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Welcome to Spiece Fitness.  The Most comprehensive Fitness Facility in Fort Wayne.

Our History

 

                                                                                                                           

1999   Tom Spiece had vision of opening one of his retail stores (jeans, shoes, sporting goods) in a building that would house Gym Rats Basketball and a health club.  Tom purchased the old Supervalu Warehouse and began construction on Spiece Fieldhouse.

April 2000   Gym Rats, Inc moved into Spiece Fieldhouse and offered its 1st basketball tournament, with the building still under construction.  Owned by the late Bill Hensley & Gerald Hirschy, Gym Rats had been operating its camps and tournaments at various gyms in other cities* since 1993.

January 2001   Spiece Fitness, LLC was opened by owners Aaron Shively and Anne Davis.  Facility was 20,000 Sq Ft and occupied the north end of the building (where PT, Spa, and Admin are now).

August 2002   Tom closed Spiece Retail to allow for Spiece Fitness expansion, which was in negotiation with Continuum Clubs Inc. out of Napa California.  Tom changed his retail focus to internet sales (denimexpress.com) and his local store in Wabash, IN.

May 1 2003   Spiece Fitness LLC was officially sold to Continuum Clubs who was preparing to open the new medically based fitness facility.

June 2003   Phase I:   The newly renovated Spiece Lifestyle Medical Center opened on June 2nd, now offering pools, a deli/juice bar, family memberships, youth programs, and expanded locker rooms, services and amenities.

March 2004   Phase II:   Spiece Day Spa opened offering massage, skin care, nail care, body treatments.

October 2004   Phase III:   The Medical Center opened with mission to house physician tenants & nurse practitioner in a turn-key operation for satellite medical offices.  Focus would eventually change to Physical Therapy and health-related tenants.

May 2007   The assets of Spiece Fitness LLC were sold to Ace Performance Team LLC, owned by Tom Spiece and Anne Davis, which continues operating Spiece Fitness and Spiece Day Spa.

August 2011   In collaboration with Fort Wayne Orthopedics, Spiece Sports Performance LLC was formed by Tom Spiece and several individual partners.

2015 changes    Spiece Day Spa was sold to Cala Deia Spa who is now leasing in same location, owned by Deia Frohriep.  OPS was sold to FWO and they moved to the Ash Centre. Gym Rats moved their office out but still leases courts and Ace Performance Team manages the court side.

Current Structure

 

Tom Spiece owns the building. The tenants within the building either lease directly from Tom Spiece or sublet from Ace Performance Team… Tom houses much of his sports memorabilia, Hollywood collectibles, antique furniture and modern art throughout the Fieldhouse to create a museum like environment for his tenants and their guests. 


Third party economic studies have reported Spiece Fieldhouse to bring in over $10 million per year to Fort Wayne. 

More people pass through the doors of Spiece Fieldhouse annually than the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the National Basketball Hall of Fame and the NCAA Hall of Fame combined. 

Spiece Fieldhouse contains more game-worn jerseys than any facility in the world, including the Sports Museum of America in NY, and its shoe collection exceeds the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Spiece houses over 200 Hollywood autographed collectibles, 27 marble statues and portraitures, 13 pieces of antique furniture, 24 pieces of modern art, and over 300 framed authentic or autographed jerseys and sports collector’s items.  

Spiece hosts the largest and most successful youth basketball tournaments in the area that feature the country’s best talent every summer.    

The Spiece Fitness Mascott is Cratus the Camel.   The name Cratus was voted on by Spiece members referring to the Greek god of power and strength.  The Spiece Camel is reminiscent of Tom’s unique retail commercials in the 80’s and 90’s that most Fort Wayne natives still recall.

Many well-known athletes, coaches and celebrities have played at, partnered with or visited Spiece including:  Michael Jordan, Bob Knight, Muhammed Ali, Greg Oden, Cazzie Russell, Keith Smart, Rik Smits, OJ Mayo, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Billionaire Kenny Trout, Matt Nover, Damon Bailey, Eric Gordon, Chris Benoit,  Jimmy Walker, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Cirque de Soleil, Billy Gillespie, Rick Pitino, Thad Matta, Gene Keady, Tom Crean, Kelvin Sampson, Dwyane Wade, Bill Cowher, and John Cena to name a few.