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2019 World Gym International Convention Celebrates The Impossible, The Barbell and The Future
Posted: September 18, 2019 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, gathered franchisees, coaches, vendors and partners from nine countries for the 2019 World Gym International Convention in Las Vegas, September 4 - 7, 2019. The annual gathering was held at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas with over 200 attendees, including gym owners, coaches and staff from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, The Cayman Islands, Mexico, Taiwan, The United States and Russia. Read More...

World Gym International to Relocate Global Headquarters and Open Premier World Gym Athletics Studio in Costa Mesa
Posted: September 12, 2019 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, is moving full-speed into the studio fitness business with its new International Franchising Headquarters and its first corporate-owned World Gym Athletics Studio, scheduled to open in Costa Mesa, California by the end of the year. The Costa Mesa, California training center will be the flagship for the new World Gym Athletics Studio franchise model and the new global headquarters for World Gym International, which currently has more than 200 full-service, mostly-franchised gyms in over 20 different countries and territories. Read More...

Jackie Mendes Joins World Gym International as Director of Franchise Sales for North America
Posted: July 15, 2019 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has hired fitness industry veteran, Jackie Mendes, as the Director of Franchise Sales for North America. Jackie’s hiring is the latest investment World Gym has made to strengthen its franchise efforts in North America. Read More...

World Gym Athletics Partners With Dymatize
Posted: May 16, 2019 in Chains

World Gym AthleticsLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, is adding a new nutrition platform to its thriving and rapidly expanding World Gym Athletics, known for its #FitnessTruth mantra. Read More...

World Gym Opens First Fitness Studio: World Gym Athletics Chilliwack
Posted: November 8, 2018 in Chains

World Gym AthleticsCHILLIWACK, B.C. - World Gym International, the iconic global brand of seriously fun fitness, is opening its first neighborhood fitness studio with World Gym Athletics Chilliwack. The new studio concept from World Gym will feature World Gym’s signature small group training program, World Gym Athletics with other studio favorites like kick boxing, yoga, cycling and more. World Gym Athletics Chilliwack plans to open this December. Read More...

2018 World Gym Convention Highlights the Future of the Iconic Brand
Posted: September 20, 2018 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 nine countries for the 2018 World Gym International Convention in Las Vegas on September 5 - 8, 2018. The annual gathering was held at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas with nearly 200 attendees, including gym owners and staff from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Lebanon, Mexico, Taiwan, United States and Russia. The convention featured a "Beginnings" theme, letting members and franchisees know that no matter what stage you are in in life that World Gym is ready to get you started, helping everyone achieve their dreams with the best team, coaches and community possible. Read More...

World Gym Athletics Expands Globally; Expects to Grow to 30 Locations by 2019
Posted: August 21, 2018 in Chains

World Gym AthleticsLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand of seriously fun fitness, is continuing to grow World Gym Athletics with new programming and more locations in the United States and around the world. World Gym Athletics is an exclusive, studio-style, small group training program that combines the best of HIIT, Olympic lifting and functional training. Read More...

World Gym Continues International Expansion With 11 New Gyms In 2018
Posted: July 17, 2018 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand of seriously fun fitness, has 11 new international locations in four countries. World Gym continues its steady growth with these new gyms which are a mix of conversions from existing gyms and brand-new facilities. World Gym International credits its international growth to the strength of the modernized World Gym brand and the expansion of World Gym Athletics, a group training program available at World Gyms around the globe. Read More...

World Gym International Promotes Guy Cammilleri To Chief Executive Officer and Doug Katona to Chief Operations Officer
Posted: June 28, 2018 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global brand of seriously fun fitness, has announced two executive promotions, restructuring and growing its Los Angeles-based team. Guy Cammilleri has been elevated to Chief Executive Officer and Doug Katona has been appointed to Chief Operations Officer. World Gym International will continue to expand its US operations team over the next few months to service its corporate and franchised gyms. Read More...

World Gym International and Winfit Enterprises Announce Departure of Bill Windscheif
Posted: May 31, 2018 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International and Winfit Enterprises announced the departure of long time key executive and industry veteran, Bill Windscheif. Bill joined the World Gym family in the summer of 2009 and helped grow the brand for nearly nine years as Director of Operations and Vendor Programs. Read More...

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...

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