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World Gym Anywhere Offers Members More Fitness Options with Workouts Powered By Soulbody Fitness
Posted: July 21, 2021 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International has expanded its collection of workouts on its on-demand training platform, World Gym Anywhere, with workouts from SoulBody Fitness. World Gym Anywhere subscribers now have access to SoulBody Fitness classes like SoulBody Barre, SoulBody Unhitched, SoulBody ZenBurn and SoulBody Power. Read More...

World Gym Commemorates 45th Anniversary with a Global Exercise Event on July 31
Posted: July 20, 2021 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic fitness brand, is celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a Global Group Exercise event called, “Gorilla Week Goes Global” on Saturday, July 31st. World Gym locations across six continents will be hosting their Group Exercise special event to celebrate the anniversary. Gyms will be posting photos and videos on their social media channels with #GorillaWeekGoesGlobal. Read More...

How to Prepare An Initial Budget For Your Gym 
Posted: June 7, 2021 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - Budgeting can be one of the hardest, but most crucial, parts of starting a gym. After all, even though your end goal might be sharing your love of fitness, the bottom line is a health club is a business and must be run as such. Before you dig into the details of your expenses, opening and operating costs and revenue, here are a few high-level considerations to help... Read More...

World Gym International Appoints Jared Deptula as Franchise Business Coach
Posted: May 6, 2021 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, has appointed Jared Deptula as its Franchise Business Coach. As World Gym’s Franchise Business Coach, Deptula will help both new and existing franchisees improve all areas of their business to achieve significant growth and profitability and therefore value creation. Read More...

World Gym International & Champions + Legends Announce Strategic Partnership for CBD Sport Supplements
Posted: April 8, 2021 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand and Champions + Legends, a premium manufacturer of hemp-derived CBD-based sport supplements for preparation, performance and recovery, announce a new partnership for the supply, distribution and education of the Champions & Legends product line. The partnership with Champions + Legends is one of many new initiatives World Gym International has launched to provide its franchisees and their members with the best possible fitness programming, nutritional guidance, recovery tools and supplements in the gym, at home or on the go. Read More...

World Gym International Introduces All-New World Gym Athletics
Posted: April 1, 2021 in Chains

All-New World Gym Athletics - Built for your lifeLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, announces the All-New World Gym Athletics, a complete health and fitness training solution built for the everyday athlete. The All-New World Gym Athletics is now available at World Gym locations across the United States, Brazil, Canada and Australia. Read More...

World Gym International Selects Life Fitness as a Preferred Partner
Posted: March 23, 2021 in Chains, Suppliers

World GymROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness has signed a partnership agreement to be a preferred equipment supplier to World Gym International. Under the agreement, Life Fitness will supply World Gym facilities with select premium cardio and strength training equipment from its Hammer Strength and SCIFIT brands, in addition to its Life Fitness SPARC and Arc Trainer cardio products. Read More...

World Gym Tucson to Open in 2021
Posted: January 13, 2021 in Chains

World GymNEWPORT BEACH, CA - World Gym International, an iconic global fitness brand, will open its first Arizona gym in Tucson in Summer 2021. World Gym Tucson will be a brand new 20,000 square-foot flagship fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Read More...

World Gym Launches On-Demand Fitness Platform
Posted: December 17, 2020 in Chains

World GymNEWPORT BEACH, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, has announced that it has started beta-testing World Gym Anywhere, a new on-demand fitness training platform. The new training platform is available on mobile phones, tablets, desktops, laptops and televisions and is delivered using Intelivideo. Read More...

Four Tips to Keep Your Members Engaged & Fit During the 2020 Holiday Season
Posted: November 27, 2020 in Chains

World GymThe annual ritual of “season’s eatings” is here, and of course, gyms want to remind their members to keep health and safety top of mind. This might be especially important in 2020, as many regular exercise routines have been disrupted. In fact, nearly 90% of people who used to go to the gym have experienced setbacks, says World Gym’s Senior Operations Advisor, Charlie Hauser. On top of that, many have turned to comfort foods to get them through some tough days. However, pushing fitness is not the top message that gyms should promote as they reach out to their members, Hauser cautions. Read More...

