Gym Source Celebrates “75 Years of Innovation”
Gym Source, the nation’s leader in fitness expertise, announces its 75th anniversary celebration beginning October, 2012. Over the next three months, the company will celebrate “75 Years of Innovation” by showcasing its ongoing commitment to state-of-the-art fitness technology, and by promoting its single-minded mission to offer fitness solutions engineered to inspire a passion for healthy living.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 4, 2012 – Gym Source is pleased to announce its 75th anniversary celebration, which officially launches October 8, 2012, at all Gym Source locations. Through the end of December, Gym Source will promote its ongoing commitment to world-class customer satisfaction by continuing to showcase the most technologically advanced fitness solutions (coupled with its renowned first class customer service)—just as they’ve been doing for 75 years.
“The entire Gym Source team is thrilled to celebrate 75 years of fitness innovation,” saysRichard Miller, CEO of Gym Source. “There is one key to our success and longevity—our clients. Be they professional athletes, commercial gyms, celebrities, trainers or everyday fitness enthusiasts—our clients rely on us to provide safe, effective fitness solutions featuring the latest technology backed by solid research.”
In the fitness industry, technological advancements are innovations that enable fitness machines to evolve and change with their users—and that enhance each user’s individual reason for working out. Better technology improves the enjoyment and effectiveness of the workout, increases the amount of feedback a user receives about his or her workout, and improves the safety of the workout itself.
“For 75 years, technicians and engineers of our in-house quality-control team have tested every piece of equipment that makes it to the showroom floor,” says Miller. “Our unwavering commitment to product quality, unceasing innovation and customer satisfaction has been key to our success—just as it will be for the next 75 years.”
Gym Source owes its beginnings to Al Owens and Murray Cutler, who in 1937 opened a sporting goods store inManhattan’sRockefellerCenter. From their 900-square foot shop in the heart of Midtown, Cutler Owens serviced a select breed of international statesmen, celebrities and tourists.
Richard Miller joined the company in 1974 and turned Cutler Owens—and the industry—upside down. After running the store for 2 years, he transformed the business into one focused primarily on running and tennis. Within a year, Cutler Owens wasNew York’s top tennis shop, and 20% of NYC marathoners were buying their sneakers at 30 Rock.
Predicting fitness as the future, Miller changed the name to Gym Source, built a customer-friendly showroom—and over the next decade transformed Gym Source into the country’s leading independent distributor of top-quality fitness equipment.
To this day, it’s Gym Source’s independence that sets it apart from competitors, and keeps it at the forefront of fitness innovation. Early on, company leaders recognized fitness as a technology industry—where better ideas are always developing, and where being tied to any one brand only limits client potential.
Clearly, it’s a business model that works. Now, celebrating 75 years, Gym Source has over
30 locations in 13 states, with 7 operations centers and 70 trucks. The firm employs almost 300 people, who serve more than 300,000 customers in every state and 47 countries—making Gym Source the largest fitness equipment distributor and service provider in theU.S.
About Gym Source
Now celebrating its 75th anniversary year, Gym Source isAmerica’s undisputed leader in fitness expertise. Gym Source offers the best brands of fitness equipment—like Cybex, Stairmaster, Octane, True, Hoist, Star Trac and more—along with trusted experts ready to help clients reach their fitness goals. Gym Source can design, deliver, set up and service fitness equipment for any facility—commercial or home. All products come with Gym Source’s iron clad warranty.
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