Gold’s Gym Named 2018 Global Franchise Award Winner

Iconic chain honored as Best Health, Beauty and Fitness Franchise for international franchising success around the world.

February 16, 2018 // // DALLAS - It’s official. Gold’s Gym Franchising LLC is the best in the world.

The honor comes as Gold’s Gym has officially been named a Global Franchise Award Winner for 2018 in the category of Best Health, Beauty and Fitness Franchise.

“This is a huge testament to the leadership of the Gold’s Gym brand on an international stage and the track record we continue to build upon with more than 700 gyms in 28 countries across six continents,” said Ken Phipps, Director of Global Franchising for Gold’s Gym.

The 2018 Global Franchise Awards, sponsored by Global Franchise Magazine and chosen by a panel of judges of top franchise professionals from around the world, celebrate excellence in international franchising. Winners were selected on criteria including the brand’s global intentions, the relationship fostered between franchisor and franchisee, how the brand is marketed, and the extent to which a brand has advanced the cause of international franchising.

“Those franchisors who do international franchising well, and who share their experience with others deserve to be recognized as wealth creators around the world,” said Brian Duckett, Chairman of The Franchising Centre in the U.K. and a judge for the awards.

Meanwhile, with a global footprint of more than 3 million members leading healthier lives around the world, Gold’s Gym has no plans to slow down its mission for fitness. Capping off a strong year of franchise development in 2017 that celebrated 49 new gym openings, Gold’s Gym plans to expand in 2018 throughout Europe, China and Qatar as domestic franchise development also targets another 25 gyms in the U.S. across hot markets including Tampa; Orlando; Minneapolis; San Jose, Calif.; Atlanta and the New York metro area.

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About Gold’s Gym Franchising

Gold’s Gym has been the world’s trusted fitness authority since 1965. From its beginning as a small gym in Venice, California, Gold’s Gym has grown into a global icon with more than 700 locations serving 3 million people across six continents each day. Featuring personalized transformation plans, state-of-the-art equipment, certified personal trainers, a diverse group exercise program and a supportive, motivating environment, Gold’s Gym delivers the most dynamic fitness experience in the industry. The Gold’s Gym experience recently expanded to include BOOTCAMP as well as GOLD’S STUDIO® – which gives members access to boutique-style classes like GOLD’S FIT®, GOLD’S BURN™ and GOLD’S CYCLE™, all under the same roof. More than a gym, Gold’s Gym combines coaching, community and more than 50 years of fitness expertise to help people around the world achieve their potential through fitness.

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Monica Feid

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