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2017 World Gym Convention Celebrates The Barbell With Made Of Iron Theme
Posted: September 13, 2017 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, gathered franchisees, vendors and partners from 11 countries for the 2017 World Gym International Convention in Las Vegas, September 6 - 9, 2017. The annual gathering was held at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with attendees that included gym owners and staff from around the world. Featuring a "Made of Iron" theme, the convention celebrated the return of the barbell, a core piece of exercise equipment integral to World Gym's signature small group training program, World Gym Athletics. Read More...

World Gym Opens First Corporate Gym In San Antonio
Posted: May 24, 2017 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, will open a corporate owned gym near the Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio, Texas in second quarter 2017. World Gym Ingram Park will be the first corporate gym for the brand since the former corporate gym in Marina del Rey, CA. Read More...

World Gym Closes First Quarter Of 2017 With 9 New Gyms
Posted: May 16, 2017 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, continues its steady growth by signing deals for nine new gyms in the first quarter of the year in seven countries, including the first gyms in Lebanon and Belgium. The gyms span four continents and are a mix of conversions from existing gyms and brand new facilities. Read More...

World Gym Athletics Offers Coaching Education And Ongoing Programming
Posted: February 21, 2017 in Chains

World Gym AthleticsLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness has launched World Gym Athletics, a new ongoing education and training program for coaches with the goal to improve personal training and group exercise programs at gyms and studios. World Gym Athletics is available for all gyms and studios, not just World Gyms, and aims to help coaches, gym members and gym owners. Read More...

World Gym Starts 2017 With Deals For Over 30 New Gyms
Posted: February 7, 2017 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, had another huge year of growth in 2016, signing deals for more than 30 new gyms. World Gym’s continued expansion includes a mix of new gyms and conversions from existing gyms. Read More...

World Gym Dallas Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Posted: January 13, 2017 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Gym Dallas, Oregon, this winter. Festivities will kick off at World Gym Dallas on January 21 with a luau-themed meet and greet with World Gym International Owners, Guy and Marcus Cammilleri, as well as a 2-for-1 one-month membership promotion for the highly successful fitness program, World Gym Athletics at the new Iron Jungle. Ongoing 20th anniversary celebrations will include a variety of fun contests and fresh ways for members to engage on social media with World Gym Dallas. Read More...

World Gym Continues Global Expansion With 13 New Gyms In Third Quarter of 2016
Posted: November 10, 2016 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has added 13 new gyms in four countries to the World Gym family in the third quarter. “The World Gym family continues to grow with the addition of 13 new gyms this quarter,” said Guy Cammilleri, Managing Director of World Gym. “Australia, Egypt, Taiwan and the United States all continue to be strong growth markets for us, and we look forward to the addition of even more gyms in Europe and Mexico.” Read More...

World Gym International Celebrates 40 Years of Seriously Fun Fitness at 2016 Las Vegas Convention
Posted: October 28, 2016 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, capped off the year-long celebration of its 40th Anniversary at the 2016 World Gym International Convention in Las Vegas, held September 11 - 14, 2016. The annual gathering was held at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, with more than 225 attendees from 13 countries coming together to celebrate all things World Gym, including the 21 new gyms opened this year. Read More...

Joyce J. Cammilleri, Chair and Owner of World Gym International, Passes Away; Sons Guy, Marcus and Leo to Carry On…
Posted: September 20, 2016 in Chains

Joyce CammilleriTYNDALL, S.D. - Sweet small town girl dreams big, moves to Los Angeles and makes it big, while always remaining the sweet small town girl until the end – September 10, 2016 (Arcadia, CA). Humble, thoughtful, generous, loving, loyal, kind, gentle... these are just a few of the words that begin to describe Joyce Jane Cammilleri. Joyce was born to Anna and Erwin Grimme in Tyndall, South Dakota, on July 29, 1933, where she grew up the youngest of seven children (Ernest, Howard, Harold, Laverne, Evelyn, Leo, and Joyce). Read More...

Muscle Up Marketing Named ‘Vendor Of The Year’ By World Gym
Posted: September 13, 2016 in Suppliers

Muscle Up MarketingALPHARETTA, GA - World Gym has named Muscle Up Marketing “Vendor of the Year” at their annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Muscle Up Marketing, World Gym’s preferred marketing vendor, develops and executes integrated print and digital marketing campaigns to World Gym franchisees, helping to drive new members into their clubs. World Gym has over 200 locations around the world. Read More...

World Gym Coming to Nashville’s North Gulch Building
Posted: July 27, 2016 in Suppliers

World GymNASHVILLE, TN - The North Gulch building, formerly home to Music City Auction, is being converted into World Gym Music City, the first Nashville location under that global fitness center brand. Gulch resident Johnny Wilkins will own the 25,000-square-foot gym, which is expected to open next year. The expansion is the latest for World Gym International, a global brand for bodybuilding and "seriously fun fitness" that added 11 gyms worldwide in the recent second quarter. Read More...

World Gym Continues Global Growth With 11 New Gyms in Second Quarter of 2016
Posted: July 19, 2016 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, added 11 more gyms to the World Gym family in the second quarter. “The World Gym brand continues its exciting global expansion. Taiwan, Australia, Mexico and South America have all been strong growth areas for us this quarter and we are expecting to announce even more development in Europe, Mexico and the United States in the coming months, said Joyce J. Cammilleri, Chair of World Gym International. “Our current franchisees are reporting more success than ever, thanks in part to our new marketing support programs and flexible business models that help our franchisees increase their bottom line." Read More...

World Gym Adds 11 Gyms in First Quarter of 2016 Spanning 5 Different Countries
Posted: April 19, 2016 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, opened 8 new gyms and signed deals for 3 more to open in the coming months, adding a total of 11 gyms to the World Gym global network in the first quarter of 2016. Read More...

World Gym to Open 200 Locations in Europe By 2020
Posted: April 7, 2016 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, announced ahead of the FIBO Global Fitness Fair that it is targeting to sign deals for 200 franchised World Gym locations across Europe by 2020. Read More...

March 2016 Cover Story Preview: World Gym Celebrates 40th Anniversary!
Posted: March 9, 2016 in Other News

World GymThis month, we have a cover story 40 years in the making. Congratulations to everyone at World Gym International as they’re celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, and part of that celebration will take place in Orlando at IHRSA’s 35th Annual Convention in March. Read More...

World Gym Starts 2016 With Deals For Over 40 New Gyms
Posted: January 6, 2016 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, just finished a year-long bulking season, signing deals for more than 40 new gyms. This dynamic growth in gyms is composed of a mix of new gyms and conversions from existing gyms. Read More...

World Gym Honors Mike Uretz With Joe Gold Lifetime Acheivement Award
Posted: December 17, 2015 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has awarded Mike Uretz the Joe Gold Lifetime Acheivement Award. The award is presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies the principles on which Joe Gold built World Gym. Read More...

World Gym Expands Into Greater China
Posted: November 4, 2015 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has entered into an agreement with World Gym Taiwan to begin developing World Gyms in Greater China, to include China, Hong Kong, Macau, and of course, continued growth in Taiwan. Read More...

World Gym Launches A Global Social Media Search For Its New Fitness Ambassadors
Posted: August 4, 2015 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and serious fitness, has officially announced the launch of its Ambassador Search Program. The iconic brand will begin its first global search to find one male and one female member to be the new faces of World Gym International. Read More...

World Gym Expands, Opening Two New Facilities In Kansas And Missouri and Three in Canada
Posted: July 13, 2015 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and serious fitness, has opened two more fitness centers in Merriam, Kansas, and Gladstone, Missouri, and three more across Canada. Read More...

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