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

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.


Carolyn Grasse

Over 8 years ago Carolyn found herself in a sedentary office job where her nutritional habits and activity level took a serious hit. One year and 40 pounds later, the desk life had taken over. Before things got too out of control Carolyn decided it was time to start making better choices.
Reprogramming your mind and schedule takes effort. Carolyn found that the effort came with obstacles but she refused to let the obstacles stop her. Carolyn took back control of her life and switched careers. Before she knew it she had earned a physical trainer certification and was teaching fitness classes.

After opening a gym, competing in a figure competition, and discovering a new love of distance running Carolyn had a renewed commitment to her fitness goals and a more fulfilling life. She looked high and low for the right place to call her new home and she found her fitness family with QNTM.

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.

Member Experience Manager

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.