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About Us

Established nearly five decades ago, TuffStuff Fitness International has become recognized worldwide as a leading manufacturer of high quality consumer and commercial strength products.

From our humble beginnings as a small family-owned company (founded in 1971), to our current state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Chino, California.  TuffStuff maintains one of the largest American production lines in the fitness industry, and remains the only fitness company in the United States with the capability to manufacture any product it sells.  This capability is remarkable in an industry where most equipment suppliers do not design or manufacture anything they sell.

The continued success of TuffStuff’s products in both the institutional and consumer markets may be attributed to a team of dedicated staff, focused on making design improvements and meeting market demands, while delivering exceptional customer service and support.

TuffStuff Fitness Pioneers

1932 – 2016

Cammie Grider CEO at TuffStuff Fitness
Cammie Grider

Chief Executive Officer

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Donny Penado COO at TuffStuff Fitness
Donny Penado

Chief Operating Officer

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Pete Asistin VP Global Sales at TuffStuff Fitness
Pete Asistin

Vice President of Global Sales

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Ken Carter - Head of Research and Development at TuffStuff
Kenny Carter

Head of Research & Development

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Jesus Ponce - Plant Manager at TuffStuff
Jesus Ponce

Plant Manager & Chief Purchasing Officer

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Rolando Flores at TuffStuff Fitness
Rolando Flores

Manufacturing Supervisor

HISTORY OF FITNESS INNOVATIONS

TuffStuff Fitness International Inc.

1983
Jun 14

1983

1983

Home gym designs begin to take another revolutionary turn, new advancements, features and stations were developed to the demand of ever growing specialty fitness stores that were opening and home fitness consumers.  California Gym Equipment is the first company to introduce the Pec Dec attachment on a home gym.

1985
Jun 14

1985

1985

The institutional multi-stations CG-Series, with 6, 8, and 10-stations all chrome finish, solid brass pulleys and solid brass cams.  Mechanical arm press system and movement were being replaced by solid brass pulleys and cables.

CONCORDE 500 single stack unit with detachable bench, mechanical press arm, with low pulley station.

1986
Jun 14

1986

1986

FAST-CHECK, the first computerized system monitoring the speed and strength developed specifically for professional athletes.

Introduction of Odyssey-1 Home Gym, becomes the first ever to offer multiple add-on stations including a leg press, pec dec, ab/back and inner/outer thigh station, with all chrome finish.

Apollo-1 classic design is introduced.

1987
Jun 14

1987

1987

SPECTRUM fusion of strength, basic system is an 8-station and four weights gym system ideal for fitness facilities.

1988
Jun 14

1988

Acquisition of California Gym Equipment by Bollinger Inc., Sherman Grider remains President/Consultant until the end of 1989.

TuffStuff Fitness is a proud member of:
National Foundation For Governor's Fitness Councils - NFGFC-governor Logo
IHRSA - International Health Racquet Sportclub Assn
US General Services Administration GSA logo
Venice Muscle Beach Logo