Our History

HomeFit Exercise Equipment is Canada’s oldest operating independent specialty fitness retailer. Founded by John Carter in 1985, we opened our first location on Queen St. in Kitchener. After 10 years at the Queen St. location, we had grown enough to accommodate a larger showroom, so in 1995 we made the move to our current home on Victoria St. Over the years, John became a familiar face to the community through his infectious energy, customer care and undeniably catchy radio and television advertisements. He built HomeFit into an internationally recognized independent retailer and ran the business passionately until his passing in 2012.


Luckily, long-time employee Kim Fritzley (who had worked with John at HomeFit since 1989) and her business partner Dave Neziol were there to take over. Since then, Kim and Dave have continued to grow HomeFit, particularly in the commercial fitness sector.  HomeFit has supplied gym equipment to high schools, universities, police and fire stations, corporate fitness centres and retirement homes across the province. With Kim and Dave’s combined 50+ years of experience in the industry, we have come to understand the unique needs of each commercial client and will always meet your needs while staying budget friendly.


Of course, HomeFit still provides equipment for the best place to work out – at home! We have been proudly helping the people of Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding regions achieve their health and fitness goals for over 35 years by providing access to high-quality fitness equipment from top international brands and top-notch service from our experienced in-house technicians.


HomeFit is a family-run business, and we strive to provide personalized customer service while offering as extensive a lineup of equipment as any big box store. We don’t work on commission here, and we pride ourselves on our customer-focused, low-pressure sales strategy. We want to pick your brain and find out what your fitness goals are and the best way to achieve them. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is ready to provide solid recommendations, and with a larger selection of premium fitness brands than ever before, we can surely find something to work for anyone. So, what are you waiting for? Get off the couch and come to HomeFit!