NASHVILLE’S PREMIER FITNESS EXPERIENCE
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.
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.
VP of Operations
After graduating high school, Ryan received a scholarship to run track at the collegiate level. He attended a Division I school in the Midwest and continued to dominate on the field. However, injuries cut his track career short, and he had to shift his focus to a different path.
Ryan graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and began working in sales, but he quickly realized that his true passion was in fitness and helping others achieve their health goals.
Ryan moved to Nashville in 2017 to start World Gym Music City with owner Johnny Wilkins. After a short time with the brand, he assisted Johnny in moving away from the brand and starting QNTM Fit Life.
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.
Fitness Sales Manager
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.
Club Manager (Music City)
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!
Club Manager (QNTM Gulch)
Andres is currently on a weight loss journey and has lost over 60lbs so far and hopes to continue to reach his ideal physique. He also hopes to start training to competing in a powerlifting meet in 2024. Andres can appreciate all areas of fitness and training. When describing his own style, he’d say it’s a mixture of bodybuilding, powerlifting and functional fitness.
Prior to QNTM, Andres was a Realtor at PARKS and has extensive experience in retail management at GNC, Nike and Finish Line. Outside of QNTM, Andres enjoys playing lacrosse, dabbling in content creation and self-improvement.