The Strongest Name in Fitness since 1974
Powerhouse Gym is a worldwide recognized brand founded in 1974 by brothers, William and Norman Dabish. The health club chain, which began as a single inner-city establishment in Highland Park, Michigan, has grown into one of the most well-known and well-respected health club organizations in the world. The Powerhouse name and brand has been one of the top leaders in the fitness industry for over 47 years. With 300 licensees in 39 states, Powerhouse has continued to steadily gain global attention by expanding into 20 different countries worldwide.
The name and logo provides its gyms instant recognition and credibility associated with an internationally registered trademark and service mark symbolic with quality in the health and fitness industry.
Today, Powerhouse Gyms International is in the midst of tremendous growth and expansion. One reason for this surge in membership and facilities has been Powerhouse Gym’s ability to not only accommodate the conditioned market, but to also attract mainstream consumers and fitness enthusiast by providing excellent fitness facilities.
We are distinguished by our unsurpassed motivating atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and premier exercise equipment, which supports our members in meeting their individual fitness goals. We provide these with dedication to the highest quality of customer satisfaction delivered with a sense of friendliness, individual pride and company spirit. The strength of our heart-felt identity is utilized to inspire every person that steps foot into our gyms to better themselves.
Preferred vendor program
Powerhouse Gyms International secures discounts and pricing structures with the leading companies in the industry…our Preferred Vendors. We work with each Vendor in order to custom tailor a marketing plan to best fit the goal and needs of their business model and marketing budget. Contact us to learn more about becoming a preferred vendor.
The original Powerhouse Gym in Highland Park, MI is opened by brothers William and Norman Dabish.
In 1982 Powerhouse Gym opened its 2nd location, which led to the licensing of the name Powerhouse Gym in 1986 to independently owned Powerhouse Gym owners. The launch of Powerhouse Gym merchandise and clothing was a major source of its revenues.
From 1990 to 1993, Will and Norm Dabish opened 50 corporate owned locations in key metropolitan markets. Powerhouse Gym introduced the Powerhouse Magazine in 1992, and launched Powerhousegym.com in 1999.
In 2004 major growth began overseas in China, followed by Russia in 2008. Today these two markets have over 20 locations. Domestically, Powerhouse Gym had steady growth and began opening larger full service corporate owned gyms in 2010.
Powerhouse Gym continues to remain a family owned and operated business. The Powerhouse brand is symbolic of quality in the health and fitness industry, both internationally and domestically. With Powerhouse Gym, one can capitalize on the success of a worldwide recognized brand that is respected throughout the fitness industry. Growth initiatives include opening additional corporate owned locations, continuing to license the brand on fitness facilities, and promoting retail sales of branded merchandise, equipment, and accessories.