2021 Prime Aquatics Senior Strength Program at NFC Maryville

FIRST DAY is Thursday, September 9

This program is for Prime Senior Group, age 15 and over.  


Dr. Greg Stanley is heading up our first ever Prime Senior Strength Program for the short course season. Prime officially started the new program in June 2021 during our long course season, and participants saw great improvement in strength and power in the weight room and pool!  This program will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:05-6:00 AM at NFC before school for Senior swimmers, 15 and older.

Dr. Stanley’s Training Principles:

  • Injury Prevention
  • Improving Self-efficacy
  • Improving Performance

Location: National Fitness Center, Maryville

1644 West Broadway Avenue,

Maryville, TN 37801


WHO can enroll as an NFC Member, and what is the age limit?

Any student, ages 16-18, may enroll in a membership on their own and may use the club facilities on their own. They must provide a valid ID as well as a student ID or class schedule.


15 -YEAR-OLDS (and younger)?

Students who are still 15 would not have the option of having a Student Membership by themselves. The 15-year-old is required to be a part of a Family Membership to gain access to NFC. That is why the Family Membership is a great option for them, and they will be able to use the club by themselves with this membership. Students who are 14 years old and younger do not have the privilege of using the club by themselves and would have to visit the club with an adult present, but may, of course, still be a part of a Family Membership.

Note: Those student-athletes, ages 15 and younger, who are currently participating in the Prime Senior Group and are unable to participate in the Senior Weight Training Program, will have an alternate Dry Land offered at Green Meadow Pool during the 5:05-6:00 am time frame on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, beginning September 9.


HOW to enroll and HOW LONG will it take?

The student will have to come in person to the club to enroll in their new membership. If they are under the age of 18, a parent must be present to sign off on everything. Enrollment takes no longer than 15 minutes in one of the offices.


LENGTH of enrollment?

The student must enroll for a minimum of 12 months and can commit to a maximum of 36 months.


HOW MUCH does it cost?

Student memberships cost $34.95/month. NFC charges an additional $25 in January and July as maintenance fees. At sign up, new members will pay an enrollment fee which ranges from $4-$49.95, depending on the term of their agreement. A new member will also pay a pro-rated amount for their first month and a $15 fee for a membership card if they do not already have one.



If a new member uses a checking account to pay for their membership, the rate is $34.95/month. If a new member uses a credit card to pay for their membership, the rate is $39.95/month.


WHAT IT COVERS at the club?

The members will have access to all of NFC Clubs except for the Signature Club location. This includes the free weight areas, all of the group classes, pools, sauna, steam room, hot tub, basketball court, etc.



The Family Membership is a great option for all. The price of a Family Membership varies based on the size of the family as well as the type of membership that the family chooses. The cost would vary from $74.90/month to $124.90/month. A Family Membership would be an even better option for a 15-year-old. If the 15-year-old were on their family’s membership, they would have access to the club for the early morning Prime workouts on their own.


  1. SUMMER membership?

Back in May of 2021, NFC was able to offer Summer Student Memberships to those who were age 16 years and over. That option is no longer available. NFC will need students to commit to a termed membership in order to use the facility. However, this option will work great for those students who will be training on through the summer 2022. These students will already be enrolled and ready to go when the long course season begins.


  1. QUESTIONS about NFC membership?

Please call National Fitness Center Maryville at (865)268-0012.  NFC General Manager is Jason Lippert.


MEET the STANLEY FAMILY! Greg, daughter Sophia, wife Katie, son Jack

Dr. Greg Stanley will serve as a Sports Injury Consultant and Strength and Conditioning Consultant for Prime Aquatics.  The Stanley Family is starting their second season with Prime Aquatics.  

Greg is a native of East Tennessee and currently resides in Maryville with his beautiful wife Katie of fifteen years, along with his two amazing children, Sophia (age 10) and Jack (age 7), who are currently members of the Prime Aquatics. He enjoys spending time with his family, upland bird and duck hunting, shooting (trap/sporting clays), reading, running, cycling, swimming, strength training, and learning. He spent his last year training for a Half Ironman in Chattanooga, but due to COVID-19, the race was canceled, and he was deferred to May 21. Greg continued to train weekly and did compete and finish the Half Ironman Chattanooga!

Greg earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Maryville College (2005), a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2010) and a Doctorate in Health Education from A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri (2015). Greg began teaching in 2005 for the Knox County School System as a Physical Education and Strength/Conditioning Instructor. After a brief stay, he moved to Blount County in 2006 for a full-time position teaching PreK-5 Physical Education and Wellness. With his deep passion for learning, he pursued a master’s degree while working as a Graduate Assistant-Strength and Conditioning Coach for The University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Women’s Athletic Department.

Greg feels fortunate to have worked with all the women’s athletic teams at The University of Tennessee; however, he primarily designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for volleyball, tennis, soccer, and novice rowing teams. His first taste of university teaching came with the development and implementation of a semester-based curriculum for undergraduate student assistant strength and conditioning coaches. While completing his doctorate, Greg worked as a clinical exercise physiologist and developed/implemented cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility programs for bariatric and cardiopulmonary phase 2 & 3 patients. He can sympathize and relate to students who strive to balance the demands of familial, professional, and academic responsibilities.

Additional certifications earned:

  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C)
  • Exercise is Medicine® Credential Level III
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Tennessee K-12 Teaching License