Local Marketing Strategies to Build Your Membership (Even During COVID-19)
Posted: November 18, 2020 in Chains

World GymIn “normal” times, gym operators have a host of options for marketing their facilities, from participating in community events to sponsoring sports leagues. But, during COVID, the very thing that makes these marketing tactics appealing (a large potential audience) is mostly off-limits. Additionally, gyms have to counteract the public’s potential concern about indoor activities, including workouts. Read More...

World Gym Appoints Celebrity Trainer Gunnar Peterson as Global Ambassador of Fitness
Posted: October 28, 2020 in Chains

World GymNEWPORT BEACH, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, has named celebrity personal trainer Gunnar Peterson its Global Ambassador for Fitness. World Gym will serve as Peterson’s exclusive health club partner. Additionally, Peterson will be filming workout content for World Gym’s upcoming on-demand training platform and mentoring World Gym’s global network of trainers to enhance Personal Training programs at participating World Gym locations. Read More...

World Gym Partners With Cresa to Provide Powerful Real Estate Assistance to Franchisees
Posted: October 14, 2020 in Chains

World GymNEWPORT BEACH, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, has partnered with Cresa to find outstanding locations for franchisees and then negotiate the lease or property acquisition. Cresa is the world’s largest tenant representation firm, which means they are free of the conflicts that arise when the firm also represents landlords. They will work with franchisees and potential franchisees in the U.S. and Canada. Read More...

World Gym Houston and Texas City to Open in 2021
Posted: September 24, 2020 in Chains

World GymNEWPORT BEACH, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, will open its first gym in Houston early next year, a new franchised location owned by entrepreneur Jerome Karam and his son Jacob Karam, a local attorney. World Gym Houston will be a brand new 40,000 square foot flagship fitness facility spread across five floors with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities and free parking for members. The new World Gym Texas City will also open in early 2021. At 100,000 square feet, the facility will have even more amenities, like World Gym Athletics, yoga, hot yoga, cycling, a full basketball court, physical therapy, a Barbell Café smoothie bar, a pro-shop and even a jumbotron. Both gyms will offer reciprocal memberships. Read More...

World Gym International Appoints Tiffany Hamlin National Director of Group Fitness
Posted: September 9, 2020 in Chains

World GymNEWPORT BEACH, CA - World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, has appointed Tiffany Hamlin as its new National Director of Group Fitness. As the National Director of Group Fitness, Hamlin will strengthen group fitness programs for the World Gym network by creating continuing education for gym Group Fitness Directors and instructors, improving studio facilities and equipment, and leading format and programming selection. Read More...

World Gym International Appoints Lewis Stanton Chief Executive Officer and Jarrod Saracco Chief Operations Officer
Posted: June 25, 2020 in Chains

World GymLOS ANGELES, CA - World Gym International, an iconic global fitness brand, has reorganized its senior leadership and appointed two new executives to its team. Lewis Stanton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, taking over all day-to-day management for the company. The previous CEO, Guy Cammilleri, is now non-executive Chairman of the Board. Jarrod Saracco has been named Chief Operations Officer, taking over operations at all corporate-owned gym locations and supporting franchisee operations at more than 200 locations in 15 countries. Read More...

The Abs Company Signs 100 Club Deal For Booty Coaster With World Gym Taiwan
Posted: December 18, 2019 in Suppliers

The Abs CompanyCHESTER, N.J. - The Abs Company, the leading manufacturer of Core Based Functional Training equipment, announces that they have entered into a global partnership with World Gym Taiwan. Effective immediately, World Gym Taiwan will be the exclusive provider of The Abs Company’s new Booty Coaster glute training machine. The companies have agreed to roll the product out in 100 locations over the next 12 months. Read More...

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...

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