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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…

California Gym Equipment Company evolves the home gym design to include a leg extension, curl station, and a low pulley station; the first complete “home gym” is born, and the retail fitness industry for the new home market begins. Introduce…

The first breakthrough in home gym design, SELECTOR-MATIC S-1000 featuring a bench press, lat station and a detachable bench for sit-ups, all mounted on a single platform.

California Gym Equipment Company begins manufacturing simple fitness products like benches and racks for schools, colleges, gyms and professional teams.  In the beginning, all fitness equipment is distributed through gym equipment dealers, as specialty fitness equipment stores did not exist.