Woodinville, WA — August 19, 2013 — Precor®, a leading home and commercial fitness equipment manufacturer, today announced that Gold’s Gym has named the company Vendor of the Year – Equipment. This prestigious award is provided to the vendor with the highest ratings across franchisees for overall satisfaction, strength of business relationship and likelihood to recommend Precor to other franchise owners. Precor received this honor in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010.
"Precor has been a strong and valued partner of the Gold's Gym brand for years," said Tim Hicks, senior vice president of franchising and international for Gold's Gym. "As a member of our Global Vendor Program, we have the utmost confidence in the outstanding value and high level of service they provide for their cutting-edge equipment. We know our members and franchisees are in good hands with Precor, which is why they were selected for the Equipment Vendor of the Year Award."
Precor has been a long-time partner with Gold’s Gym, providing its award-winning cardio equipment, strength machines and Preva® networked fitness solution throughout Gold’s global facilities. As demonstrated with this win, Precor equipment and software has a proven track record with franchise owners, helping them grow membership, differentiate and increase retention.
“Like Precor, Gold’s Gym has a passionate focus on helping people set and reach their goals,” said Paul J. Byrne, Precor President. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Gold’s Gym Franchise community for continually redefining the levels of innovation, quality, and service necessary to deliver the very best fitness experiences. This is what’s required to keep exercisers engaged with their fitness journey and loyal to their establishment.”
Gold’s Gym is the largest chain of mixed gender gyms in the world. It operates in more than 700 locations across 30 countries. Its energetic, supportive environment has helped people achieve their goals for more than 45 years.
Precor designs and builds premium fitness equipment for effective workouts that feel smooth and natural. With a passionate focus on ergonomic motion, proven science and superior engineering, the company continually advances the home and commercial fitness industry with breakthrough new product categories, including EFX® Elliptical, Adaptive Motion Trainer® “AMT®” and Preva® Networked Fitness. Precor is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, the world’s largest sports equipment company, with internationally recognized brands Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Salomon, Arc’Teryx and Mavic.