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Sherman Grider (Task Industries) purchases CalGym back from Bollinger Inc. and begins full operations as Task Industries. Formula-G Free Weight, California Gold Gyms and PowerLine Commercial Strength continue as CalGym equipment and together with TuffStuff’s own brand name free weight series.…

The TuffStuff brand name is born, introducing the fitness industry’s first free weight benches and machines painted in white and black combination, and the first machines to use adjustable cams and pull-pins on all adjustments which become an overnight sensation…

California Gold home gym is introduced by Bollinger. The Apollo system is renamed to California Apollo.

Kwik Fit single stack home gym utilizing 2-inch square steel tubing main frame structure with a combination of other steel material for aesthetic appearance. Apollo-3 4-stack system design by Sherman, the first square frame structural main frame design and compact…

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

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

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. FAST-CHECK, the first computerized system monitoring…

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…

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 becomes the first company to…

Ken Carter and Sherman Grider launch the first free standing all-inclusive gym built for the home, MASTERLINE 500.   The Chrome Cal Masterline 500 Series started at $1,295 (including delivery and set-up).  “This elaborate home gym uses a conventional bench press…