- Health & Fitness
It began as a dream shared between two childhood friends, 35 years ago, in a basement. Dave De Young and Tom Milanovich lived that dream, opening a gym where friends could gather to lift weights, to get stronger, and back then, to compete. Quads Gym evolved from Tom's basement to a small storefront space, to the 46,000 square foot space in Calumet City, just south of Chicago.
The second location opened on Broadway on Chicago's North Side in 1988, with another 40,000 square feet, boasting 115 pieces of cardio, 5 complete sets of dumbbells, kettle bells, 45 pieces of Hammer Strength, and hundreds of other unique pieces from Cybex, Paramount, Nebula, Strength Inc, Elite Systems and Sports Art. All of this as well as boards, chains, farmers walk handles, a log and a dead lift platform. Boxing, Pilates and martial arts all combine to make it easy for bodybuilders to train here along with your everyday fitness enthusiast.