Club Insider

Health and Fitness Club Industry News: Chains

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Older Stories | Back to Club Insider Online

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...

Iron Grip Joins Gold’s Gym Global Vendor Program
Posted: December 19, 2016 in Suppliers

Iron Grip Barbell CompanyORANGE COUNTY, CA - Iron Grip Barbell Company, an industry-leading manufacturer of innovative and durable American-made free weight equipment, has recently joined Gold’s Gym International’s Global Vendor Program (GVP). The Gold’s Gym GVP is designed to help Gold’s franchisees and vendor partners strengthen their business relationships through corporate communications, training and education and special pricing for volume purchases. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Accelerates Growth and Innovation In Strong 2016
Posted: December 13, 2016 in Chains

Gold's Gym DALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a leading authority on health and fitness, announced it experienced strong growth in 2016 and continued its aggressive global expansion. Fueled by a growing demand for fitness, an influx of new franchise partners and the global recognition of its iconic brand, the company opened 66 new locations around the world in 2016. In addition to signing 18 development commitments in the U.S., Gold's Gym planted new flags in countries such as India, Japan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Australia. The momentum is already carrying over into 2017 with 47 new locations scheduled to open before the end of the year and aggressive plans to expand in countries like Germany, Africa, and South Korea. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Enters Footwear Market With Vibram Partnership
Posted: October 17, 2016 in Chains

Gold's GymLOS ANGELES, CA - Gold's Gym, a leading authority on health and fitness, has entered into a footwear partnership with global footwear company, Vibram. This partnership speaks to the spirit of innovation and passion for fitness that both companies share. Vibram will develop a Gold's Gym FiveFinger cross training shoe in collaboration with Gold's Gym Fitness Experts. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Wraps Highly Successful 35th Annual Convention In Las Vegas
Posted: August 3, 2016 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - From July 10 through July 13, Gold’s Gym, a leading authority on health and fitness, hosted its 35th annual convention at the Mirage Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. More than 500 attendees, including Gold’s Gym franchise owners, corporate executives, team members and vendors from around the world, came together under the theme of “All In” to celebrate the iconic brand’s growth, preview new initiatives and share best practices. The event also featured powerful keynote speakers, more than 30 seminars and roundtable events for attendees, as well as naming of the 2016 Gold’s Gym Award Recipients. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Names Jolynda Ward As Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Posted: July 20, 2016 in Chains

Gold's Gym DALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a world authority on health and fitness, has named Jolynda Ward as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. With more than 20 years of experience in education and training, Ward is an expert in the areas of company culture, organizational growth strategies and safety programs. At Gold's Gym, Ward will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company's training programs, career growth initiatives, company culture and organizational development. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Awards Matrix Fitness 2016 Vendor of the Year for Equipment
Posted: July 19, 2016 in Suppliers

Matrix: Strong, Smart, BeautifulCOTTAGE GROVE, WI - Johnson Health Tech North America, Inc. announced that its commercial brand, Matrix Fitness, was awarded the 2016 Gold’s Gym Equipment Vendor of the Year, its fourth such honor in the past eight years. Gold’s Gym franchisees from 38 states and 17 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...

