QUAN·TUM /ˈkwän(t)əm/ (n) def’n: the quantification of things in motion

We’re Nashville’s 100% independently-owned fitness experience. QNTM Fit Life was founded by an individual who set a goal and crushed it, but it wasn’t a walk in the park. His philosophy? Change takes dedication. Change takes variety. Change takes a total lifestyle transformation that’s so much more than just a gym life.

We’re here to encourage you. We’re here to help you see results. We’re here to help you achieve your Fit Life however you see fit.

Because your experiences inside of our state-of-the-art environment are coupled with superior revitalization and recovery amenities, our members are able to live a fulfilling life inside AND outside these walls.


A young male professional at QNTM Fit Life, he is smiling


Johnny Wilkins

Johnny Wilkins was overweight for the first 20 years of his life. By 2007, he had reached 250 lbs. at 32% body fat, and a 40″ waist. That’s when he finally decided it was time for a change. He wanted to be healthier, feel better, and get his confidence back.

Fast forward to fall of that same year, and Johnny had fallen in love with fitness. Simple cardio machines led to swimming, which led to running, which led to bodybuilding. Through hard work and better attention to diet, he lost 85 lbs. in a single year. Over time, his workout styles have changed, but his passion for fitness has remained.

Wanting to break away from the limited fitness options that Nashville had to offer, he set out to open his own club. Through purposeful choices in music, service, equipment, and culture, something different took shape. QNTM’s mission was to become a destination that served as much more than simply a place to “workout.” It has evolved into a true fitness community, and Nashville’s Premium Fitness Destination.

Creative Consultant

Mario Purnell

Mario Purnell has a background in various areas that include fitness, accounting, music, and visual arts. His fitness journey began from football and progressed to personal training while in college, where he earned a Bachelor and Masters degree in Accounting. His fitness background includes bodybuilding, powerlifting, calisthenics, and martial arts. He then transitioned to the accounting field where he worked as a Certified Public Accountant for 8 years. During this time, Mario gained experience in the music industry along with digital content creating. Regardless of the career, Mario maintained a balanced Fit Life by remaining consistent in his fitness training.

He is now a digital branding consultant with an emphasis in photography, videography, and social media branding.

Personal Training Manager

Alex Barber

Alex Barber found his passion for fitness early in college while studying graphic design. He was very skinny growing up and once he started going to the gym and seeing a positive change in his physique, he started doing more and more fitness and nutrition research to expedite the process. The more knowledge he learned, the more he wanted to learn. What started simply as a casual pastime with friends soon became a daily habit and passion which transformed his physique from 6’1” 115 lbs and shaped his career path.

He’s worked in commercial fitness programs, online personal training, coaching, and social media content creation, owned and operated a successful concierge fitness company servicing luxury apartment buildings and corporate offices throughout CT and NY, and now brings that same passion to the QNTM Fit Life Personal training team. Backed with multiple NASM certifications including a Golf Fitness specialization, he now strives to motivate anyone and everyone to transform their lives and get started on or continue down the right path.

Membership Director

Taylor Fraga

Taylor’s passion for fitness began at a young age through her involvement in community and school sports. By the time she graduated high school and left the West Coast for college here in Tennessee, she found her routine was seriously lacking any fitness involvement and left her feeling less like herself. That’s when she decided to take charge and make a change, rededicating herself to her love of fitness. 

From there, her passion for fitness and the community it provides inspired her to make a career of it. Now, 8 years later, she has had the opportunity to open and manage several fitness facilities between Tennessee and the West Coast before finding her home here at QNTM. As the Membership Sales & Experience Manager, Taylor is dedicated to ensuring every Member of the QNTM Fit Life Fam is living their Best Life. 

Club Manager (Music City)

Joe Britton

To Inspire! Two words that are the center of Promo Joe’s outlook and goals in life. Joe’s fitness journey started years ago when a moment in time sparked his change which led him down a path that helped him lose 70+ pounds in 16 weeks. Since then, his journey has taken him across many avenues with opportunities to help, motivate and inspire others to come outside their comfort zone and spark a change within themselves!

Working in the entertainment industry by way of MTV, Entertainment Reporting, Morning Show radio; he has had the platform to evoke growth for a number of people helping them evolve into a better version of themselves. Currently, the Club Manager at the Music City location, with the ability to impact many people’s lives as they begin or continue their fitness journey; Joe’s aspirations are the same–To Inspire!