Inc.'s Lists Include Fitness Suppliers, Too

OVERLAND PARK, KSCybex, Life Fitness, Precor and other traditional cardio and strength equipment manufacturers may not have made the Inc. 500 or Inc. 5,000 lists this year, but some smaller manufacturers and companies providing non-equipment services did.

The 2010 Inc. lists rank companies according to percentage revenue growth for three years from 2006 to 2009.

Ranking highest on the list was Fitness Anywhere, San Francisco, at No. 108. The company had $14.7 million in 2009 revenue, a 2,297 percent growth rate over the past three years. This is the first year the company, which sells the TRX Suspension Trainer, made the list. The company ranked No. 6 in the consumer products and services category.

Next on the list was Fitness Plus (, O'Fallon, MO. The company, which sells replacement parts for fitness equipment, ranked No. 363 on the list with $2.4 million in 2009 revenue. It had a three-year growth of 816 percent. It ranked No. 23 in the health category.

Mindbody, San Luis Obispo, CA, ranked No. 799 with three-year growth of 378 percent and 2009 revenue of $8.2 million. Last year, the web-based business management and appointment-scheduling software company ranked No. 370. It ranked No. 59 in the software category.

Software company Motionsoft, Silver Spring, MD, ranked No. 1,172 on the list and No. 99 in the business products and services category of the list. Its 2009 revenue was $6.3 million, which was an increase of 253 percent since 2006. The company recently received an infusion of $5.5 million from Edison Venture Fund, Lawrenceville, NJ, for research and development and for expansion. (See sidebar on the right for more details.)

Heartline Fitness Systems, Gaithersburg, MD, ranked No. 3,166 on the list. The company, which designs and manufactures strength training and cardio equipment, had $3.8 million in 2009 revenue and 63 percent growth from 2006 to 2009. The company had been on the list in the past, ranking No. 3,180 in 2009, No. 3,526 in 2008 and No. 3,913 in 2007. It ranked No. 265 in the health category of the list.

Big Ass Fan Co., Lexington, KY, ranked No. 4,245 on this year's list. The large fan manufacturer had a three-year growth of 26 percent, coming in at $33.8 million in 2009 revenue. The company ranked No. 2,497 on the list in 2009, No. 1,603 in 2008 and No. 1,371 in 2007. It ranked No. 165 in the manufacturing category of the list.

Another company that serves the fitness industry, A-1 Textiles, also made the list at No. 4,480. The towel company had $15.7 million in 2009 revenue. It ranked No. 496 in the business products and services category.

For the rankings of the health club companies on Inc.'s list

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.