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EXERCISE · NUTRITION · TRAINING · BALANCE

WE ARE GREATNESS FITNESS


Greatness Fitness is all about helping you achieve your greatest self. We have worked for many years with different training, motivational and psychological techniques to help anyone find their greatness and reach goals they never thought possible!

THE RIGHT PLACE WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS

S.A.Q. + SPIN CLASS + BOOT CAMP + KICKBOXING

#S.A.Q.

Speed, Agility and Quickness training is based on professional research. Physiological studies have shown the superiority of multi-directional movement training over classic linear sprinting. The results: improved agility, improved cognition (memory & problem solving), and increased vigilance (alertness).

#Boot Camp

Boot camps are group activities incorporating exercises which safely build strength, endurance and agility. If possible, most exercises are conducted outdoors and include time for stretching and warm-ups. Bring your friends, invite your family, or come and meet new people. These classes are a challenge–are you up for it?

#Spin Class

Our indoor cycling classes are a combination of fun, music, sweat, and burned calories. Our enthusiastic instructors will show you how to set up the bike to match your ability level and physical size, then lead you in a program that’s upbeat, energetic and unique.

#Kickboxing

Want an intense cardiovascular workout which also teaches self-defense? Had a frustrating day and want to release some steam with kicks and punches? Our kickboxing classes are taught by professional trainers who also have black belts in TaeKwonDo. The instructor will lead you in a program designed to match your ability level.

FITNESS IS EVER EVOLVING. IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO JUST BE GOOD, YOU MUST BE UNIQUE

EXPERIENCE + FOCUS + INSPIRATION + PASSION

MEET OUR TRAINERS AND STAFF

We are a fun-loving, dedicated, motivated and friendly group of people who want you to be a part of our family.

Bassamba Sao

Bassamba Sao

Owner

B.S. Computer Science

B.S. Political Science

B.A. Business Administration

Masters In Business Administration

“I have been doing this since I can remember. Forget about the credentials. Come and put us to the test.”

Patrick Finn

Patrick Finn

Fitness Trainer

BS in Exercise Science

MS in Public Health

Additional Information

Lost 125 pounds

Sr. 3rd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo with over 12 years experience

Working out with Bassamba since 2013

Carissa Mahoney

Carissa Mahoney

Fitness Trainer

B.S. in Education

ACE Group Fitness Instructor
Boot Camp Certification

I have always had a passion for the fitness industry.  My group fitness journey started in high school teaching aerobics. I continued teaching classes in college and as a hobby when I began teaching elementary education.
My hopes are to inspire people to make their health a priority. I believe we need to focus on nutrition and exercise in addition to our mental well-being. When you leave my class I want you to feel successful, positive, and ready to inspire others!

Roy Haines

Roy Haines

Fitness Trainer

Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Trained and completed half and full marathon

Enjoy running and spending time with my dog.

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MEET SOME OF OUR GREATNESS FITNESS FAMILY

WHAT SOME OF OUR MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT GREATNESS FITNESS

“4 years ago I realized that I needed to do something about my health.  I was significantly overweight and had gotten so out of shape that a single flight of stairs left me winded.  I started going to the gym and spending some time on the various cardio machines but knew that it would take more, much more, than that to even begin to see any improvement.  I took a leap and signed up for some sessions with a personal trainer.  That’s when Bassamba Sao entered my life!  On the first day he took all my measurements and sat and talked with me to gain an understanding of my goals. Then the work began.  I’ll admit that throughout the first month I had to give myself a “pep talk” in order to walk into that gym every training session but, as time went on, it became easier.  Bassamba worked with me to increase my strength, improve my endurance and remove the weight.  Throughout each hour of training he explored dietary habits and lifestyle choices which were keeping me from my true goals.  His constant encouragement and enthusiasm were key factors in my success.  Though he pushed me very hard (sometimes harder than I thought I could go!) he led me through 2 years of transformation without a single injury.  My advice to anyone who knows deep down in their heart that they are not at the level of health they desire or need to be, is to come on in and give it a try.  I am confident that you will be a better, happier, and healthier person if you begin this journey with Bassamba!”

Karen Carson

Knox County Board of Education, 5th District

“Ive struggled with my weight my entire life. Ive done every diet and have had memberships to just about every gym you can think of. Greatness Fitness is where I met the people who helped me change my life. Bassamba is more than just my trainer, he is family. The moment I walked into Greatness Fitness I knew they were different. They were different because they showed genuine interest in helping me become the best version of me I can be. Bassamba holds me accountable to my goals and has pushed me in ways I could have never imagined. The entire staff cares about each and every member. I can not recommend Greatness Fitness enough.”

Jason Mitchell

I began working out with Bassamba Sao in August 2016. It has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made! He has created a motivating environment within Greatness Fitness. I feel as though the staff and clients are genuinely interested in helping me reach my goals! I feel like I can achieve my personal best here. Since August 2016, I have lost 21.4 lbs! At one point, I felt as though I plateaued and I wasnt losing any additional weight. Bassamba changed my focus and opted to take my measurements. I was astounded at the non-scale victory! During the time that I thought that I had “plateaued” here is what was happening outside of the scale: Id lost 1.5 inches off of my arms, 3.5 inches off of my shoulders, 2 inches off of my hips, 2.5 inches off of my chest, and had lost 6 inches in my waist! Thats over 15 inches lost overall! My BMI had decreased 3.7% and my body fat was also down by 2%! I still have work to do but I am confident that I will be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle under the guidance of Bassamba at Greatness Fitness.

Lyndsay Zachery

Consultant

Before meeting Bassamba, I thought of myself as anything but an athlete. I had been plagued by an ankle injury for over ten years and had recently broken both wrists. The day I met Bassamba, I told him that I could no longer run, do lateral exercises, or anything that put pressure on my wrists. Bassamba saw past these self-imposed limitations and taught me to push myself. He taught me that the things I thought I couldnt do, both in the gym and out, were my own mental blocks, not actual physical barriers. Within weeks, I was not only running, but was completing miles on the treadmill, running stairs while wearing a weighted vest, and never looking back. Bassamba also combined every leg exercise with a component that would involve my weak arms and wrists. He did for me what orthopedists and physical therapists could not. Beyond that, he had become a part of my family. He truly believes in the people he trains and sees them as they can be, not as the people they think they currently are. Because of Bassamba, I no longer think in terms of “I cant.” He taught me to always focus on the goals ahead and to push through to achieve them. Its not whether you will get there with Bassamba, its when.

– Jennifer K. O’Connell, Attorney

Jennifer K O'Connell

Attorney

Greatness Fitness

Great location. Great staff. Great clients.

Group classes. Individual training.

11139 Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37934

865.671.6073

M,W,F 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

T, Th 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sun Closed

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