In 1982 an American family-owned company called IMPEX was founded. After making a deal with Marcy and Escalade to manufacture Marcy gym equipment such as Smith Machines, Multigyms and Weight Benches on a larger scale throughout the US, they quickly established themselves in the fitness industry. Over the years, IMPEX acquired and licensed several high-profile brand names and began manufacturing products for most major sporting goods retailers. In 2005, IMPEX partnered up with a small British company called Puretec Limited, making them the UK and Europe’s only distributor of Marcy and creating a powerful partnership that spans the globe.
Today IMPEX is recognised as an industry leader in fitness manufacturing, with brands such as Marcy, Steelbody and Bionic Body, each brand catering to a specific genre of fitness and has secured its place in virtually every strength market segment of the sporting goods industry. IMPEX and their brands are now a household name, well known for their commitment to offering customers innovative and high-quality products at competitive prices.
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Marcy began in 1946 and was founded by fitness pioneer Walter Marcyan who created the first multigym back in 1959. Over the years his work progressed and became more well known and in the 1980s Impex made a deal with Marcy and Escalade to manufacture Marcy gym equipment on a larger scale throughout the US, before moving overseas to the UK and partnering with Puretec Ltd. Marcyan believed that everyone deserved to be able to get fit in a way that suited them but that they should also be provided with the knowledge to do so and stay healthy for as long as possible. Marcy home gym equipment is now a household name, well-known for its high-quality and durability in the home. Every item is precision engineered to provide the customer with something safe to use, comfortable, and reliable.
400m Olympic medalist and part of the legendary 1991 World Championship relay team, Black is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest runners. After retiring from athletics in 1998, he launched his career as a motivational speaker, TV personality and owner of Roger Black Fitness.
“I’m focused on helping people to start moving as well as remain active, it’s as simple as that. My exercise machines are designed to be natural and intuitive to use, with both bikes and treadmills available in static and folding format. I’m delighted that Roger Black Fitness equipment continues to be popular.” – Roger Black MBE.
Black’s range of quality home gym equipment is based on a fundamental desire to help people of all abilities get fit. Each piece is suitable for all the family; no matter your age or fitness level, Roger Black Fitness can help you get fitter and stronger from the comfort of your home.
During the global pandemic, it became increasingly difficult for many businesses to get equipment into the UK due to demand and price increases. So, as a business, we looked for a way around the situation, leading us to create weight plates in the UK. Being Made In Britain meant we were helping keep British people in jobs, creating less pollution as they didn’t have to travel overseas, and allowing ourselves the opportunity to reduce the need to rely on international manufacturers. Once the plates were made (from recycled scrap metal), we chose to source our boxes in the UK too, and by picking and packing them in our warehouse, we are reducing our carbon footprint and supporting the British economy.
Whilst the eco-weight plates are our first venture into Made In Britain equipment; the success means we can now continue to source British made equipment. By shopping our Made in Britain range, you are helping the environment, the British economy and showing that we can be Proud To Be British!
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Launched in 2019, the Davina McCall fitness range was personally designed, developed and tested by Davina herself with every type of person in mind. Davina says her “goal is to encourage everyone in the UK to be healthier and more active, whilst having fun”. She understands that the people of the UK lead busy lives filled with jobs, children, families and commitments, so fitting a workout into your day can be difficult. That is why her fitness accessories are affordable, colourful and perfect for all fitness levels, without losing that vital level of high quality. Not to mention they are the ideal equipment to use from home, without taking up any space.
Inspire Fitness was founded in California in 2004 by Ted & Chuck Having, Jeff Laborde & Fred Hoag. Taking inspiration from Venice Beach, their aim was to create home gyms, smith machines, functional trainers and indoor cycles that can replicate the full gym experience, but in the comfort of your own home. Inspire products are suitable for any light commercial environment; each one is unique and precision-engineered to meet the highest quality standards making them perfect to be used by the whole family. With Inspire equipment, you certainly get what you pay for, and you can guarantee that you will definitely get your monies worth and have something that will last you for years to come.
