Welcome to my official site!

Below is little about my professional, educational and strength achievements but know my greatest achievement is my family.

I am a business executive with passion for strength and fitness.  Prior to my role as President and Chief Operating Officer for dotFIT, LLC, he had various roles within 24 Hour Fitness, He was the CEO of the 24 Hour Fitness operating entities in Europe with nearly 140 clubs before joining Neal Spruce as COO of the Apex Fitness Group.  I joined 24 Hour Fitness via the merger with Gym Masters, Inc. (GMI) in early 1996.   As a principal shareholder and founder of GMI, I grew the company from its one 6,000 square foot club beginning in Richmond, California, to a chain of clubs with gross revenue of $10,000,000 plus per year.  Prior to merging with 24 Hour Fitness, Inc. GMI was honored three years in a row as one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing company’s in the nation.  

I have been  strength athlete for more than 50 years.  I won the Junior M. Norway in 1968, and I entered the IFBB Mr. World and received a medal from Joe Weider.     I am  3-times Hawaii’s Strongest Man (latest 2003) , Ranked 10th in the 2003 IFSA World STRONGMAN Super Series, Tied for 6th in the 2002 IFSA World Strongman Super Series Championship, 4th in the 2002 IFSA Irish Grand Prix, 3-times World’s Strongest Man competitor, 5th in the 2000 and 2001 IFSA American Strongman Championship, 4th in the 1999 and 2000 IFSA Prague Grand Prix, 1999 AFSA GNC USA Strongman Champion (Strongest Man in America), 3rd in the 1999 IFSA American Strongman Championship, 3rd in the 1998 AFSA USA Strongman Championship, Won Sr.IFBB Mr. Norway in 1970, 2nd in Jr. IFBB Mr. Scandinavia in 1970, Won Jr. Mr. Norway in 1968, and competed in the 1968 IFBB Mr. World.  I also won Junior and Teenage National Championships in Olympic Lifting and Powerlifting AAU and USPF National Masters Powerlifting Champion Gold medal in deadlift in the 1997 IPF Masters World Powerlifting Championship, (Bronze medal overall.) and WABDL Masters World Champion in Deadlift and Benchpress.  Lately, I have taken up MAS Wrestling, and got second place in the USA Open MAS Wrestling Championship and competed in two World Cup Tournaments, and won the 2013 World Arm Lifting (Grip) Championship.  Of yes, I have Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science and  MBA in Finance from University of California, Berkeley.   Again ~ Welcome to my official site!

                                                                                                                                 Yours in Strength ~ Odd E.