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Read below what a few AEE customers have to say about us.
"I have known Tim Cluny for a long time, the sales rep who assisted us throughout in designing our new weight room and choosing the proper equipment. We have become friends because of his interest and support of area high school coaches and student/athletes. By no exaggeration, it is because of Tim's support we have been able to develop the exceptional program we have today. He takes a personal interest in the people he works with and continues to follow-up to ensure you are pleased and continue to be serviced. Over the past 30+ years as a high school S&C coach I have dealt with many in the industry but NONE better. We will continue our relationship for as long as we are both in the business."
- Kevin Kinney. Strength Training Coach.
"One of the biggest challenges we faced in designing our weight room was space. We used Hammer Strength HD Elite Combo Racks with Platforms to combat the space issues and to create an open feeling while gaining more lifting stations. We are very please with the end result... " Read More »
"Our weight room is beautiful and functional at the same time. We are now able to safely train large groups of athletes efficiently. The uniformity of the equipment and wood platform inserts with the school logo really makes the weight room outstanding!" Collapse
- Thomas Perrault. Director of Athletics.
"We are so happy & pleased with our new fitness center, it is such an upgrade and it meets our patients needs perfectly."
- Shelbi Bahena. Cardiac Rehab Manager.
"Bob Dicandia worked really hard to make this all happen like we needed. Bob and AEE were just great to work with."
- Ted Blake. Athletic Director & Barbara Munderloh. Buyer.
"Advanced Exercise assisted us in creating a specific and elite environment for some of the top athletes in the United States. Our Strength and Conditioning facility now provides everything needed to help future and current Olympians achieve their goals."
- Cam Brown. Strength Coach.
"The UCLA Recreation Department undertook a large and much needed fitness center expansion project many years ago. We worked closely with members of the Advanced Exercise team in planning this new space. They were a great resource for us in helping select the best equipment for our students, faculty and staff. Advanced Exercise has a great team of fitness professionals who we rely on for a great deal of our fitness needs. I can trust the people and the Life Fitness and Hammer Strength products they represent. It is a pleasure to work with Advanced Exercise!"
- Elisa Terry NSCA-CSCS. Fit Well Program Director.
"I know in dealing with Bob Dicandia he will take care of every detail and keep me in the loop along the way, from beginning to end."
- Jim Morgan. Assistant Fire Chief.
"When looking in to furnishing our new weight room, Tim Cluny and Advanced Exercise Equipment were far superior to the competition. Tim was helpful in every way possible from the selection of equipment to the layout of the room. Our community could not be any happier with the quality of the equipment, while our student body has great pride in knowing that we have the best weight room in the area. There is no doubt that all future projects will go through Tim Cluny and Advanced Exercise Equipment."
- Todd Burris. PE Teacher/Head Baseball Coach.
"Being the only Community Recreation Center in Mesa County with a population of around 150,000, we knew our fitness equipment purchases needed to be durable and fit a wide range of the population, while not breaking our budget. Our Advanced Exercise representative, Laura Emrich, was right there helping us evaluate and understand each piece of fitness equipment recommended..." Read More »
"She took the time to understand our community and what our goals were. She then helped us put together a complete fitness plan that would take a lot of use, last a long time, and serve a wide range of the population. Our patrons constantly comment on the great choice of equipment we selected and that is due to the exceptional equipment and service we received from Laura and Advanced Exercise." Collapse
- Ture Nycum. Recreation Director.
"We are so happy with the overall look, feel and function of the Life Fitness products in our facility. I love the streamline look of the signature series pieces. The service and training after the initial purchase is wonderful, just what I had hoped for as I looked for equipment."
- Jennifer Samford. Parks and Recreation Director.
"Bob Dicandia is great to work with because he always shoots me the truth and I know he will follow up and do what he promises."
- James Tonda. Wellness and Safety Coordinator.
"At Pittsburg State University we have about 90% of our cardio equipment with Life Fitness the rest with Pre-core and Concept II. We opened a new rec center in June 2008 and I had the opportunity to purchase all of the cardio and strength equipment for this facility. I looked at most of the top cardio companies out there: Pre-core, Cybex, Star-Trac, Woodway and Nautilus and though each of them had certain pieces that were top of the line they didn't seem to have the whole package. With that said, Life Fitness became our vendor of choice. This allowed us to work with their platinum dealer, Advanced Exercise Equipment... " Read More »
Another major selling point for AEE was the factory tour! If you get the opportunity to take a Life Fitness factory tour with them you must do it. You will see the quality of their products and the people that build those products! Their assembly line employees take a lot of pride in what they produce. Also during the factory tour you get to see their testing area where they test their products to failure and then break them down to see what parts failed so they know what part to design better. You will see the engineer design team and how they design their products to last longer and have a more natural body range of motion.
