Multi-Unit Franchisee in South Texas Honored as Gold’s Gym Franchisee of the Year

Award-winning multi-unit franchisee family in South Texas adds to long list of accolades and announces goal to open six more gyms in the near future.

August 28, 2018 // // DALLAS - Gold’s Gym honored its South Texas franchisee with two prestigious awards this year at the company’s annual convention held in Las Vegas, Nev., on August 1, 2018. The South Texas multi-unit franchisee family consisting of siblings Eliud Garcia, Esteban Garcia, Cynthia Garcia-Pope, and Teresa Garcia was named the Franchisee of the Year for 2018 and also honored with Best Improved Gym in 2018 at their Laredo Del Mar location.

“The Garcia family is an example of a franchisee that exemplifies Gold’s Gym’s mission and values which is evident in what they have accomplished in the South Texas community,” said Brandon Bean, CEO of Gold’s Gym. “Since the Garcia family joined the Gold’s Gym brand in 2004, their family has provided an outstanding member experience to their community.”

The Garcia family owns seven gyms in the South Texas region, including Laredo Del Mar, Laredo North Central, McAllen, Mission, Harlingen, Pharr, and Edinburg locations.

This is not the first time the Garcia family and their gyms have been recognized for outstanding franchise performance. They previously earned Gold’s Gym’s Franchise of the Year Award in 2013, and additional honors include Best Group Exercise Program in 2012, Best Community Service Program in 2013, Best Personal Training Program and Best Member Engagement in 2014, and more.

“We are honored to be recognized for these awards, especially knowing the stellar competition we were up against,“ said Cynthia Garcia-Pope, Director of Sales & Marketing. “We feel what sets us apart from other franchisees is our commitment to our local community. We are passionate about giving back and staying connected to the South Texas community we live in.”

The Garcia family hopes to continue expansion of their family-owned franchise with a goal to having 13 locations in the near feature. This includes opening three locations in South Texas as well as securing a new territory in West Texas where they plan on opening another three locations.

About Gold’s Gym

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 one 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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August Anderson

SOURCE Gold’s Gym



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