When we opened Fitness Things in Michigan in 1984 the fitness equipment business was in its infancy. We were determined to be the company people came to when they were purchasing quality exercise equipment. Whether the customer was in the market for home equipment or looking to outfit their company, school, hospital, or gym, our intent was to become the single source solution for equipment, delivery, installation and service. Our friends and family worried that we were investing our time, energy and money in what would prove to be a fad, but we envisioned it as a staple for the future.
To avoid ‘fads’, we researched, interviewed, and visited manufacturers to establish partnerships with vendors we felt would be in the industry for the long haul. Our next focus was developing relationships with commercial customers. A pioneer in ‘corporate fitness’ we installed some of the first fitness centers in an industrial environment. To that end, I want to acknowledge Wayne State University for having the confidence in us to place that first big order and to thank the Lord that all went well. I would also like to thank Ford Motor Company for taking us to the next level with the award of a national contract. To this day we count Wayne State and Ford Motor among our best customers and some of those vendors we chose are still core vendors for us. We truly appreciate the support and quality products they have provided over the years.Thank you for visiting our website. Please take your time looking around. Call or e-mail us with questions or comments, or even better…stop in! We want you to try our products and let us know what you think. We will be happy to assist you in finding what equipment will “work out” best for you.
Elise Walley- Owner