Veteran-run Three60fit gym aims to coach and inspire

Veteran-run Three60fit gym aims to coach and inspire
Christian Koshaba, in front, who owns Three60fit fitness center, is shown with some other veterans on May 28, 2022, when they competed in the Murph Challenge, which involves running a mile and doing several hundred pushups, situps and other exercises.

In recent years, Christian Koshaba has been helping clients do everything from lifting weights to taking part in other forms of exercising and stretching through his health and fitness gym business.

Since relocating to Knoxville from his former Chicago area home, he feels like he has lifted a weight off his own shoulder, too, after realizing he has come to the right community.

“It’s been a very welcoming community,” he said. “It appreciates veterans and is based in the Bible Belt. It’s a perfect fit for me.”

Since mid-March, Koshaba has been operating what he calls a transformative health and fitness center — Three60fit — at 4028 Papermill Drive not far from the South College campus.

Air Force veteran Christian Koshaba has recently opened Three60fit fitness center at 4028 Papermill Drive.

After having a more formal opening over Memorial Day weekend complete with an intense Murph Challenge full of physical activity for veterans, he is quite pleased at how business has been going so far.

“Everything is going great,” he said in a recent phone interview. “It has been quite an eventful past few weeks. I am loaded with clients. It has been a little chaotic.”