Gold’s Gym Expands Presence in St. Louis and Oklahoma City with Acquisition of Six 24 Hour Fitness Locations
Posted: June 15, 2016 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire all of the 24 Hour Fitness locations throughout the St. Louis and Oklahoma City metro areas. As part of the deal, the six 24 Hour Fitness locations will be rebranded under the Gold's Gym name, establishing the brand as the market leader in these cities with 10 locations in Oklahoma City and 11 locations in St. Louis. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Challenge Changes Thousands Of Lives In Just 12 Weeks
Posted: June 2, 2016 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - This January, more than 20,000 Gold's Gym members from across the U.S. accepted the annual Gold's Gym Challenge, a 12-week full body transformation competition that provides members with the opportunity to improve their lives and overall health. The result? Thousands of pounds and inches lost, as well as more than $100,000 of cash prizes awarded to the 30 most successful Challenge participants from around the country. Most importantly, the contest produced some of the most amazing transformations and inspiring stories to date. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Names Konstantinos “Dean” Pappous Chief Operating Officer
Posted: March 21, 2016 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a leading authority on health and fitness, announced that it has hired Konstantinos ("Dean") Pappous as its new Chief Operating Officer. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the health club industry, Pappous brings a strong track record of driving club growth as well as a reputation for developing talent and managing teams. In addition, he has tremendous insight into all areas of club operations. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Names Adam Zeitsiff Chief Information Officer And Craig Sherwood Senior Vice President Franchising To Continue Growth And Innovation Of The Brand
Posted: February 26, 2016 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold's Gym, a leading authority on health and fitness, announced that it has hired Adam Zeitsiff as chief information officer and Craig Sherwood as senior vice president of franchising. "In 2016, we are focused on finding new ways to enhance and redefine the member experience," said Brandon Bean, CEO of Gold's Gym. "The addition of Zeitsiff and Sherwood will help us accelerate innovative concepts and grow the Gold's Gym brand." Read More...

Gold’s Gym Teams Up with After-School All-Stars for the Gold Star Campaign
Posted: October 5, 2015 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym, a leading authority in health and fitness, has partnered with After-School All-Stars (ASAS), a national nonprofit that provides comprehensive after-school programs to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. As part of the Gold’s Gym 50th Anniversary celebrations, the organizations have launched the “Gold Star Campaign” to fundraise for the nonprofit founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992. Read More...

Gold’s Gym “Golden Plate Awards” Serves Up 2nd Annual Winners
Posted: September 10, 2015 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - For the second year in a row, Gold’s Gym, a leading authority on health and fitness, has partnered with celebrity chef Robert Irvine for the “Golden Plate Awards” to reveal the best bets and bites when it comes to dining out. The Golden Plate Awards recognizes ten of the healthiest food choices, including appetizers, entrees, and to-go options, at some of the nation’s most popular restaurant and café chains to help consumers make informed decisions about ”eating clean.” Read More...

Gold’s Gym Celebrates 50th Anniversary; Inducts Arnold Schwarzenegger Into The Gold’s Gym Hall Of Fame
Posted: August 27, 2015 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX - Gold’s Gym celebrated 50 years as the gold standard of fitness at its Gold’s Gym Convention. An annual event, this year’s Convention, hosted in Dallas, TX, which is where its global headquarters is located, drew hundreds of franchise owners, gym managers, corporate leaders, fitness celebrities and vendors to celebrate the brand’s monumental 50th Anniversary. To top off the night, Gold’s Gym inducted Arnold Schwarzenegger into its esteemed Gold’s Gym Hall of Fame. Schwarzenegger helped Gold’s Gym put mainstream fitness on the map in the 1970s. Read More...

Gold’s Gym Expanding In Austin Market; Signs Land Deals for North Round Rock and Pflugerville
Posted: August 12, 2015 in Chains

Gold's GymDALLAS, TX – Gold’s Gym, the world’s leading authority in health and fitness, announced its plans to further expand in the Austin market. The fitness brand, with headquarters based in the Lone Star State, has set a plan in motion to add additional gyms in the Austin area as the city’s population continues to grow. Read More...

Gold’s Gym, Xsport Fitness and Planet Fitness Top J.D. Power 2015 Health and Fitness Center Satisfaction Report
Posted: July 2, 2015 in Chains

J.D. PowerWESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Gold’s Gym ranks highest in customer satisfaction among national health and fitness centers, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Health and Fitness Center Satisfaction Report. The inaugural report measures customer satisfaction with health and fitness centers by examining seven factors (in alphabetical order): cleanliness; equipment condition; helpfulness of the staff; price; safety; variety of classes; and variety of equipment and amenities in the facility. Satisfaction is measured on a 1,000-point scale. Read More...

Older Stories | Back to Club Insider Online