“School sports and physical education includes training and fitness habit forming that works with still-developing student bodies — so that they can perform at any and all levels and keep injuries to a minimum.”

A middle or high school’s fitness center empowers students to develop healthy lifestyles, allowing for sustained health and wellness practices. In turn, many schools notice increased classroom participation and engagement when students are actively using school fitness centers, as well as a greater sense of community amongst those students.?

Advanced Exercise provides fitness center solutions that include gym facility design and layout, exercise equipment and flooring, equipment consultation, delivery and installation, product training, as well as service and preventative maintenance. Our fitness design consultants have worked with hundreds of middle and high schools across the country, helping each one to construct an optimal fitness center within their budgets and space limitations. We can also work with middle and high schools to develop a long-term plan to update fitness centers in phases as to meet even the strictest of budget restrictions. Contact Advanced Exercise today and let’s discuss constructing a state-of-the-art fitness facility for your middle or high school!

New Rejoice High School

Owasso, Oklahoma

A big challenge for many High School facilities is a lack of space. New Rejoice High School asked us to incorporate as many racks and platforms as possible while maintaining the flow and functionality of the room. Safety is also a big consideration in high school weight rooms, so we needed to ensure that we were providing enough lifting space for each student or athlete. We achieved this by installing Hammer Strength HD Elite Half Racks that included band, bar, and plate storage as well as PLAE inlaid platforms. Unlike older style wood platforms, the inlaid platforms provide a flush lifting zone allowing the coach to roll back the bars and use the platforms as functional space when they are not in use. Using PLAE flooring with agility ladders and dot drills integrated right into the floor was also a huge benefit. The way we maximized the floor space left the room feeling open and functional with the ability to still warm up and stretch.


Through our association and partnership with Advanced Exercise 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. 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.

Manny Calderon. District Athletic Director

Phoenix USD. Phoenix, AZ


Advanced Exercise 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. Tim has been more of a consultant than a salesman, working with us to keep safe quality equipment in our room by presenting different options and allowing us to choose the best course of action to satisfy our needs. Tim never pressured us to buy certain brands or unnecessary equipment that we may not need. Additionally service after the sale has been awesome, if something goes awry he will try to fix or replace to best of his ability.

Tom Sumner. Strength Coach

Eureka High School. Eureka, Missouri