Cody got into coaching CrossFit after being a collegiate athlete looking for a new outlet to channel his competitive energies. Shortly after he began coaching at a gym in Coldwater he purchased the business, which in 2015 became his first gym, Fortitude Strength. In January 2019, Cody opened the 2nd gym in Angola, IN with a partner who still runs day-to-day operations at that facility.
In 2019, Cody enrolled in Active Life’s Pro Path as one of their first clients. Through the implementation of the education & mentorship, Fortitude Strength generated nearly $500,000 over the next two years in a town of 12,000 with a median household income of $40,500 during a global pandemic.
In 2022, he joined Active Life as mentor for Pro Path and Operations Lead in Long Beach. In October 2022, Cody made the decision to close Fortitude after 7 successful years to focus on new opportunities. CrossFit Angola in Indiana is still operational where he mentors the leadership team.