Local Business Receives National Recognition on the Inc. 500

Fitness Plus finds the path to growth through turbulent economic times and expects continued growth ahead.

Aug 30, 2010, 21:01 ET from Fitness Plus Equipment Services, Inc.

O'FALLON, Mo., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The September 2010 issue of Inc. Magazine will feature Fitness Plus (FitnessRepairParts.com) as #363 on their annual list of the 500 fastest growing private companies. When Fitness Plus was founded in 1995; its modest goals were to provide customers with unmatched quality, value, and integrity. Rapid growth and national recognition were not the objective, yet tenacious adherence to the core values has delivered these unexpected rewards. Growth has been so fast that only 5 years ago they were operating out of a garage, and expect to soon make their second move in as many years into a 15,000 sq. ft. facility.

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Fitness Plus as grown because of the effective use of technology both internally and for the benefit of our customers. More importantly, they have been able to sustain the growth because of the strong work ethic embedded in the company culture and its focus on remaining debt free and highly efficient. "Good ideas initiated the growth, but without the commitment of our employees to see Fitness Plus become something special, we would have fallen on our face years ago," says Jeremy Jacobs. Employees are encouraged to operate at peak efficiency in every part of their work, tools such as healthy competition and a company profit sharing program based partly on the annual expense ratio help to accomplish this.

Fitness Plus Equipment Services, Inc. is a family business with a father and son team (John and Jeremy Jacobs respectively) leading it. Fitness Plus provides top quality on-site fitness equipment repair services in the St. Louis area and operates FitnessRepairParts.com, selling replacement parts for exercise equipment. For additional information contact Jeremy Jacobs at 636.379.1952 x 113

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