MAKING A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY ONE PERSON AT A TIME
Body Basics features the highest performing home fitness equipment with the best selection, customer-focused presentation and professional service.
Body Basics opened in 1986 and has become the longest established fitness store in the Omaha area. From the beginning we have channeled our expertise exclusively in home and commercial exercise equipment. Our customers have benefited from this single focus of extraordinary product knowledge and exceptional service along with many other significant advantages of buying at Body Basics.
Founder of Body Basics
Even while enjoying his work at the corporate office of Richman Gordman in the early 1980’s, David Kutler dreamed of having his own business—one that would make an affirmative contribution to the community. So acting on a passion for good health and conditioning, David pooled his resources to open Body Basics in 1986 to provide the best selection and expertise in home and commercial fitness equipment.
David’s approach to building his business has been simple: if you help make a positive impact on peoples’ health and life, the rewards will come. “We’re seeing our original goals accomplished,” David shares. “Customers who bought from us in our early years are returning to buy a newer piece, to add more equipment or to bring in their children now grown-up—allowing us to serve a second generation in that family.”
Being active in helping the community goes beyond his store. David is involved in a number of area organizations including Rotary. He’s a big believer in promoting local business with his membership in the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Buy It Local and Omaha Local Business Alliance. “Spending your money with a locally-owned business provides a much greater return for your community,” continues David. “Overall, locally-owned businesses give more back by their support of local charities and community organizations.”
As for David’s favorite way to stay in shape and work out, he enjoys his elliptical cross trainer as well as a Vectra strength home gym.
10 years with Body Basics
Adam was six years old when his father opened Body Basics. He grew up learning home fitness equipment and the many ways of helping people achieve their unique fitness goals. Adam has continued to keep up with new home fitness trends and equipment, providing the latest information and options to customers. Adam also directs Body Basics’ web marketing and sales operations. On his own time, Adam enjoys attending sporting events and concerts, playing the guitar, recreational running outdoors, or working out within the comfort of home on his treadmill or elliptical.
25 years with Body Basics
Joe grew up in Omaha, attended Creighton Prep and later received a teaching degree from UNO with an emphasis in Exercise Science. His mother was a heart patient for 33 years which had a great influence on him to pursue an interest in home fitness equipment and programs. In addition to providing his expertise at Body Basics, Joe has coached soccer at Creighton University, Creighton Prep and Westside High School. He currently is an assitant coach with the Millard North Girls Varsity program and in the Olympic Development Program of the Nebraska State Soccer Association.
5 years with Body Basics
With her daily cardio or strength fitness workouts Nancy provides great input at Body Basics on the equipment and routines beneficial to women. Nancy had been a former computer programmer and systems analyst before joining a business she really believed in to make a positive contribution. Raised in northwest Iowa, Nancy also lived and worked in Los Angeles and Colorado Springs before returning to Omaha. She also enjoys playing golf and musical instruments such as the flute and hand bells.
10 years with Body Basics
Jared has pursued and built a solid career in sports and fitness. Raised in Fremont, Nebraska, Jared received his BS degree in Sports Management at Wayne State College, interned at the Cooper Institute of Dallas, Texas and later received a certification in biomechanics for strength training. Jared was a general manager five years with 24 Hour Fitness in Omaha before joining Body Basics. While he enjoys playing in softball and volleyball leagues, Jared’s greatest pastime is bass fishing; participating in a number of bass leagues and tournaments.
5 years with Body Basics
Strength training, running and cycling are what’s inspired Buddy into a profession of fitness education and sales. Buddy has both a BS and MS in Exercise Science from UNO. In addition, he obtained his certification in Health & Fitness Instruction from the American College of Sports Medicine. Buddy previously worked as a personal fitness trainer before heading the commercial sales at Body Basics. While Omaha has been his lifetime home base, Buddy enjoys traveling. His most memorable trip to date was to Mexico where he met the lady he recently married.
4 years with Body Basics
Joe has 25 years of electronic and mechanical experience to become well-versed in any make or model of home fitness equipment. Over that quarter of a century he’s taken numerous specialized tech classes given by a variety of manufactures such as True and Sports Art. When Joe isn’t servicing treadmills, ellipticals or other fitness machines you’ll find him out biking or at home in Blair, Nebraska tending to his garden and orchard.