Johnson Health Tech Acquires Busy Body | Athletic Business

Johnson Health Tech Acquires Busy Body

Source: Johnson Health Tech

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. – (November 28, 2016) – Johnson Health Tech (JHT), one of the world’s largest and fastest growing fitness equipment manufacturers, and producer of the brands Matrix, Vision and Horizon, announced today that it has acquired The Gym Store, Inc., a San Diego, California-based specialty fitness retailer with eight stores in California branded under the Busy Body name.

“We are very excited to have Busy Body join the Johnson family of retailers,” said Bob Zande, President of Johnson Health Tech Retail, Inc. “Busy Body is one of the strongest specialty fitness retailers in the country. Their exceptional retail team, in combination with our portfolio of outstanding Johnson and non-Johnson brands, will provide consumers an unrivaled level of service, selection and performance.  This acquisition greatly enhances our West Coast presence and increases our global retail foot print to over 320 stores.”

“It’s exciting for our Busy Body team to be part of JHT’s expanding retail organization,” said Jeff Partrick, CEO of Busy Body. “This group is doing something the industry has never seen before and offers our employees a great opportunity in helping drive this vision forward.”

About Busy Body

Busy Body, based in San Diego, Calif., is a leading West Coast specialty fitness retailer with eight stores in Central and Southern California. The company offers high quality fitness equipment for the home and provides a professional, educated staff of knowledgeable fitness experts who pride themselves in matching customers to the right equipment to meet their needs.


About Johnson Health Tech

Johnson Health Tech, Inc. (JHT), Taiwan, is among the world’s largest and fastest-growing fitness equipment manufacturers and is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including: Matrix, Vision, and Horizon.  The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and strength training equipment. JHT’s global management headquarters is based in Taichung, Taiwan, with global product development, marketing and engineering based in Cottage Grove, Wis.  JHT is also the world’s largest specialty fitness equipment retailers with more than 300 locations globally.

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