Defranco’s Gym Gets a Boost of Power

As many of you probably already know, two months ago I moved my gym into a bigger, more badass facility! This move was a far cry from our humble beginnings in the storage closet!

Just in case there are people reading this who aren’t familiar with the DeFranco’s Gym “story”, here’s a quick timeline for you…

DeFranco’s Gym: Through the years…

  • February 2003: “DeFranco’s Gym” is founded…although my “gym” wasn’t much of a “gym”…it was the back of my truck! In my first “facility,” I kept a sled, sandbag, farmers walk implements and a stretching table in my Tahoe as I searched for a “home” for my new business.
  • March 2003 - August 2005: “DeFranco’s Gym” moves into a 500sq. ft. storage closet (literally) that was located downstairs from a health club. Before Dhani Jones was “Tackling the Globe” he was squatting with chains in our storage closet!
  • September 2005 – June 2010: After being politely asked to leave the storage closet due to “obnoxious” music and a “conflict of interest” with some health club members, DeFranco’s finally moves into its own 2500 square foot warehouse!
A shot of the 1st facility I was able to call “my own”…
730 Braen Ave., Wyckoff, NJ – September 2005

  • July 2010 – present: DeFranco’s Gym moves next door (740/750 Braen Ave.) into a 5000 square foot warehouse!

At this time, I’m very proud to present this virtual tour of our new facility! The sleepless nights, missed vacations and endless sacrifices have paid off! I think you’ll see that we’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings…

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful!” THAT, my friends, is the “secret” to success!

Old Gym

Before Dhani Jones was “Tackling the Globe” he was squatting with chains in our storage closet!

Old Gym Spec List:

New Gym

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