A Happy Olympian!
"Premier Athletics has been a big part of my life for almost 20 years. I started my Flip Fest Gymnastics Camp out of one of the Knoxville gyms and even met my wife at Premier! As a father of 3, I have had the priviledge of watching my kids experience Premier Athletics and their wonderful instructors/coaches. They are well trained in teaching the skills and also well versed in dealing with different learning styles and personalities. I remember when my son Hudson was taking preschool gymnastics there and we were waiting on his teacher to start class. I decided to work with him for a few minutes before class started and he said 'Daddy - I want a REAL gymnastics teacher teaching me, not you.' As a competitve gymnast for many years, I love that Premier Athletics shows such passion for thier business and in a sport that has literally been my whole life!"
- John Macready, 1996 US Olympic Men's Team Captain, 2-time World Champion, Current owner of Flip Fest Gymnastics Camp
What Premier Has Meant To Me
"My first experience with Premier was with the preschool gymnastics classes at 3 years old. By the time I was in second grade, I decided I wanted to start cheering for Sharks. I was, however, not a natural tumbler. As a matter of fact, my mom had to give me a private lesson to learn how to do a cartwheel. It was through the support and great coaches at Premier that I ended up being on a Level 5 co-ed team that won a paid bid to the Cheerleading Worlds my senior year. Not only did Premier instill a sense of confidence and support in me, the gym gave me a second place to call home and another group of people to call my family."
- Kristen Thomas, former Premier Knoxville West athlete and current Cheerleader at East Tennessee State University