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Local entrepreneurs acquire fitness machine technicians in East Tennessee

Local gym owner and manager bring fitness equipment
repair service to the Tennessee Valley


CLEVELAND, TN – Fitness Machine Technicians, specialists in the maintenance and repair of exercise equipment for commercial and residential customers, opens in the East Tennessee area today. Cleveland residents and business partners Ryan Strother and Rigo Salaices will co-own and operate the local office.

fitness machine technicians east tennessee

Fitness Machine Technicians operates in more than 100 markets across the country and offers service/repair and maintenance on a variety of exercise equipment in fitness centers, universities, high schools, hotels, apartment complexes, corporate gyms and private residences.

Ryan owns Cleveland, Tenn.’s Workout Anytime where Rigo serves as manager. Determined to find a solution to the unreliability of local repair shops, Ryan and Rigo learned to fix their gym’s equipment themselves. With their skillset, they sought the opportunity to open their own customer service-forward fitness equipment repair service.

“I’m thrilled to be able to offer a new, reliable service to the many patrons, businesses, residents, universities, and fitness centers who rely on fitness equipment running at its fullest capacity,” shared Ryan. “Being on both sides of the business – one as a gym owner, and the other as the co-owner of a fitness equipment repair service - I am at a unique advantage in knowing exactly what the customer needs.”

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, technicians take extra precautions by wearing face masks, shoe covers, and gloves and using disinfectant wipes when servicing equipment.

“With my background in customer service and retail, I am excited to partner with Ryan on this new venture and provide exceptional customer service to our clients,” said Rigo. “As lifelong East Tennessee residents, Ryan and I are eager to serve an area we know and love.”

Since its inception, Fitness Machine Technicians has been committed to delivering reliable service/repair and preventive maintenance services to customers across the nation. With more than 35 years’ experience in the fitness industry, Chief Executive and Founder Don Powers created a company that puts its customers first.

Powers notes, “Much like Ryan and Rigo, I started my career owning and managing gyms, which ultimately inspired me to found Fitness Machine Technicians. I am confident that with their knowledgeable backgrounds and emphasis on customer service, they will succeed.”

For more information about having a fitness machine or exercise facility serviced, please contact please contact Fitness Machine Technicians of East Tennessee at 423-813-9153 or visit www.FitnessMachineTechnicians.com.

Fitness Machine Technicians specializes in the maintenance and repair of fitness equipment for commercial and home exercise facilities. Clients include fitness centers, corporations, hotels, condominiums, high schools, colleges and universities, government, and residential homes across the United States. Its corporate-trained and authorized technicians are committed to providing the most reliable repair and maintenance services.

Fitness Machine Technicians also offers franchise opportunities to individuals with an interest in fitness and looking to run a service-based business based on a proven operating model. The company’s award-winning franchise currently has locations in approximately 100 territories across the country.


Published April 14, 2021










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