Everlast is well-known as the one of the oldest premier boxing equipment companies around. Worn regularly by famous boxers like Deontay Wilder & Muhammad Ali, Everlast has spent over 100 years building its name and reputation as a high-quality, durable boxing manufacturer. Everlast was founded back in 1910 by Jacob Golomb and was originally a swimwear company. In 1917, the company was approached by a young fighter named Jack Dempsey, who requested they design and make him some special training gear that would last him more than 15 rounds. Dempsey went on to win the World Heavyweight Championship wearing Everlast Boxing Gloves in 1919. This fame resulted in Everlast becoming the leading name in boxing equipment worldwide and one of the most recognisable boxing brands in the world.
BH Fitness (Beistegui Hermanos), part of the BH Company, was founded in 1909 in Northern Spain by the Beistegui Brothers Domingo, Juan and Cosme. BH Fitness started it’s journey as a steel products manufacturer for the weapons industry until 1919 when they began to apply their steel industry experience to manufacturing pedal bicycles. Over the years the brand grew and branched out into other types of health and fitness equipment, and in the 1960s formed the BH Fitness division in an effort to respond to the growing demand for quality fitness equipment. This new division saw warehouses and factories begin manufacturing in countries such as Mexico and Portugal alongside the original Spain factory.
Today, BH Fitness has grown into a multi-faceted global brand with facilities located in China, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and the US, whilst also exporting to more than 65 countries throughout 5 continents. When they reached the UK, they even became the UK equipment sponsors of the popular TV show The Biggest Loser UK, the British version of Bionic Body creator Kym Lyon’s US show. The BH Group remains committed to providing quality equipment and leading-edge technology for the complete spectrum of customer needs. They continue to be an industry leader focused on constant improvement and exceeding expectations; they believe that fitness improves the lives of consumers and keeps them healthy. With the ever-expanding technological world, the use of modern technology and advanced design is key to their products.
The Bionic Body range launched in 2014 and was created by celebrity trainer and presenter of The Biggest Loser USA, Kim Lyons. She believes that “nothing is more powerful than having everything you need to get a great workout anywhere, anytime with equipment that can withstand your toughest workout.” Her fitness range was created to be some of the best quality home gear that is functional and compact whilst still affordable and accessible to all. The equipment ranges across all fitness levels, with weights and accessories for beginners, all the way up to heavyweight pieces for those more experienced in the fitness world.
New to the fitness market but steeped in history, Circuit Fitness is here to bring you value for money home gym equipment. Designed and developed in California, USA, over the last five years, Circuit Fitness is the next level of cardio and strength equipment that you need, quality engineered using the latest technology. Circuit cardio has been designed to fit right into the technological age with high-quality consoles and machines that track nearly every aspect of your workout. Circuit strength is built to suit and made to last. Reinforced steel and adjustable features means Circuit strength machines progress with you. Bring the gym into your home with Circuit Fitness!
Steelbody is a premium strength brand brought to you by Marcy. The equipment is the next step up in fitness equipment as all of the items are light commercial items, making them suitable for schools, office gyms and personal trainers. Steelbody’s premium yet affordable range is made from 13-gauge steel frames, with comfortable features such as box stitched seat pads and backrests to make sure you really enjoy your workouts. So whether you are just starting with your strength training or have been lifting weights for years, the Steelbody range can help propel your workouts to the next level.
Designed and developed as an alternative to Everlast, Vulcan is a Puretec Ltd own brand that was started over ten years ago to bring customers high-quality boxing equipment using AV technology but at an affordable price. Our Vulcan equipment is designed and developed right here in Britain before being sent off for manufacturing. Unlike other boxing brands, Vulcan boxing equipment has been designed to be fun and affordable but still high-quality, leaving you with confidence that you don’t have to hold back during your training. And the icing on the cake? Vulcan boxing is available in Delta Blue, Fire Red, Hammer Gold and Power Pink. By bringing a bit of colour to your home gym, you will enjoy training that little bit more.