by Al Myers
Last week I launched a new business, specializing in gym equipment and other items that will aid in the strength developing process. The name of the business is Holland Strength and Fitness, and can be found online at www.hollandstrength.com. I’ve always been involved in making gym equipment for the past 25 years, and have sold many pieces privately through the years. The reason I’m doing this is because I think it is about time that I share some of my ideas in strength equipment with others. For those of you that have been to the Dino Gym and seen some of the stuff I’ve designed and built will understand this – as most of my equipment is very unique and designed for the lifter in mind.
My philosophy is to make gym equipment very functional for it’s intended purpose. Too many times in commercial gyms I’ve used equipment that makes me ask, “why did they build it like THAT!” Something is positioned wrong – in the wrong place – or something is missing that would make the piece of equipment more beneficial. I’m hoping the equipment made by Holland S&F will not be that way. I have the best “testing lab” there is – an actual gym where the equipment is pushed to it’s limits on a daily basis. I know pretty quick if something needs improved in any way. I WILL NOT sell an inventory piece unless it has been put through the rigors of heavy testing.
My main focus to start with will be with custom orders for power racks, platforms, and benches. I have the ability in my fab shop to customize the equipment any way you may want. This may include a personalize banner, or even a cutting a personalize name into the equipment itself. I have several stock items in inventory, but if anyone wants a stock item customized, please let me know and I’ll give you a quote. Also, keep an eye on the website as my product line will be expanding rapidly over the next few months. A “lack of ideas” is not something I have!