Upon assuming the position as Director of a major fitness center, Dr. Sherman began pursuing "a better way." Now, the PROBLEM BECAME HIS PROBLEM. He observed the frustration his members felt during their workout about having to use equipment that had not been sanitized by the previous user. At his center, the spray bottles and towels were strewn all over the floor or placed on remote shelves or windowsills. The system he inherited presented both a safety issue, and a convenience issue and the net result was that "the system" was sorely underused.
Bruce immediately set out to solve the problem. Surely a product existed that could be attached directly to every piece of equipment. He wanted to put the sanitizing solution right at hand. He was shocked to find out the product did not exist. So, with necessity being the mother of invention, Bruce decided to develop/invent the product 'a bottle and towel holder' that could be conveniently and cost-effectively attached to every type/piece of strength or cardiovascular fitness equipment.
After a snowy, inventive, Saturday afternoon trip to the PVC aisle in the plumbing section at Home Depot, Bruce assembled the prototype of what would become the GymValet. Immediately upon installation of the prototypes, fitness consumers noticed and appreciated the convenience the holders provided for cleaning equipment. Dr. Sherman's staff also reported a dramatic increase in compliance with the center's equipment sanitizing policies.
As an added bonus, members also began using the GymValet as a handy place to store their personal water bottles and towels as they went through their workouts.
After eighteen months of refining the product, Dr. Sherman finalized the patent pending design of the GymValet and brought it to the market. The GymValet is now available for everyone's use.
Look for new innovative fitness accessory products from B & D Specialty Concepts in the near future.