One Mission for 30 Years
Since 1990 we've seen the fitness industry change over and over, from the rise of the as-seen-on-tv "miracles" to the injury farm gym "cults" and everything in between.
But our mission has always remained the same: provide people with equipment that stands the test of time in terms of durability, safety, and kinesiology, at excellent value, and with the absolute best service possible. Yeah, we could probably shorten that.
The Original Location
Jeff Jordan started Bandit Fitness Equipment on Halloween of 1990 and opened up our first location on Ulmerton Road. From there, Bandit quickly grew to be a leader in the Tampa Bay fitness market. In the 90s and early 2000's, you probably saw this ad if you lived in the area. Our good friend Macho Man Randy Savage brought the hype.
The Move to 49th Street
In the mid 2000's, we moved around the corner (literally one block away) to a new and much larger location on 49th and Ulmerton. Here, we had a lot more space to grow, with two showrooms and a large warehouse all in one location.
Our New Home
And finally, we moved to our current and permanent location on Belcher Road when we acquired this 23,000 square foot building. Here we house all of our departments under one roof, including our new and pre-owned inventory warehouse, showroom, service department, and our very own private gym.
Equipment is top notch and the entire team is very helpful on what equipment to get or not get based on your needs. Install was great and guys were very flexible as we were trying to determine best spots for the different equipment. As we need more items , I won’t go anywhere else than here.
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Jake and the team at Bandit Fitness are top notch. A lot to consider when setting up a home gym but these guys made it so easy. Quality products, great customer service, and quick delivery… can’t ask for anything more!! Definitely my go to for anything fitness related.
My experience with Bandit Fitness Equipment was great. I went to their location to purchase a recumbent bike for the second floor of my townhome. Max went over all my options, what each bike provided and prices. I quickly made my choice, the bike was ordered and delivered fully assembled. The team who delivered my bike knew exactly how to move it in and were in and out in about 10 minutes. I love my bike and appreciate Bandit’s professional and courteous service and staff.
Nothing but good to say. Based on personal recommendation, we contacted Bandit Fitness and purchased a Body Solid G9S universal machine for our home gym sight unseen. Jeff, Jake and the installation team are professional and easy to deal with.The scheduled delivery and installation was completed exactly as agreed. Great team! Great product. Thanks!