“We set up these gymnasiums the way we want,” said Gordie Gronkowski Jr., Rob Gronkowski’s older brother and president of Gronk Fitness, which has been in business for more than 30 years.
The company was founded in 1990 by Gordon Gronkowski Sr. and his brother, Glenn, as G&G Fitness Equipment in Buffalo, NY. As the Gronkowski sons became more involved – and after Rob and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2014 – G&G Fitness expanded into Gronk Fitness and incorporated a line of equipment the brothers use in their own workouts.
While Rob is the face of the brand, all five Gronkowski brothers are involved.
Gronk Fitness partners with another group of Boston brothers – George and Manny Sarkis, CEO and Managing Partner of Douglas Elliman’s Sarkis Team, the property’s exclusive listing agents. Construction at The Parker, located 55, rue Lagrange, should be finished by the end of the summer.
The gym, which will only be accessible to residents of The Parker, will span approximately 1,525 square feet, feature state-of-the-art amenities and an elegant design. Gronk Fitness has set up facilities for local middle and high schools, as well as Boston police and fire departments, but this will be the first Gronk Fitness-branded health club in the Bay State, Gordie said.
“This is a first of its kind in terms of the quality of equipment that we use in such a high-end condo complex,” he added.
“So many buyers ask about amenity spaces, and they’re focused on health and wellness and we want to prioritize that,” Manny added. Put the brands Gronkowski and Sarkis “together will create an incredible experience.”
Designed by Gronkowski brothers Gordie, Rob, Glenn, Dan and Chris, the Parker Gym will feature Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and Echelon equipment. It will feature free weights and kettlebells, as well as digital capabilities with touchscreen technology on treadmills, rowers, ellipticals and bikes. The space will also feature artistic light installations, metallic and mirrored walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
“That’s what you find in Equinox,” Gordie said, adding that some gear will feature Rob Gronkowski’s recognizable “spikeman” logo. “When I moved to Boston with my brother, that’s how we trained. That’s how I train.”
We had to ask how Gronk Fitness will compare to another top gym in town, Tom Brady’s TB12 on Boylston Street.
“When you go to TB12, there’s grass, there’s fitness, there’s flooring – guess where they buy all that? Me,” Gordie said, adding that the company primarily partners with facilities. based in New England.
Prices at the Parker range from $600,000 to just over $3 million. There will be 168 units, Manny Sarkis said.