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This month, Winnipeg entrepreneur and Royalwood resident Tunde Dada opened the first Canadian franchise of Fitness Machine Technicians.’

The company specializes in the maintenance and repair of exercise equipment for both commercial and residential customers. If operates in more than 100 markets across the U.S. – and now Canada – and offers service, repairs and maintenance fora variety of exercise equipment in fitness centres, universities, high schools, hotels, apartment complexes, corporate gyms and private residences.

Dada moved to Winnipeg with his family in 2016 from Nigeria, where he worked for over three decades in various sectors, including management and the corporate world. Passionate about fitness and exercise, Dada looks forward to providing a necessary service to businesses that rely on keeping their equipment up and running.

Supplied photo Local entrepreneur Tunde Dada has launched the first Canadian franchise of Fitness Machine Technicians, a company that repairs a full slate of workout equipment, from at-home treadmills to commercial ellipticals.

“Winnipeg is an active community that relies on its fitness equipment (especially in the winter months) and I saw a need to provide this service to residents, gyms, apartment complexes, universities, and fitness centers across the city,” Dada said.

“With more and more people returning to their routines, it’s important to make sure fitness equipment is running in top shape. I’m excited to provide a much-needed service in my community where customer service will be of utmost importance to me as I lead the expansion of Fitness Machine Technicians into Canada.”  

Dada will work with a team of trained local technicians and expand as the need increases. Throughout the pandemic, technicians will take extra precautions by wearing face masks, shoe covers, and gloves, and using disinfectant wipes when servicing equipment.  

“Being the first Canadian franchisee, I’m really encouraged by the success demonstrated by existing franchisees and the support I’ve received from each franchise owner in the U.S. It’s helped a newcomer like me take my business off the ground confidently.

“Being the first franchisee to open Fitness Machine Technicians in Canada, I’m thrilled to help pave the way for future Canadian franchisees who are looking for a great business opportunity serving the communities where they live.”

Dada is working on establishing a strong customer base in Winnipeg and surrounding area, in the hopes of increasing the number of technicians hired locally.  

“As a whole, Fitness Machine Technicians has plans to continue its expansion throughout Canada. I’m excited to see what the future holds,” he said.

Photo by John Kendle Tunde Dada, who immigrated to Canada from Nigeria in 2016, recently opened the first Canadian franchise of Fitness Machine Technicians, which services and repairs exercise and fitness machines of all types.

“When it comes to fitness machines, regular maintenance and tune-ups are the best way to keep them running in top shape. Even something as minute as dust can do damage to a piece of equipment and potentially put you at risk, so before using a treadmill or elliptical that’s been sitting in storage for a while, give us a call to come check out the machine. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.”

Fitness Machine Technicians’ founder and CEO Don Powers looks forward to the company’s expansion.  

“I’m thrilled we’re expanding our services to Canada and am inspired by Tunde’s enthusiasm in bringing our services to a new community of clients,” Powers said.

For more information, visit, or call 204-306-0553.

Janine LeGal

Janine LeGal
St. Boniface community correspondent

Janine LeGal is a community correspondent for St. Boniface who also writes the These Old Houses column for our Community Homes section.

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