Our Past, Present, Future...Our Purpose.

Our Mission: Supply quality products, service and solutions applying 30 years of experience and knowledge

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.


 Our Past

Fitness Things put down roots in 1984 in the childhood of the fitness industry. Over the next 15 years we experienced many of those same peaks and valleys a parent would endure with seeing a child become a teenager and then a young adult. During those same years the second generation of a family-owned business was growing, learning, and being formed into adults that could look forward with a vision born of a past. 

Our Purpose

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals. Whether you are equipping a facility or purchasing a single piece for your home, our only purpose is to give you the tools to succeed. What our competition or the media is saying is irrelevant. Finding that right recipe for what makes your business grow and succeed is your goal and therefore ours as well. Helping you to find the most effective piece of equipment for you as an individual is key to your success in achieving whatever fitness goals you may have. So that’s what we do. Period.

Our Future

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Will be as true a statement tomorrow as it is today. The fitness industry will continue to change as it must to survive. That we will change with it, there is no doubt. It’s what has kept us in business for the past 30 plus years and will keep us in business for our third generation to help future fitness enthusiasts attain their goals. We invite you to visit Fitness Things’ two locations or view our products online. Either way, feel free to contact us at (734) 455-8790.



In Health,

Elise Walley- Owner