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BE SOMEBODY. Performance, Knoxville’s Olympic Weightlifting Hub, is a 3,000 sq ft weight room designed by Team USA Olympian Wes Kitts and was built to accommodate his training for the Paris Olympics. Our local team includes Olympians, National Champions, and athletes of all levels. Join us, whether you’re a CrossFitter, Weightlifting hobbyist, or aspiring competitor.

Be Somebody. Gym is owned and operated by Olympian Wes Kitts. Wes has been into athletics his whole life, even playing football at the collegiate level. When he decided to dedicate his life to weightlifting, he packed up his bags and moved out to California to train with the greatest at the World Renowned California Strength Gym, owned by Dave Spitz.

Wes’s training philosophy goes far beyond just the physical side of weight lifting.

He strives to not only strengthen his athletes bodies, but also sharpen their minds.



Performance we cater to all weightlifting enthusiasts by providing a comprehensive and inclusive environment for Olympic weightlifting. Olympic weightlifting is a dynamic and explosive sport that involves two main lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk. These lifts require a combination of strength, power, speed, and technique.

‚ÄčAt our facility, we understand that weightlifters come from various backgrounds and have different goals. Whether you’re an experienced weightlifter aiming to compete at the highest levels or someone looking to incorporate weightlifting into your fitness routine, we have you covered.


$35 per Week
Experience the flexibility of our Auxiliary Open Gym, available seven days a week. Unlock your potential with exclusive access to our Barbell WOD classes and elevate your strength game through dedicated Weightlifting Classes.

Small Group

+$40 per Week
Add some high level coaching to your weightlifting sessions with our small group package. Capped at four athletes, you will all be lead through your training by your favorite coach at our facility.


$65-125 per Session
Get one on one training with one of our National level athletes, American Record holder Morgan McCollough, or Olympian We Kitts!


Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Our team consists of top-tier coaches, including Olympians and National Champions, who possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the sport. They are dedicated to helping individuals at every stage of their weightlifting journey, from beginners to elite athletes.
Wes Kitts Head Coach
Ryan Metzger Assistant Head Coach
Morgan McCollough Youth Head Coach


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