Very happy with plates
Very happy with these plates, I was worried about the quality since there wasn't any reviews anywhere I could find. The plates are of very good quality, easy to grip, great coating but they do have that rubber smell you get like the body solid plates but not too bad. The only caveat I will make note on these plates are there isn't a steel insert for ease of loading and unloading the plates, that may bother some people but for my Powertec multi bench they work great because they don't slide around like my irons want to. I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.
from Florida, USA
Tony at The Bench Press.com was very helpful
I received my new BodyCraft X2 Gym System last week and assembled it over the holiday weekend. This gym is built like a tank! It is well designed and well thought out also. Even though I am a beginner, I can tell already that the X2 has everything I will need to get into shape. Tony at The Bench Press.com was also very helpful through the entire ordering process and keeping me updated of the status of my order.
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!
I'm very pleased....
I just bought one of the TDS lat row machine w/250lb stack machines from thebenchpress.com and i am very pleased with it . I, m 70 years old and i use it every day.
One word - Perfect!
It was exactly the size I needed for the number of kettle bells I have and fits perfectly into the space I had planned for it. Solid quality and quick assembly Thanx Tony.
Thank you very much Tony Great service.
I just received my Powertec Multi Press and it is great. Very easy to adjust the bench and weights for different exercises.
Thank you very much Tony Great service.
Great price, good quality, and good service!!
Purchased this All American Pro Power Bench about 18 months ago. As good as any out there, including Forza. Great price, good quality, and good service!!
Thanx a lot!
Thank you for the wonderful deal!
To Tony thank you for the wonderful deal on the Body Solid fitness equipment you sold us we have it all set up my wife and I love it and we will definitely be buying more from you.
Good person great prices real old-fashioned customer service
This is my letter to anybody looking to furnish a gym with new equipment do yourself a favor call Tony at thebenchpress.com he is a miracle worker he saved me over $4,000 we love our new equipment as we expand our business we will only be dealing with Tony good person great prices real old-fashioned customer service thank you Tony it has been an absolute pleasure doing business with you.
saved me a whole lot of money thank you Tony
I just received my pre owned treadmill and elliptical that I bought from TheBenchPress I must admit I was nervous to see the equipment but once I got it I was extremely happy it was everything that Tony says it was going to be but better both treadmill and elliptical looks like new they run perfect and he saved me a whole lot of money thank you Tony for being a man of your word.
Thank you very much,
Where do I start? Professionalism, knowledge, experience, customer service, character. Tony Spoto has gone above and beyond every time I've reached out to him. Not average or basic but 5 star in all categories.
I HIGHLY recommend thebenchpress.com. Great recommendations and suggestions on my studio! All my clients enjoy the equipment. I'm truly a raving fan!
Thank you Tony
from KS, US
Complete Gym Set-up Tony made it happen
I opened my first gym last year. I talked to a number of sales people at various companies but felt the most comfortable with Tony. He took a lot of time with me figuring out what I needed to open my gym. Not only did he have the best price but had his own gym and knew what I needed to buy new and what I could use pre-owned. I furnished the entire gym thru Tony he set up shipping and set-up of equipment and helped find financing. I gave him the size of my space and my budget he did the rest. I still call him with questions and he always takes the time to help.
Steve wright AK Fitness
from New Jersey
Tony's a stand up guy who will take great care of you.
I've purchased several pieces of gym equipment from Tony and he's always treated me right. Definitely would recommend anyone looking for equipment to give him a shot, you wont be disappointed.
from Wyoming, USA
Thank you Tony
Tony is nice person to have in friends list. Very helpful, has good knowledge on what he does.
from KA, USA
Tony is the man!
Been doing business with Tony for years. Always takes care of me. Best service you could ever ask for.
from Texas, USA
Tony did an amazing job helping me with my gym equipment purchase. He really went over and above my expectations. Offered me many options to choose from. Wasn't pushy at all and offered honest opinions on various equipment. Look no further for your fitness equipment needs. You will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!
from New York, USA
Tony hooked it up with custom Weider Leg press, Inverted Leg press, and new benches. All custom colors and with my logo on all the equipment. If you are looking to upgrade your facility, this is the way to go.
Great Success !!
Being in the strength and conditioning world in the University setting, I've worked with numerous Gym and Weight Room equipment reps. 7 years ago I needed lat pull downs and was on a budget. I randomly searched and "TheBenchpress.com" was where i had a couple choices pop up. So i called..... After my first conversation with Tony, he was determined to make it work. I ended up getting my Lat pulls, they were exactly what i needed, and was able to get more than I originally hoped. I got a great price, great service, and excellent customer service. A couple years later, he was the first person i called when i needed some Glute Ham (Roman Chairs). Within 2 minutes, Tony remembered my order and who i was. We got what i needed, and faster than i hoped.
Fast forward to this January, I'm with a company that took over another gym that's renovation needed to POP when it was done. Well I know roughly what bars, weight, racks, etc cost, but not exactly. I knew what i wanted, realistically but of course i had a wish list. There were vendors that were "Suggested" that i get in contact with to get what was needed for the renovation. I did, but with my history with Tony, i gave him a call at Thebenchpress.com for bars and the bumper plates that I THOUGHT that i needed to get. What i ended up getting was my wish list bumpers. They were from a different company that Thebenchpress.com works with. What I ended up getting was perfect. not the run of the mill Black color bumpers that i thought i was going to get at the economy price, but the bumpers in color AND in pounds, not Metric..... the ones i wanted! (our company works with hundreds of kids). Now we can just yell "Hey, put on a yellow and a 5..." easy-peasy for coaching kids. Well a week before we were to open, one of the items i was to get wasn't going to happen. they didn't have it in stock, and couldn't ship. To say the least, i was in a bad spot. there was no way i was going to be able to place an order with a new company, with a new product and to be delivered w/in a respectable amount of time. I was checking on all my deliveries to make sure that we could staff appropriately for unloading and putting our weight room together, (11,000 sq ft, 8 racks, etc). I called Tony to check on my bumpers and bars that i had ordered. I randomly asked him if he had any association with the "Things" that i needed that i was told i couldnt get. Guess what!!! he did, and Tony was able to make it happen. Seriously!! he was able to provide me with an alternative item from that same company that was a perfect solution to my problem. Long Long Long story short. if your putting a weight room together or need weight room equipment, call Tony FIRST and see what he can put together for you. and if he isnt able to, he will find the path for you to get it done!!!