Signs by Sam is an industry leader in signage with over 30 years of experience serving the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio markets.  Signs by Sam has grown from a single-man operation fabricating signs out of a single-car garage in Ellwood City to a multi-facet signage outfitter with a team of expert craftsmen and creative designers – who are all professionals in their field.  Signs by Sam has worked with hundreds of clients, both local to regional, in a wide range of industries ranging from small local business to large industrial and commercial corporations.

Signs by Sam offers a design and production facility with over 7,200 sq ft of space accommodating sign manufacturing as well as open floor space to accommodate commercial and industrial vehicles for vinyl decaling and lettering.  The facility allows for professional finishing in a controlled, tempered, and protected environment ensuring professionally sign and vehicle finishing.

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Email: info@signsbysam.com
Phone: 724-752-3711
Address: 106 Elizabeth Way, Ellwood City, PA 16117

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AIR Building Front Entrance

Health is in the AIR

Let’s talk about an awesome facility, incredible programs, and some very remarkable people. AIR Physical Therapy & Fitness is full of life, inspiration, and community spirit.  We highly recommend stopping in to check it out sooner rather than later…read on to find out why we are so fond of these guys.

Dan and Lara Zelch, owners of AIR Physical Therapy and Fitness in Ellwood City, PA

Owned and operated by Dan and Lara Zelch, AIR Physical Therapy and Fitness is an outpatient Physical Therapy clinic, as well as a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Located on Mercer Road, behind the Franklin Plaza off Route 288, it is conveniently located for residents of Ellwood City, North Sewickley, and Zelienople.

The Beginning

AIR’s story began 15 years ago, when they first opened their doors next to Krestals bakery in downtown Ellwood City and were originally called Advances In Rehabilitation. Being strictly a physical therapy clinic, they treated their patients for just a year’s time before moving to our beloved Lawrence Avenue. Soon, they found themselves expanding into the Fitness Center world after co-renting with Meyers Fitness (formerly Maximum Fun and Fitness).  In 2010, AIR purchased Meyers Fitness and became AIR Physical Therapy and Fitness Inc. and remained there until 2011. Due to a rapidly growing client base, AIR constructed their new eco-friendly facility on Mercer Road to comfortably serve both physical therapy patients and fitness members under one roof.

One thing that is evident is that Dan and Lara take tremendous pride in their staff. Having currently grown to a total of 5 full time and 20 part-timers, they are extremely proud of what AIR has become with their team’s genuine care and concern for their patients and members.  With a “Get Healthy, Stay Healthy” tagline, it is AIR’s mission to make sure people are getting the best treatment and maintaining a strong, healthy lifestyle, inside and outside their facility – whether you are a patient, fitness member, or the general public.

AIR offers state-of-the-art equipment at their eco-friendly facility.

When asked what the two love most so far about owning their own business, they replied,

“It’s great to see patients and fitness members achieving their goals of becoming healthier, more active, and overall feeling better. We also enjoy seeing our Fitness class members become like family to each other. They watch out for each other and push each other to participate and improve. If you stop in here any morning of the week, you’ll see a great group of seniors visiting, laughing, and enjoying being together. It’s become quite the social scene! We love that AIR provides a place to visit for people to get together and support each other.”

Dan and Lara are extremely invested in AIR, but they are just as active outside of work; Dan, alongside Lara, enjoys watching his kids play sports, and he also likes the outdoors, especially going fishing and kayaking. Lara likes running, training for races, and fundraising for different organizations. Currently, she dedicates a lot of her free time to her new campaign, ROAR (Riverside Outdoor Athletic Renovation), an initiative to raise funds to construct public rest facilities and fieldhouse at Riverside Memorial Stadium.

Members frequently attend classes offered at AIR throughout the week. Non-members are even able to drop in for a class for a small fee or take advantage of a free week’s pass.

Did You Know?

AIR is already unique in its own right, doubling as a physical therapy and fitness facility. Most people don’t know that over half of their memberships are covered by insurance companies. Talk about no excuses to get yourself to the gym, right?!

A recent class where attendees were able to get CPR/AED certified. This is one of many events AIR hosts for the Ellwood City and the surrounding communities.

Aside from the normal gym equipment, members eagerly take advantage of the wide array of classes available each month- totaling 13 different formats. Meeting the needs of both fitness newcomers and seasoned veterans, their classes are known to keep you engaged and challenged. If you are not a member, they offer free week passes to those interested in sampling their classes or utilizing the gym.

If you have any sports-lovers in your family, you may want to check out their PrepAIR to Play program, specifically designed for athletes looking to enhance their performance through speed, agility, and quickness training. On the physical therapy side, they invite the community every first Thursday of the month for a free consultation with one of their physical therapists.

AIR Physical Therapy and Fitness is dedicated to the growth of Ellwood City, and it is evident with their compassion for the people of the community. Signs by Sam had the pleasure of providing AIR with their main ID signage- an 8′ 2-sided HDU Monument sign, proudly designed, fabricated, and installed by our team. We can’t say enough nice things about Dan and Lara and their team. If you have yet to stop in to see them, we encourage you to do so!

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy with AIR!

Physical Therapy                  Fitness Center

   (724) 758-3338                    (724) 752-0802

Hours:                                     Hours:
M/Th: 7am-6pm                   M-Th: 5am-9pm
T/W: 7am-5pm                     F: 5am-7:30pm
F: 7am-3pm                         Sat: 7am- 5pm
Sat/Sun: Closed                    Sun: 10am-3pm

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