Last but definitely not least; their product is made here in the USA and their service is impeccable. The few times we have needed replacement parts, the parts are here within a few days so our equipment is never out of service for an extended period of time. Their repair technicians know the equipment, so they are in and out in no time and we are back online. My experience with Life Fitness and Advanced Exercise Equipment is that they care about the businesses that buy their equipment. They are constantly checking on me asking on how things are going and for input on the equipment. Advanced Exercise Equipment has shown me that they will not take your money and then forget about you, like some businesses out there. I would be more than happy to speak with you if you have any questions. " Collapse
- Vince Daino. Director Campus Recreation.
"As one of the leading homebuilders in the country, our homeowners expect a high level of quality. Advanced Exercise Equipment was the key in the success of our two-story fitness club at our Anavia condominium project in Anaheim, CA. From the design of the Core Training Room and full Fitness Club experience to equipment delivery and installation, I found John Zychowicz and the Advanced Exercise Equipment team to be extremely detailed and professional. Best of all, they were sensitive to our deadlines and met the demands required to achieve truly tremendous results."
- Thomas DiPrima. Executive Vice President.
"Our goal with the new fitness center was to provide a more inviting environment and a much better equipped workout facility. Jay Gallagher was instrumental in helping attain this goal. Jay's assistance in equipment selection and placement within the facility was invaluable. We knew that what we had developed, with Jay's assistance, would be well received. However, we were pleasantly surprised with the abundance of positive accolades and have welcomed the increased usage of the new fitness center. Everyone here raves about the new facility."
- Greg Allen. Vice President.
"After 35 years, the original Westminster High school had provided years of educational experiences and physical challenges. Unfortunately the building and much of its fitness equipment no longer met the needs of the students and staff. Commercial grade equipment is necessary in a high school setting and with Advanced Exercise Equipment’s host of over 40 manufacturers; we obtained exactly what we needed." Read More »
"Advanced Exercise Equipment received our competitively bid award for strength training and fitness equipment for our new Westminster High School based on quality, price and service. We appreciate the efforts from Bruce Schlagel and Dave Farrell to help the school district reach its goals to provide the best equipment we can afford." Collapse
- Kelly Mickelson. Director Purchasing & Materials Management.
"Bob Dicandia was great to work with. This project took well over a year to complete, lots of room and equipment changes, not to mention he was handed off to several different people in charge as the project progressed. Ultimately the room looks great and the staff and kids are very happy."
- Aaron Harris. Director of Operations.
"It would be a privilege for me to recommend Jay Gallagher and the entire team on the layout and installation of the Catoosa weight room. They were all very professional and went out of there way to make sure we had the best product that is out there."
- Aaron Meier. Head Football/Athletic Director.
"We have had the pleasure to work with both Advanced Exercise and Life Fitness for the past 7 years. Both Advanced Exercise and Life Fitness have become part of our family rather than a vendor. Knowing we have a preventative maintenance partner to assist us in ensuring longevity of our equipment as well as minimal downtime has been amazing. Thank you for providing such an enhancement to our Wellness program!"
- Julie Raistrick. Spa Director.
"The service provided by Advanced Exercise has been outstanding. If an equipment issue occurred, AEE was quick to rectify the problem. They will also follow-up with you to ensure that the work has been performed to your satisfaction."
- Kassandra Pierre. Property Administrator at Jones Lang LaSalle.
"In working with Advanced Exercise on the Horizon Pass Residences fitness room, we found them to provide a superior level of product and professional services, exceeding our owners’ high expectations. They have also trained the staff on the function and maintenance of the Life Fitness products, and have been checking on the equipment regularly. We highly recommend AEE as your one stop, from design through delivery, and beyond."
- Gus Gustafson. Construction Manager.
"It is with great endorsement that I contribute the success of our programs at Boeing Fitness in Long Beach and Seal Beach to our relationship with Erik Hillestad and Advanced Exercise Equipment. Erik has assisted us for several years in designing our facilities and providing top of the line equipment at the best price in the fastest time possible. It is gratifying to have service you can count on."
- Michael Loemiti. Program Director / Manager.
