Our History

 We have a long history here in our community - longer than many gyms and fitness centers available to you today.

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. 


5310 Merchandise Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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Multiple Hotels & Restaurants
in walking distance for tournament weekends.
Shopping Centers within 3 minutes drive.


Phone: (260) 483-1415
Email: info@spiecefitness.com


Monday - Friday: 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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