Fitness Gear & Training marks 25th anniversary

Fitness Gear & Training in Bellingham celebrates its 25th anniversary from April 24 to May 31.

The fitness equipment retailer will offer tours of its new facility at 1605 N. State St., as well as prizes throughout the week.

Additionally, a portion of Fitness Gear’s sale proceeds during the 25th anniversary celebration will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, a veterans organization that offers support for service members wounded in military conflicts following 9/11.

The retailer will also host a food drive for the Bellingham Food Bank.

Fitness Gear & Training moved to its current home last December after previously operating at 1423 Railroad Ave., since 2004. The new location includes expanded space for Fitness Gear’s personal training areas, showers and retail showroom.

The business opened in 1989 as Fairhaven Health & Nutrition. Current owner Bob Palmer bought the store in 1992, renamed it and moved it to Bellingham’s Sehome Village.

Fitness Gear later relocated to Cornwall Avenue in 1997 before moving over to its former home on Railroad Avenue.

Palmer’s son, Zac Palmer, was named general manager in 2004 and developed the business’ personal-training services.

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