"The Related Companies of California has been including Life Fitness equipment in all their exercise rooms since the mid 90's and continues to be impressed with the quality of design assistance, timeliness of installations and follow-up......all supported by unparalleled consistency in personnel (John Zychowicz). We completely rely on the expertise from Advanced Exercise Equipment for our projects."
- Steven W. Wraight AIA. Architect.
"Newcastles Wellness Center is a two story 23,000 sqf building with a weight room on the first floor and a cardio room on the second floor. We were able to equip our weight room with the best products available. Hammer Strength and Life Fitness are top of the line products."
- Dale Berglan. Athletic Director.
"Our experience with Advance Exercise Equipment and specifically Tim Cluny has been extremely positive and professional. The expertise and support he provided was critical in the planning and development of our new fitness/weight facilities. I would strongly recommend Tim and Advanced Exercise Equipment to anyone who may be upgrading or developing new fitness facilities."
- Mark E. Mullin. Director of Athletics.
"Through our association and partnership with Advanced Exercise Equipment and Bob Dicandia, Phoenix Union High School District, students, and community have benefited tremendously throughout our 13 schools. Much in part to the top quality of the Life Fitness & Hammer Strength equipment and that of Bob’s expertise, service, attention to detail, and tireless work on our districts behalf, our district’s weight room facilities have become the envy and standard of excellence for other districts to follow... " Read More »
" We could not have made a better choice. Specifically our students, teachers and coaches give high marks of assessment, for making a true difference in their health and wellness conditioning programs." Collapse
- Manny Calderon. District Athletic Director.
"We recently completed the building of a new fitness facility at San Diego Yacht Club with the help of Mario Rodriguez of Advanced Exercise Equipment. This is truly a state of the art facility with several cardio machines, a variety of strength machines, free weights, stability and medicine balls and several components for balance and core training. Mario was incredible to work with as he was available to attend planning meetings and take tours of the site during construction." Read More »
"Using software available to him he prepared a space plan showing how the equipment would fit into our small space. Mario was also a great consultant when finalizing the selection of equipment for our specific needs. He remained intimately involved in the entire building process from beginning to end, even overseeing the installation and assisting in conducting member orientations of the facility upon completion. The members of our Club are ecstatic with our new facility and have a great appreciation for the high level of equipment that we purchased from Advanced Exercise Equipment." Collapse
- DeAnn Reynolds, ACE CPT. Member SDYC.
"I am pleased to give Life Fitness and Advanced Exercise Equipment a glowing reference for anyone looking to purchase fitness equipment. Franci Alberding was very helpful in working with the Tumbleweed Recreation Center (TRC), which is operated by the City of Chandler. Franci has been very understanding regarding the government purchasing guidelines and very willing to work within those guidelines... " Read More »
"I have worked at several recreation facilities in Arizona, California, and Illinois and Life Fitness products are always the piece of equipment that outlasts the others. Working with Franci with the City of Chandler, has been a pleasure. Her follow-through and expertise were instrumental in the Grand Opening of the TRC. I look forward to working with AEE as we add additional pieces of equipment to our facility." Collapse
- Sara Rathsack. Recreation Superintendent.
"We would highly recommend Katy Mitchell and Advanced Exercise Equipment when considering the planning, facility design or purchase of exercise equipment and installation. We recently experienced a challenging construction schedule, the team went far and beyond expectations to ensure that our installation was completed on time. The professionalism and experience of the team ensured that all obstacles were overcome for a seamless opening."
- Barbara Schultz. Spa Consultants
"Bob Dicandia did everything we asked: several meetings, multiple proposals & layouts, met budgets, and he was here throughout the several day install, helping with the installation himself."
- Craig Moody. Head Coach.
"We feel like Mustang Public Schools purchased the "top of the line" weight equipment on the market today. After sales, service is one of the most important areas to think about when making a purchase of this kind. Jay Gallagher and his staff at Advanced Exercise Equipment have been very helpful in this crucial area."
- Chuck Bailey. District Athletic Director.
"I cannot recommend Erik Hillestad more highly; his integrity and professionalism in addition to a solid understanding of his client's needs, makes working with him a pleasure. Erik assisted us with all stages of refurbishing our fitness facility and did so with enthusiasm and perseverance regardless of the obstacles that come with such projects..." Read More »
- Sonja Anderson-Struzzo. Fitness Center Director.
"Great job by AEE Team."
- Mel Scott. President of Native Properties.
"Completely renovating our facility was a big undertaking for the university, but definitely worth it when the first students saw all of the new equipment. We had a line waiting to get in the building the first day we opened. The students, faculty and staff have really enjoyed the Virtual Trainer features and the ease of using the pieces... "
- Mike Gallegos. Assistant Director of Athletics.
