Steelers Upgrade Weight Room with NWPA Made Equipment

September 28, 2016

PITTSBURGH, PA - While the Steelers embark on their journey for a 7th NFL Championship this season, the team has the support of all of Northwestern, PA – literally and figuratively.  The organization recently unveiled their new weight room at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side of Pittsburgh. 

The $10 million upgrade to the facility features a variety of equipment that spans from power racks, strength machines and cardio equipment.  While the newly added weight room equipment represents a variety of manufacturers, one in particular has strong ties to Northwestern PA.  PRIME Fitness, a brand that makes up a large portion of the strength equipment in the new weight room, didn’t travel too far to make its way to the Steelers facility – just 80 miles down I-79 to be exact.  Owned by Specialty Fitness Systems LLC, PRIME Fitness is headquartered and manufactured in Franklin, PA. “It’s an honor and privilege to have our equipment in the Steelers training facility” said Rod Griffin, the President of Specialty Fitness Systems.  “Being located so close to Pittsburgh, the majority of our 130+ employees are passionate about their beloved Steelers, so having the opportunity to play a role in the future success of the organization is something very special to our entire team.”

Part of the revamped UPMC Rooney Sports Complex features what the team has dubbed “Rack Row,” aptly named for the rows of PRIME Steel power racks.  “The PRIME Steel Power Racks play a large role in our daily training, so-much-so that we’ve added 6 of them in our rack row,” said Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Garrett Giemont.  “PRIME Steel Racks combine both user and trainer features that are unlike anything else in the market, couple that with the durability and stability of American made quality – it makes for a perfect fit in our facility,” Giemont continued. 

Along with the PRIME Steel Racks, a variety of PRIME products can be found in the Steelers weight room including selectorized strength machines and accessory items.  “It’s rare to have the opportunity to work with an equipment manufacturer so close to home,” said Giemont.  “We value PRIME’s on-going support and dedication to the success of the Steelers organization.”

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