About Us

At Specialty Fitness Equipment, we ask a series of comprehensive questions in order to help you make well informed purchases that are customized to your clientele, business, goals and budget.

Whether you buy from us, or not, use our years of expertise and knowledge to help guide your fitness equipment decision. Call one of our specialists today!

Our Team

Chuck Herman

Chuck Herman has over 20 years of commercial and specialty fitness equipment experience. Chuck’s hands on, consultative approach and attention to detail allow him to service a full spectrum of needs for all commercial applications. Chuck earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from The Ohio State University and his MBA from Cleveland State University. Chuck’s enthusiasm for his business is unmistakable and he is always willing to talk about his favorite hobbies, his kids, baseball and practicing what he preaches: fitness.


Virgil Wahome

Virgil Wahome has over 16 years in the fitness industry with 10 of those years selling commercial and specialty fitness equipment into a variety of corporate, commercial, multifamily and residential markets. Virgil played football for Ohio Northern University while obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Virgil has a passion for the fitness industry and his positive energy is contagious. In his spare time Virgil enjoys music, cooking and growing the most impressive garden on the west side of Cleveland.


Spencer Sciranka

Spencer Sciranka may be our newest team member, but his wealth of knowledge is deep, and wide, in both his knowledge of the fitness industry and technical aspects of the equipment. He worked his way through college refurbishing and reselling pre-owned fitness equipment earning a mechanical engineering degree and is currently completing a degree in project management. Spencer’s clients benefit from his passion for following a project from concept to completion, along with his easy going personality. In his spare time Spencer enjoys eating at new restaurants with his wife, playing competitive soccer and nerding out on Excel.


Office Support

Opus Dog spent eight years in the home security industry prior to joining Specialty Fitness Equipment. His primary responsibilities include greeting clients and fetching as needed. His goal is to open a Ninja Warrior Course for dogs when he retires.

Tova Herman is a small, but mighty, former long distance runner who has a passion for the fitness industry. She assists Opus on a part time basis and is highly efficient at "sit" and "high five", but not email.

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Pro Tip!

Keep your fitness room exciting!

Consider rejuvenating your space by trading in one or a few old, tired pieces of equipment for a new state-of-the art commercial piece of cardio or strength equipment. Subtle changes in your equipment offerings break up the “monotony” and keep your clients feeling refreshed. We promise you, your members will thank you!

Not every fitness room is the same.

It is important to design a fitness amenity based on it’s users. Student Housing facilities are much different than Senior Living and County Clubs are much different than Fire Stations fitness rooms. Let us help you design your space towards your population.

Are you covered in case of liability?

Make sure you have commercial equipment in a commercial fitness amenity. If a fitness room has home grade fitness equipment and a user gets injured, the facility is responsible for improper equipment placed in an inappropriate setting.

Different types of equipment.

Fitness equipment is broken down into a few categories: Full commercial, light commercial, specialty home fitness and sporting good fitness. Ask us which one best suits your needs.

Invest in the product, not the technology.

Several fitness companies are selling you on their programming. Every month today’s technology outdates itself. Look for quality manufactures with machines that fit your fitness needs. The classes available in cyberspace nowadays are endless, don’t limit yourself to just one virtual fitness company.