Better As One: Bob’s Gym and Custom Fit to Merge


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The official press release follows:

Two leading local fitness centers have merged in order to offer their members and clients enhanced personalized physical fitness training and wellness focused lifestyle enhancements at the current Bob’s Gym locations on Evansville’s East Side, West Side, North Side, and in Newburgh.

Custom Fit Personal Training will become the official personal training system for clients at each of the four Bob’s Gym locations. The new personal training program will be named Custom Fit at Bob’s Gym and will offer clients at both companies a total fitness solution. The merger means that Bob’s Gym and Custom Fit clients will have access to over 30 personal trainers in all. Additionally, current Custom Fit clients will receive memberships to all Bob’s Gym locations, and their personal training packages will not change or increase in cost. Initially, Custom Fit clients will train with their current trainer at the Bob’s Gym East, located at 345 Bentee Wes Ct., just off Virginia Avenue close to Walmart and Sam’s Club. Custom Fit clients will receive an email today that they can then print and bring to the Bob’s Gym East location. Custom Fit members will also be able to utilize all of the services at the other Bob’s locations immediately.

“I have known Custom Fit owner Tony Maslan for a long time and have always respected what he has been able to do in the community for customized fitness,” said Bob Swallows, the managing Partner of Bob’s Gym. “We have talked off and on over the years and talked about how great it would be if we could work together somehow. Recently, the topic came back up in a discussion and we realized that, by working together, we combine our strengths and can provide even better service and have a much bigger impact on the fitness of our community.”

“We wanted to do this for our clients and for the community,” said Tony Maslan. “We’re going to change the way others view this community. Count on it”

Custom Fit clients will continue to receive the same customized personal training they are accustomed to and will have access to the additional resources that Bob’s Gym offers, which includes swimming pools (at the Bob’s North and Newburgh locations), a spa at Bob’s East, and group exercise classes, basketball courts, childcare and many other healthy life style amenities.

These options are all ideal for Custom Fit’s clients. Maslan said that he excited about building upon the already successful training programs available at Bob’s and applying the Custom Fit model to its members.

Maslan brings 18 years of personal training experience to his Custom Fit members and will work very closely with Swallows’ existing staff to blend the best of both clubs. Maslan said he is excited about learning from Bob’s trainers as well, adding that the trainers at Bob’s Gym have an exceptional reputation.

“The combination of both groups of trainers will have an immediate and sustainable impact on the wellness of this community,” both men agreed.

Tony founded Custom Fit Personal Training in 2005 upon returning from Iraq, where he served with the Marine Corps. Custom Fit offers nutritional and fitness services that are custom tailored to each client’s unique goals and needs.

Bob’s Gym was founded in 1996 and has four locations: Bob’s Gym West at 200 N. Rosenberger Ave., Bob’s Gym North at 8700 N. Kentucky Ave., Bob’s Gym East at 345 Bentee Wes Ct., and Bob’s Gym Newburgh at 8120 High Pointe Dr.

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