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Staff Stays Healthy with On-Site Gym Facility

Employees at Malone Do it Best Lumber in Greenville, Ky., don’t need to worry about getting a gym membership to stay healthy—they can use the gym at work.

A separate building on the property houses a room full of treadmills and weight machines.

“I used to work in the industry and owned and operated a fitness center,” store owner Paul Gabbard says. “Several years ago, I decided to use this building as a fitness center for our employees. I purchased pieces of equipment—used, but in good condition—and added to what I already had.” Now, the room is full of workout equipment his staff can use before or after work or during breaks. The store’s insurance policy covers employees who work out there.

“They can come over here and work out whenever it is convenient for them,” Gabbard says. “It helps them stay healthy, and it’s a nice benefit to be able to offer.”

Paul Gabbard’s employees can work out at the on-site fitness facility housed in a separate building.
Paul Gabbard’s employees can work out at the on-site fitness facility housed in a separate building.

About Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell
Amanda Bell was an assistant editor of Hardware Retailing and NRHA. Amanda regularly visited with home improvement retailers across the country and attended industry events and seminars. She earned a degree in magazine journalism from Ball State University and has received honors for her work for Hardware Retailing from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

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