October 06, 2010 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, today announced that Tim Hicks has joined the company as Vice President of Franchise Sales. In his new role, Hicks will be responsible for awarding Gold's Gym franchise opportunities to a targeted pool of potential candidates.
"Tim is a sharp business strategist with extensive professional expertise who will be a tremendous asset to the Gold's Gym team," said Jim Snow, president of Gold's Gym International. "His hiring will help us expand and reach investors of all sizes who are looking to align with the most recognized name in fitness. We look forward to utilizing Tim's skills to achieve our growth goals."
Hicks will be responsible for developing and executing an aggressive growth plan within the 50 United States. This includes facilitating a robust pipeline of franchising opportunities and managing Gold's Gym's process for lead generation and franchise sales.
"I am proud to be a part of the Gold's Gym team and finding the right franchise candidates to operate the brand," said Hicks. "This role allows me the opportunity to showcase my skills and help to achieve Gold's Gym's growth goals. I look forward to helping take the brand to a whole new level."
Hicks, brings strong experience in franchise sales, multi-unit operations and executive leadership to the Gold's Gym team. He was most recently the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and New Business Development for Mystic Tan and has held senior executive positions at several other franchising companies. This includes serving as Chief Operating Officer of Capital Entertainment Group, a franchisor with more than 50 locations, and Vice President of Franchising for Blockbuster Entertainment.
Hicks holds a bachelor of science in Business Administration from Missouri State University.
Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold's Gym is the largest full-service gym chain in the world with more than 700 locations in 42 states and 30 countries. Gold's Gym offers the latest equipment and services, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group cycle, Pilates and yoga. With nearly 3.5 million members worldwide, Gold's Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness. For more information please visit www.goldsgym.com or www.facebook.com/goldsgym.