Gold's Gym Announces a Pair of Promotions in Franchise Development Department

Chris Finch and Paul Summers to Guide U.S. and International Growth and Development

October 02, 2009 // Franchising.com // Dallas, TX – Gold's Gym announced today the promotion of Chris Finch to Senior Director of International Franchising and Paul Summers to Senior Director of U.S. Franchising for Gold's Gym. The promotions are reflective of their high performance and business successes during their former roles as regional field managers for Gold's Gym.

"We are fortunate to have individuals such as Chris and Paul on the Gold's Gym franchising team," said Joel Tallman, senior vice president of franchising and global operations for Gold's Gym. "Their performance, dedication and teamwork exhibited in their previous roles were remarkable. I look forward to continuing our franchise growth under their leadership. It will create more opportunity for others in the Gold's Gym family."

Chris will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Gold's Gym international franchise business.

"I am truly honored to accept the position with Gold's Gym International," said Chris. "From the beginning, it has been my hope to raise public awareness about the importance of health and physical fitness. This promotion is the opportunity of a lifetime for me, one for which I am grateful and most eager to begin."

Paul will support the Gold's Gym field staff in the U.S. market, helping them to achieve their goals and to grow the well-known brand's franchise presence nationwide.

"Gold's Gym has been an outstanding company to work for and grow with, and this promotion is an honor," said Paul. "At their core, the purpose of the fitness business and the franchise business are to help people move forward in their lives."

About Gold's Gym

Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold's Gym is the largest full service chain in the world with over 700 locations in 42 states and 28 countries. Gold's Gym offers state of the art exercise equipment and industry leading fitness programs, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, cycling, Pilates, yoga and Cardio Cinema.. With over 3.5 million members worldwide, Gold's Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness.

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