At APEX, we take great pride in our line of products. Our sales staff is knowledgeable and highly experienced in all lines of fitness equipment. We perform every service with an absolute confidence in our ability to ensure customer satisfaction. Please fill out our online sales form or call us with any other questions you may have.

Upon submitting your information we will:
  • Respond to you promptly
  • Ask any additional questions required to process your request
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Academy Performance & Exercise (A.P.Ex) was founded by Bret Geishauser. Bret was a strength and conditioning coach at the NFL and college levels before getting into the fitness equipment business. He has a passion for sport and fitness. Bret has a BS in Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Sport Management, both from Slippery Rock University. Bret was a four year starter and All American cornerback at The Rock. He also helped lead them to a PSAC title in 1997.

As Football strength coach from 1998-1999, the Rock won 2 more PSAC titles. In addition, Bret was an assistant strength coach with the Buffalo Bills in 2000 under Rusty Jones. He went on to be named the head strength coach at Duquesne University. While at Duquesne, he helped guide the football team to 2003 IAA Mid Major National Championship.

Bret has worked for fitness equipment dealers as well as large manufacturers like Nautilus, Stairmaster, and Schwinn. He started A.P.Ex. because he wanted to provide better service and support after the sale to his customers. He compares the inception of A.P.Ex. to the movie, Jerry McGuire.

A.P.Ex. representatives share the same passion for sport and fitness. All A.P.Ex. representatives are experienced in fitness and come highly qualified and trained. You are in good hands with A.P.Ex.

A.P.Ex. mission statement: We provide only the HIGHEST quality exercise equipment, service, support, and training to our customers. We specialize in the education, recreation, medical and athletic performance markets.


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    Bret is graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School 1994 where he was an ALL State Defensive back and Joel Cohen Blanket award winner. He extended his football career at Slippery Rock University. There, he was a 4 year starter, 2 years All Conference, 1 year all American, and Division II Snow Bowl All Star Selection.

    Bret received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education, Specialization Exercise Science from SRU in 1998. He completed his National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in 1998. Bret went on to coach as a graduate assistant at SRU as strength & conditioning coach and defensive back coach. As a graduate assistant he earned his Master of Science degree in Sport Management.

    After grad school, Bret coached in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills as an assistant strength coach. He worked under legendary strength coach Rusty Jones. There, he had the opportunity to work with players like Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Doug Flutie, Marcellus Wiley, & Eric Moulds. In 2001 Bret received his USA Weightlifting Club Coach certification.

    Following his experience in the NFL, he became the head strength and conditioning coach at Division I Duquesne University. At Duquesne, he worked with over 20 male & female teams. Most recently Bret has been the strength and conditioning/defensive coordinator for the 2014 PA State Champion Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders.




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2305 Beale Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

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P.O. Box 771
Altoona, PA 16603

Phone: 888-685-8772
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