Founded in 2005, Out-Fit has positioned itself as the premier consultation, design, and supply company for fitness facilities throughout the West Coast.
Under the guidance of Co-owners Chris Fisher and Derek Strader, the team at Out-Fit collaborates with all of the top-tier fitness equipment manufacturers to provide a comprehensive selection of quality products. With more than a decade of work with leading global fitness companies, Out-Fit is able to offer our clients exclusive access to state-of-the-art products. We are proud to partner with Precor as the exclusive commercial distributor in Southern California and Las Vegas.
Chris Fisher, Founder & Co-Owner
Out-Fit was founded by Chris Fisher in 2005. Prior to Out-Fit, Chris was a national account manager and handled key accounts, including 24 Hour Fitness. The company began as Chris anticipated the industry evolution from a direct sales model to a local distribution model with an emphasis on local points of contact and a high level of customer service. He brings over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry and a passion for athletics to Out-Fit.
Chris attended California State University Northridge on a track scholarship and holds a BS in Kinesiology. His commitment to athletics continues with his participation in trail races, triathlons and is highlighted by his completion of three Ironman’s to date.
Derek Strader, Co-Owner
Derek Strader is focused on establishing key partnerships, and executing the sales and service strategy. Derek has brought to Out-Fit a broad background in sales and business development. Prior to joining Out-Fit, he was Vice President of Sales for PowerPlate North America, Inc. Before his tenure at PowerPlate, Derek was a distributor and retailer for JK North America, Inc. the global leader in tanning bed manufacturing. While there, he simultaneously owned and operated 8 retail stores in the North West. Mr. Strader holds a BS in Economics from Oregon State University.
Wil has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years starting on the manufacturer side before moving to distributor sales. The ability to see both sides of the business allows him to have a better perspective on the industry as a whole. Furthermore, his successful track record selling into all markets from club, hospitality, multi-family and municipalities to schools, colleges and universities empowers him to serve his clients best and to find the optimal solution for their specific need.
Creating relationships and making his clients feel like family is something Wil takes great pride in. He feels it’s important to put himself in his client’s shoes and to strive to exceed their expectations.
Outside of work, Wil has always been into sports and aside from playing them himself, loves to coach his son and watch him grow as an athlete. Another personal passion is poker — he enjoys learning about the game and constantly improving.
Christina Sagaser grew up as a Gymnast and active athlete. After graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Kinesiology degree and multiple training certifications, her obvious path was to work in the fitness and athletic industry. With years of training and multiple sales positions within various industries, selling for Out-Fit is the perfect position for Christina. Being a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist enables her to understand not only how to train clients, but how to find the best products to suit the firefighter/police officer, corporate client, specialized training studio or hospitality environment. Having the ability to bring her true passion for functional fitness into designing the best space along with the client has brought great success.
In her spare time, Christina, along with her husband, is blessed to spend time with their two boys competing in various sports and spending time with family and friends.
Having a professional role that she truly loves brings excitement to each prospect and client she encounters.
Paul Grierson has been in the fitness industry for over 23 years, starting in retail as a store Assistant Manager and quickly moving up to Manager of one of the largest fitness retail stores in California.
Quickly realizing a passion for the commercial fitness industry, Paul was made VP of Commercial Sales and has continued his successful career in the commercial fitness industry by directly managing key accounts in the hospitality, education, multi-family and maritime market segments.
Graduating from Royal Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physical Education & Science, Paul taught High School Physical Education and Science, before transitioning into a career in the fitness industry.
Paul truly enjoys going the “extra mile” for his family and clients. He also plays Australian Rules Football and is passionate about running half marathons and obstacle course-based races.
Kevin Childs has a true passion for health and wellness. He has extensive experience in fitness facility design, spatial planning & consultation, ADA Compliance for fitness, and fitness product programming.
While working in the commercial fitness industry, Kevin has collaborated with various teams in architecture, interior design and development. As a true collaborator, he has helped create differentiating fitness spaces that also serve as massive attraction and retention tools.
He loves the outdoors and lives a very active lifestyle, whether it’s coaching baseball, personal training, or having fun with fitness and exercising on his own. Kevin attended Culver-Stockton College where he received his degree in Physical Education.
Zach has been in the fitness industry for over 14 years and spent his first 5 years working as an ACE certified instructor with one of Southern California’s first Master level trainers. The next phase of his career was to take his personal training experience and match it up with the retail fitness world where he would go on to manage one of the highest producing stores in the San Diego region. It was here that he realized he could further evolve his career by moving into the commercial fitness industry working as a dealer rep where he’s happily been for the past 7 years.
Zach is a proud father and devoted husband who loves all activities involving the ocean — whether it is outrigger canoeing, open ocean swimming or surfing. He believes the ocean provides an experience that can’t be found in any other activity/sport.
Certifications: American Council on Exercise. Related university course work studied: Anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and wellness.
With over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, Chris Fisher founded Out-fit over a decade ago to serve the diverse needs of this market.
We Go Above & Beyond
Offering our clients only the highest quality fitness solutions has helped Out-Fit earn a reputation for designing and executing stunning facilities, both large and small. With extensive and varied experience among our reps and founder, we partner with our customers to build spaces that are attractive and functional solutions. The bottom line is, we are constantly striving to exceed expectations.
Premium Fitness Products
Here at Out-Fit, we only offer the best fitness products on the market. In addition to being one of the largest Precor partners in the US, we also work with premium brands such as Escape, Expresso, FreeMotion, SKLZ, UnSit, HydroMassage, Mad Dogg Athletics and Hampton, to name just a few. Whatever you are looking for, we are happy to work with you to create a custom solution that meets your needs.