"Advanced Exercise Equipment took our office gym from ‘pretty good’ to ‘amazing’. Bob Omatsu offered excellent customer service from the equipment selection and layout all the way through installation and the grand opening. He even came to the office to show us how to use the machines correctly. It’s been months and people are still talking about how happy they are with our workout facility."
- Jacob Cramer. Facilities Manager.
"As a Manager in the City of Oceanside’s Parks and Recreation Division, I have the responsibility of coordinating and working with many vendors and service providers to ensure our programming and services are well received by the public. The City recently finished construction on a 12,000 square foot recreation facility designed to serve seniors (El Corazon Senior Center)... " Read More »
"An important component to this project was outfitting a state-of-the-art fitness room that would meet the needs of an older adult demographic. Mario Rodriguez of Advanced Exercise Equipment (AEE) was chosen, through a competitive Request for Proposal process to assist in making this project a success. Mr. Rodriguez's knowledge and extreme professionalism from the beginning made this decision easy. Furthermore, the product he provided was perfect for both the City's requirements as well as the needs of the community. From start to finish, the customer service AEE provided exceeded my expectations (including showing up at our grand opening) and Mario's understanding of the proposed equipment and its specific application for senior citizens has made our fitness room a huge success. There has been nothing but praise for the layout, design and product choice and I attribute this to his commitment to choose a combination of pieces that create a comprehensive fitness room." Collapse
- Shannon Sellinger. Manager.
"Since arriving at Missouri three years ago I have used Tim Cluny and Advance Exercise Equipment. The service, knowledge and the relationship we have is second to none. We have totally redeveloped our weight room with the very best equipment. This in turn has helped me develop our players into Big 12 Champions!"
- David Deets. Director of Strength and Conditioning.
"I would like to thank Mario and Advanced Exercise Equipment (AEE) for their fantastic service to myself and my community. We love our Life Fitness Equipment! It is being used by many residents here at Del Cerro Heights Homeowners Association. We had been waiting for many years to renovate our gym facilities, and replace the old equipment we had... " Read More »
"Your product is perfect for us! Mario, I also want to thank you personally for the absolute best and professional treatment you gave to me and my committee. You were extremely responsive to all my phone calls and emails, and any questions I had throughout our transaction. I will be staying in touch with you to continue supporting our new facility and begin our Preventative Maintenance Program." Collapse
- Colleen Suwara. Board of Directors.
"After owning and servicing our Life Fitness equipment for 14 years, the quality of the Life Fitness equipment is outstanding. Customer support is outstanding. We purchased the Life Fitness Signature Series to update our older Strength 9000 Life Fitness equiment we purchased when we opened in 1999. The Signature Series is very smooth, easy to adjust, and has excellent biomechanics."
- Mitch Louderback. Director.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Advanced Exercise Equipment over the past two years because of the high-quality equipment they have, and the great customer service. They are always on time and do an excellent job putting the equipment together in our facility. Also, whenever I have questions about the equipment or need something else for my facility, I know it is only a phone call away to get some of the best service around the country."
- Erin Roberts. Fitness Director.
"Missouri Wrestling has worked with Advanced Exercise and Tim Cluny for close to five years. Through the bid process to the installation of the equipment Tim was always there to answer any questions and the equipment was always installed on time. What I do respect most about Tim Cluny is his commitment to our program after the purchase... " Read More »
"He calls to check on the equipment, he stops up to our facility when ever he is in town and he follows the team by attending the NCAA's and some of our home duals. Our program is a success because we expect everyone involved to give a total commitment; Tim Cluny has always given us that." Collapse
- Brian Smith. Head Wrestling Coach.
"Advanced Exercise Equipment was amazing! From design to installation they were there to help us through every step. After-hours calls, change orders, deadlines, they handled every aspect of our project with professionalism and care. I enjoyed working with AEE and will definitely use them for any other fitness projects in the future!"
- Kerri Shackelford. Facility Manager, RPA®.
"When I decided to build our world class training facility in San Diego I researched all the premier brands of equipment in the marketplace. I chose to work with Advanced Exercise Equipment (AEE) and the Life Fitness and Hammer Strength brands for my new 8,000 square foot facility. AEE was very responsive to my needs in planning, equipment layout and design, installation, and their customer service was excellent... " Read More »
"As a speed, strength and conditioning coach training many of the top professional athletes in the world, as well as providing our services to the local San Diego communities, I needed to provide my clients a facility that would exceed their expectations. AEE helped me provide this to my team and clients. " Collapse
- Todd Durkin. Owner.
