition Coach at CrossFit Blue Blood & holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.

He has enjoyed playing both football and baseball since childhood.  His passion for fitness & nutrition grew when he struggled with his own health concerns such as high blood pressure at an early age. Through experimentation, research, and years of creating good eating habits for himself, he has found success in helping others with fat loss, weight and performance maintenance, and muscle gain. He has motivated and helped the CrossFit Blue Blood community in reaching their nutrition goals over the last 5 years!

Drew began personal and group training at Max Fitness in Horn Lake, MS in 2011. He has enjoyed pushing his clients to reach their goals ever since. At the end of 2015 he became a member of CFBB and found a love to compete in the sport of CrossFit!

JENNY COLLINS - CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Row, CrossFit Kids Certified

Jenny started doing CrossFit in 2011 after her husband, Clay, had been doing it a few years. She quickly fell in love and got her CrossFit level 1, Rowing, and CrossFit Kids certifications. Jenny received her Bachelors of Science and MBA in Accounting from the University of North Alabama. She is a stay at home mom to their boys, Cooper and Fisher.

Drew began personal and group training at Max Fitness in Horn Lake, MS in 2011. He has enjoyed pushing his clients to reach their goals ever since. At the end of 2015 he became a member of CFBB and found a love to compete in the sport of CrossFit!