70 years of precision and innovation

Our company started out in production of shoemaking machines. Curiosity, innovation and personal enthusiasm for sport and medicine have made us what we are today, successful full-service providers for the fitness and therapy sector.

Despite all the changes, we remained loyal to one principle: The location and our high standards in terms of quality and precision.

1947

Founding of Willi Resch KG, a manufacturer of shoemaking machines

1973

The managing director of that time, Hans Resch, had a strong interest in sports and medicine, which was the reason for the shift of the company's business model: Willi Resch KG presents the first ergometer for the medical field, and later also for the fitness field.

1981

Willi Resch KG is the first company in the world to install an eddy-current brake in an ergometer. Since then, all other manufacturers have gradually adopted this standard.

1986

Willi Resch KG is renamed into ERGO-FIT GmbH & Co. KG. The stylized form of eddy-current brake becomes the logo of the new company.

1987

ERGO-FIT manufactures its first step machine. Soon the product portfolio of the company will include a wide range of cardio equipment.

1990

A newly designed series of cardio equipment allows for heart-rate controlled workouts. This is considered a highly respected innovation in the fitness equipment sector.

1995

Introduction of a chip card system enables ERGO-FIT to monitor workouts on different machines.

2001

After creating a scientific advisory board, ERGO-FIT can now work even more closely with sports physicians and sports scientists from various universities. The latest scientific findings quickly find their way into the product development area.

2002

ERGO-FIT becomes a full-service provider in the fitness market after expanding their product range to include strength training equipment.

2003

The Easy Operating Concept (EOC) sets new standards for user-friendly operation. The new ERGO-FIT CARDIO LINE 3000 comes with this system onto the market and replaces such proven machines as ERGO-FIT CARDIO LINE 1200 and 1500.

2004

The product range is completed by the training and documentation software - Vitality System 5.0. It can be used with ERGO-FIT machines, as well as with products of other manufacturers.

2004

Opening of the Ergo Fitness World in Pirmasens. In collaboration with Hans Wagenblatt and Benjamin Auer, Michael Resch, Managing Director of ERGO-FIT, opens a fitness studio of a special class.

2005

The economic success results in the necessity to move to larger premises: A 6,000 m² manufacturing shop and 600 m² office space are investments in the future of the production site in Germany.

2006

Opening of the second model facility - Benny's Fitness World in Landau/Pfalz.

2006

With the POWERLINE 4000, ERGO-FIT offers a space-saving power unit with an impressive price/performance ratio.

2007

Further development of the training and documentation software for Vitality System 6.0.

2007

With the CARDIO LINE 400, a new machine series for the medical and home sector is launched.

2008

Together with Prof. Dr. Schmidtbleicher, ERGO-FIT develops the TORSO LINE, a back circle with a training system for targeted and effective strengthening of the torso muscles.

2008

The third model facilities of the equipment manufacturer, Trifels Fitness World in Annweiler, opens in September 2008.

2009

With the Vitality Circuit, ERGO-FIT for the first time offers a chip card-controlled equipment circuit with a refinancing concept.

2009

The new generation of cardio line 4000 is presented.

2010

In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering, ERGO-FIT designs a data interface to work between separate health markets.

2011

Just six years after the last expansion, ERGO-FIT is once again increasing its capacity. After the construction of a new manufacturing shop, nearly 9,000 m² are now available for production. On the roof of the existing facility, a photovoltaic plant of around 6,000 m² is installed.

2014

Founding of LANZ Manufaktur

2014

Founding of the subsidiary company, cardiowise GmbH - an expert for cardiological rehabilitation.

2016

ERGO-FIT presents the ivo Trainer.

2017

ERGO-FIT is celebrating its 70th anniversary.