Gym Of The Month: Powerhouse Gym - Burbank!

Powerhouse Burbank is a powerful force for positive change. They offer personal training and believe in serious workouts. Check out how this gym gets it done!

Name Of Gym: Powerhouse Gym
Owners: Trent and Tisto Chapman
Address: 10950 Sherman Way Suite #160 Burbank, CA 91505
# Of Members: 4800
Sq Ft: 40,000
Website: powerhousegymsocal.com
Phone: 818.565.5533
Hours Of Operation: Mon-Thurs 5am-12am, Fri 5am-11pm, and Sat and Sun 6am-9pm
Trainers On Staff: 10

Q
How did the gym start and why did you decide to begin (or work within) the gym business.

It is rewarding to provide a beautiful workout facility in which people can successfully achieve their workout goals, to assist them on their journey and to see their joy when meeting their goals.

Can you give us a description on what went into opening your awesome establishment?

After detailed planning and finding a location which adequate parking in LA! We looked at the demographics and areas that did not have a local fitness facility/complex.

Our location happened to be a former Costco building which helped!

What makes your gym different?

What makes our gym different? It is very simple … Us! We genuinely care about every person that walks through our doors. We, as owners, are very active in every part of the business.

We take part in everything from cleaning the bathroom, repairs and customer concerns. All of our members know that when they talk to us, they are heard. We do the best that we can to accommodate their needs.

This temple of muscle alters bodies for the better day and night.

What sort of people do you attract into your gym?

We attract the gym goer that wants a serious workout and doesn't want to be bothered by the corporate styles and meat market atmosphere. We are a family-oriented gym that aims to provide our services to everyday people. We provide child care as well!

What inspires people to train at you facility?

We are not a muscle-head gym, we are not a skimpy-wearing pick-up gym, and our people are real people living in the real world. We wanted to create a place where the everyday man or woman can feel comfortable and fit in.

Do you have any top trainers and why are they so good?

Our top trainers are the best because they care about their clients. Our trainers take each client, case by case, and customize their workout program to help them get the job done and reach whatever goals they wish to achieve.

Eric has been training out of Powerhouse Gym in Burbank for over four years. Hollywood Physique Expert, Eric the Trainer, has been a personal trainer for over twenty years first in New York City and lately, Los Angeles.

His work has been seen on television and film, the UFC, the NFL, and in magazines worldwide. For his 40th birthday Eric completed 40,000 pushups to raise money for charity.

What special services do you provide?

Special services-child care, tanning, pro boxing lessons, kid karate, boot camp, 3 racquetball courts a full size NBA Basketball court.

Who are your most notable present and past members?

Most notable past member would be Larry, he joined our gym 5 years ago and couldn't even tour the gym do to his severe health issue. After training for about 6 months he reduced his insulin shots by half and his blood pressure was very close to normal. Larry was about 68 and retired. We then hired him to work at the front desk. He worked for us for 4 years.

Present member would be Meryl. Meryl's wife has serious health problems and he reminds me every day how our gym keeps him strong, on the inside and out!

"Powerhouse Gym is a savior for me since I decided to get serious about my health on 2/28/2007. The facility and weight rooms are 1st class. The staff is wonderful and I love this place" - Jesus Larry Gallegos

Typical day, atypical results. Powerhouse members do work.

What was the hardest part about operating your gym?

Learning the business side of it.

What makes you competitive over the other gym chains?

We provide a comfortable, clean environment and superior customer service.

How have you been able to remain so successful and how do you hope to remain so?

Make sure every member knows we are here because of them and that we will do everything we can to help them.

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