SASSOM Fitness was started by Marcus Collings as a mobile Personal Training business working from different gyms and local parks. After renting space in other gyms for a few years, Marcus found a new location in Woolloongabba. The location was a rundown warehouse, but with a vision and a lot of hard work and some much needed help from friends & family SASSOM Fitness was reborn. Marcus has always had a passion for & trained in Martial Arts so he joined his Martial Arts schools together with his fitness business and became SASSOM Fitness & MMA. This was around the same point in time that Marcus’ now wife Karla started to help with the running of the business, and this has helped add that much needed female touch to SASSOM Fitness & MMA.
The new SASSOM Fitness & MMA was opened in February 2005 and since then has seen an expansion in floor space, equipment and staff. This ever evolving business is committed to providing a top quality service at an affordable price. We believe that no two people are the same, so everyone is assessed and treated as an individual. The atmosphere at SASSOM Fitness & MMA is relaxed and friendly. We strive to give everyone a fun and functional training experience.
In February 2012 Marcus relocated SASSOM Fitness & MMA to a new building in East Brisbane that would provide more space and even some car parks for the members. This move gave the chance for the Martial Arts to have their own area for training and included a new Boxing Ring and MMA Cage. The gym also had some new equipment and dedicated Olympic Lifting platforms. It also gave us the ability to change to a 24/7 fitness facility.
In January 2017 Marcus refitted the 24/7 gym with new equipment, air-conditioning and a facelift. This major change has seen a more diverse clientele training at SASSOM 24/7. Our clients now enjoy, all major cable and plate machines, a large range of free weights, new olympic lifting bars and bumper plates, a large range of cardio machines, open mat stretching area, functional training area, and a boxing station for fun and fitness.
In September 2018, we air-conditioned the Martial Arts area which has made for a much more comfortable training environment. Because the whole gym is now air-conditioned in November 2019 we added solar to cut the power bill, and do our bit to help the environment.