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Gold’s Gym Appoints Craig Sherwood Chief Development Officer
Posted: April 2, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a trusted fitness authority, has promoted Craig Sherwood to Chief Development Officer. Sherwood brings more than 20 years of franchise development experience across a variety of industries to this new and expanded role. As Chief Development Officer of Gold's Gym, Sherwood will maintain overarching responsibility for the brand's franchise community and licensing programs while spearheading the charge to expand the brand's international footprint through master franchising. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Recognized as Industry Leader During 2019 IFA Convention
Posted: March 12, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a trusted fitness authority, is the winner of this year's Global Franchise Award for Best Fitness Franchise, marking the second consecutive year the brand has been recognized as the overall winner of this award in its category. Craig Sherwood, Gold's Gym Senior Vice President of Franchise and Licensing, accepted the award on behalf of the brand during the 2019 International Franchise Association ("IFA") Convention, which was held February 24 - 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read More...

TRT Holdings, Inc. To Maintain Ownership And Reinvest In Gold’s Gym
Posted: February 22, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - TRT Holdings, Inc., the majority shareholder of Gold's Gym since 2004, says that it has chosen to retain its ownership and reinvest in the iconic brand, and it has brought back former Chief Information Officer Adam Zeitsiff to the company in a new role as president and CEO, effective immediately. TRT had announced in July of 2018 it would explore a possible sale of the company. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Paramus Owner Mike Epstein Named A North Jersey Hometown Hero
Posted: January 15, 2019 in Chains

Gold's GymPARAMUS, N.J. - Mike Epstein, franchise co-owner of Gold’s Gym Paramus, was recognized last month by U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer as one of 42 North Jersey “Hometown Heroes.” Epstein was nominated for the honor by Mayor Richard LaBarbiera who is an advocate for the impact that Epstein has made in the community. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Announces Strongest Quarter of Worldwide Growth in Company History
Posted: October 23, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a globally trusted fitness authority, has announced a record-setting third quarter, the largest for franchise development in company history. The global franchise celebrated nine international openings, renewed master franchise agreements for Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and signed a new master franchise agreement to enter Turkey. In addition, Gold's Gym celebrated one domestic grand opening and signed franchise agreements for multiple locations across three states in the U.S. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Awards Matrix Fitness 2018 Vendor of the Year for Equipment
Posted: August 21, 2018 in Chains, Suppliers

Matrix: Strong, Smart, BeautifulCOTTAGE GROVE, WI - Johnson Health Tech North America, Inc. announced that its commercial brand, Matrix Fitness, was awarded the 2018 Gold’s Gym Equipment Vendor of the Year, its fifth such honor in the past nine years. Gold’s Gym franchisees from 29 states and 28 countries ranked vendors in several areas, such as customer satisfaction and overall product quality, to name Matrix Fitness the Vendor of the Year in the Equipment category. Read More...

TRT Holdings, Inc. Exploring Possible Sale of Gold’s Gym
Posted: July 20, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - TRT Holdings, Inc., the majority shareholder of Gold's Gym since 2004, says it will put the iconic fitness brand up for sale to focus more on its core business. It has retained Piper Jaffray & Co. to conduct a sales process. During its partnership with TRT Holdings, Gold's Gym has grown to 700+ locations across six continents and has differentiated the brand through a series of new fitness offerings, including GOLD'S STUDIO, the company's signature boutique-style fitness classes, BOOTCAMP large group training classes and 3D body scanning technology. With a core focus on innovation and expanding the brand's reach beyond the four walls of the gym, Gold's Gym also recently launched GOLD'S AMPTM, the first digital personal training and music app from a brick-and-mortar gym. Read More...

2018 Gold’s Gym Challenge Winners Announced
Posted: June 12, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a trusted fitness authority, has selected 30 winners of the Gold's Gym Challenge, its signature 12-week body transformation contest. The contest awarded $100,000 in cash prizes to the Gold's Gym Challenge winners for their incredible and inspiring results. Starting in January, thousands of participants from across the country competed in five age categories ranging from 18 to 60+ as part of their Gold's Gym Challenge journeys. For the next 12 weeks, they worked to make a change in their lives, improving their physical fitness and overall health while reaching new levels of inner and outer strength. The 30 national Gold's Gym Challenge winners lost a combined 880 pounds and 425 inches. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Celebrates National Best Friends Day With Free Workouts
Posted: May 30, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Studies have long shown the benefits of working out with a friend, and the advantages are even greater if the workout partner is supportive, according to a 2016 study. That's why Gold's Gym is celebrating National Best Friends Day on Friday, June 8, by offering free workouts and group exercise classes for BFFs who want to get in shape together. Gold's Gym has also partnered with celebrity personal trainer Melissa Alcantara and national fitness model Karina Elle to design a custom buddy workout that offers another way to enjoy National Best Friends Day while working up a sweat. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Appoints Dave Reiseman Chief Marketing Officer
Posted: May 9, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym has promoted Dave Reiseman to Chief Marketing Officer. Reiseman brings more than 20 years of brand-building experience across multiple industries including consumer, fitness, retail and franchising to his new position. Reiseman has been an integral part of the Gold's Gym marketing team for nearly 16 years, most recently serving as the company's Vice President of Marketing. In that role, he was responsible for driving overall brand marketing and communications efforts for more than 700 Gold's Gym locations around the world. Read More...

