Many within the fitness industry are familiar with the Powerhouse Gym name. With many gyms worldwide, the PHG brand is a well-known leader in providing high-quality facilities that cater to bodybuilders, athletes, and general fitness enthusiasts. However, many people don’t know the humble beginnings of the brand that continues to build upon its success in the fitness world.
The initial group of PHG members reads as a Who’s Who in competitive bodybuilding. The late Don Ross, Tom Platz, Ron Love, John Simmons, and former Olympia winners Samir Bannout, and Lenda Murray were all members. The gym went on a winning streak in Michigan, producing several state champions, as well as grooming competitors for regional and national-level shows. Many other athletes also called PHG home. Notable boxers such as Leon Spinks, Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, and Hilmer Kenty trained at PHG during their heyday in the ring.