Letter of Recommendation
  • I want to share with everyone the fantastic experience I had purchasing gym equipment from Tony Spoto at "The Bench Press."  Tony is a real professional with exceptional integrity and great knowledge in the business.

    I am 36 years old, married and have children ages 7, 5, 4, and 2.  My wife and I enjoy exercising but due to professional and personal life conflicts, our time in the gym has suffered.  As I continued to try to find the time to get to the gym, I realized that the simple task of getting out of the house, driving to and from the gym, and then getting in and out of the gym takes a minimum of 40 minutes of time each day...and that does not even include the exercising.  I could almost get an entire workout in during this 40 minutes of lost time.  The answer for me was a home gym, but who can afford that?!  So, I did some homework and found Tony on line.  Every day for the past six months I have been glad that I did.

    I am very picky about my workout routine.  I wanted equipment that was affordable and would allow me to do everything at home that I could do in the gym.  I did not want to still have to go to the gym to work a couple of body parts that I could not do at home.  Tony asked me what I wanted to do and he found a way to fit my budget.  Tony put me on to Body Solid and I ended up purchasing the Series 7 Smith Gym System, the Vertical Knee Raise/Pull Up Apparatus, Olympic bar with weight, and some small accessory items.  Tony went over my workout with me and made sure that I had the right tools and he gave me a great deal on the package!  Being picky, I wanted to do more than was advertised by the Series 7 gym.  I was pleased by how versatile the Body-Solid Series 7 gym is.  Tony and I discussed how I could get creative with my workouts.  I am able effectively perform Individual Leg Curls from the lower cable as well as full range of motion individual rear deltoids.  My wife and I both really like the Smith Machine as well as the option to use the Olympic bar....as Tony said we would.

    I was not able to try out the Series 7 Smith Gym before I bought it.  I delayed the process for a very long time trying to find one locally to sample.  In the end, I trusted Tony after he answered my many, many questions.  Tony was patient and very responsive.  Also, he is personable and not "salesy."  Tony assured me that when I was ready to make the decision, just let him know.  I trust Tony and will buy from him again.  The pulley system and Smith bars are very smooth and I am very pleased that the cable configuration does not result in the weight feeling lighter than it should.  Again, Tony assured me in advance of these aspects...and he was right.

    One other thing that Tony did (which proved to me that he was the real deal) was refer me to the manufacturer to discuss warranty and service.  I took him up on the offer and contacted the manufacturer.  Not only is Body Solid a professional outfit, but all of the reps knew Tony by name.  They obviously work very closely with him and trust him to sell their product.  In the end, payment and delivery was quick and easy...and have I mentioned yet that Tony gave me a great deal?!

    Although I knew that I was going to write this letter of recommendation from the beginning, I wanted to give it a period of time so that I knew that I was recommending a good product.  This product is great.  Tony blew away his competition on cost and service.  I have no problem recommending Tony and Body Solid.  If there are any questions about Tony or this product, I am happy to serve as a source to answer those questions.  Tony, keep up the good work -- you are helping people every day!


    Gary Chisholm

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