Pappaw's Gym

Pappaw's Gym

When Jim Bowen retired from AK Steel, his grandchildren and his friends started stopping by to work out in his home gym. He not only had a variety of professional equipment, but since Jim had been a weight coach for both Middletown High School and Fenwick, he also had the knowledge needed to get results. Soon, he found that his garage was completely displaced by a gym....
Bowen decided to turn his hobby into a business, and today he is a personal weight coach for those wishing to get fit, stay in shape, body build, or train for youth sports.
Jim especially likes working with junior high school aged athletes because he can teach them proper techniques before they get to high school. He has even designed and built specialized equipment such as the Linebuster III that he developed to improve blocking techniques for young football players. He includes improvement of “feet speed” when working with athletes.