Nate Taylor, Coach & Owner

Nate had always been a competitive athlete so when introduced to CrossFit in 2007, he never looked back!  “This seemingly less superficial or organic approach to fitness is what grabbed my heart.  I loved knowing that the aspirations were to improve speed, strength and just to be a better athlete.” In 2008, Nate took a complete leap of faith and opened the 10th CrossFit in the state of Georgia…. CrossFit Paragon.  Recognizing that group exercise was accessible at a number of different gyms, Nate has made it his goal each day to provide his members with the most knowledgeable staff in the business and to have more fun in class than ANY other gym around!  When not coaching, you’ll most likely find Nate twerkin’ on the dance floor..what what? Nate competed in the 2017 CrossFit Games and as a team member of CrossFit Paragon at CrossFit Regionals in 2011, 2012 and 2013.


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Burgner Olympic Lift
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Carl Paoli Gymnastics
  • International Sports Medicine Association
  • EMT-B/ G-Paramedic TC
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt KB Taekwondo
  • USCF cat-2


Maryam Tabassian, DDS

Maryam found her passion in fitness in her late thirties.  In search for a solution to address the fatigue from the physical demands of her profession as a general dentist,  Maryam found Crossfit.  Simply after one month, there was no turning back.

“Crossfit truly changed my life.  Having a caring, knowledgeable,  and inspiring coach as well as a community to push me, motivate me, and hold me accountable for my fitness was what got me hooked on Crossfit.  Now this is my opportunity to give back and to make a positive lasting impact on other people’s lives.  Fitness is a journey and a privilege for all to truly enjoy.”


  • Crossfit Level I
  • Crossfit Level II
  • Crossfit Olympic Lifting 
  • Crossfit Gymnastics
  • Carl Paoli Gymnastics
  • OPEX Program Design 
  • OPEX Nutrition 
  • OPEX Life Coaching 
  • Bergeron Business of Excellence 
  • CPR Certified