Gold’s Gym And Gymshark To Launch Limited-Edition Performance Wear Collection
Posted: May 8, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - A trusted fitness authority, Gold's Gym, and leading fitness apparel brand, Gymshark, have collaborated to create a limited-edition performance wear collection, Gymshark x Gold's Gym, available beginning June 1. The partnership further establishes both Gold's Gym's and Gymshark's commitment to helping people achieve their potential through fitness. Read More...

Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ Named Best Workout Song Of 2018 In March Music Madness
Posted: April 4, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - March Madness is over, but there's still one more champion to announce: "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses has bested the field in Gold's Gym's March Music Madness competition to be named Best Workout Song of 2018. March Music Madness was an interactive bracket-based competition made up of 16 songs nominated by celebrities such as Flo Rida, Steve Aoki and Robert Irvine, along with athletes, trainers and Gold's Gym members and fans. Throughout March, songs advanced through four rounds based on votes, with final voting for the championship held March 30-April 2. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Opens New Location in Glendale, California
Posted: April 3, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym, a trusted fitness authority, opened its newest facility in Glendale, California on April 2nd. The gym is a 40,000 square-foot fitness paradise with beautiful views of the San Gabriel mountain range and downtown Glendale. The Glendale location will showcase the new Gold’s Gym experience, which will revolutionize the way people get results. Members can choose from personal training, group exercise classes, and GOLD’S FIT & GOLD’S BURN studio group training classes that allows members to enjoy studio type classes without the studio price. This is the 17th Gold’s Gym location that multi-unit franchisees Willy and Angel Banos have opened in Southern California. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Named 2018 Global Franchise Award Winner
Posted: February 21, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym has been named a Global Franchise Award Winner for 2018 in the category of Best Health, Beauty and Fitness Franchise. The 2018 Global Franchise Awards, sponsored by Global Franchise Magazine and chosen by a panel of judges of top franchise professionals from around the world, celebrate excellence in international franchising. Winners were selected on criteria including the brand's global intentions, the relationship fostered between franchisor and franchisee, how the brand is marketed and the extent to which a brand has advanced the cause of international franchising. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Resolves to Keep Getting Bigger in 2018
Posted: February 7, 2018 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - According to U.S. News, about 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by the second week of February. But, that's not the case for Gold's Gym Franchising LLC, where business is stronger than ever. The world's most iconic fitness chain will flex its muscle even more in 2018 with plans to expand beyond its 700+ locations in 28 countries around the world. Capping off a strong year of franchise development in 2017, Gold's Gym celebrated 49 new gym openings, including the two largest Gold's Gym locations ever built. Amman, Jordan, and Alexandria, Egypt, each opened new facilities with more than 150,000 square feet. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Delivers An Audio Fitness Experience Anytime, Anywhere With New GOLD’S AMP App
Posted: October 10, 2017 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a trusted authority in fitness, introduces GOLD'S AMP, a new digital personal training app that provides a motivating and results-driven workout experience anytime, anywhere. Available to Gold's Gym members and non-members alike, GOLD'S AMP is the first and only digital coaching platform launched by a brick-and-mortar health club brand. GOLD'S AMP offers hundreds of coach-led, music-driven indoor and outdoor cardio, bodyweight and stretching workouts for users at every fitness level. Read More...

Gold’s Gym SoCal Wins Franchisee of the Year at the Gold’s Gym Convention
Posted: July 27, 2017 in Chains

Gold's GymLAS VEGAS, NV - At the annual Gold's Gym Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gold's Gym SoCal was named as Franchisee of the Year. With 16 locations in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Orange County, Gold's Gym SoCal aspires to operate the finest health clubs in the region by providing the cleanest, most motivating and enjoyable facilities where every member, guest and employee are part of one family. Since 1965, Gold’s Gym has built a Legacy of Strength, a legacy that goes back to the very first Gold’s Gym in Venice, California. Fifty years later, Gold’s Gym is one of the most recognized gym chains in the world with more than 700 locations in 38 states and 23 countries. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Announces 2017 Gold’s Gym Challenge Winners
Posted: June 13, 2017 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a leading fitness authority, has selected 30 winners from age categories ranging 18 - 60+ in the Gold's Gym Challenge, the company's signature 12-week body transformation competition. Starting in January, more than 20,000 members from across the U.S. challenged themselves to improve their physical fitness, boost their overall health and get in the best shape of their lives. Twelve weeks later, the contest has produced incredible success stories that are not only inspiring but redefine the meaning of strength. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Experiences Strong First Quarter With Domestic And International Growth
Posted: May 3, 2017 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym, a trusted source on health and fitness, announced that, during the first quarter of 2017, it signed franchise agreements to open nine gyms in the U.S., with 23 additional locations currently under development in 12 countries internationally. These signings expand the brand’s presence in new and existing markets across the world, including Tennessee, New York, California and in nations such as Egypt and Australia. Gold’s Gym also opened 17 new locations both domestically and internationally, resulting in a total of 737 open gyms at the end of the first quarter. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Signs Franchise Agreement to Expand Presence in Nashville Area
Posted: April 12, 2017 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a trusted authority on health and fitness, announced Tennessee Fitness LLC has signed a franchise agreement to bring five additional Gold's Gym locations to Middle Tennessee. Owned by Robert Dennis, Andrew Davis and John Davis, Tennessee Fitness LLC currently owns and operates seven locations throughout the market in Murfreesboro, Henderson, Smyrna, Bellevue and Clarksville. The new locations will be opening throughout five counties in the Middle Tennessee region, including Wilson, Davidson and Williamson. Read More...

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