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!

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Our Team

Chuck Herman

Chuck Herman has over 25 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.

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Sean Driscoll

Sean brings a wealth of knowledge to our team as a former Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach with a strong background in biomechanics, fitness and wellness. Passionate about personal training, Sean has worked with clients ranging from 5 to 90 years old in private sports performance gyms, corporate fitness amenities and collegiate weight rooms. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. While Sean was a Graduate Assistant at MSU he worked with the football, hockey, wrestling and golf programs. He was even presented a Big 10 Championship ring for his time training the Women’s Golf team.

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Tova

Tova is a small, but mighty, former long distance runner who has a passion for the fitness industry. She is in charge of the SFE intern program and assists in the office on a part time basis fetching items as needed. Tova is also highly efficient at "sit" and "high five", but not email. In her spare time Tova enjoys all things outdoors, but especially swimming during the summer and sledding in the winter.

Jerry

Jerry is a warm, funny spirit and we are thrilled to have him as our newest intern. He is involved in all aspects of the Specialty Fitness Equipment business like sniffing out new leads for our commercial sales team, notifying the team of shipments in the warehouse and making clients feel welcome in the showroom. In his spare time Jerry enjoys eating socks, car rides and watching Grateful Dead concerts on YouTube.

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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.

Consider Your Needs.

The equipment should satisfy your interests and needs. The activities you can do with this fitness equipment should be challenging and enjoyable. Just buying an equipment piece does not mean that you will really use it, especially since it is something new, which makes it harder to use. Make sure you already know the equipment and that it is something that you have already tried in a gym. Start by buying small sets of equipment that match your interests.

Consider The Space.

Before buying fitness equipment, make sure you know where you can put it and how much space can be spared for it. Try to think where to place a treadmill before buying it. Measure to see if your space can accommodate the equipment. Plan ahead and ensure that the equipment can be brought into your home without creating problems. Is it safe for you? If you have pre-existing health issues, consult with your to ensure that the equipment is suitable for you. Some fitness equipment may not be easy to use and can cause injury to your body.

Consider The Price.

Don’t be fooled by the thought that you will gain more satisfaction from the fitness equipment because you spent too much money on them. Always consider how much you are willing to pay for a certain fitness equipment. Also, ask yourself if it is worth so much. Just because an equipment is expensive it does not mean the quality is great. Always check the quality or consult with an expert before you buy the fitness equipment.

If it was easy, everybody would be doing it!

Ignore claims that an exercise machine or device can provide long-lasting, easy, “no-sweat” results in a short time. These claims are false: You can’t get the benefits of exercise unless you exercise with right piece of equipment.

Put the Work In and Get the Results!

Question claims that a product can burn fat off a particular part of the body — for example, the buttocks, hips or stomach. Achieving a major change in your appearance requires sensible eating and regular exercise that works the whole body.