"Laura Emrich with Advanced Exercise Equipment was the only fitness equipment representative who listened to our needs, concerns, and community priorities while we were designing the Meeker Recreation Center. She put together options for us to choose from based on our budget, our space, and our interest group feedback. She worked with us on financing, designing, installing, trouble-shooting, training, and was even here for our grand opening when the public tried the equipment for the first time... " Read More »
- Heidi Ham. Executive Director.
"Tim and Advanced Exercise Equipment have been a tremendous help to our programs here at Troy Buchanan High School for the last five years. From designing weight room floor plans, to suggesting the best equipment for the best price that fits your budget , to getting us the personal service that is so hard to find in today's society... " Read More »
- Greg Purdum. Head Football & Head Track Coach.
"Our members have been very pleased with our selection of equipment including Hammer Strength and Life Fitness. The equipment is very durable and of high quality that will get many years of use."
- Julie Johnson. Fitness Director.
"It was a pleasure working with Jay Gallagher to make this project a reality. With limited space, having knowledgable and experienced help with the planning was a blessing!"
- Chris Basco. Director of Health Services/Head Athletic Trainer.
"In March of 2008 the Town of Carbondale opened the new Carbondale Recreation & Community Center. It was a project many years in the making and with the planners and designers from the start was Exercise Equipment’s local rep CO, Laura Emrich... " Read More »
Advanced Exercise Equipment’s flexibility and stamina produced a dream workout facility for the citizens of Carbondale. AEE’s ongoing equipment education and maintenance seminars are very valuable to first time recreation centers such as ours, but more importantly, Laura Emrich drops in and is always available to us, even after the sale! I can recommend highly the team at Advanced Exercise Equipment for your exercise equipment needs." Collapse
- Eric Brendlinger. Recreation Center Manager.
"From the first time that I had the pleasure of meeting Tim Cluny, I knew that Advanced Exercise Equipment and Life Fitness/Hammer Strength were going to be awesome to work with now and in the future. Tim and his crew have been exceptional throughout the entire process. Hammer Strength and Life Fitness have enabled Lincoln University to step into the 21st century with premium and high quality equipment and are extremely thankful for the high quality customer service of Tim Cluny and Advanced Exercise Equipment."
- Racheal Lawler. Head Athletic Trainer.
"We hit the jack pot when we chose to go with Advanced Exercise Equipment and Life Fitness/Hammer Strength. From initial talks to installation, all has gone smooth. We are excited about what our kids can accomplish in our new weight facility. We have adaptability with our equipment and we can individualize workouts to give our kids a custom made workout."
- Rick Sodowsky CAA. Athletic Director.
"When we embarked on outfitting a new weight room space at our high school, Laura Emrich and the Advanced Exercise crew were an overwhelming choice for everything from the design of the room to delivery and installation of the most high quality, yet cost-effective equipment we could find. Their timeliness and attention to detail made the process as painless as it could possibly be... " Read More »
- Dick Romshek. PE Teacher/ Assistant Athletic Director.
"Our experience in working with Tim Cluny and Advanced Exercise Equipment has been exceptional. Obviously, both Life Fitness and Hammer Strength are industry leaders, their products have continued to serve us very well, in performance, presentation, and durability. Tim assisted us from the very beginning—as we were planning the design and layout of our new facility, Tim provided detailed layouts of our how we might equip our facility... " Read More »
- Scott Harley, ATC. Head Athletic Trainer & Assistant Director of Athletics.
"We are very happy with the quality of the equipment we have purchased as well as the personalized customer service that comes with it. All of our equipment has been very reliable and has stood up well to the demands of a college wellness center."
- Chris Leland. Director of Health and Wellness.
"Advanced Exercise Equipment has been a partner with Eureka High School’s Strength and Conditioning program for over 15 years. Tim has been not only been a sales rep but a partner in helping us provide our students with the best quality equipment within our budget... " Read More »
- Tom Sumner. Strength Coach.
"We selected Advanced Exercise Equipment because they offer high quality, durable, low maintenance products from Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, Troy, and Hampton. The Hammer Strength Ground Based line specifically, in conjunction with many other items, provides a total body workout of functional strength training. We have also been very pleased with the assistance from their sales staff (Jeff Paxton) in the selection of equipment and layout design."
- Dennis Coates. Police Officer.
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